The document starts by providing information about a podcast explaining the story which uses audio commentary and graphical animations. You can find this here on the ONS YouTube channel.
The video shows that:
- The number of people of state pension age and above in employment has nearly doubled over the past two decades, from 753,000 in 1993 to 1.4 million in 2011.
- Older workers are far more likely to be self-employed than their younger counterparts: 32 per cent compared with 13 per cent.
- Around two-thirds of the older workers are part-time but they are generally doing this shorter roles with the same employer. Eight in every 10 of older workers have been with their employer for five years or more.
- Men working later in life tend to stay on in higher skill roles while women tend to stay on in lower skill roles.
- Just over a half (51 per cent) of older workers are in small organisations of fewer than 25 employees.
- Across the country, London and the South East have the highest percentages of people aged above state pension age in employment and the North East has the lowest.