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Statistics & Data Files by Type


Using data publications such as the Annual Statistical Supplement and Income of the Population 55 or Older, the chartbooks present easy-to-understand charts and tables about the people served by the Social Security Administration's programs and the benefits they receive.

Public-Use Data Files

Public-use data files are subsets of survey or administrative data that are released to the public with all identifying information removed.

Statistical Compilations

The Office of Research, Evaluation, and Statistics produces numerous statistical reports that give a broad overview of the scope of the Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income programs. The data describe the characteristics of beneficiaries—for example, age, sex, income, and type of disability—and the type of benefits they receive (retired-worker, survivors, disabled-worker benefits, and so on). The data are also presented by state and, in some reports, by county or congressional district.