Figure 5: Proportion of full-time employees with workplace pensions: by sector and gross weekly earnings band
Source: Office for National Statistics, Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings
The public and private sectors are classified using the legal status from the Inter-Departmental Business Register (see Definitions).
Full-time employees are defined as those who work more than 30 paid hours per week or those in teaching professions working 25 paid hours or more per week.
The proportion of employees with a workplace pension where employees earn less than £100 weekly earnings band have been excluded from the figure, however this data is available in the datasets.
Assuming an employee earned the same amount each week for a year, then they would have to earn at least £192 a week to be eligible for automatic enrolment. Employees earning below £192 would not be eligible but could chose to opt in to a workplace pension. The majority of employees in the £100 to £200 weekly earnings band are not eligible for automatic enrolment.