Official Statistics

Workplace pension participation and savings trends: 2009 to 2020

These annual statistics include detailed breakdowns of measures for increasing the number of savers, and increasing the amount of savings.

Documents

Tables: Workplace pension participation and saving trends: 2009 to 2020 (XLS)

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Details

This is the latest release of statistics on Workplace pension participation and savings trends between 2009 and 2020. This is the eighth edition in the series and provides additional information on the trends over the Coronavirus (COVID-19) period on pension saving and contributions.

After years of growth in participation during the roll-out of automatic enrolment, participation rates have stabilised. Trends in stopping saving and contributions have remained relatively stable during the COVID-19 period.

Full details of the data sources, their key assumptions, limitations and definitions of the statistics are available in the background information and methodology note.

Read previous statistics on workplace pension participation and saving trends.

Published 2 September 2021
Last updated 21 September 2021 + show all updates
  1. It has been identified that the trends over the COVID-19 period data tables were not published as planned on 2 September 2021. The tables have now been updated and these trends are available.

  2. First published.