Almost a quarter (23.8%) of all children under 16 in Camden are Muslim and account for more than a third (34.2%) of the total Muslim population (over twice the Camden average of 16.6%).Nearly 30% of Camden’s Muslim population was born in Bangladesh, which ranks
65% of Muslim households live in accommodation rented from the Council or in other forms of social housing while the average for Camden is 34.7%.
Only 44% of Muslims are economically active. This is the lowest figure of any religious group and substantially below the Camden average of 65%.
30% of Muslim women are economically active compared to 59% of all women in Camden.
The Muslim population has the highest unemployment rate of any faith community in Camden - almost twice the Camden average, with 19.5% of the Muslim adult population (16-74) unemployed, compared to 8% for Camden as a whole.
One third of the working age (16-64)Muslim population has no formal qualifications, compared to 15% for the Borough’s working age population as a whole.
25.9% of young Muslims (aged 16-24) are unemployed compared to 13.2% of all young people in Camden.
29.9% of young Muslim men are unemployed compared to 16.5% of all young men in Camden.
The unemployment rate of young Muslim women is 20.3%, nearly twice the borough average of 10.2%.
42.1% of Muslim children live inhouseholds where no-one is working compared to the average of 31.3% for all Camden children.
24.1% of Muslim children live in households where either nobody has ever worked or was long-time unemployed (defined as more than 12months). This is almost twice the Camden average.
Camden second after Tower Hamlets in Greater London.
Over a quarter (26%) of dependent Muslim
Muslims aged over 50 years form a higher proportion of people with a limiting long-term illness (54%),
compared with all Camden people aged over 50 (38%).