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Contributors and affiliations to Social Security based on Contributors' Registered Place of Residence. 09/2019

The number of contributors to the Social Security in Catalonia increased by 1.2% in September 2019 with respect to September 2018, standing at 3,293,209 individuals.

By counties, the highest increases in the number of contributors with respect to September 2018 were recorded in El Baix Penedès (3.1%) and La Segarra and El Moianès (2.8% both). In contrast, the number of contributors fell most in L'Alta Ribagorça (−1.6%), La Terra Alta (−0.9%) and El Ripollès (−0.3%).

By sex, as of September 2019, 53.4% of the contributors were men and 46.6% were women. By age, 15.9% of contributors were under 30 years of age; those from 30 to 44 years of age made up 39.1%; those from 45 to 54 years of age, 27.6%, and those aged 55 and over accounted for 17.5% 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 (5.5% and 3.2%, respectively) and the fall in the number of contributors aged between 30 and 44 (−1.9%). By nationality, the year-over-year increase in foreign contributors (7.2%) was higher than that recorded for contributors with Spanish citizenship (0.2%).

The number of contributors in Catalonia on 30 September 2019 stood at 3,454,446, a figure 1.3% higher than in September 2018.

By sectors and in comparison with September a year before, the number of affiliations rose in construction (3.0%), services (1.6%) and agriculture (1.2%), while decrease in industry (−1.5%). By type of employment relationship, the number of affiliations from paid employment increase (1.6%) and self-employment affiliations decrease (−0.4%). With regard to self-employment affiliations, 64.3% were for men and 35.7% for women.

In Catalonia, 22.4% of the affiliations to the Social Security from paid employment were part-time in September 2019. The highest proportions were recorded in La Cerdanya (29.0%), El Solsonès (26.7%) and La Terra Alta (26.0%). In contrast, L’Aran (15.9%) and L'Alt Camp and El Pla d’Urgell (18.5% both) recorded the lowest levels of partiality.

As for the degree of temporality, the counties where it was highest were L’Alta Ribagorça (39.9%) and La Ribera d’Ebre and El Baix Ebre (36.8% both). In contrast, those with the lowest temporality were El Baix Llobregat (24.0%), El Vallès Occidental (24.5%) and El Vallès Oriental (24.8%). The degree of temporality stood at 27.1% in Catalonia.