In 2019, 146,976 persons received a pension due to reduced working capacity or permanent working
incapacity. 69.0% of them were men, 31.0% were women. These pensions
were mainly allocated to those aged 50
There were 30,131 new early retirements in 2009 compared with 17,248 in 2019, too
Most of the retirements due to (permanent) working disability were related to psychiatric diseases (39.7%), whereby this diagnosis affected women more often than men (53.1% versus 31.9%). In 2019, diseases of the skeleton, muscles and connective tissue were the second most frequent reason for new early retirements (men: 21.6%, women: 12.1%). This was followed by cancer (11.7%), diseases of the circulatory system (11.3%) and diseases of the nervous system and sensory organs (7.0%).
Detailed data on disability pensions can be found on the homepage of the Austrian Social Insurance. Further information on pensions in general and on pensions of women and men (gender statistics) is available on the website of Statistics Austria.
|Results (overview): (Permanent) Disability pensions since 1975 by age|
|(Permanent) Disability pensions 2019 by pension fund, sex and age|
|Retirements due to (permanent) working disability since 1975 by age|
|Retirements due to (permanent) working disability 2019 by pension fund, sex, age and diagnosis|
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