§ Sir Andrew Bowden
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will list the proportion of pensioners receiving income from an occupational pension identified as(a) all pensioners, (b) single male pensioners aged under 75 years, (c) single female pensioners aged under 75 years, (d) single pensioners aged under 75 years, (e) pensioner couples aged under 75 years, (f) single male pensioners aged 75 years and over, (g) single female pensioners aged 75 years and over, (h) single pensioners aged 75 years and over and (i) pensioner couples where at least one partner is aged 75 years and over; and if he will provide figures for the mean and the median amount received for the latest year in which figures are available.
§ Mr. Arbuthnot
The information is in the table.
necessary to amalgamate some income bands in order to provide reliable estimates.
Weekly gross income distribution— pensioner units 1992 pensioners couples Up to £150 Up to £200 Up to £250 Up to £350 Over £350 Number (000s) 900 600 300 400 400 Percentage 36 22 12 16 14
Single pensioners Up to £100 Up to £150 Up to £250 Over £250 Numbers (000s) 2,700 900 500 400 Percentage 60 21 11 8
1. Numbers are rounded to the nearest hundred thousand. Percentages are rounded to the nearest whole per cent. and may not sum to 100.
2. Estimates are drawn from the 1992 family expenditure survey.
3. Pensioner units are defined as single people over state pension age and couples in which the husband is over state pension age.