Official Statistics

Older workers by sector: October 2013 to September 2014

Labour market statistics on the employment of older workers in a number of different sectors.


Statistics on older workers by sector

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.


This ad hoc analysis contains some labour market statistics on the employment of older workers in the following employment sectors:

  • construction
  • retail
  • hospitality
  • public administration
  • manufacturing
  • transport
  • health and care
  • finance
  • education

The statistics are broken down by a number and combination of categories including:

  • age group
  • whether working full or part time
  • whether workers would prefer shorter hours
  • proportion of workers who have a long term health condition or disbaility
  • route into employment

All figures are from the Annual Population Survey (October 2013 to September 2014).

The analysis will be used to support the Fuller Working Lives Employer Toolkit.

Published 13 March 2015