Reasons for worklessness

Reasons for not working for men and women aged 16-64 in London (2020/21 Q1)

This indicator shows the reasons for not working for men and women. The largest difference is amongst those who do not work because they are looking after their family or home, which is true for more than eight times as many women as men: there are 266,400 women within this category, but only 33,200 men. In contrast, unemployment is higher amongst men (161,100) than women (140,500).

Other categories of reasons for not working are broadly similar, for example with 113,400 men and 107,700 women not working because of long-term sickness.