For the first time, Idescat is publishing data on the temporality and partiality of affiliations to the Social Security on someone else's account, with crossings by sex, age, nationality and sector of activity. It is also disclosing the degree of temporality and partiality by sex.
The highest proportions of part-time affiliations were registered in La Cerdanya (29.3%), El Solsonès (26.8%) and La Terra Alta (26.6%) in September 2018. Conversely, Aran, L'Alt Camp and La Conca de Barberà recorded the lowest degrees of partiality (16.3%, 18.5% and 19.1%, respectively). In Catalonia, 23.0% of affiliations to the Social Security on someone else's account were for part-time jobs. With regard to the degree of partiality by sex of affiliations on someone else's account, that of women exceeded that of men in all the counties, with the biggest differences between the two sexes in La Terra Alta: 12.5% in the case of men and 41.8% for women.
As for the degree of temporality, the counties with the highest rates were L'Alta Ribagorça (42.5%), El Pallars Sobirà (38.9%) and El Pallars Jussà (38.0%). In contrast, those which displayed the lowest degrees of temporality were El Baix Llobregat (25.0%), Osona and La Segarra (both 25.3%). In Catalonia, 27.9% of affiliations to the Social Security on someone else's account were temporary. By sex, the degrees of temporality of the affiliations displayed fairly similar values, while the lowest balance in the degree of temporality between men and women was recorded in the county of Les Garrigues (31.5% for men and 37.7% for women).
With regard to the number of contributors to the Social Security in Catalonia, it increased by 2.5% in September 2018 with respect to the same period of the previous year, standing at 3,253,644 people. The counties with the highest rises in affiliations were El Baix Penedès (4.6%) and El Garraf (4.4%).
By sex, as of June 2018, 53.5% of those contributors were men and 46.5% were women. By age, 15.8% of contributors in Catalonia were under 30 years of age; those from 30 to 44 years of age made up 40.3%, those from 45 to 54 years of age, 27.0% and those aged 55 and over accounted for 16.8% of the total. The respective average year-over-year increase in contributors 55 years old and above (6.3%) and the fall in the age group from 30 years to 44 (−0,7) are particularly noteworthy. Regarding nationality, 85.6% of contributors in Catalonia had Spanish nationality, while foreigners constituted 14.4% of the total.
Idescat publishes the number of contributors and affiliations on a quarterly basis, according to the contributor’s registered place of residence and by municipalities, counties and Aran, areas of the Territorial Plan, provinces and Catalonia. The contributors are listed according to their main sociodemographic variables (sex, age and nationality) and the affiliations are disseminated by these sociodemographic variables and the type of employment relationship, contribution scheme and activity sector, as well as the degree of temporality and partiality by sex.