Youth dependency ratio reached 81.8 % in 2020 in Gambia, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 1.13 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, youth dependency ratio in Gambia reached an all time high of 93.5 % in 2000 and an all time low of 65.5 % in 1955. When compared to Gambia's main peers, youth dependency ratio in Guinea Bissau amounted to 67.5 %, 91.4 % in Mali, 62.7 % in Mauritania and 73.3 % in Senegal in 2020.
Gambia has been ranked 9th within the group of 175 countries we follow in terms of youth dependency ratio, 6 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).