Child dependency

Child dependency ratio by area over time (2000 - 2030)

The child dependency ratio in the rest of England is higher compared to Inner London, but lower compared to Outer London.  

In 2019, there were 33.7 children for every 100 working-age adults within Outer London. This figure is both higher than the child dependency ratio in Inner London (26.3 children per 100 working-age adults) and the rest of England (30.9 children per 100 working-age adults).

The child dependency ratio is an indication of how many under 16s working-age people need to support. Since 2000, the child dependency ratio has fallen in Inner London and the rest of England but risen in Outer London. Across London and England, the child dependency ratio is projected to peak to have peaked in 2019 before gradually declining.