Worklessness for men and women by country of birth

Worklessness for men and women in London by country of birth (2020/21 Q2)

Over two-thirds (68%) of working-age women in London who were born in Bangladesh did not work in the year to June 2020/21, the highest rate of any nationality. Pakistani women are not far behind with 65% not working. Of men in London who were born overseas, those from the Philippines and Bangladesh have the joint-highest rate of worklessness (28%).

South Africa has the lowest rates of worklessness for women (9%), while the USA has the lowest rate for men (5%). For most countries, the worklessness rate is higher for women than men, although this trend does not hold true for countries such as Lithuania, Portugal, Spain and Italy.