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Pensioners: Macclesfield

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 10th January 2008.

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Photo of Nicholas Winterton Nicholas Winterton Conservative, Macclesfield

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what percentage of pensioners in Macclesfield constituency claimed pension credit at the latest date for which figures are available.

Photo of Mike O'Brien Mike O'Brien Minister of State (Pension Reform), Department for Work and Pensions

Population estimates from the Office for National Statistics are not available on a constituency basis, so the question has been answered for Macclesfield local authority.

As at May 2007 5,290 households in Macclesfield were receiving pension credit which represents 14 per cent. of the pensioner population.

There were 6,190 individual beneficiaries of pension credit in Macclesfield in May 2007.


1. Household recipients are those people who claim pension credit either for themselves only or on behalf of a household.

2. The number of individual beneficiaries includes both claimants and their partners, some of which may be under 60 years of age.

3. Pensioner population includes all those people aged 60 or over based on the Office for National Statistics (ONS) mid-2006 population estimates.

4. Household recipients and individual beneficiaries data is rounded to the nearest 10.


DWP Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study 100 per cent. data

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