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Table 3 Predicted reasons for retirement among dentists and average intended age of retirement (in NSW, Australia)

From: Retirement intentions of dentists in New South Wales, Australia

  % of dentists of each sex/work type (expected age of retirement)a
  General dentists Specialists All dentists
Reason for retirement Male
N = 95
Female
N = 14
Total
N = 25
Male
N = 124
Female
N = 18
Total
N = 146
I can afford to 53 (65.0) 50 (58.9) 52 (63.9) 51 (64.8) 50 (59.1) 49 (64.0)
Superannuation rules making retirement financially advantageous 19 (65.0) 21 (62.3) 12 (61.7) 17 (64.5) 22 (63.0) 17 (64.3)
Becoming eligible for the old age pension 1 (69.0) 7 (76.0) 0 1 (69.0) 6 (76.0) 1 (72.5)
Spouse retiring 1 (58.0) 7 (58.0) 0 1 (58.0) 11 (58.0) 2 (58.0)
Spouse wanting me to retire 8 (63.1) 7 (75.0) 8 (62.5) 8 (63.0) 6 (75.0) 8 (64.1)
Spouse's income sufficient 0 0 0 0 0 0
To spend more time with family 17 (64.4) 29 (69.0) 12 (65.0) 16 (64.7) 22 (69.0) 16 (64.4)
To have more leisure time 52 (64.9) 57 (65.4) 52 (63.1) 52 (64.6) 61 (64.8) 51 (64.7)
Lack of interesting work/boredom 6 (63.2) 0 0 5 (63.2) 0 4 (63.2)
Job stress/pressure 25 (63.5) 36 (62.4) 4 (60.0) 22 (63.8) 39 (61.7) 23 (63.4)
Accepting voluntary redundancy 1 (68.0) 0 0 1 (68.0) 0 1 (68.0)
Own ill health 8 (70.0) 29 (68.0) 4 (65.0) 8 (69.4) 28 (67.4) 10 (68.6)
Ill health of family member 0 14 (70.0) 0 0 11 (70.0) 1 (70.0)
  1. aNote: there were three work types recorded in the survey (general dentists, specialists and other dentists). Only the disaggregated results for general dentists and specialists are presented here, along with those for all dentists. All specialists responding to the survey were male.