Economic activity by ethnicity is not available in detail for Hackney or City residents. Figure 8 shows the breakdown for London as a whole. White London residents are more likely to be employed, and less likely to be unemployed or economically inactive, than almost all Black, Asian and other minority ethnic (BAME) groups. Mixed, Pakistani and Bangladeshi, Black and Other ethnicity residents are less likely to be employed; Mixed and Black residents are more likely to be unemployed; Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Other ethnicity residents are more likely to be economically inactive than the London average.

Figure 8: London residents’ employment, unemployment and economic inactivity rates, by ethnicity (July 2015 – June 2016)

Figure 8: London residents’ employment, unemployment and economic inactivity rates, by ethnicity (July 2015 – June 2016)

Source: ONS Annual Population Survey

In the 2011 Census, White Hackney residents were most likely to occupy each of the highest three NS-SEC occupations (L1-L3), followed by people from Mixed ethnic backgrounds. Just under a third (30%) of White residents and just under a quarter (22%) of Mixed ethnicity residents held lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations.  The highest proportion of residents occupying routine occupations and having never worked/long-term unemployed were in Black and Other ethnic groups (11% and 23%, respectively, for both groups). 3

A similar pattern was found in City of London residents. Again in 2011, White City residents were the most likely to occupy the highest three NS-SEC occupations, followed by people from Mixed ethnic backgrounds.  A third (33%) of White residents and a quarter (27%) of Mixed ethnicity residents were in lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations.  The highest proportion of residents occupying routine occupations or never having worked/long-term unemployed were in Black and Other ethnic groups (6% and 9%, respectively, for both groups). 4

 

References

  1. Office for National Statistics, “Census 2011”
  2. Office for National Statistics, “Census 2011”
  3. Office for National Statistics, “Census 2011”
  4. Office for National Statistics, “Census 2011”