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Contributors and affiliations to Social Security based on Contributors' Registered Place of Residence. 03/2019

The number of contributors to the Social Security in Catalonia increased by 2.2% in March 2019 with respect to March 2018, standing at 3,263,331 individuals.

By counties, the highest increases in the number of contributors with respect to March 2018 were recorded in L’Anoia (3.6%), El Baix Penedès (3.5%) and El Garraf (3.0%). In contrast, the number of contributors fell most in La Terra Alta (−1.9%), El Baix Empordà (−1.2%) and El Tarragonès (−1.0%).

By sex, as of March 2019, 53.4% of the contributors were men and 46.6% were women. By age, 16.0% of contributors in Catalonia were under 30 years of age; those from 30 to 44 years of age made up 39.8%, those from 45 to 54 years of age 27.2% and those aged 55 and over accounted for 17.0% of the total. We should highlight the year-over-year rises in the number of contributors aged 55 and above and from 45 to 54 (5.9% and 3.9%, respectively) and the fall in the number of contributors aged between 30 and 44 (−0.9%). By nationality, the year-over-year increase in foreign contributors (8.7%) was higher than that recorded for contributors with Spanish citizenship (1.2%).

The number of contributors in Catalonia on 30 March 2019 stood at 3,434,533, a figure 2.4% higher than in March 2018.

By sectors and in comparison with March a year before, the number of affiliations rose in all the economic sectors: construction (5.8%), services (2.4%), agriculture (2.3%) and industry (1.1%). By type of employment relationship, the numbers of affiliations from paid employment and self-employment both underwent increases (2.9% and -0.1% , respectively). With regard to self-employment affiliations, 64.5% were for men and 35.5% for women.

In Catalonia, 23.6% of the affiliations to the Social Security from paid employment were part-time in March 2019. The highest proportions were recorded in La Cerdanya (30.3%), El Solsonès (27.4%) and La Terra Alta (27.3%). In contrast, Aran and L’Alt Camp recorded the lowest levels of partiality (18.5% and 19.6%, respectively).

As for the degree of temporality, the counties where it was highest were L’Alta Ribagorça (41.6%), El Pallars Sobirà (40.5%) and El Baix Ebre (37.4%). In contrast, those with the lowest temporality were El Baix Llobregat (24.7%), El Vallès Occidental (25.3%) and El Vallès Oriental (25.5%). The degree of temporality stood at 27.3% in Catalonia.