Relative Importance of Income Sources for Aged Units

Table 6.A1
Percentage distribution, by age, 2004
Aged 65 or older
Proportion of income

Aged 55–61

Aged 62–64

Total
Retirement benefits

Total percent

65–74

a

100

100

100

100

0
1–19 b
20–39
40–59
60–79
80 or more

74
6
5
4
3
9

40
11
9
8
6
25

6
4
8
9
11
62

8
7
11
11
11
51

50 or more
90 or more
100

13
8
5

35
22
13

78
54
30

68
44
23

Mean proportion

14

37

75

67

15,053

4,782

25,891

12,538

Number (thousands)

Social Security c
Total percent

100

100

100

100

0
1–19 b
20–39
40–59
60–79
80 or more

87
3
3
2
1
4

52
13
10
7
4
14

9
9
15
16
14
38

11
13
18
17
12
29

50 or more
90 or more
100

7
4
3

21
12
9

60
31
20

49
24
15

Mean proportion

7

24

60

52

15,053

4,782

25,891

12,538

Number (thousands)

Government employee pensions d
Total percent

100

100

100

100

0
1–19 b
20–39
40–59
60–79
80 or more

93
2
2
1
1
1

89
2
3
2
1
2

86
2
3
4
2
2

86
3
4
4
2
2

50 or more
90 or more
100

3
1
0

4
1
1

6
1
0

6
1
0

Mean proportion

3

5

6

6

15,053

4,782

25,891

12,538

Number (thousands)

Private pensions or annuities
Total percent

100

100

100

100

90
4
2
1
1

80
9
4
4
2

70
12
10
6
2

71
11
9
6
2

80 or more
50 or more
90 or more
100

2
3
1
1

2
5
1
1

1
4
0
0

1
5
1
0

Mean proportion

4

7

9

9

15,053

4,782

25,891

12,538

0
1–19 b
20–39
40–59
60–79

Number (thousands)

Earnings
Total percent

100

100

100

100

0
1–19 b
20–39
40–59
60–79
80 or more

16
2
3
5
8
65

34
4
5
7
10
40

76
5
4
5
5
5

63
7
6
8
8
8

50 or more
90 or more
100

77
58
22

54
33
11

12
3
2

21
6
2

Mean proportion

73

51

12

20

15,053

4,782

25,891

12,538

Number (thousands)

Income from assets
Total percent

100

100

100

100

0
1–19 b
20–39
40–59
60–79
80 or more

41
52
3
2
1
2

40
50
5
3
1
2

44
43
7
3
2
1

42
45
7
3
1
1

50 or more
90 or more
100

3
2
1

4
2
1

4
1
1

4
1
1

Mean proportion

6

7

8

8

15,053

4,782

25,891

12,538

Number (thousands)

Public assistance
Total percent

100

100

100

100

0
1–19 b
20–39
40–59
60–79
80 or more

95
1
1
1
0
2

95
1
1
1
0
2

95
1
1
1
0
1

95
2
1
1
0
2

50 or more
90 or more
100

3
2
2

2
2
1

2
1
1

2
1
1

Mean proportion

3

3

2

2

15,053

4,782

25,891

12,538

Number (thousands)

NOTE: Units with zero total income or with negative total income, earnings, or income from assets are excluded.
a. Includes Social Security benefits, Railroad Retirement, government employee pensions, and private pensions or annuities.
b. Includes units with at least $1 but less than 1 percent of income from the specified source.
c. Includes retired-worker benefits, dependents' or survivors' benefits, disability benefits, transitionally insured benefits, and special age-72 benefits.
d. Includes federal, state, local, and military pensions.

File available from:
U.S. Social Security Administration, Office of Policy
Income of the Population 55 or Older, 2004
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/income_pop55/2004/

e of Income Sources for Aged Units

d 65 or older
75 or older

100
4
2
5
7
11
72
87
63
35
83
13,353

100
6
5
11
15
16
46
70
38
24
67
13,353

100
87
2
3
4
3
2
6
1
0
6
13,353

100
69
13
10
6
2
1
4
0
0
9
13,353

100
89
3
2
2
2
2
4
1
1
5
13,353

100
45
41
7
3
2
2
5
1
1
8
13,353

2 benefits.

100
96
1
1
0
0
1
2
1
1
2
13,353

Relative Importance of Income Sources for Units 65 or Older
Table 6.A2
Percentage distribution, by quintiles of total money income, 2004
Proportion of income

Total

First

Second

Third

Fourth

Retirement benefits a
Total percent

100

100

100

100

100

0
1–19 b
20–39
40–59
60–79
80 or more

6
4
8
9
11
62

13
1
1
3
6
76

2
0
2
4
8
84

3
1
4
9
12
71

5
2
9
13
17
54

50 or more
90 or more
100

78
54
30

85
71
55

94
77
49

88
62
29

78
44
15

Mean proportion

75

81

90

83

74

25,891

4,520

5,443

5,318

5,297

Number (thousands)

Social Security
Total percent

c

100

100

100

100

100

0
1–19 b
20–39
40–59
60–79
80 or more

9
9
15
16
14
38

15
1
1
4
7
72

4
1
3
7
14
72

5
2
8
22
24
38

8
5
22
33
23
10

50 or more
90 or more
100

60
31
20

81
65
50

90
61
37

76
28
12

48
5
1

Mean proportion

60

78

84

67

48

25,891

4,520

5,443

5,318

5,297

Number (thousands)

Government employee pensions d
Total percent

100

100

100

100

100

0
1–19 b
20–39
40–59
60–79
80 or more

86
2
3
4
2
2

99
0
0
0
0
0

96
1
1
1
1
1

88
2
3
3
2
2

80
3
5
6
4
2

50 or more
90 or more
100

6
1
0

1
0
0

2
0
0

6
1
1

10
1
0

Mean proportion

6

1

2

6

10

25,891

4,520

5,443

5,318

5,297

Number (thousands)

Private pensions or annuities
Total percent

100

100

100

100

100

0
1–19 b
20–39
40–59
60–79
80 or more

70
12
10
6
2
1

93
3
1
1
1
1

81
11
5
2
1
0

64
14
13
7
1
1

54
15
17
11
3
0

50 or more
90 or more
100

4
0
0

2
1
1

1
0
0

3
0
0

7
0
0

Mean proportion

9

3

4

10

14

25,891

4,520

5,443

5,318

5,297

Number (thousands)

Earnings
Total percent
0
1–19 b
20–39
40–59
60–79
80 or more

100

100

100

100

100

76
5
4
5
5
5

96
1
1
0
0
1

94
2
1
1
1
1

84
5
4
4
2
2

68
7
7
8
6
5

50 or more
90 or more
100

12
3
2

2
1
1

2
1
1

6
2
1

15
4
2

Mean proportion

12

2

3

7

15

25,891

4,520

5,443

5,318

5,297

Number (thousands)

Income from assets
Total percent

100

100

100

100

100

0
1–19 b
20–39
40–59
60–79
80 or more

44
43
7
3
2
1

75
18
2
1
0
4

59
35
4
1
0
0

43
46
7
2
1
0

29
56
11
3
1
0

50 or more
90 or more
100

4
1
1

4
3
3

1
0
0

2
0
0

3
0
0

Mean proportion

8

5

4

6

8

25,891

4,520

5,443

5,318

5,297

Number (thousands)

NOTES: Quintile limits are $10,399, $16,363, $25,587, and $44,129 for aged units.
Units with zero total income or with negative total income, earnings, or income from assets are excluded.
a. Includes Social Security benefits, Railroad Retirement, government employee pensions, and private pensions or annuities.
b. Includes units with at least $1 but less than 1 percent of income from the specified source.
c. Includes retired-worker benefits, dependents' or survivors' benefits, disability benefits, transitionally insured benefits, and special age-72 benefits.
d. Includes federal, state, local, and military pensions.

File available from:
U.S. Social Security Administration, Office of Policy
Income of the Population 55 or Older, 2004
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/income_pop55/2004/

ome Sources for Units 65 or Older

Fifth

100
8
17
22
15
12
26
45
19
4
49
5,312

100
12
35
37
13
2
1
7
1
1
24
5,312

100
71
6
7
8
5
3
11
1
0
13
5,312

100
61
16
11
8
4
1
8
0
0
12
5,312

100
42
10
7
12
15
14

36
8
2
33
5,312

enefits.

100
17
55
11
7
6
3
12
0
0
16
5,312