Investment climate; old-and young-age dependency intern. comparison,'00-'50


This table gives for a number of countries the (future) development of ageing (old-age dependency ratio) and the young-age dependency ratio. In this table not only the years 2000 and 2010 are presented but also future projections of the age-dependency ratios. In the Netherlands as well as in several other countries ageing is expected to grow in the (near) future. Also the young-age dependency ratio may decrease. These developments will influence the labour market and the balance between the active and non-active part of the population and so the investment climate.

Note: Comparable definitions are used to compare the figures presented internationally. The definitions sometimes differ from definitions used by Statistics Netherlands. So, the figures in this table could differ from Dutch figures presented elsewhere on the website of Statistics Netherlands.

Data available for: 2000-2050, ten-yearly. Projections ultimo 2013.

Status of the figures:
The external source of these data frequently supply adjusted prognoses for the above-mentioned periods. These adjusted data are not mentioned as such in the table.

Changes as of 1 March 2018:
This table has been discontinued.

When will new figures be published?
No longer applicable.

Investment climate; old-and young-age dependency intern. comparison,'00-'50

Countries Periods Old-age dependency ratio (prognosis) (% of the population aged 15 to 64) Young-age dependency ratio (prognosis) (% of the population aged 15 to 64)
Australia 2000 18.6 31.0
Australia 2010 20.0 28.1
Australia 2020 26.0 28.4
Australia 2030 31.5 28.1
Australia 2040 34.5 27.4
Australia 2050 36.3 27.2
Austria 2000 22.8 25.2
Austria 2010 26.1 21.9
Austria 2020 29.7 21.7
Austria 2030 38.8 22.9
Austria 2040 46.0 22.9
Austria 2050 48.5 22.8
Belgium 2000 25.6 26.8
Belgium 2010 26.0 25.7
Belgium 2020 30.4 27.8
Belgium 2030 36.9 28.5
Belgium 2040 40.6 28.0
Belgium 2050 41.7 28.6
Canada 2000 18.4 28.1
Canada 2010 20.4 23.7
Canada 2020 27.6 25.7
Canada 2030 36.9 26.8
Canada 2040 39.6 25.6
Canada 2050 41.2 26.1
Czech Republic 2000 19.8 23.5
Czech Republic 2010 21.9 20.4
Czech Republic 2020 31.2 24.2
Czech Republic 2030 36.6 21.9
Czech Republic 2040 44.4 21.3
Czech Republic 2050 56.6 25.2
Denmark 2000 22.2 27.7
Denmark 2010 25.3 27.5
Denmark 2020 31.7 26.8
Denmark 2030 37.4 28.5
Denmark 2040 42.0 29.8
Denmark 2050 40.2 28.3
Finland 2000 22.3 27.1
Finland 2010 26.1 25.0
Finland 2020 36.3 27.0
Finland 2030 43.3 27.5
Finland 2040 44.7 26.4
Finland 2050 46.4 26.7
France 2000 24.7 29.0
France 2010 26.0 28.4
France 2020 33.4 29.0
France 2030 39.8 28.8
France 2040 44.8 29.1
France 2050 45.9 29.2
Germany 2000 24.2 23.0
Germany 2010 31.3 20.4
Germany 2020 36.4 19.5
Germany 2030 48.9 21.0
Germany 2040 57.0 20.4
Germany 2050 59.5 20.2
Hungary 2000 22.1 24.6
Hungary 2010 24.3 21.4
Hungary 2020 31.0 23.4
Hungary 2030 33.6 22.5
Hungary 2040 38.2 21.9
Hungary 2050 45.5 23.4
Ireland 2000 16.7 32.5
Ireland 2010 17.0 31.7
Ireland 2020 22.7 30.0
Ireland 2030 28.6 25.9
Ireland 2040 36.4 26.2
Ireland 2050 45.6 27.7
Italy 2000 27.1 21.2
Italy 2010 30.8 21.4
Italy 2020 36.6 20.6
Italy 2030 45.0 20.1
Italy 2040 58.2 22.4
Italy 2050 62.5 23.7
Japan 2000 25.5 21.4
Japan 2010 36.1 20.6
Japan 2020 49.2 19.8
Japan 2030 54.4 17.8
Japan 2040 66.8 18.5
Japan 2050 75.3 18.8
The Netherlands 2000 20.0 27.4
The Netherlands 2010 23.0 26.1
The Netherlands 2020 31.2 25.4
The Netherlands 2030 40.7 27.0
The Netherlands 2040 47.3 27.6
The Netherlands 2050 46.5 26.6
Poland 2000 17.9 28.5
Poland 2010 18.9 21.4
Poland 2020 27.8 23.6
Poland 2030 34.8 21.4
Poland 2040 39.9 19.2
Poland 2050 53.0 21.9
South Korea 2000 10.1 29.4
South Korea 2010 15.2 22.2
South Korea 2020 22.1 18.6
South Korea 2030 38.6 20.0
South Korea 2040 57.2 19.8
South Korea 2050 71.0 18.9
Spain 2000 24.6 21.6
Spain 2010 24.9 22.1
Spain 2020 31.5 23.1
Spain 2030 42.4 20.7
Spain 2040 58.5 22.0
Spain 2050 71.3 24.4
Sweden 2000 26.8 28.7
Sweden 2010 28.1 25.5
Sweden 2020 34.1 28.3
Sweden 2030 38.3 28.6
Sweden 2040 41.1 26.8
Sweden 2050 41.8 27.8
United Kingdom 2000 24.3 29.2
United Kingdom 2010 24.1 26.6
United Kingdom 2020 30.1 28.1
United Kingdom 2030 35.7 27.7
United Kingdom 2040 39.5 27.1
United Kingdom 2050 40.5 27.5
United States 2000 18.8 32.3
United States 2010 19.5 29.5
United States 2020 26.1 29.8
United States 2030 33.3 30.7
United States 2040 34.4 29.7
United States 2050 34.3 29.4
OECD 2000 19.6 30.9
OECD 2010 22.0 27.6
OECD 2020 28.0 26.8
OECD 2030 35.1 26.5
OECD 2040 40.7 26.1
OECD 2050 44.2 26.3
Source: © OECD
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