Transition from work to retirement - Ad hoc module to the labour force survey in 2012



PERSONS AGED 50 - 69 BY RECEIVING A PENSION OR NOT, BY AGE AND SEX IN 2012
(Thousands)
Age (years) Total Male Female
Total 1 734.3 820.7 913.6
Receiving a pension 799.2 335.0 464.3
Not receiving a pension 891.7 461.5 430.2
Unknown 43.4 24.2 19.2
By age:
50 - 54 413.6 208.8 204.8
Receiving a pension 16.9 11.1 (5.8)
Not receiving a pension 384.5 190.5 193.9
Unknown 12.2 7.1 (5.0)
55 - 59 437.9 212.1 225.8
Receiving a pension 70.8 36.8 34.0
Not receiving a pension 355.0 169.2 185.8
Unknown 12.1 (6.1) (6.0)
60 - 64 474.8 221.6 253.2
Receiving a pension 316.1 116.8 199.3
Not receiving a pension 147.1 98.1 48.9
Unknown 11.6 (6.6) (5.0)
65 - 69 408.0 178.2 229.9
Receiving a pension 395.4 170.2 225.2
Not receiving a pension (5.1) (3.6) (1.5)
Unknown 7.5 (4.4) (3.1)
PERSONS AGED 50 - 69 RECEIVING A PENSION, BY KIND OF PENSION AND SEX IN 2012
(Thousands)
Type of pension Total Male Female
Total (receiving at least one type of pension) 799.2 335.0 464.3
of which receiving:
Old age pension 726.1 300.0 426.1
Disability pension 87.5 48.3 39.1
Survivor pension 22.1 (2.6) 19.4
PERSONS AGED 50 - 69 BY AGE AT WHICH STARTED RECEIVING OLD AGE PENSION AND SEX IN 2012
(Thousands)
Age (years) Total Male Female
Общо 726.1 300.0 426.1
Up to 54 114.3 60.0 54.3
55 - 59 342.3 91.2 251.0
60 - 64 257.2 139.5 117.8
65 - 69 12.2 9.3 (3.0)
PERSONS AGED 50 - 69 RECEIVING A PENSION, BY LABOUR STATUS AND SEX IN 2012
(Thousands)
Labour status Total Male Female
Total 799.2 335.0 464.3
Labour force 102.2 54.6 47.6
Employed 93.1 50.2 42.9
Unemployed 9.1 (4.4) (4.6)
Not in labour force 697.1 280.3 416.7
EMPLOYED PERSONS AGED 50 - 69 RECEIVING A PENSION, BY REASON TO STAY AT WORK IN 2012
(Thousands)
Reasons to stay at work Total Male Female
Total 93.1 50.2 42.9
Financial 80.6 43.5 37.2
Other 12.5 (6.7) (5.8)
PERSONS NOT IN LABOUR FORCE AGED 50 - 69 RECEIVING A PENSION, BY MAIN REASON FOR RETIREMENT IN 2012
(Thousands)
Reasons for retirement Total Male Female
Total 697.1 280.3 416.7
Reaching eligibility for a pension 557.9 216.5 341.3
Health problems 71.4 35.8 35.7
Lost of job and/or no possibility to find job 37.6 15.5 22.1
Family reasons 12.6 (3.3) 9.2
Other 17.6 9.2 8.4
PERSONS AGED 50 - 69 NOT RECEIVING A PENSION, BY LABOUR STATUS AND SEX IN 2012
(Thousands)
Labour status Total Male Female
Total 891.7 461.5 430.2
Labour force 819.4 424.4 395.0
Employed 758.1 387.5 370.5
Unemployed 61.3 36.8 24.5
Not in labour force 72.3 37.2 35.2

Notes:
1. Data refer to persons currently working or having worked after the age of 50.
2. Due to the small sample size data in brackets are not reliable.
22.05.2013
Ad hoc module "Transition from work to retirement"
Business Statistics Department
Labour Statistics Division
Jana Gueron, Diana Toteva, Tsveta Kostova
State expert, State expert, Chief expert
2, P. Volov Str.; 1038 Sofia
(+3592) 9857 549, (+3592) 9857 664, (+3592) 9857 619
 
Metadata last update: 22 May 2013
NumberConceptsDescription
1Data descriptionData are from the module on "Transition from work to retirement" attached to the regular Labour force survey in 2012 with aim to provide information when and how people aged 50 - 69 leave the labour market, reasons why they do not stay longer, how long they expect to be in the labour market.
2Classification used-
3CoveragePersons aged 50 - 69 who work in the reference period (calendar week) or having worked after the age of 50.
4Unit of measureThousands
5Reference periodYear
6Time coverage2012
7Legal acts and rules (National and European)Commission Regulation (EC) No 249/2011 of 14 March 2011 adopting the specifications of the 2011 ad hoc module on transition from work to retirement provided for by Council Regulation (EC) No 577/98; Commission Regulation (EC) No 377/2008  of 25 April 2008 implementing Council Regulation (EC) No 577/98 on the organisation of a labour force sample survey in the Community as regards the codification to be used for data transmission from 2009 onwards, the use of a sub-sample for the collection of data on structural variables and the definition of the reference quarters; Law of Statistics.
8Release policyThe date of publication of the statistical data is given in the Calendar presenting the results of the statistical surveys carried out by the National Statistical Institute - 22 May 2013.
9Dissemination formatThe NSI web site - www.nsi.bg. Information by request.
10Methodological documentsEurostat's Explanatory notes for the variables of the 2012 LFS ad hoc module on transition from work to retirement. Interviewer's instructions.
11Data sourceData are collected simultaneously with the Labour force survey through separate questionnaire "Transition from work to retirement" .  Households from the third wave are interviewed.
12Frequency of data collectionOnce; The average annual data. Data are collected  through the whole year over a subsample of households participating in Labour Force Survey.
13Data collection methodData are collected by paper questionnaire and conducting personal interviews with persons (aged 50 - 69) from the selected households

 

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