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).