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Working and Retirement

Table 31: Proportion of people working by age group and sex (2017[1]


Year

50 – SPa[2]

Over SPa

Men

Women

Men

Women

1985

69.4

54.7

7.8

6.7

1990

70.0

58.4

8.4

7.6

1995

65.2

60.3

8.2

7.9

2000

68.9

64.4

7.5

8.4

2005

72.2

68.0

8.8

10.4

2008

73.2

70.2

10.7

12.3

2009

71.8

70.7

10.2

12.9

2010

71.2

70.5

11.0

13.2

2011

70.9

70.5

12.0

12.4

2012

71.7

70.2

12.4

11.5

2013

72.8

70.2

13.0

11.1

2014

74.1

69.7

12.9

11.0

2015

75.0

69.9

13.5

10.2

2016

75.8

70.1

14.2

10.1

2017

76.0

69.0

13.2

8.3



[1] Office for National Statistics (ONS) (2015) Participation rates in the UK - 2014 - 3. Older people. For 2015 onward: PPI analysis of the Labour Force Survey.

[2] SPA is currently 65 for men and transitioning from 60 to 65 for women. See PPI (2018) The Pensions Primer: a guide to the UK pensions system for more information.

 

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