Youth Dependency Ratio fell to 81.2% in Mozambique in 2018

Youth Dependency Ratio (%)
Society | Mozambique | May 17, 2019
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Youth dependency ratio reached 81.2 % in 2018 in Mozambique, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 5.6 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, youth dependency ratio in Mozambique reached an all time high of 95.0 % in 1990 and an all time low of 75.1 % in 1950. When compared to Mozambique's main peers, youth dependency ratio in Malawi amounted to 81.5 %, 41.3 % in South Africa, 81.2 % in Tanzania and 86.1 % in Zambia in 2018.

Mozambique has been ranked 12th within the group of 175 countries we follow in terms of youth dependency ratio, 2 places above 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
Angola % 54.8% 53.7% 52.7% 51.6% 50.6%
Botswana % 26.0% 25.4% 25.0% 24.6% 24.1%
Dem. Republic of the Congo % 52.8% 51.9% 51.0% 50.1% 49.3%
Kenya % 45.1% 44.5% 43.8% 43.2% 42.5%
Lesotho % 31.7% 31.1% 30.6% 30.1% 29.6%
Malawi % 55.5% 54.7% 53.9% 53.2% 52.4%
Mozambique % 54.9% 53.9% 52.8% 51.7% 50.6%
Namibia % 29.5% 28.9% 28.4% 27.8% 27.3%
South Africa % 25.1% 24.8% 24.4% 24.1% 23.7%
Swaziland % 34.5% 33.8% 33.2% 32.6% 32.0%
Tanzania % 56.6% 55.9% 55.0% 54.2% 53.3%
Uganda % 57.6% 56.5% 55.4% 54.4% 53.3%
Zambia % 65.8% 65.2% 64.5% 63.8% 63.1%
Zimbabwe % 32.8% 32.2% 31.7% 31.2% 30.8%