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Total Membership

As at 31 March 2013, the total membership of the Scheme was 4.8million, compared with 4.6million as at 31 March 2012. The greatest increase in absolute and relative terms was to deferred membership, which increased by 5.7% over the year.

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(000s)ActivesDeferredsPensionersTotal

2012

1,705

1,529

1,366

4,600

2013

1,728

1,621

1,408

4,758

Increase (decrease)

1.4%

5.7%

3.0%

3.3%

Change in membership over year ended 31 March 2013

 ActivesDeferredsPensionersTotal

2012

37.1%

33.2%

29.7%

100%

2013

36.3%

34.1%

29.6%

100%

Membership 2012 pie chart image Membership 2013 pie chart image

Employers

The total number of employers listed in the Fund annual report and accounts was 9,340. This total includes active and ceased employers as well as scheduled and admitted bodies, including outsourcing companies, academies etc.

These figures may differ from employers listed in actuarial valuation reports, as inactive employers with no active or deferred pensioner members may or may not be included.

Average number of employers per fund by type of administering authority

Fund administering authority typeCount of fundsAverage number of employers per fund
Metropolitan Districts 7 241
County Councils 38 158
Other 5 65
Wales 8 46
London Boroughs 33 29
Average number of employers bar chart image

 

The chart shows how the average number of employers differs between the types of administering authority. County council administered funds typically have more participating employers compared with London boroughs. The 'Other' category comprises the London Pension Fund Authority, Transport Authorities and the Environment Agency funds.