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Coronavirus and homeworking in the UK: April 2020

By July 9, 2020National News

The main points from this latest report from the Office for National statistics are:  

  • In April 2020, 46.6% of people in employment did some work at home. 
  • Of those who did some work from home, 86.0% did so as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 
  • Of those who did some work from home, around one-third worked fewer hours than usual (34.4%), and around one-third worked more hours than usual (30.3%). 
  • Women were slightly more likely to do some work at home than men, 47.5% and 45.7% respectively. 
  • People aged 16 to 24 years were less likely to do some work from home than those in older age groups. 
  • More than half of people living in London (57.2%) did some work at home. 
  • Occupations requiring higher qualifications and more experience were more likely to provide homeworking opportunities than elementary and manual occupations. 

You can read the report in full here (opens in a new tab) 

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