Place of work, teleworking

The clear majority of employed persons usually work at a set place of work outside their private dwelling. In 2022, this concerned 71.3% of employees (excluding apprentices). Furthermore, 11.8% of employed persons work in a private dwelling and 16.7% on the go or alternating work locations. Men work on the go or in alternating work locations more often than women (23.1% compared with 9.5%). In turn, women work at a set place of work outside their private dwelling more often (78.2% compared with 65.3%). Working in the private dwelling is most common among employed persons aged 65 or over (27.8%). The share is just over 10% among 25-64 year olds and only 5.9% among 15-24 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.

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


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