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Occupational Pensions

Volume 229: debated on Thursday 22 July 1993

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the proportion of (a) all pensioners, (b) single male pensioners, (c) single female pensioners, (d) pensioner couples, (e) single women aged 75 years or over and (f) single men aged 75 years or over, who are in receipt of an occupational pension on the basis of the most recent family expenditure survey data available; and for each group, what is the mean and median amount received.

The figures in the table are from the 1991 family expenditure survey. Figures are subject to sampling variation. The amounts have been rounded to the nearest 10p.

Proportion receiving an occupational pensionMean amount occupational pension per weekMedian amount occupational pension per week
Per cent.££
All pensioners43·146·9030·50
Single male pensioners59·645·8028·20
Single female pensioners43·135·5024·10
Pensioner couples68·867·5040·10
Single women aged 75 years and over36·335·8023·30
Single men aged 75 years or over55·640·7026·00