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Australia's Age Dependency Ratio: Old

AGE DEPENDENCY RATIO FOR ELDERLY PEOPLE (%)


The old-age dependency ratio is the ratio of elderly dependents (who are generally economically inactive and 65 years and older), compared to the number of people of working age (15-64-year-olds).

A high dependency ratio means those of working age, and the overall economy, face a greater burden in supporting the aging population.

Australia's age dependency ratio for elderly people was: 74.9% reported in 2019 (most recent observation). This is a lower value against a global average of 85.1%. A lower ratio indicates less financial burden is carried by working people, and consequently less government assistace required than dependents under the age of 15.

Australia's data is highlighted in the table below, use the filter and sort order options to allow easy comparison with other countries.

Data source: World Bank, Washington D.C.


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United Arab Emirates 98.5
Qatar 98.0
Oman 96.7
Bahrain 96.6
Uganda 96.2
Zambia 96.0
Kuwait 96.0
Angola 95.7
Kenya 95.7
Burkina Faso 95.5
Burundi 95.5
Gambia 95.3
Afghanistan 95.2
Cameroon 95.1
Mali 95.1
Malawi 95.1
Chad 95.1
Congo, Rep. 95.1
Tanzania 95.1
Saudi Arabia 95.1
Yemen, Rep. 95.0
Togo 94.9
Nigeria 94.9
Sierra Leone 94.8
Cote d'Ivoire 94.8
Central African Republic 94.8
Guinea-Bissau 94.8
Tajikistan 94.7
Ghana 94.7
Mozambique 94.6
Rwanda 94.6
Comoros 94.6
Madagascar 94.5
Guinea 94.5
Zimbabwe 94.5
Mauritania 94.4
Senegal 94.3
Papua New Guinea 94.2
Congo, Dem. Rep 94.1
Liberia 94.1
Namibia 94.0
Gabon 94.0
Benin 94.0
Jordan 93.7
Ethiopia 93.7
Sudan 93.5
Libya 93.3
Laos 93.3
Mongolia 93.3
Eswatini 93.1
Cabo Verde 92.9
Pakistan 92.9
Uzbekistan 92.8
Botswana 92.7
Turkmenistan 92.6
Kyrgyzstan 92.5
Cambodia 92.4
Honduras 92.3
Brunei Darussalam 92.3
Bangladesh 92.3
Lesotho 92.1
Guatemala 91.8
Haiti 91.7
South Africa 91.6
Philippines 91.4
Egypt 91.2
Nicaragua 91.2
Nepal 91.1
Bhutan 91.0
Myanmar 90.9
Indonesia 90.8
Azerbaijan 90.3
India 90.2
Malaysia 89.6
Paraguay 89.4
Guyana 89.3
Suriname 89.2
Algeria 89.2
Bahamas, The 89.0
Lebanon 88.8
Vietnam 88.6
Mexico 88.6
Morocco 88.4
Dominican Republic 88.4
Ecuador 88.3
Bolivia 88.0
Kazakhstan 87.4
Peru 86.9
Panama 86.9
Colombia 86.8
Tunisia 86.7
El Salvador 86.6
Jamaica 86.6
Turkey 86.6
Brazil 86.2
Costa Rica 85.1
Trinidad and Tobago 83.2
China 83.0
Sri Lanka 82.7
Moldova 82.6
Armenia 82.5
Mauritius 82.3
Argentina 82.3
Chile 82.1
Singapore 82.0
Thailand 81.6
Luxembourg 79.5
Israel 79.2
Cyprus 79.1
North Macedonia 79.1
Albania 78.4
Korea, Rep. 78.0
Ireland 77.4
Belarus 76.8
Uruguay 76.6
Russia 76.5
Georgia 76.4
Iceland 75.9
Slovak Republic 75.4
Australia 74.9
Ukraine 74.7
New Zealand 74.5
United States 74.4
Hong Kong 73.7
Bosnia and Herzegovina 73.5
Norway 73.1
Canada 72.6
Poland 71.6
Austria 71.1
Switzerland 71.0
Serbia 70.9
United Kingdom 70.7
Romania 70.5
Belgium 69.8
Spain 69.6
Hungary 69.2
Netherlands 68.8
Czech Republic 68.6
Denmark 68.3
Slovenia 67.7
Lithuania 67.7
Estonia 67.7
Sweden 67.2
Latvia 67.1
Croatia 66.9
Malta 66.8
Bulgaria 66.4
Germany 66.3
France 66.3
Greece 65.2
Portugal 64.5
Finland 63.4
Italy 63.4
Japan 52.0


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