Reasons for worklessness

Reasons for not working for men and women aged 16-64 in London (2019/20 (Q2))

This indicator shows the reasons for not working for men and women. The largest difference is amongst those who do not work because they are looking after their family or home, which is true for more than ten times as many women as men. There are 303,000 women within this category, but only 29,000 men. In contrast, unemployment is higher amongst men (129,000) than women (96,000).

Other categories of reasons for not working are broadly similar, for example with 191,000 men not working because they are students and 195,000 women.