|Pension coverage for persons in employment (ILO) aged 20 to 69 years|
|Q4 20151||Q3 20181||Q3 20182|
|1 Includes only occupational pensions from current employment and personal pensions in current contribution.|
|2 Includes occupational pension coverage from current and previous employments, and personal pensions, including deferred pensions and pensions in draw-down mode.|
A Pensions survey of workers aged 20 to 69 years was included in the Labour Force Survey (LFS) in the third quarter (July - September) of 2018. This report presents the results of this survey.
This survey does not measure pensions provided through the State Social Welfare Scheme and instead relates to occupational and personal pension cover (supplementary pension coverage) only.
Summary of main results
Users should note that the survey instrument used to carry out the Pensions survey has changed since the survey was last carried out in Quarter 4 2015, when it was carried out as a module of the Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS). The Labour Force Survey (LFS) has now replaced the QNHS. With this change, surveys previously carried out as modules of the QNHS, are now carried out for the most part in the General Household Survey (GHS) or included in some or all waves of the LFS. This Pensions survey was included in the LFS in Quarter 3 2018. Further information is available in the Background Notes.
It should be noted that in previous Pensions surveys, supplementary pension coverage covered only occupational pensions from one's current employment and personal pensions in current contribution. In Quarter 3 2018, the Pensions survey was expanded to include occupational pension coverage from previous employments (also for self-employed persons) and personal pensions where payments had been deferred or were already being drawn down. The headline table shows the difference between supplementary pension coverage as surveyed in Quarter 4 2015, and in the most recent survey in Quarter 3 2018.