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Youth Dependency Ratio in Mozambique

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

Youth dependency ratio reached 78.5 % in 2020 in Mozambique, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 6.64 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, youth dependency ratio in Mozambique reached an all time high of 93.7 % in 1990 and an all time low of % in. When compared to Mozambique's main peers, youth dependency ratio in Malawi amounted to 79.1 %, 39.7 % in South Africa, 79.2 % in Tanzania and 84.0 % in Zambia in 2020.

Mozambique has been ranked 14th within the group of 175 countries we follow in terms of youth dependency ratio, 1 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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