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Youth Dependency Ratio in Central African Republic

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

Youth dependency ratio reached 61.0 % in 2020 in Central African Republic, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 26.0 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, youth dependency ratio in Central African Republic reached an all time high of 87.0 % in 2015 and an all time low of 61.0 % in 2020. When compared to Central African Republic's main peers, youth dependency ratio in Cameroon amounted to 70.5 %, 87.8 % in Chad, 63.2 % in Sudan and 77.4 % in Dem. Republic of the Congo in 2020.

Central African Republic has been ranked 39th within the group of 175 countries we follow in terms of youth dependency ratio, 21 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).


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