This sub-section describes available data on patterns of employment, unemployment and economic inactivity by key equalities characteristics – presenting local data wherever possible.

Figure 3 shows that Hackney residents aged 25-49 have the highest employment rates and the lowest economic inactivity rates.  Employment rates are lowest among 16-19 year olds (who are the most likely to be economically inactive, including students).  Six in 10 50-64 year olds (58%) are employed and 40% are economically inactive. Unemployment rate by age in Hackney is not available, however in London as a whole (which has similar employment and economic inactivity patterns), unemployment is highest in 16-19 year olds, next highest in 20-24 year olds, and similarly low in all older age groups.

Daytime City workers also have a relatively young age profile (primarily between 20 and 50 years of age). 4

Figure 3: Hackney resident employment rate and Hackney resident economic inactivity rate, by age (2015)

Figure 3: Hackney resident employment rate and Hackney resident economic inactivity rate, by age (2015)

Source: ONS Annual Population Survey

In the 2011 Census, Hackney residents aged 25-34 were more likely than other age groups to be employed in NS-SEC ‘higher managerial, administrative and professional’ (16%), ‘lower managerial, administrative and professional’ (33%) and ‘intermediate’ occupations (11%).  Older residents (aged 50 plus) were more likely than younger residents to be employed in ‘lower supervisory and technical’ (8%), ‘semi-routine’ (17%) and ‘routine’ occupations (23%) in 2011. 5

Also in the 2011 Census, two fifths (41%) of 25 to 34 year olds living in the City of London, and a similar proportion (30%) of 35 to 49 year olds, were employed in ‘higher managerial and professional’ occupations.  A quarter of 50-64 year olds (27%) and the same proportion of those aged 65+ in the City were also employed in these occupations.

A very small proportion of City residents had never worked and/or were long-term unemployed in 2011. This was most common among 18-24 year olds, at 5%. 6

For information on residents who are not in employment, education or training (NEET) see the ‘Education and training’ section of this JSNA chapter.

References

  1. City of London Corporation, “City and Hackney Joint Strategic Needs Assessment: City supplement,” 2014
  2. Office for National Statistics, “Census 2011”
  3. Office for National Statistics, “Census 2011”
  4. City of London Corporation, “City and Hackney Joint Strategic Needs Assessment: City supplement,” 2014
  5. Office for National Statistics, “Census 2011”
  6. Office for National Statistics, “Census 2011”