Number of people over 65 working in East Devon has more than tripled

“4.5 In terms of the age 65+ population, there has been a significant rise of those who are economically active in the past decade. In 2005 just 5% of the 65+ population were economically active. In 2016 this has increased to 16.8%. This suggests that people are either choosing to postpone their retirement, continuing to work out of necessity or are re-entering the workplace post retirement.”

http://eastdevon.gov.uk/media/2047718/280317-overview-agenda-combined.pdf
page 38

So, not quite the “economically inactive” as labelled by some councillors and officers (many of whom are over 65 themselves and certainly economically active drawing their various allowances from EDDC).