Age dependency ratio

Domain: 
Demography
Sub-Domain: 
Population size and structure
Measure: 
Percentage of people aged 65 and over per 100 people aged 15-64 years
Rationale: 
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This measure calculates how many people are economically active in a community, compared with those who are not, using age as a determinant (ABS, 2001).

Data Source: 
ABS, Population by Ages and Sex, Regions of Australia, 2010
References: 
Australian Bureau of Statistics (2011), Census Dictionary. Retrieved from http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/Lookup/2901.0Main%20Features702011


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