Worklessness by ethnic group
Proportion of London's working-age population who are not in paid work by ethnic group (2008/09 and 2018/19)
In the decade up to 2018/19, 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 41% of the working-age population not working. White people have the lowest rate of being out of work (21%).
The largest proportional change between 2008/09 - 2018/19 was for Indians, where the percentage of people not in work fell by more than a quarter. There are many reasons why an individual aged 16-64 might not be in paid work including studying, long-term illness, looking after the home and unemployment.