We do not have data on numbers, however our extensive quantitative research provides us with proportions that are representative of the group.
There is no fixed retirement age, but our survey showed that of those working after state pension age:
37 per cent. said they did so because they enjoyed their job/working;
13 per cent. said they wanted to keep fit and active;
22 per cent. said they did so to improve their financial position;
7 per cent. said they could not afford to retire earlier;
5 per cent. said they wanted to improve their pension.
We do not have data to show how many would prefer not to work.
Source: Factors affecting the labour market participation of older people, DWP Research Report 200, CDS 2003.