HC Deb 02 November 2000 vol 355 c574W
Mr. Donohoe

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will publish a breakdown by(a) age and (b) gender, of the proportion of pensioners who receive an occupational pension of over £20 per week. [135750]

Mr. Rooker

The information is as follows:

Proportion of individual pensioners in receipt of occupational
pension income of over £20 per week in 1998–99
Age All Males Females
60–64 22 n/a 22
65–69 41 58 27
70–74 39 56 24
75–79 36 51 27
80 and over 29 47 23
All over State Pension age 35 38 21


1. Pensioners are defined as individuals over State Pension age (65 for men, 60 for women). hence males aged 60–64 are not included in the analysis.

2. Occupational pension income includes amounts paid to widows from occupational pension schemes.

3. For individuals with more than one occupational pension or widows' pension only the four highest amounts of occupational pension and three highest amounts of widows' pension are taken into account in calculating these percentages.


Family Resources Survey 1998–99