Korea'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.

Korea's age dependency ratio for elderly people was: 23.3% 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.

Korea'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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Age Dependency Ratio: All Countries Latest Data
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Afghanistan 4.4
Albania 24.1
Algeria 9.8
Angola 5.0
Argentina 18.2
Armenia 19.1
Australia 25.5
Austria 29.4
Azerbaijan 9.7
Bahamas, The 11.9
Bahrain 4.6
Bangladesh 8.6
Belarus 25.4
Belgium 30.4
Benin 5.7
Bhutan 8.6
Bolivia 7.7
Bosnia and Herzegovina 27.1
Botswana 5.7
Brazil 13.7
Bulgaria 35.3
Burkina Faso 4.8
Burundi 4.8
Cambodia 8.5
Cameroon 4.9
Canada 28.2
Central African Republic 5.1
Chad 4.0
Chile 18.4
China 19.0
Colombia 12.5
Comoros 7.5
Congo, Dem. Rep 5.9
Congo, Rep. 4.8
Costa Rica 15.3
Cote d'Ivoire 4.3
Croatia 34.4
Cyprus 20.8
Czechia 32.2
Denmark 31.9
Dominican Republic 10.9
Ecuador 11.5
Egypt 7.7
El Salvador 12.3
Estonia 32.3
Eswatini 6.5
Ethiopia 5.5
Finland 37.1
France 34.8
Gabon 6.5
Gambia 4.5
Georgia 22.6
Germany 34.7
Ghana 5.9
Greece 35.5
Guatemala 7.9
Guinea 6.1
Guinea-Bissau 5.0
Guyana 9.5
Haiti 7.1
Honduras 6.4
Hong Kong 28.7
Hungary 31.4
Iceland 22.5
India 10.1
Indonesia 10.0
Ireland 22.7
Israel 19.9
Italy 37.2
Jamaica 10.0
Japan 51.0
Jordan 5.8
Kazakhstan 12.7
Kenya 4.8
Korea, Rep. 23.3
Kuwait 6.0
Kyrgyzstan 7.2
Laos 6.7
Latvia 34.4
Lebanon 15.3
Lesotho 6.8
Liberia 6.0
Libya 7.3
Lithuania 32.1
Luxembourg 21.3
Madagascar 5.8
Malawi 5.0
Malaysia 10.4
Mali 4.9
Malta 27.7
Mauritania 6.0
Mauritius 17.3
Mexico 12.2
Moldova 20.4
Mongolia 7.0
Morocco 11.3
Mozambique 4.8
Myanmar 9.7
Namibia 6.7
Nepal 9.4
Netherlands 30.9
New Zealand 24.4
Nicaragua 8.0
Niger 5.0
Nigeria 5.5
North Macedonia 21.4
Norway 27.9
Oman 4.0
Pakistan 7.2
Panama 13.2
Papua New Guinea 5.0
Paraguay 9.6
Peru 12.7
Philippines 8.3
Poland 28.6
Portugal 35.2
Qatar 1.7
Romania 29.1
Russia 23.4
Rwanda 5.4
Saudi Arabia 3.7
Senegal 5.7
Serbia 31.9
Sierra Leone 5.5
Singapore 19.1
Slovak Republic 25.8
Slovenia 31.9
South Africa 9.1
Spain 30.2
Sri Lanka 17.0
Sudan 6.2
Suriname 11.0
Sweden 32.3
Switzerland 28.7
Taiwan 0.0
Tajikistan 5.5
Tanzania 5.9
Thailand 20.8
Togo 5.5
Tunisia 13.3
Türkiye 12.3
Turkmenistan 7.7
Uganda 3.2
Ukraine 25.8
United Arab Emirates 2.1
United Kingdom 29.8
United States 25.6
Uruguay 23.7
Uzbekistan 7.7
Vietnam 12.7
Yemen, Rep. 4.7
Zambia 3.2
Zimbabwe 6.0


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