Total private pension wealth in Great Britain was £6.1 trillion in April 2016 to March 2018 (42% of total wealth), up from £3.6 trillion (34% of total wealth) in July 2006 to June 2008, after adjusting for inflation.
In April 2016 to March 2018, nearly half (48%) of all private pension wealth was held in pensions in payment, 37% in active pensions and 15% in preserved pensions; these proportions have been stable over time.
The percentage of adults below the State Pension age actively contributing to a private pension has increased since July 2010 to June 2012, from 43% to 53%; this rise reflects increased participation in defined contribution schemes, likely to be a result of the introduction of automatic enrolment between 2012 and 2018.
Membership and contributions to workplace pension arrangements for UK employees by type, age, industry, public and private sector, occupation and size of company. Compiled from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings.
Investment choices of financial institutions based on financial transactions (investments and disinvestments), including balance sheet data for short-term assets and liabilities, and income and expenditure data.