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Youth Dependency Ratio in Dem. Republic of the Congo

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

Youth dependency ratio reached 77.4 % in 2020 in Dem. Republic of the Congo, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 14.2 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, youth dependency ratio in Dem. Republic of the Congo reached an all time high of 91.7 % in 2014 and an all time low of 77.4 % in 2020. When compared to Dem. Republic of the Congo's main peers, youth dependency ratio in Angola amounted to 83.9 %, 61.0 % in Central African Republic, 72.9 % in Congo and 84.0 % in Zambia in 2020.

Dem. Republic of the Congo has been ranked 15th within the group of 175 countries we follow in terms of youth dependency ratio, 4 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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