It also highlights that month-on-month the year-on-year growth in the number of retirement pensions, 6,076,942, is moderating, which in this month drops to 1.65%, the lowest rate recorded in the last two years (September 2017, 1 , 64%). In addition, it should be noted the evolution of the new retirement pensions registered until September (256,037) 8.2% less than in the same period of 2018 (278,900).
The system pays 2,365,036 widow's pensions; 959,894, for permanent disability; 339,384, of orphanhood and 43,006, in favor of family members.
The average pension of the System, which includes the different classes (retirement, permanent disability, widowhood, orphanhood and in favor of family members), is 995.02 euros per month. Specifically, the average retirement pension amounts to 1,142.67 euros per month and the widow's pension stands at 714.53 euros. As for the new discharges, the average retirement pension (October) is 1,419.17 euros in the whole system.
The monthly list of contributory pensions totaled 9,735,501, which translates into a year-on-year increase of 4.83%, a value that has been moderating since the beginning of the year.
The number of members per pensioner amounted to 2.30 on average in October, the latest data published by Social Security.