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Retirement
 


STATISTICS AND DATA SOURCES

The ABS conducts a number of household surveys that are relevant to those interested in retirement in Australia. The most commonly used estimates of retirement are available in the Retirement and Retirement Intentions Survey.

Retirement and retirement intentions (two-yearly)
The Retirement and Retirement Intentions topic is included in the Multi-Purpose Household Survey and collects information on retirement trends, factors which influence decisions to retire, and income arrangements that retirees and potential retirees have made for their retirement. The data are cross-classified by: age; sex; marital status; country of birth; and labour force characteristics.
Summary results are published in Retirement and Retirement Intentions, Australia (cat. no. 6238.0).
Microdata are available in a Confidentialised Unit Record File (cat. no. 4100.0.55.001).
Table builder is available in Microdata: Barriers and Incentives to Labour Force Participation, Retirement and Retirement Intentions, July 2010 to June 2011 (cat. no. 6238.0.55.001)


Survey of Employment Arrangements, Retirement and Superannuation (six-yearly)
The Survey of Employment Arrangements, Retirement and Superannuation collects detailed information about the diversity of employment arrangements in Australia, as well as the characteristics of retirement and the superannuation coverage of individuals. Data can be cross-classified by a number of demographic and labour force characteristics. The survey was most recently conducted in 2007.
Summary results are published in Employment Arrangements, Retirement and Superannuation, Australia (cat. no. 6361.0).
Microdata are available in a Confidentialised Unit Record File (cat. no. 6361.0.55.001).


ARTICLES AND ANALYSIS
Changing retirement intentions and behaviours - An age cohort analysisRetirement and Retirement Intentions
July 2012 to June 2013
Older people and the labour marketAustralian Social Trends
Sep 2010
Retirement and retirement intentionsAustralian Social Trends
Mar 2009
Retirement intentionsAustralian Labour Market Statistics
Jan 2009
Retirement and retirement intentionsYear Book Australia
2007
Health, disability, age and labour force participationAustralian Labour Market Statistics
April 2005
Experimental estimates of the average age at withdrawal from the labour forceAustralian Labour Market Statistics
January 2005
Mature age people and the labour forceAustralian Labour Market Statistics
October 2004
Retirement and retirement intentionsAustralian Social Trends
2000
Early retirement among menAustralian Social Trends
1994
Retirement intentions
Year Book Australia
1986


REFERENCE AND INFORMATION

Concepts, Sources and Methods
Labour Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods (cat. no. 6102.0.55.001). describes the concepts and definitions underpinning Australian labour statistics, the data sources and the methods used in the collection and compilation of these statistics. For further information on Retirement see Chapter 22.2 Retirement and Retirement Intentions and Chapter 23 Survey of Employment Arrangements, Retirement and Superannuation.




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