Trattamenti pensionistici e beneficiari

Pensions and pensioners

In 2013 total pension expenditure reached 272,746 million euro, registering an increase by 0.7% compared to 2012. Its incidence rate on Gdp grew by 0.22 percentage points, and passed from 16.63% in 2012 to 16.85% in 2013.

Old Age pensions represented more than two thirds (71.8%) of total pension expenditure, followed by survivor pensions (14.8%) and welfare pensions (7.9%); the weight of invalidity pensions (3.8%) and injury pensions (1.7%) is far more limited.

Pensions average amount was 11,695 euro, 213 euros more than in 2012 (+1.9%).

Pensioners were 16.4 million, around 200 thousands fewer if compared to 2012; each of them received an annual average income of 16,638 euro (323 euro more than 2012) bearing in mind that, in some cases, a pensioner may receive more than one pension.

Women represented 52.9% of pensioners and received an average pension income of 13,921 euros (while men received 19,686 euros); more than a half of women (50.5%) received monthly less than 1,000 euro, against one-third (31.0%) of men.

The highest share of pensions was provided in North (47.8%) area, while 20.5% in the Centre and the remaining 31.8% in the South and Islands area.

New pensioners (people who started receiving at least one pension in 2013) were 559,634, while people who stopped receiving pension in 2013 (the ceased) were 760,157. Annual average income of new pensioners (13,152 euro) was lower if compared to that of the ceased (15,303) and to that of the surviving (16,761), those who benefited of at least one pension also in 2012.

Around one fourth (24.9%) of pensioners were under 65, and half of them (51.0%) were between 65 and 79 years old, and the remaining fourth (24.1%) were over 80 years.

41.3% of pensioners benefited of an average amount of monthly pension income lower than 1,000 euros, 39.4% of them received a sum between 1,000 and 2,000 euros and 13.7% between 2,000 and 3,000 euros, while the share of those who perceived more than 3,000 euros was 5.6%.

Two thirds of pensioners (67.1%) benefited of one pension, one fourth (25.1%) received two pensions, while 7.8% three or more.

old age, pensions, pensions and pensioners, statistics report
Social security and welfare
document typology:
Press release
Reference period
Year 2013
Date of publication
5 December 2014
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