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Occupational Pensions

Volume 461: debated on Monday 4 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what percentage of (a) full-time, (b) part-time and (c) all workers contributed to an occupational pension in each of the last 10 years, broken down by gender. (140439)

The information requested is not available. Such information as is available is shown in the following table.

Percentage of employees aged 16 and over who are members of current employer’s occupational pension scheme by sex1,2,3

Percentage

Unweighted

Weighted

1993

1995

1996

1998

1998

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

Men full-time

60

58

58

57

55

54

54

55

55

53

Weighted base (000)

11,009

11,323

11,220

10,820

10,708

10,422

Unweighted sample (000)

3,976

4,062

3,937

3,697

3,558

3,881

3,709

4,427

3,649

Women full-time

54

55

53

56

55

58

58

60

56

56

Weighted base (000)

6,429

6,353

6,465

6,362

6,554

6,601

Unweighted sample (000)

2,239

2,331

2,143

2,244

2,089

2,384

2,236

2,685

2,345

Women part-time

19

24

26

27

26

31

33

33

33

34

Weighted base (000)

4,628

5,059

4,990

4,963

5,044

5,182

Unweighted sample (000)

1,938

2,038

1,908

1,674

1,732

1,878

1,795

2,179

1,897

1 Includes employees temporarily away from a job or on a Government scheme, but excluding unpaid family workers.

2 Includes a few people who were not sure if they were in a scheme but thought it possible.

3 Table shows unweighted and weighted figures for 1998 to give an indication of the effect of the weighting. For the weighted data (1998 and 2000 to 2004) the weighted base (000) is the base for percentages. Unweighted data (up to 1998) are based on the unweighted sample.

Source:

General Household Survey, Office for National Statistics