Statistics note: The development in disability pension, by December 31st 2015

The Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV) have recently published updated numbers for disability pension in Norway by December 31st 2015.

The overview shows that the share of young disability pensioners (18-29 years old) continues to rise. Disability increases naturally with age and the youngest still constitute the smallest groups, but while the share of disability pensioners is increasing in all age groups under 55 years, it is decreasing in all age groups over 55 years old (this is true both for the last year, but also for the past 10 years).

The figure below shows the share of the population in the same age group (black line = total, red line = females, and blue line = males) and total number (blue area) of young disability pensioners over the last 10 years. By December 31st 2015, there were 13’000 young disability pensioners in Norway, that is, 1,6 percent of the population in the same age group. This is an increase of 5’700 individuals or 0,5 percentage points of the population in the same age group since 2006.

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Source: NAV (2016). The development in disability pension, by December 31st 2015 (statistics note). Oslo, Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV).

 

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