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Private Pensions

Table 15: Average amount received by a pensioner from occupational and personal pensions; average of those receiving something more than zero[1]


Average amount received 2018/19 prices (£ per week)

Occupational pension[2]

Personal pension





Single pensioners





Pensioner couples





All pensioners







[1] DWP (2020) The Pensioners’ Incomes Series 2018 to 2019. Averages do not include pensioners who have no income from occupational or personal pensions.   

[2] Income from occupational pensions includes income from occupational pensions in both the public and private sector. Pensioners may be receiving income from more than one pension.


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