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Private Pensions

Table 19: Number of members of occupational pension schemes (2017 estimates)[1]

Type of membership

Number of members (millions)

1953

1963

1975

1983

2000

2010

2015

2016

2017

Active members

Private sector

3.1

7.2

6.0

5.8

5.7

3.0

5.5

7.7

8.8

Public sector

3.1

3.9

5.4

5.3

4.4

5.3

5.6

5.7

6.3

Total

6.2

11.1

11.4

11.1

10.1

8.3

11.1

13.5

15.1

Pensions in payment

0.9

1.8

3.4

5.0

8.2

9.0

10.6

10.4

10.2

Preserved pension entitlements[2]

*

*

*

*

6.7

9.8

11.8

15.4

15.8

 

[1] ONS (2018) Occupational Pension Schemes Survey 2017

[2] Private and public sector breakdowns are not available for preserved pension entitlements before 1991 (* indicates not available).

 

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