Welfare Indicators and Risk Factors: Fourteenth Report to Congress. Table SSI 6. Characteristics of Federally Administered SSI Recipients by Selected Characteristics: Selected Years, 1980-2013

09/22/2015

 

1980

1985

1990

1995

2000

2005

2010

2013

 

Total

Ages

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

  under 18

5.5

5.5

6.4

14.1

12.8

14.6

15.7

15.8

   18-64

40.9

45.4

50.9

53.5

56.7

57.4

58.5

59.0

   65 or older

53.6

49.1

42.7

32.5

30.5

28.0

25.8

25.2

Sex

 

   Male

34.4

35.2

37.2

41.7

41.5

43.1

45.3

46.6

   Female

65.5

64.8

62.8

58.3

58.5

56.9

54.7

53.4

Selected Sources of Income

 

   Earnings

3.2

3.8

4.7

4.3

4.4

3.8

3.3

3.1

   Social Security

51.0

49.4

45.9

37.9

36.1

35.2

34.1

33.2

   No other income

34.8

34.5

36.4

45.0

54.4

55.3

56.8

57.5

Noncitizens

NA   

5.1

9.0

12.1

10.5

9.6

7.9

6.7

Eligibility Category

 

   Aged

43.6

36.4

30.2

22.2

19.5

17.1

15.0

13.8

   Blind

1.9

2.0

1.7

1.3

1.2

1.1

0.9

0.8

   Disabled

54.5

61.7

68.1

76.5

79.3

81.9

84.2

85.4

 

Aged

Ages

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

   65-69

14.0

14.9

19.4

20.0

15.6

15.1

15.3

16.3

   70-79

51.5

45.6

41.3

45.4

50.0

46.8

43.3

42.3

   80 or older

34.5

39.5

39.2

34.5

34.5

38.1

41.4

41.4

Sex

 

   Male

27.3

25.5

25.1

27.2

29.0

31.4

33.4

34.4

   Female

72.6

74.5

74.9

72.8

71.0

68.6

66.6

65.6

Noncitizens

NA   

9.7

19.4

31.8

28.5

28.3

25.6

22.6

 

Blind and Disabled

Ages

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

   18-64

80.2

77.7

80.0

83.7

83.8

84.1

84.4

83.9

   65 or older

19.8

22.3

20.0

16.3

16.2

16.0

15.6

16.0

Sex1

 

   Male

39.8

40.8

42.4

41.7

44.5

41.2

43.1

44.4

   Female

60.2

59.2

57.6

58.3

55.5

58.8

56.9

55.6

Noncitizens

NA   

2.4

4.6

6.3

6.2

5.7

4.8

4.2

 

Children

Ages

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

Under 5

11.7

NA   

NA   

15.2

15.5

15.5

15.7

14.1

  5-9

20.9

NA   

NA   

28.4

28.5

27.3

29.4

29.9

  10-14

28.8

NA   

NA   

32.7

36.2

35.3

34.3

35.8

  15-17

21.7

NA   

NA   

17.9

19.8

22.0

20.5

20.2

  18-212

16.8

14.3

9.3

5.9

  —    

  —    

  —    

  —    

Sex

 

   Male

NA   

NA   

NA   

63.3

63.8

65.4

66.2

66.7

   Female

NA   

NA   

NA   

36.7

36.2

34.6

33.8

33.3

Note: Data are for December of the year.

1 For 1980-1992 male-female classification reflects all blind and disabled, both children and adults; thereafter, it is based on adults only.

2 In this table, students 18-21 are classified as children prior to 1998.

Source: Social Security Administration, Social Security Bulletin, Annual Statistical Supplement, 2013 and prior years (available online at www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/supplement/2013/).

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