Place of work, teleworking

The clear majority of employed persons usually work at a set place of work outside their private dwelling. In 2020, this concerned 79.7% of employees (excluding apprentices). Furthermore, 6.0% of employed persons work in a private dwelling and 14.1% on the go or alternating work locations. Men work on the go or in alternating work locations almost three times as often as women (20.2% compared with 7.2%). In turn, women carry out their work somewhat more often in the private dwelling (6.9% compared with 5.1%). However, working in the private dwelling is much more common among employed persons aged 65 or over (25.6%). Among 15-24 year olds, the share is only 3.2% and this rises to 7.3% among 55-64 year olds.

With regard to the private dwelling as the main place of work, this indicator takes into account all forms of home-based work, whether telework (exchange of data via the internet with the employer or client) or not. Further information on teleworking can be found under the heading "Information society": Teleworking available in French and German.

Place of work and COVID-19: The place of work surveyed refers in principle to the normal situation, i.e. without the corona pandemic (COVID-19). However, it is possible that certain people have indicated their place of work in connection with the protective measures against COVID-19. The time series may therefore be distorted between 2019 and 2020.

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You can find the telecommuting indicators in french or in german under the “information society” heading.

 

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