Elderly dependency ratio: Number of persons aged 65 and over per 1,000 persons in the 15-64 age group

Statistics
Year 1981 1986 1991 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Ratio 97 111 125 143 145 147 150 152
Year 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Ratio 155 159 162 165 167 168 170 170
Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Ratio 172 175 177 183 190 198 208 218

Operational Definitions

The ratio of number of persons aged 65 and over per 1,000 persons in the age of group 15-64, based on mid-year estimate of population.

Footnote

All figures are collected from Census and Statistics Department since 1981.
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