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Youth Dependency Ratio in Tanzania

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

Youth dependency ratio reached 79.2 % in 2020 in Tanzania, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 3.33 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, youth dependency ratio in Tanzania reached an all time high of 90.9 % in 1978 and an all time low of 79.2 % in 2020. When compared to Tanzania's main peers, youth dependency ratio in Kenya amounted to 66.9 %, 78.5 % in Mozambique, 87.5 % in Uganda and 84.0 % in Zambia in 2020.

Tanzania has been ranked 12th within the group of 175 countries we follow in terms of youth dependency ratio, 5 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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