A more recent publication of this set of statistics is available: Effective Retirement Age

Slightly rising effective retirement age

New retirees on an earnings-related pension, by age

In 2017, the expected effective retirement age within the earnings-related pension system was 61.2 years. It rose by 0.1 years compared to the previous year, as was forecasted. Changes in the effective retirement age are measured by the expected effective retirement age, which is based on starting pensions for different age groups.

The number of new retirees on an earnings-related pension was an ample 75,000, slightly lower than in 2016. A total of 57,000 persons retired on an old-age pension, which is roughly the same number as in 2016.

The number of new disability pension recipients in 2017 was 18,600 persons. The number of new retirees on a disability pension has remained unchanged in the last few years, but the share of retirees on a part-time disability pension has grown.

Expected effective retirement age for 25-year-olds and 50-year-olds

Year25-year-olds50-year-olds
201060.462.3
201160.562.4
201260.962.7
201360.962.7
201461.262.8
201561.162.8
2016 61.1 62.8
2017 61.2 62.8