HC Deb 27 February 2004 vol 418 c606W
David Taylor

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the pensioner population is in(a) the East Midlands and (b) England. [155638]

Malcolm Wicks

[pursuant to his reply, 23 February 2004, c. 320W]:

The figures requested are in the following table.
Pensioner population
East Midlands 784,000
England 9,119,000
1. The figures are from the mid-year population figures, 2002
2. Figures are rounded to the nearest thousand
'Pensioner' is defined as those over state pension age
Office for National Statistics