Worklessness by ethnicity group

Proportion of London's working-age population who are not in paid work by ethnic group (2009/10 and 2020/21 Q1)

In the decade up to 2020/21, every major ethnic group in London has seen a fall in the proportion of people who are not in paid work.

People of Pakistani/Bangladeshi background have the highest rates of not being in paid work, with 40% of the working-age population not working. This is, however, down from 54% a decade ago.

The largest fall in rates of worklessness can be seen in people of “Mixed” ethnicity.

Indian people have the lowest rate of being out of work (21%), and White people have seen the smallest fall (of 5 percentage points) in the last decade.