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Youth Dependency Ratio in Uganda

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

Youth dependency ratio reached 87.5 % in 2020 in Uganda, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 2.97 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, youth dependency ratio in Uganda reached an all time high of 104 % in 2002 and an all time low of 79.8 % in 1950. When compared to Uganda's main peers, youth dependency ratio in Kenya amounted to 66.9 %, 67.0 % in Rwanda, 67.7 % in South Sudan and 77.4 % in Dem. Republic of the Congo in 2020.

Uganda has been ranked 4th 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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