The characteristics of those working in London change depending on whether they live in the capital or commute from outside. Workers who commute into London are more likely to be British-born, male and employed full-time in a senior position. It is testimony to the power of the London economy that people regularly commute into the city not just from the Home Counties, but from as far away as Yorkshire and Tyneside. Commuting patterns tend to be shaped more by travel time than by distance.

Source: All data from 2011 Census. This classifies movement between usual area of residence and usual area of work by local authority.
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