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 75.1 % in 1950. 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).