The Office for National Statistics (ONS) have released their latest data reporting from April,2020 on home-working.
- 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.
The #coronavirus pandemic has forced many business and employees to undertake a proportion of working from home. For many productivity levels have been positive. Adoption of online meeting capability has been made to work. Many business are planning more long term strategies which include considerable more home-working than before