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China'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.

China's age dependency ratio for elderly people was: 81% 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.

China'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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Qatar 98.3
United Arab Emirates 97.9
Uganda 96.8
Zambia 96.8
Saudi Arabia 96.3
Oman 96.0
Chad 96.0
Cote d'Ivoire 95.7
Afghanistan 95.6
Gambia 95.5
Bahrain 95.4
Yemen, Rep. 95.3
Burkina Faso 95.2
Burundi 95.2
Congo, Rep. 95.2
Kenya 95.2
Mozambique 95.2
Mali 95.1
Cameroon 95.1
Angola 95.0
Guinea-Bissau 95.0
Malawi 95.0
Papua New Guinea 95.0
Rwanda 94.6
Tajikistan 94.5
Togo 94.5
Nigeria 94.5
Sierra Leone 94.5
Ethiopia 94.5
Benin 94.3
Botswana 94.3
Senegal 94.3
Madagascar 94.2
Jordan 94.2
Tanzania 94.1
Congo, Dem. Rep 94.1
Ghana 94.1
Kuwait 94.0
Liberia 94.0
Mauritania 94.0
Zimbabwe 94.0
Guinea 93.9
Sudan 93.8
Honduras 93.6
Gabon 93.5
Eswatini 93.5
Namibia 93.3
Laos 93.3
Lesotho 93.2
Mongolia 93.0
Haiti 92.9
Kyrgyzstan 92.8
Pakistan 92.8
Libya 92.7
Comoros 92.5
Bolivia 92.3
Egypt 92.3
Turkmenistan 92.3
Uzbekistan 92.3
Guatemala 92.1
Cabo Verde 92.0
Nicaragua 92.0
Brunei Darussalam 91.9
Philippines 91.7
Cambodia 91.5
Bhutan 91.4
Bangladesh 91.4
South Africa 90.9
Nepal 90.6
Guyana 90.5
Paraguay 90.4
Myanmar 90.3
Azerbaijan 90.3
Algeria 90.2
Indonesia 90.0
Jamaica 90.0
India 89.9
Malaysia 89.6
Dominican Republic 89.1
Suriname 89.0
Morocco 88.7
Ecuador 88.5
Bahamas, The 88.1
Mexico 87.8
Turkey 87.7
El Salvador 87.7
Colombia 87.5
Peru 87.3
Kazakhstan 87.3
Vietnam 87.3
Panama 86.8
Tunisia 86.7
Brazil 86.3
Costa Rica 84.7
Lebanon 84.7
Trinidad and Tobago 84.1
Sri Lanka 83.0
Mauritius 82.7
Argentina 81.8
Chile 81.6
China 81.0
Armenia 80.9
Singapore 80.9
Israel 80.1
Moldova 79.6
Thailand 79.2
Cyprus 79.2
Luxembourg 78.7
North Macedonia 78.6
Iceland 77.5
Georgia 77.4
Ireland 77.3
Korea, Rep. 76.7
Russia 76.6
Uruguay 76.3
Albania 75.9
New Zealand 75.6
Belarus 74.6
Australia 74.5
United States 74.4
Ukraine 74.2
Slovak Republic 74.2
Bosnia and Herzegovina 72.9
Malta 72.3
Norway 72.1
Canada 71.8
Poland 71.4
Switzerland 71.3
Hong Kong 71.3
Romania 70.9
Austria 70.6
United Kingdom 70.2
Spain 69.8
Belgium 69.6
Netherlands 69.1
Hungary 68.6
Denmark 68.1
Serbia 68.1
Slovenia 68.1
Lithuania 67.9
Czech Republic 67.8
Estonia 67.7
Sweden 67.7
Latvia 65.6
Croatia 65.6
Germany 65.3
France 65.2
Portugal 64.8
Bulgaria 64.7
Greece 64.5
Finland 62.9
Italy 62.8
Japan 49.0


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