Youth Dependency Ratio fell to 80.1% in Burkina Faso in 2018

Youth Dependency Ratio (%)
Society | Burkina Faso | May 17, 2019
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Youth dependency ratio reached 80.1 % in 2018 in Burkina Faso, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 7.04 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, youth dependency ratio in Burkina Faso reached an all time high of 95.8 % in 1992 and an all time low of 71.1 % in 1950. When compared to Burkina Faso's main peers, youth dependency ratio in Ghana amounted to 59.8 %, 69.8 % in Ivory Coast, 92.4 % in Mali and 104 % in Niger in 2018.

Burkina Faso has been ranked 15th within the group of 175 countries we follow in terms of youth dependency ratio, 4 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

The youth-to-age dependency ratio is the ratio of younger dependents (people younger than 15) to the working-age population (those aged 15-64).

Youth Dependency Ratio Unit 2042 2043 2044 2045 2046 2047 2048 2049 2050
Algeria % 23.0% 22.9% 23.0% 23.1% 23.2%
Benin % 45.4% 44.6% 43.9% 43.1% 42.4%
Burkina Faso % 52.7% 51.8% 51.0% 50.1% 49.3%
Chad % 57.4% 56.3% 55.2% 54.1% 53.1%
Ghana % 37.3% 36.8% 36.2% 35.7% 35.2%
Guinea % 44.9% 44.2% 43.4% 42.7% 42.0%
Ivory Coast % 49.5% 48.9% 48.2% 47.6% 47.0%
Liberia % 46.9% 46.2% 45.4% 44.7% 44.0%
Libya % 19.2% 19.1% 19.0% 19.0% 18.9%
Mali % 69.1% 68.1% 67.0% 65.9% 64.8%
Mauritania % 45.2% 44.6% 44.0% 43.4% 42.8%
Niger % 83.7% 82.6% 81.3% 80.1% 78.9%
Togo % 46.0% 45.5% 44.9% 44.3% 43.7%