Press More than one quarter of pensioners have a monthly net income of under 1,000 euros

Press release No. N 061 of 29 September 2022

  • Number of recipients of old-age pension up from 16.6 million in 2011 to 17.6 million in 2021
  • 12.9% of the 65 to 75-year-olds are in employment
  • 589,000 people received basic security benefits in old age in December 2021

WIESBADEN – The third relief package of the Federal Government will support pensioners through a one-time energy price allowance. The focus is on those with lower income. 4.9 million pensioners had a personal monthly net income of under 1,000 euros in 2021, as reported by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) on the basis of microcensus results. This corresponds to 27.8% of all pensioners. The proportion is markedly higher among women. 38.2% of female pensioners had a net income of under 1,000 euros, but only 14.7% of male pensioners. A total 17.6 million people in Germany received old-age pension in 2021, while ten years earlier there were only 16.6 million pensioners. The proportion of pensioners of the population in private households was up from 20.9% in 2011 to 21.4% in 2021.



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