Economic wellbeing

The economic picture can change quickly, so there are not many up-to-date factsheets about Southwark available. However, here you can access many sources of information about topics like employment, benefits, income, businesses, debt and skills here and across the UK.

Factsheets about Southwark

  • Southwark’s labour market profile from NOMIS includes information on employment (by occupation), qualifications, earnings, benefits, jobs and businesses.
  • 4in10 (an project against child poverty) is compiling child poverty statistics by borough. Southwark’s data is not yet available, though there are links to recent reports on the topic.
  • Indices of Deprivation 2010: high level analysis of Southwark’s statistics, and a ward map
  • Report on gender profile of employment in Southwark (2005 – so quite old)


Other sources of data

Here are some other sources of data around economic wellbeing from government and non-government sources. These enable you to view Southwark (and often ward-level) data and compare it with that for other areas.

  • The 2011 Census included information about people's socio-economic classification, deprivation levels, employment status, industry/occupation, most recent work and qualifications. Data can be compared across different areas and population groups and based on people's answers to other questions. For help on accessing Census and other ONS data click here.
  • The GLA provides clear London-level summaries, often with borough-level data, of Census statistics including employment and economic activity.
  • The indices of deprivation measure overall deprivation, and deprivation in the dimensions of income, employment, health/disability, education/skills/training, barriers to housing and services, crime, living environment, children and older people. The last figures are from 2015 
  • London’s Poverty Profile includes a variety of indicators on economic wellbeing, including benefits, unemployment, low pay and income inequality. Child poverty data is given by ward.
  • London Mapper presents statistics in map format or as figures. The Poverty and Wealth maps include data on children in out-of-work families, benefits, and indices of multiple deprivation. The Work maps show employment, self-employment, employment in the public sector, and JSA claims. 
  • The London Skills and Employment Observatory has a London Online Mapping Tool, updated monthly. Sources/dates are given. Data includes economy-related information such as employment, self-employment, full-time and part-time work, NEETs, jobs/vacancies, benefits, enterprises, apprenticeships, skills gaps and qualifications. Click the ‘data’ button for options.
  • The financial distress index estimates the extent to which the households in an area are experiencing financial difficulty relative to all other areas. Three geographic levels are presented in map format: Region, Parliamentary Constituency, and Neighbourhood.
  • London jobs and economy data from the GLA: summary (click the 'Jobs and Economy' button) and detail on employment and skills and business and economy.
  • Government statistics and reports can be searched by keyword, department (eg Department of Work and Pensions or Department of Business, Innovation and Skills) or topic (eg employment, business, financial services, pensions, trade)
  • NOMIS provides official labour market statistics (as well as useful links to Census data).


National-level statistics

The following are national-level but often detailed statistics.

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