Worklessness by ethnicity group

Proportion of London's working-age population who are not in paid work by ethnic group (2010 and 2020 (Q4))

In the decade up to 2020, 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. This is, however, down from 51% a decade ago. 

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

White people have the lowest rate of being out of work (20%), and Black people have seen the smallest fall (of 6 percentage points) in the last decade.