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Kensington and Chelsea employees are some of the most likely in the UK to work beyond retirement age

One west London borough has more than twice the national average of workers over the age of 65

Kensington and Chelsea residents are the most likely to work past retirement age(Image: PA)

People who live in one of the UK's most wealthy boroughs are also some of the most likely to continue working past retirement age, new figures have revealed.

One in every four Kensington and Chelsea would-be pensioners are still stuck in the daily grind - one of the highest rates in the country, and more than twice as high as the national average.

Analysis of data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that approximately 5,400 people in the area over the age of 65 are still working - which works out at 23 per cent of all pension age people living in Kensington and Chelsea.

In Westminster , around 6,100 people are still working, despite being older than the current national retirement age of 65 - one in every five working age people.

Meanwhile, in places like Harrow the rate is lower, with one in every seven people aged 65+ continuing to work - around 6,300 people in total.

The number of workers past retirement age in one west London borough is more than twice as high as the national average(Image: Sunday Mirror)

Across the country, around 1.2 million people are still working over the age of retirement, but that only works out at 10 per cent of the total.

However, it’s not all bad news for workers across west London - some people in the region have actually managed to retire early.

In Hounslow , for example, one in every 29 people aged 16-64 are retired, despite not having reached pension age yet.

Nationally, that figure is closer to one in every 34 working age people.

In Ealing , however, the proportion of people in this situation is so small that the figure has been suppressed by the ONS to respect privacy.

Area 65+ people still working (%) 16-64 year olds retired (%)
Kensington and Chelsea 23 1
Westminster 21 2
Ealing 19 Withheld
Hammersmith and Fulham 18 2
Hounslow 17 3
Hillingdon 15 2
Brent 15 2
Harrow 15 2
United Kingdom 10 3
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