Statistics play a central role in the social-security decision-making process. By highlighting long-term trends, statistics make for greater transparency in social and political discussions.
The main task of statistics on social insurance systems is to gather and make available user-friendly information on the current state of individual social insurance schemes and how they are likely to develop. The focus is on information regarding customers and the benefits they receive from the various branches of social insurance, but also on the financial situation of each insurance scheme.
The statistics are primarily required for the purposes of planning and managing the individual branches of insurance. In addition to statistics on the individual branches of insurance, the FSIO also compiles the total social insurance accounts (TSIA). This overview comprises all cash flows and financial assets (income, expenses, social benefits, capital) of the individual branches of social insurance and calculates additional indicators that place this information in relation to overall economic data (social insurance benefits as a percentage of GDP).
Last modification 10.09.2019