Worklessness by ethnicity group

Proportion of London's working-age population who are not in paid work by ethnic group (2009/10 and 2019/20 (Q2))

In the decade up to 2019/20, 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 50% a decade ago. 

The largest fall in rates of worklessness can be seen in people from “Other ethnic groups”. 

White people have the lowest rate of being out of work (20%) and also see the smallest fall (of 7 percentage points) in the last decade.