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February 9, 2023

Pensioners making up 42,4 pc of Romania’s households

As many as 42.4 percent of Romania’s households are made up of pensioners and 40.3 percent of economically active people, according to a document released by the National Statistics Institute (INS) upon Agerpres’s request for information.

‘The employment status of the bread winner in each household has a special importance and a strong impact on the size and composition of the households’ income, spending and consumption, as well as on the behaviours of households in terms of savings and investment. Most of the Romanian households are made up of economically active and pensioned people: 82.7 percent, 40.3 percent of which are households of economically active people and 42.4 percent of pensioners. Households of wage income earners, unemployed and pensioners are numerous in the urban areas, while free lancers predominate in the countryside,’ the document says.

Out of the total urban households, 51 percent were made up of wage income earners and 39 percent by pensioners.

‘Nearly half of the countryside households (46.8 percent) were made up of pensioners, with just 16 percent of them being farm pensioners. Out of the total of households of pensioners, 47.7 percent were living in the countryside. The percentage of households made up of economically active people in the countryside was 28.2 percent. (…) The document shows that by age brackets, the composition of Romanian households in 2015 fell into two categories: 37.4 percent in the 25-49-year bracket and 36.1 percent in the over-50 bracket, 17.1 percent of which in the 65-and-over bracket. The difference – 26.5 percent – were people aged 25 and under. It is worth noting that men outnumbered women in the under-15, 15-24 and 25-29 age brackets, while women outnumbered men in the 50-64 and over-65 age brackets,’ the document says.

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