Youth Dependency Ratio fell to 90.5% in Uganda in 2018

Youth Dependency Ratio (%)
Society | Uganda | May 17, 2019
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Youth dependency ratio reached 90.5 % in 2018 in Uganda, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 4.9 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, youth dependency ratio in Uganda reached an all time high of 105 % in 2003 and an all time low of 79.8 % in 1950. When compared to Uganda's main peers, youth dependency ratio in Kenya amounted to 69.6 %, 70.1 % in Rwanda, 70.4 % in South Sudan and 79.9 % in Dem. Republic of the Congo in 2018.

Uganda has been ranked 4th within the group of 175 countries we follow in terms of youth dependency ratio, 2 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
Angola % 54.8% 53.7% 52.7% 51.6% 50.6%
Burundi % 57.9% 57.4% 56.8% 56.2% 55.6%
Central African Republic % 38.7% 38.0% 37.3% 36.7% 36.1%
Congo % 53.7% 53.1% 52.3% 51.5% 50.8%
Dem. Republic of the Congo % 52.8% 51.9% 51.0% 50.1% 49.3%
Ethiopia % 35.5% 34.7% 34.0% 33.3% 32.6%
Kenya % 45.1% 44.5% 43.8% 43.2% 42.5%
Rwanda % 41.1% 40.4% 39.6% 38.9% 38.2%
Somalia % 61.0% 59.9% 58.8% 57.8% 56.7%
South Sudan % 45.4% 44.6% 43.8% 43.1% 42.3%
Sudan % 43.1% 42.4% 41.8% 41.1% 40.4%
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%