Research Report

City statistics briefing

Posted: 2 Nov 2023

Resource Type: Research Report


The City Statistics briefing looks at the City of London's role as a global business hub for financial and related professional services. It provides facts and figures about employment and firms located within the City, as well as highlighting some recent changes to the City as a workplace.

The role of financial and professional services and the City of London, alongside its jobs and workers

The following statistics complement the City Statistics briefing, providing more detail on changes and trends in the City’s workforce, economy, and role as a financial and professional services hub.

The role of financial and professional services in the UK

Financial and professional services produced £278bn in economic output, contributed nearly £100bn in taxes, exported over £128bn and generated nearly £2bn in FDI for the UK economy.

The role of the City of London

The City drives the economy, generating over £85bn in economic output annually. The City accounts for one in every five financial services jobs in GB. The City also contributes to the wider economy, generating £1.1bn in business rates.

City of London jobs

There are 615,000 workers in the City of London, or 1 in every 52 GB workers. City jobs have grown over 13% since pre-pandemic 2019 to 2022, with nearly 73,000 more jobs than in 2019.

City of London workers

The City is home to one of the youngest, most highly skilled and international workforces across the country.

Sources of other statistical information

  • TheCityUK maintains a comprehensive archive of authoritative reports on industry sectors and products as well as updates on key financial indicators.
  • Nomis is a service provided by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) to give you free access to the most detailed and up-to-date UK labour market statistics from official sources. Access to Business Register and Employment Survey (BRES) data requires special permission for which there is a fee.
  • The Small Business Research + Enterprise Centre can offer you access to current business information and statistics remotely anywhere in the UK.

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