Over-65s are opting to continue working instead of retiring.
More older people are employed in the UK but fewer young people have managed to find work.
Twice the number of people over the age of 65 are working in the UK compared with figures recorded ten years ago, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
More older people were working in both full time and part time positions at the end of 2010 but youth employment was found to be at a record high.
Between the months of October and December, over-65s accounted for 270,000 full time workers in Britain, which equates to 2.7% of the total population of that specific age group. Just 106,000 UK employees existed over the age of 65 between the months of January and March 2001, indicating that figures have increased by more than double.