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Social welfare budget

The structures of and connections within the system of social security are shown most clearly in the social welfare budget of the Federal Government. This annual compilation with a breakdown by institution gives an overview of social benefits provided by government institutions, public corporations, and employers. What is also shown is how much of the expenditure is funded by government transfers and by contributions of persons insured and employers. The benefits of the social security funds have the largest share in the social welfare budget. They are followed by the benefits provided as part of the assistance and welfare systems.

In FOCUS / 2013-04-17

Persons in employment in 2011: just under nine in ten with statutory insurance

86% of all persons in employment were insured under a statutory health insurance scheme in 2011. This applied to the large majority of employees (90%), while just slightly more than half of the self-employed (54%) were insured under a statutory health insurance scheme.

13% of all persons in employment had private health insurance coverage, that is, just under 9% of the employees and 45% of the self-employed.

Despite the obligation to insure, 0.2% of the persons in employment have no health insurance. The percentage is above average for foreign men aged 35 to 44 years (1.0%).


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Key figures

Social expendi­ture,total2009/
€ mn 760.6
Social expendi­ture ratio2008/
Benefits of the promotion and assistance systems
Old age and survivors2008/
€ mn 292.7
Sickness and disability2008/
€ mn 294.7
Children, spouses and maternity2008/
€ mn 79.9
€ mn 42.3
Housing, general life sustaining means2008/
€ mn 20.2


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