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​The City of London is a major centre of employment, providing jobs focussed within the Financial, Professional and Estate, and the Administrative and Education industrial sectors. The City Corporation monitors employment changes, travel to work and visitors.

Employment and travel to work data is sourced from the Office for National Statistics Business Register and Employment Survey (BRES) data which enables an annual review of employment trends analysed by industrial sector. The Census of Population (Census 2011) enables a detailed analysis of the characteristics of the Workforce and Travel to Work in the year 2011.

Employment Trends (BRES)

​Employment Trends provides information on the characteristics of employment within the City. It uses information from various surveys conducted by the Office for National Statistics.

Employment Trends 2017 (829KB)

Previous reports from 2009 - 2016 are available on request - see the Archived reports section below for further details.

Workday population (Census 2011)

​The workday population is a redistribution of the usually resident population to their place of work, while residents who are not in work remain at their area of residence. The workday population of an area is defined as "all usual residents aged 16 and above who are in employment and whose workplace is in the area, and all other usual residents of any age who are not in employment but are resident in the area". 

People who work mainly at or from home or do not have a fixed place of work are included in the area of their usual residence. The report "City of London CENSUS 2011 Workday Population" sets out the key statistics for the workday population of the City of London from the 2011 Census of Population.

Full information about the release plans and data is available from the Office for National Statistics Census pages

Workforce (Census 2011)

The characteristics of those working for businesses and those self-employed within the City, based on information from the 2011 census.

City of London Workforce Census 2011 – Introduction sets out the key statistics of the Workforce of the City of London from the 2011 Census of Population.

City of London Workforce Census 2011 – Analysis by Industrial Sector sets out the key statistics for the Workforce of the City of London analysed by Industrial Sector from the 2011 Census of Population.

City of London Workforce Census 2011 – Analysis by Age and Occupation sets out the key statistics for the Workforce by Age, Occupation and Socio-Economic Classification from the 2011 Census of Population.

This will be complemented by further sets of papers which will analyse Workforce themes relating to:

  • Travel to Work (see section below)
  • Characteristics of the Workforce eg ethnic group, health profile, employment status

Travel to work (Census 2011)

​The travel patterns of City workers, worker characteristics and occupations, based on information from the 2011 census.

City of London Workforce Census 2011 - Travel to Work Profile (2MB)

City of London Workforce Census 2011 – Travel to Work - Mode of Transport and Location of Residence

This report is divided into five sections:

Archived reports: employment information 1998 – 2013

​Annual reports from between 1998 and 2008 on City employment, based on the surveys undertaken by the Office for National Statistics, have now been superseded by Employment Trends (see above). Previous Employment Trends reports from 2009 - 2014 are also available on request.

To access archived reports, please email the team or telephone 020 7332 1710.

Visitors

​Information relating to visitors is available on the Strategy and Statistics page.

Economic research & information

​Statistics and publications relating to economic themes can be found on the Economic research & information page.


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