Official Statistics

Employment statistics for workers aged 50 and over since 1984

Statistics by gender and 5-year age band on the employment rate and number of workers aged 50 and over since 1984.

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Employment statistics for workers aged 50 and over since 1984

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Tables: Employment statistics for workers aged 50 and over since 1984

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The publication shows the long-term employment trends that have shaped the labour market for workers over the age of 50 since 1984.

The figures are broken down by gender and 5-year age band, thus providing longer and more detailed time series than the labour market statistics routinely published by the Office for National Statistics.

Published 6 November 2015
Last updated 14 November 2016 + show all updates
  1. Corrected figure in Table 1 on page 10 of the PDF. The 2015 rate for all in the 50+ category has been changed from 9.9% to 40.7%.
  2. Added revised tables. Figures are rounded to the closest 1,000 rather than to the closest 5,000.
  3. First published.