The GLA Census Intelligence Scheme has issued a Key Facts briefing on workforce poulation in London based on the 2011 Census.
Key Findings are:
London’s workplace population increased by 18 per cent between 2001 and 2011, from 3.8 million to 4.5 million.
17 per cent of usual residents working in England & Wales were employed in London, an increase of one per cent over 2001 figures.
The areas of highest worker density in London were in City of London, Westminster and Canary Wharf. In Outer London the highest densities were seen in town centres. The City of London had a density of 1230.9 workers per hectare in 2011, the highest of any local authority in England & Wales.
The proportion of the workplace population in London cycling to work almost doubled over the decade, from 78,800 (two per cent) in 2001 to 158,600 (four per cent) in 2011.
There was a five percentage point increase in part-time workers in London over the intercensal period. In 2001, 19 per cent (704,500) of people working in London worked 30 hours or less; this figure increased to 24 per cent (1.07 million) in 2011.
The average distance travelled to work by people working in London was almost three kilometres more than the England and Wales average at 14.6km, compared with 11.8km nationally.