Reasons for worklessness

Date 1 September 2017
Date updated 28 October 2020

Reasons for not working for men and women aged 16-64 in London (2019/20)

This indicator shows the reasons for not working for men and women. The largest difference is amongst those who are looking after their family or home. There are 326,000 women within this category, but only 24,000 men (meaning roughly 13.5 times more women than men) are not working due to taking care of their family and home. In contrast, unemployment is higher amongst men  (131,800) than women (96,000).