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Old-age dependency ratio
Catalonia Spain European Union-27
2021 28.9 30.0 32.5 (p) Provisional value
2020 28.8 29.7 32.0 (p) Provisional value
2019 28.8 29.5 31.4 (b) Break in time series
2018 28.7 29.2 30.8 (p) Provisional value
2017 28.4 28.7 30.2 (b) Break in time series
2016 28.1 28.3 29.6
2015 27.8 27.9 29.0 (b) Break in time series
2014 27.1 27.2 28.3 (b) Break in time series
2013 26.2 26.3 27.7
2012 25.4 25.7 27.1 (b) Break in time series
2011 24.8 25.2 26.6 (b) Break in time series
2010 24.2 24.6 26.3 (b) Break in time series
2009 23.8 24.1 26.0
2008 23.6 23.8 25.7 (b) Break in time series
2007 23.8 24.0 25.4
2006 24.1 24.2 25.1
2005 24.0 24.0 24.7
2004 24.7 24.4 24.4
2003 25.1 24.7 24.1
2002 25.3 24.8 23.8
2001 25.2 24.5 23.4 (b) Break in time series
2000 25.1 24.1 .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available
Units: Population aged 65 and over for every 100 people aged between 15 and 64.
Source Catalonia: Idescat. Source Spain and European Union: Eurostat.
(b) Break in time series.
(p) Provisional value.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.

Last update: May 21, 2021. Revised series on March 29, 2022.

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Methodological note

The old-age dependency ratio is the quotient between the number of people aged 65 and over and the number of people aged between 15 and 64. It is one of the classic measurements of the structure by age and the ageing of the population.

The data for Catalonia have been calculated upon the basis of the information by age in the population Estimates produced by Idescat.