Income of the Population 55 or Older, 2002

 

Appendix B: Recalculation of Relative Importance of Asset Income Data in Section 6.B for 2000

The tables in this appendix present data from Income of the Population 55 or Older, 2000, revised to reflect changes in the methodology used in Section 6.B of this edition. The effect of this change is negligible for income sources other than asset income. The original tables in the 2000 edition excluded aged units receiving less than 1 percent of total income from asset income for the calculation of the percentages. Aged units with at least one dollar of income from assets are included in the calculations for the tables below. The mean proportions and population counts were unaffected by this change and match those in the original tables in the 2000 edition.

Tables included in this appendix:


Appendix Table 6.B1 Relative importance of income from assets for aged units: percentage distribution, by age, 2000 (recalculated)
Proportion of income Aged 55–61 Aged 62–64 Aged 65 or older
Total 65–74 75 or older
Total percent 100 100 100 100 100
1–19 84 81 68 71 65
20–39 8 10 17 16 17
40–59 3 4 8 7 10
60–79 2 3 5 5 5
80 or more 3 2 3 2 3
50 or more 6 6 11 10 13
90 or more 3 2 2 1 2
100 2 2 1 1 1
Mean proportion 11 12 18 16 19
Number (thousands) 7,277 2,359 14,779 7,410 7,369
NOTE: Units with zero total income or with negative total income, earnings, or asset income are excluded.
Appendix Table 6.B2 Relative importance of income from assets for aged units: percentage distribution, by age, marital status, and sex of nonmarried persons, 2000 (recalculated)
Proportion of income Aged 55–61 Aged 62–64 Aged 65 or older
Married couples Nonmarried persons Married couples Nonmarried persons Married couples Nonmarried persons
Total Men Women Total Men Women Total Men Women
Total percent 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
1–19 87 78 75 79 84 77 79 76 70 65 62 66
20–39 8 9 12 8 9 11 5 14 16 17 17 17
40–59 3 4 5 4 4 4 7 3 7 9 12 8
60–79 1 2 2 2 1 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
80 or more 2 7 7 7 2 3 4 2 2 4 4 3
50 or more 4 10 10 10 5 8 10 8 9 13 15 12
90 or more 1 6 6 6 2 2 3 2 1 2 2 2
100 1 5 6 5 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 2
Mean proportion 8 15 16 15 10 14 15 13 16 19 21 19
Number (thousands) 4,808 2,470 862 1,607 1,488 870 246 624 7,017 7,761 1,946 5,815
NOTE: Units with zero total income or with negative total income, earnings, or asset income are excluded.
Appendix Table 6.B3 Relative importance of income from assets for units 65 or older: percentage distribution, by Social Security beneficiary status, marital status, and sex of nonmarried persons, 2000 (recalculated)
Proportion of income Beneficiary Nonbeneficiary
All units Married couples Nonmarried persons All units Married couples Nonmarried persons
Total Men Women Total Men Women
Total percent 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
1–19 68 71 66 63 67 61 68 55 60 52
20–39 17 17 17 17 17 13 15 12 11 12
40–59 8 7 10 13 9 4 3 6 8 5
60–79 5 5 5 5 5 3 2 4 8 3
80 or more 2 1 2 3 2 18 13 23 14 27
50 or more 10 9 12 14 11 24 17 30 27 32
90 or more 0 0 1 1 0 18 13 23 14 27
100 0 0 0 0 0 17 11 22 14 27
Mean proportion 17 16 18 20 18 29 23 35 29 38
Number (thousands) 13,778 6,529 7,249 1,774 5,475 1,001 489 512 172 340
NOTE: Units with zero total income or with negative total income, earnings, or asset income are excluded.
Appendix Table 6.B4 Relative importance of income from assets for units 65 or older: percentage distribution, by marital status, sex of nonmarried persons, race, and Hispanic origin, 2000 (recalculated)
Proportion of income All units Married couples Nonmarried persons
Total Men Women
White Black Hispanic origin White Black Hispanic origin White Black Hispanic origin White Black Hispanic origin White Black Hispanic origin
Total percent 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
1–19 67 87 75 70 90 83 65 84 68 61 81 a 66 85 67
20–39 17 6 13 17 7 12 17 6 14 17 11 a 17 4 17
40–59 9 1 7 7 0 4 10 1 9 13 1 a 9 1 10
60–79 5 3 3 5 2 0 5 4 5 5 0 a 5 6 2
80 or more 3 3 2 2 1 1 3 4 3 4 6 a 3 3 4
50 or more 11 6 8 10 3 3 13 9 12 16 6 a 12 10 11
90 or more 1 2 2 1 1 1 2 2 3 1 6 a 2 0 4
100 1 2 2 1 1 0 1 2 3 1 6 a 2 0 4
Mean proportion 18 10 15 16 7 10 19 13 19 21 15 a 19 13 19
Number (thousands) 13,818 647 422 6,550 292 199 7,268 356 223 1,782 122 58 5,486 233 164
NOTES: Units with zero total income or with negative total income, earnings, or asset income are excluded.
Prior to the collection of data for 2002, respondents could identify themselves in only one racial group. These categories may reflect respondents of more than one race.
Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race.
a. Fewer than 75,000 weighted cases.
Appendix Table 6.B5 Relative importance of income from assets for units 65 or older: percentage distribution, by marital status and quintiles of total money income, 2000 (recalculated)
Proportion of income All units Married couples Nonmarried persons
First Second Third Fourth Fifth First Second Third Fourth Fifth First Second Third Fourth Fifth
Total percent 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
1–19 72 82 71 67 57 82 81 74 72 55 71 84 79 65 48
20–39 11 14 17 20 17 9 14 19 18 18 11 11 16 18 19
40–59 3 3 9 9 11 2 4 6 7 11 2 3 4 12 15
60–79 2 1 3 4 10 1 1 2 3 13 1 2 1 4 11
80 or more 12 1 1 1 5 6 1 0 0 3 15 1 1 0 6
50 or more 15 2 6 9 21 8 2 4 7 21 16 3 3 9 26
90 or more 12 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 1 15 1 0 0 2
100 12 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 15 1 0 0 0
Mean proportion 21 10 15 16 24 14 10 12 14 25 23 9 11 17 29
Number (thousands) 1,192 2,341 3,085 3,847 4,314 765 1,207 1,535 1,651 1,860 622 917 1,667 2,058 2,496
NOTES: Units with zero total income or with negative total income, earnings, or asset income are excluded.
Quintile limits are $9,295, $14,980, $23,631, and $39,719 for all units; $17,877, $26,641, $37,440, and $60,015 for married couples; and $7,616, $10,723, $15,308, and $24,394 for nonmarried persons.