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Women Pensioners

Volume 453: debated on Tuesday 28 November 2006

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many women he expects to reach the state pension age (a) by April 2010 and (b) after April 2010. (102116)

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Colin Mowl, dated 27 November 2006:

The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your question asking how many women are expected to reach the state pension age by (a) April 2010 and (b) after April 2010. I am replying in her absence. (102116)

The number of women within the United Kingdom expected to reach state pension age from April to April each year for 2006/07 to 2030/31 can be seen in the attached table.

The figures were derived from the latest official national population projections, which are based on the population at the middle of 2004 and were published in October 2005. These projections allow for the change in the state pension age for women from 60 at April 2010 to 65 at April 2020.

Estimated number of women in the UK projected to reach state pension age in years April to April allowed for increase in SPA from age 60 in April 2010 to 65 by April 2020

Females reaching SPA1 (Thousand)

2006-07

416

2007-08

418

2008-09

390

2009-10

374

2010-11

182

2011-12

179

2012-13

177

2013-14

176

2014-15

176

2015-16

176

2016-17

177

2017-18

177

2018-19

176

2019-20

175

2020-21

355

2021-22

366

2022-23

378

2023-24

385

2024-25

392

2025-26

406

2026-27

418

2027-28

430

2028-29

438

2029-30

442

2030-31

441

1 Rounded to the nearest thousand. Derived from 2004-based national population projections for United Kingdom (GAD).

Note:

The above figures give estimates for the numbers in the UK population reaching SPA in the financial years shown. They do not include those emigrating from the UK before reaching SPA and who may have entitlement to some UK state pension, but do include those migrating to the UK before SPA and who are resident in the UK on reaching SPA.