Indicators on old age provision

The indicators on old age provision provide a comprehensive overview of the situation of the senior population in Switzerland. Twelve key indicators provide a brief summary.

Thematic areas covered by the indicators on old age provision

The indicators on old age provision are grouped under the following four thematic areas.

Contextual indicators

The contextual indicators give a general overview of the senior population in Switzerland. They include information on demographics and on the different living arrangements of the senior population.

Key indicators and detailed data

Access to the old age provision system

This topic area focuses on the transition to retirement. Key to this is the protection of employed and retired persons by means of the old age provision system. The system is also known as the «three-pillar system» and is comprised of the old age and survivors' insurance (OASI), occupational pension plans (BV/PP) and the third (3a) pillar (private pensions).

Key indicators and detailed data

Financial aspects of old age provision

Central to this topic area is the financial situation of the senior population. The topic area focuses on the relevant components of pensioners' incomes.

Key indicators and detailed data

Quality of life in old age

This topic area addresses aspects of quality of life in old age. It focuses on health, social integration and participation as well as the consumer behaviour of the senior population.

Key indicators and detailed data

Statistical sources and concepts

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Contextual indicators

The context indicators include information on demographics and on the different living arrangements of the senior population.

Access to the old age provision system

This topic area focuses on the transition to retirement as well as on the protection offered by the old age provision system (the «three pillar system»).

Financial aspects of old age provision

The topic area focuses on the relevant components of pensioners' incomes.

Quality of life in old age

This topic area focuses on health, social integration and participation, as well as the consumer behaviour of the senior population.

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