Pensions Analysis Unit
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Frequency of release: Ad-hoc
Geographical coverage: UK
Geographical breakdown: UK
Following consultation, the way we present pension statistics has been updated. The Pension Trends series will no longer be produced and it will be replaced by a compendium approach with timely, more topical analyses in the form of responsive short stories. The parts of Pension Trends that represented new analyses, unavailable elsewhere, will continue to be produced and will be made available within the compendium.
Details have been published as advisory notes explaining the move to pensions compendium (100.3 Kb Pdf) .
This chapter examines trends in labour market participation and the transition from work to retirement. The chapter begins by looking at how the economic support ratio, a measure of the economic burden on working people, might be affected by the ageing of the UK population. It then examines changes in labour force participation over time, considers labour force participation of older age groups and examines trends in the average age of withdrawal from the labour market.
These National Statistics are produced to high professional standards and released according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.