Households and their work status

Work status of London households (2004-2020)

The proportion of working-age households where none of the adults are in employment (“workless households”) has been consistently low at 8% since 2016, havng almost halved since 2004 when 15% of households contained nobody in employment. This means that in 2020, at least one adult does some work in 92% of working-age households in London.

In 2020 there were over 3 million households in London (51%) where all adults were in work. Another 2.5 million households in London (42%) contained some working adults and some who were not in work.