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Frequency of release: Annually
Geographical coverage: UK
Geographical breakdown: UK
Survey name(s): Occupational Pension Scheme Survey (OPSS)
Total membership of occupational pension schemes in 2010 was estimated to be 27.2 million, compared with 27.7 million in 2009.
Active membership continues to fall. In 2010 there were 8.3 million active (employee) members of occupational pension schemes, the lowest level since the 1950s.
Of the active members total, 5.3 million were in public sector schemes and 3.0 million were in private sector schemes.
For private sector defined benefit schemes, the average contribution rate in 2010 was 5.1 per cent for members (employees) and 15.8 per cent for employers.
For private sector defined contribution schemes, the average contribution rate in 2010 was 2.7 per cent for members and 6.2 per cent for employers.
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