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Old-age dependency ratio
Catalonia Spain Eurozone European Union-27
2020 28.8 .. .. ..
2019 28.8 29.5 32.2 (p) 31.4 (p)
2018 28.7 29.2 31.7 (p) 30.8 (p)
2017 28.4 28.7 31.2 (b) 30.2 (b)
2016 28.1 28.3 30.6 29.6
2015 27.8 27.9 30.1 (b) 29.0 (b)
2014 27.1 27.2 29.5 (b) 28.3 (b)
2013 26.2 26.3 28.9 27.7
2012 25.4 25.7 28.3 (b) 27.1 (b)
2011 24.8 25.2 27.8 (b) 26.6 (b)
2010 24.2 24.6 27.6 26.3 (b)
2009 23.8 24.1 27.2 26.0
2008 23.6 23.8 26.9 25.7 (b)
2007 23.8 24.0 26.7 25.4
2006 24.1 24.2 26.4 25.1
2005 24.0 24.0 25.9 24.7
2004 24.7 24.4 25.5 24.4
2003 25.1 24.7 25.2 24.1
2002 25.3 24.8 24.8 23.8
2001 25.2 24.5 24.5 23.4 (b)
2000 25.1 24.1 24.0 ..
Units: Population aged 65 and over for every 100 people aged between 15 and 64.
Source Catalonia: Idescat. Source Spain, eurozone and European Union: Eurostat.
(b) Break in time series.
(p) Provisional value.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.

Last update: May 7, 2020. Revised series on December 23, 2020.

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.