(Permanent) Disability pensions

In 2018, 152,919 persons received a pension due to reduced working capacity or permanent working incapacity. 69.6% of them were men, 30.4% were women. These pensions were mainly allocated to those aged 50-59 (48.8%) and 60-64 (35.8%); 14.8% of the recipients were younger than 50. Over the last ten years, the number of occupational disability pensions has fallen significantly by 66.1%.

There were 30,111 new early retirements in 2008 compared with 16,263 in 2018, too (-46.0%). This is partly caused by the fact that people aged 50 and over have been receiving rehabilitation allowance since the beginning of 2014 instead of temporary invalidity pensions previously disbursed.

Most of the retirements due to (permanent) working disability were related to psychiatric diseases (35.3%), whereby this diagnosis affected women more often than men (47.1% versus 28.6%). In 2018, diseases of the skeleton, muscles and connective tissue were the second most frequent reason for new early retirements (men: 24.3%, women: 14.1%). This was followed by cancer (12.9%), diseases of the circulatory system (11.4%), diseases of the nervous system and sensory organs (7.2%) and diseases of the respiratory organs (3.2%); in 9.4% of the cases, persons retired for other reasons of illness.

Further data on disability pensions can be found on the homepage of the Austrian Social Insurance.

Results (overview): (Permanent) Disability pensions since 1975 by age
(Permanent) Disability pensions 2018 by pension fund, sex and age
Retirements due to (permanent) working disability since 1975 by age
Retirements due to (permanent) working disability 2018 by pension fund, sex, age and diagnosis

(Permanent) Disability PensionsPrice in € *)Free Download

 
 

Jahrbuch der Gesundheitsstatistik 2018
This statistical compendium on the health care system in Austria provides information on a wide range of topics relating to illness in the population, e.g. cancer incidence and causes of death and ...

Release date: 07/2020 ISBN:978-3-903264-42-7

 
 

55,00

 
 

(PDF, 12 MB)

 
 

Jahrbuch der Gesundheitsstatistik 2017
This statistical compendium on the health care system in Austria provides information on a wide range of topics relating to illness in the population, e.g. cancer incidence and causes of death and ...

Release date: 03/2019 ISBN:978-3-903264-07-6

 
 

53,00

 
 

(PDF, 4 MB)

 
 

Jahrbuch der Gesundheitsstatistik 2016
This statistical compendium on the health care system in Austria provides information on a wide range of topics relating to illness in the population (cancer incidences, hospital admissions, etc.) as ...

Release date: 03/2018 ISBN:978-3-903106-740-3

 
 

53,00

 
 

(PDF, 3 MB)

*) excluding shipping and handling
If you want to purchase one of these publications, please contact our General information service.




Michaela Prammer-Waldhör Tel. + 43 (1) 71128-7263


Guglgasse 13, A-1110 Vienna 
Tel.: +43 (1) 71128-7070 
Fax: +43 (1) 71128-7728 
info@statistik.gv.at 
Opening hours: Mon - Fri 9.00 am - 4.00 pm