Year Males Females Total Of wich:
18-29 years old 30-44 years old 45 years and older
2000 87,816 65,634 153,450 .. .. ..
2001 80,413 59,150 139,563 .. .. ..
2002 80,221 59,486 139,707 .. .. ..
2003 82,858 63,875 146,733 .. .. ..
2004 91,047 72,109 163,156 39,827 71,602 51,727
2005 94,981 78,710 173,691 42,253 75,589 55,849
2006a 93,775 79,357 173,132 43,824 74,035 55,273
2007 114,015 94,892 208,907 53,588 87,211 68,108
2008 121,251 100,823 222,074 57,320 92,271 72,483
2009b 144,963 123,139 268,102 69,566 107,585 90,951
2010 147,733 127,805 275,538 69,370 107,360 98,808
2011 169,521 148,397 317,918 76,313 121,326 120,279
2012 167,505 150,274 317,779 75,634 119,590 122,555
2013 167,971 144,250 312,221 71,316 114,207 126,698
2014 151,188 136,727 287,915 64,321 102,604 120,990
2015c 140,539 130,701 271,240 60,318 93,648 117,274
2016 111,608 106,644 218,252 46,329 74,550 97,373
2017 97,347 96,542 193,889 40,004 64,679 89,206
2018 79,568 83,604 163,172 31,483 53,479 78,210
2019 65,120 70,408 135,528 24,662 44,378 66,488
2020 63,364 69,732 133,096 24,841 42,717 65,538
2021 58,875 63,758 122,633 21,213 38,498 62,922
2022 45,743 48,938 94,681 15,315 29,447 49,919
2023 41,759 44,463 86,222 13,289 26,085 46,848

Footnotes

*Number of entitlements during December (till 2008), on 31th December (from 2009)
aThe eligibility conditions and the method of calculating the amount of the regular social assistance have changed on 1 July 2006
bIn 2009, the social benefit system has changed significantly. This year introduced the active-age benefit scheme, under which people in need can receive regular social assistance or availability benefit based on their age, health or ability to work.
cOn 28 February 2015, regular social assistance was terminated and replaced by the health impairment and full-time parenting benefit with stricter eligibility condition.
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