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Demographic Structure of Pension Recipients

  • The number of recipients of the government employees’ pension is around 4.8 billion, and the dependency rate (i.e. the number of recipients over incumbents) is 42.5%.
    • Retirement pension recipients account for 88.2%(419,968 persons) and survivors pension recipients account for the remaining 11.7%(56,216 persons).
  • The average age of pension recipients in 2017 is 67.3 years old, and recipients in education account for 30.8% of the whole recipients and the gender ratio is 72.5%(male) versus 27.5%(female).

Demographic Structure of Pension Recipients

(As of the end of December 2017)
Demographic Structure of Pension Recipients : Classification, Number of persons and %
Classification Number of persons and %
Number of pension recipients 476,184
Average age 67.3 years old
Gender ratio 72.5%(male) : 27.5%(female)
Type of occupation 69.1%(non-education) : 30.9%(education)

Benefits Distribution of Pension Recipients

(As of the end of December 2017)
Demographic Structure of Pension Recipients : Classification, Number of persons and %
Total Retirement pension Survivors pension
476,184 419,968 56,216
※ Excluding disability pension recipients (3,210) and disability survivors pension recipients (702)