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Youth Dependency Ratio in Burundi

Source: World Bank, United Nations (World Population Prospects, The 2012 Revision, Low-fertility Assumption)
Last Updated: Dec 30, 2020

Youth dependency ratio reached 83.6 % in 2020 in Burundi, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 3.76 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, youth dependency ratio in Burundi reached an all time high of 107 % in 1997 and an all time low of 73.2 % in 1950. When compared to Burundi's main peers, youth dependency ratio in Rwanda amounted to 67.0 %, 79.2 % in Tanzania, 87.5 % in Uganda and 77.4 % in Dem. Republic of the Congo in 2020.

Burundi has been ranked 8th within the group of 175 countries we follow in terms of youth dependency ratio, 8 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).


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