Term: Age Dependency Ratio

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2006-01-11

Definition:

Statistics Canada defined, in the 1986 census, it as the ratio of the number of people within a region aged 65 years or older to the number of people aged 15-64 years within the same region.

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References 

  • Frohlich N, Markesteyn T, Roos NP, Carriere KC, Black C, De Coster C, Burchill CA, MacWilliam L. A Report on the Health Status, Socio-Economic Risk and Health Care Use of the Manitoba Population, 1992-93 and Overview of the 1990-91 to 1992-93 Findings. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and Evaluation, 1994. [Summary] [Full Report] (View)
  • Frohlich N, Mustard CA. Socio-Economic Characteristics (Population Health Information System 1991/92 - 1986 Census Version). Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and Evaluation, 1994. [Full Report] (View)