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Contributors to Social Security. By sex and age group

Contributors to Social Security. By sex and age group Catalonia. May, 2021
Value % Year-over-year variation
Men Women Total Men Women Total
Total 1,752,018 1,534,154 3,286,172 3.2 3.3 3.3
Aged less than 30 266,703 246,100 512,803 8.3 7.8 8.0
From 30 to 44 years 650,710 573,897 1,224,607 0.0 0.2 0.1
From 45 to 54 years 502,938 432,686 935,624 4.1 4.2 4.1
Aged 55 and over 331,667 281,471 613,138 4.7 4.9 4.8
Units: Contributors.
Source: Idescat. Contributors and affiliations to Social Security based on Contributors' Registered Place of Residence.
Note: The data refer to the number of contributors registered the last day of the month.

Last update: June 9, 2021. Next update: July 9, 2021 Calendari

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Methodological note

The Affiliation to Social Security is compulsory for all people in the Social Security's field of application and unique for the lifetime of the worker. A person is considered to be affiliated at any given time when they are registered for one or more Social Security regimes.

Affiliations to the various Social Security regimes correspond to situations which give rise to the obligation to contribute, that is, from the perspective of affiliations, one person is counted as many times as their situations, either on the same or different regimes. However, from the point of view of the affiliates, they are only counted once, regardless of the number of affiliations.

Considering that the variable "residence affiliate" and the main demographic variables (sex, age and nationality) which comprise the archives of affiliations of the General Treasury of Social Security may not be up-to-date, Idescat treats these variables by addressing them with those of the Population Register of Catalonia, thus enriching the original file.

The information on contributors refers to the last day of each month.

As of May 2020, Idescat makes a monthly statistical treatment of the Social Security affiliation files and contribution accounts it receives from the General Treasury of Social Security. Any information available up to March 2020 is quarterly and refers to the last day of the quarter.