Workplace pension scheme membership has increased to 64% in 2015, from 59% in 2014, caused by by increases in membership of occupational defined contribution and group personal and group stakeholder schemes
In 2015, 87% of employees in the public sector had a workplace pension compared with 55% of private sector employees
Occupational defined benefit pensions schemes represented less than half (45%) of total workplace pension membership in 2015, down from a high of 83% in 1997
Estimates of the proportion of employees in each pension type and contracted out status by Standard Industrial Classification (including public/private sector breakdown) and by gross weekly earnings bands.
Estimates of the proportion of employees in employee’s contribution bands by Standard Industrial Classification (including public/private sector breakdown) and by contracted out status and pension type.
The latest information on membership and contributions, by contracted out status, is presented for private sector defined benefit occupational schemes. The story focuses on 2013, but also provides active membership details for 2008 to 2013 inclusive.