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Volume 400: debated on Wednesday 26 February 2003

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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]

The information is in the table.

Estimated economic activity rates of individuals in private households—Autumn 2002
Economic activity rate (percentage)
Aged 50137.7
Aged 55127.0
Aged 60114.0
Aged 6515.5
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