Physical capacity to do current job until raised retirement age the Netherlands 2017

This statistic shows the outcome of a survey done on the opinions on being physically able to do the current job until raised retirement age in the Netherlands, in 2017. The AOW scheme is an insurance scheme which covers everyone who lives or works in the Netherlands, regardless of nationality and is a basic state pension. As a rule, everyone who has reached the AOW pension age and lives or has lived in the Netherlands is entitled to this. It is paid under the National Old Age Pensions Act or AOW. As of 2017, roughly 50 percent of the Dutch respondents indicated that they think they are not physically capable of working in their current job until they are 67 years and three months or older.

Do you think you are physically capable of working in your current job until you are 67 years and three months or older?*

Share of respondents
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Release date

August 2017


Europe, Netherlands

Survey time period

July 25, 2017 to August 2, 2017

Number of respondents

9,226 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

employees in the Netherlands

Method of interview

Panel survey

Supplementary notes

* This question was phrased by the source in Dutch as follows: "Als u kijkt naar uw huidige functie: denkt u dat u fysiek in staat bent door te werken tot minimaal 67 jaar en drie maanden?"

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