Thursday 8 August 2013

Employee Growth in London, 2001 to 2012

The Office for National Statistics has released a new dataset on the number of employees across London's 983 MSOAs. The data are sourced from the Inter-Departmental Business Register (IDBR) and they reveal some interesting trends. Naturally, I had to do a 3D map of this, so take a look at the image below for the obvious growth points...

Massive absolute growth in the City of London and Canary Wharf - and some other central MSOAs in Camden, Southwark and Westminster, but also massive growth in employment in Uxbridge.

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The number of employees in the City of London increased by 36%, compared to 267% in Canary Wharf and 170% in an Uxbridge MSOA. By contrast, one part of Islington had 78,600 employees in 2001 but only 57,000 in 2012 - a drop of 27%. This area of Islington is immediately north of the City of London and includes Clerkenwell and Finsbury.

If you're interested in this kind of thing it's definitely worth looking at the original dataset.