Labour market

The labour market information presented here is designed to reflect the various aspects of labour market activity in Tower Hamlets. The briefing summarises the main characteristics of residents in employment and those who are unemployed.

Unemployment and ethnicity

This factsheet presents 2011 Census statistics about unemployment and ethnicity in Tower Hamlets. The analysis shows that residents from Black and Minority Ethnic groups had an average unemployment rate of 19 per cent, more than double the rate for White groups (7 per cent). The report explores differences between individual ethnic groups.

Employment and unemployment in Tower Hamlets

This document considers the scale of employment in the borough, assesses who is in employment and presents changes over time. The briefing also discusses a crucial part of the labour market: the unemployed, i.e. people not in employment who are actively looking for work.

We use recent data sources including the Census 2011, ONS Annual Population Survey and job seekers allowance figures to understand the scale and character of unemployment in Tower Hamlets. The two additional data files provide readers with all tables and charts used in the briefing.

 Skills and qualifications

This document represents the most comprehensive analysis to date of qualification data about the Tower Hamlets resident population taken from the Census 2011 and other sources.

 Link to labour market statistics