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Working Population

Volume 404: debated on Monday 28 April 2003

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of the working age population is over 50. [110182]

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician. I have asked him to reply.

Letter from Len Cook to Mr. Nigel Waterson, dated 28 April 2003:

As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent question concerning the percentage of the working age population who are over 50. (110182)

For the United Kingdom in mid-2001, 24.4 per cent of the working age population (16–64/59 for males and females respectively) are aged 50 and over (50–64/59 for males and females respectively).