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Youth Dependency Ratio in Gambia

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

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).


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