Solving an age-old problem

By Dr Emily Andrews | 24 July 2023

Recent analysis by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveals older workers are a significant part of the local government workforce.

In its analysis of Census 2021 data, the ONS looked at the occupations most dependent on older and younger workers and found elected members had the oldest age profile of all occupations. Just over half of people with this occupation were aged at least 60 years old, and with almost two in five (38%) aged 65 years or older.

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Solace Council staff