Saving for retirement according to British adults as of 2019

This statistic illustrates the approaches to retirement saving in the United Kingdom (UK) as of 2019. It can be seen that a total of 46 percent of the respondents claimed that they were always making sure to be generating retirement income at that time. A further 22 percent said that they were saving for their retirement, but not on regular basis. The share of people not saving for retirement, both those that have saved in the past and those that intend to start saving for retirement, stood at a total of 26 percent (14 percent and 12 percent) of respondents as of 2018, meaning that only six percent of people stated that they have not saved for retirement and do not intend to start.

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Release date

May 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period


Number of respondents


Special properties

employees in the UK

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

*The findings in this report are based on 14,400 workers and 1,600 retired people surveyed across 15 countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Japan, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Turkey, the UK, and the US. The survey was conducted online between January 22 and February 14, 2019. Information regarding the scale and index methodology can be found on a dedicated Aegon page.

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