Social Insurance in China - Statistics & Facts

Revenue from social insurance in urban China, which includes health, unemployment, pensions, work-related injury, and maternity insurance, reached 2.4 trillion yuan in 2011, which was a 27.7 percent increase compared to the previous year. Expenditure on these five social insurance categories also grew by 21.8 percent, coming to 1.81 trillion yuan in that year.

With regards to health insurance in China, the employer contributes between 7 and 12 percent of their worker's salary, while the employee pays an additional 2 percent. Health insurance revenue amounted to 553.9 billion yuan in 2011, while expenditure stood at 443.1 billion yuan. In urban regions of China around 473.4 million people paid health insurance premiums. In terms of expenditure, per capita spending on health care and medical services amounted to 970 yuan.

Total revenue and expenditure for the basic pension fund in 2011 were 1.69 trillion yuan and 1.28 trillion yuan respectively. Around 68.3 million urban retirees received monthly pension benefits, which stood at 1,516.68 yuan per person according to the National Audit Office of the People's Republic of China.

Overview of the most important facts:
  • Social insurance revenue and expenditure in China from 2007 to 2011
  • Level of revenue and expenditure in the unemployment insurance sector in China in 2011
  • Number of contributors and beneficiaries of unemployment in China from 2001 to 2011
  • Level of revenue and expenditure in the occupational accident insurance sector in China in 2010 and 2011


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