The information is not available for British nationals. Statistics on the numbers of people living in each EU member state and receiving a UK retirement pension are available from 100% data and are published on the Department's website at:
Guidance for users is available at:
1. To access the data, select 'Click here for Benefit Caseload National Statistics (WPLS) data'; 'State Pension'; 'Caseload (Thousands)'—'Country code for abroad cases'—'Gender of claimant'—'NONE'—select the date you require.
2. EU member states are currently Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Denmark, Ireland, United Kingdom, Greece, Portugal, Spain, Austria, Finland, Sweden, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Bulgaria and Romania. Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovak Republic and Slovenia joined in 2004. Bulgaria and Romania joined in 2007.
3. Data is currently available between May 2002 and November 2011.