Table 4 Population age 55 to 84 by retirement patterns and perceptions, and retirement status, 2009

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  Never retired Partially retired Fully retired Returned to work
age
Mean retirement age1 65.4 59.0 58.9 53.3
Median retirement age1 65.0 60.0 60.0 54.0
  mean score
Self-perceived ability to work (maximum 10) 9.2 8.2* 5.3* 9.3
Financial plan for retirement %
More than adequate/adequate 62.6 70.5** .. ..
Barely adequate 23.7 17.7** .. ..
Inadequate 13.7 11.8 .. ..
Employer pension plan other than Canada Pension Plan / Quebec Pension Plan (CPP/QPP) 60.7 62.0*** .. 77.7*
1. Refers to age at first full or partial retirement, or planned age of retirement for the never-retired.
* significantly different from the never-retired before and after age–sex adjustment (p<0.05)
** significantly different from the never-retired before but not after age–sex adjustment (p<0.05)
*** significantly different from the never-retired (p<0.05) only after age–sex adjustment
Source: Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) – Healthy Aging.