"Figure 7: Weighted-average contribution rates to private sector occupational pension schemes by benefit structure and contributor, 2015",""
"UK",""
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"Notes","1. Includes schemes where standard contributions were zero.
2. Excludes normal contributions paid as fixed amounts.
3. Includes rates for open, closed and frozen schemes.
4. Excludes schemes with fewer than 12 members.
5. Estimates for Defined benefit schemes include Career average schemes.
6. Career average schemes estimated here refer only to those revalued in line with prices (see [Pension Trends glossary](http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20160105160709/http:/www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/pensions/pension-trends/no--1--2005-edition/pension-trends--glossary.pdf)).
7. Weighted-average contribution rates across all schemes were calculated based on the estimates for numbers of active members contributing at each rate. For example, if a scheme had a group of 50 active members contributing at 4% and another group of 100 active members contributing at 6%, then the scheme's weighted-average contribution rate would be 5.3%.
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"Unit","Percentage of pensionable earnings"
"",""
"","Member","Employer"
"Defined benefit schemes","5.0","16.2"
"Career average schemes","5.5","12.9"
"Defined contribution schemes","1.5","2.5"