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Youth Dependency Ratio in Zambia

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

Youth dependency ratio reached 84.0 % in 2020 in Zambia, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 0.893 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, youth dependency ratio in Zambia reached an all time high of 99.6 % in 1977 and an all time low of 83.2 % in 2019. When compared to Zambia's main peers, youth dependency ratio in Angola amounted to 83.9 %, 79.2 % in Tanzania, 58.2 % in Zimbabwe and 77.4 % in Dem. Republic of the Congo in 2020.

Zambia has been ranked 6th within the group of 175 countries we follow in terms of youth dependency ratio, 1 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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