Employment

The following selected 'Data sources', 'General websites' and 'Publications by year'  can be used to inform improving opportunities for fulfilling work amongst older people:

Data sources

  • Productive Healthy Ageing Profile includes percentage employment in ages 50-64 and 16-64 alongside various measures of poverty at local, region and national level, published by Public Health England
  • Subnational ageing tool includes age 50-64 years employment and 'economic activity' indicators at local, region and national level, published by the Office for National Statistics
  • Wider Determinants of Health tool includes a range of all-age 'work and the labour market' indicators at local, region and national level, plus signposting to further relevant resources, published by Public Health England
  • Employment and labour market - published by the Office for National Statistics. A collection of data sources, including NOMIS and other tools providing flexible ways of extracting local level data.
  • Wider Impacts of COVID-19 on Health (WICH) monitoring tool provides recent national level data on 'Business impacts' and 'Employment and income', with some indicators available by age group, published by Public Health England

General websites

  • Work - programmes and research published by the Centre for Ageing Better. "Through our partnerships we’re supporting employers to create age-friendly workplaces and helping over 50s to return to employment."
  • Work & Learning published by Age UK. "We can help you with problems over discrimination and your rights, information to help you find a new job or retrain and tips on improving your tech knowledge."
  • Guidance: Help and support for older workers published by the Department for Work and Pensions
  • Learning and Work Institute - "an independent policy, research and development organisation dedicated to lifelong learning, full employment and inclusion"
  • Centre for Research Into the Older Workforce (CROW) - a University of Hull research centre "established to support employers in adapting their human resource management policies and practices to adapt to ageing demographics" 

Publications by year