HC Deb 26 February 2003 vol 400 c598W
Ms Atherton

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the latest estimates are of the proportion of the population aged (a) 50 or over, (b) 55 or over, (c) 60 or over and (d) 65 or over actively engaged in the labour market. [96730]

Mr. Nicholas Brown

The information is in the table.

Estimated economic activity rates of individuals in private households—Autumn 2002
Economic activity rate (percentage)
Aged 501 37.7
Aged 551 27.0
Aged 601 14.0
Aged 651 5.5
1 or over


1. Estimates are not seasonally adjusted and are not subject to an adjustment for census 2001 results

2. Economic Activity is based on International Labour Organisation (ILO) definitions.

3. Figures exclude those living in communal establishments.


Labour Force Survey, Autumn 2002

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