Focus on London - Labour Market

FOCUSONLONDON2011:LABOURMARKET:BEYONDHEADLINES

In 2009, the overall proportion of the London working-age population who were in work was around two percentage points below the UK figure but this does not begin to tell the story of London’s labour market. London is a complex city of extremes with significant differences between various sub-groups of population. It is important to understand which groups are doing well and those doing poorly.

This report, authored by Gareth Piggott in the Intelligence Unit, aims to shed light on some of the complexities of London’s labour market, beyond headline findings. It looks at employment rates and pay for different groups within the population and compares London with other regions and the UK average.

REPORT:

Read the report in PDF format.

PRESENTATION:

What factors influence a Londoner’s pay and probability of employment? This interactive presentation finds the answer to this question.

View the Labour Market Beyond Headlines presentation on Prezi

MOTION CHART:

This motion chart shows how the relationship, between a selection of labour market related indicators at borough level, changes over time.

Motion chart

MAP:

These interactive borough maps help to geographically present a range of labour market data within London.

Interactive Maps

DATA:

All the data contained within the Labour Market: Beyond Headlines report as well as the data used to create the charts and maps can be accessed in this spreadsheet.

FACTS:

Some interesting facts from the data…

● Five boroughs with the highest employment rates among Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups in 2009:

  1. Bromley – 85 per cent
  2. Sutton – 81 per cent
  3. Havering – 78 per cent
  4. Richmond – 76 per cent
  5. Harrow – 75 per cent

-31. Haringey – 53 per cent

-32. Tower Hamlets – 52 per cent

● Five boroughs with the highest rate of immigrants registering for a national insurance number in 2009/10 (per 10,000 residents):

  1. Newham – 1,779
  2. Brent – 1,142
  3. Tower Hamlets - 784
  4. Waltham Forest - 664
  5. Ealing - 648

-32. Bromley - 90

-33. Havering - 82

● Five boroughs with the highest percentage of residents working part-time:

  1. Sutton – 21 per cent
  2. Bexley – 20 per cent
  3. Hillingdon – 17 per cent
  4. Bromley – 17 per cent
  5. Harrow – 16 per cent

-31. Tower Hamlets – 10 per cent

-32. Westminster – 10 per cent

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Author GLA Intelligence Unit
Maintainer Opinion Research and General Statistics (GLA)
bounding_box
conformity
conformity_degree
created_date
dp_created 2011-10-17T12:42:43
dp_modified 2014-09-17T12:42:43
email_notify_author true
email_notify_maintainer true
license_text
lineage
odi-certificate
or_author
or_distributor
or_originator
or_owner
or_point_of_contact
or_principal_investigator
or_processor
or_publisher
or_resource_provider
or_responsible_party_role
or_user
revision_date
smallest_geography Local Authority
spatial_resolution
spatial_resource_language
spatial_resource_type
topic_category
update_frequency Ad hoc