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The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.Letter from Stephen Penneck, dated March 2012:"As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking how many people were employed for each person who had retired in each 10 year period for which figures are available. [102995]""Specific estimates of the number of people who have retired are not available. For this question, an approximation is available from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) by adding together the number of people aged 16 to 64 who are economically inactive due to retirement and the number of people aged 65 and over who are economically inactive.""The ratio of the number of people aged 16 and over in employment to this above estimate of the number of people in retirement is provided in the following table. Estimates prior to 1993 are not available due to differences in the LFS questionnaire. As with any sample survey, estimates from the LFS are subject to a margin of uncertainty."<Table width="100%" summary="" cellspacing="3" cellpadding="3" border="0"><thead><tr><th>Ratio of people in employment to people in retirement¹. Three months ending December, 1993 to 2011. United Kingdom, not seasonally adjusted</th></tr></thead><TR><TD></TD><TD>Ratio</TD></TR><TR><TD>1993</TD><TD>2.72</TD></TR><TR><TD>1994</TD><TD>2.74</TD></TR><TR><TD>1995</TD><TD>2.77</TD></TR><TR><TD>1996</TD><TD>2.76</TD></TR><TR><TD>1997</TD><TD>2.79</TD></TR><TR><TD>1998</TD><TD>2.79</TD></TR><TR><TD>1999</TD><TD>2.82</TD></TR><TR><TD>2000</TD><TD>2.82</TD></TR><TR><TD>2001</TD><TD>2.83</TD></TR><TR><TD>2002</TD><TD>2.84</TD></TR><TR><TD>2003</TD><TD>2.85</TD></TR><TR><TD>2004</TD><TD>2.86</TD></TR><TR><TD>2005</TD><TD>2.89</TD></TR><TR><TD>2006</TD><TD>2.90</TD></TR><TR><TD>2007</TD><TD>2.88</TD></TR><TR><TD>2008</TD><TD>2.83</TD></TR><TR><TD>2009</TD><TD>2.76</TD></TR><TR><TD>2010</TD><TD>2.76</TD></TR><TR><TD>2011</TD><TD>2.70</TD></TR><TR><TD>Average for 1993 to 2001 inclusive</TD><TD>2.78</TD></TR><TR><TD>Average for 2002 to 2011 inclusive</TD><TD>2.83</TD></TR><tfoot><TR><td>¹ This is the number of people aged 16 and over in employment divided by the sum of (a) people aged 16 to 64 who report that they are economically inactive due to retirement and (b) all people aged 65 and over who are economically inactive.</td></TR><TR><td>Source:</td></TR><TR><td>Labour Force Survey (ONS)</td></TR></tfoot></Table> | ||