Working from home, the UK regions leading the way

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More than four million UK workers are ditching the daily commute in favour of working from home. This is equivalent to one in seven UK workers.

Analysis of ONS data, carried out by Aviva, has identified the regions in the UK with the highest and lowest proportion of workers who are primarily based at home.

Powys in Wales tops the table, with 25.7% of its workers being home-based, closely followed by the highly-affluent Kensington and Chelsea (25.0%) area and Brighton and Hove (24.9%).

Workers in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland are least likely to be home-based according to the study, with just 5.6% citing their home as their main work base. Scottish regions appear throughout the top 10 least common areas for home workers, with Aberdeen City and Inverclyde coming second and third on this list.

10 UK regions with highest proportion of home workers

UK Region Percentage of workers who are primarily home-based
  1. Powys
25.7%
  1. Kensington and Chelsea
25.0%
  1. Brighton and Hove
24.9%
  1. Ceredigion
24.8%
  1. Devon
24.6%
  1. County of Herefordshire
24.6%
  1. Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
23.8%
  1. Camden
23.6%
  1. Richmond upon Thames
22.5%
  1. Pembrokeshire, Wales
22.1%


10 UK regions with lowest proportion of home workers

UK Region Percentage of workers who are primarily home-based
  1. West Dunbartonshire
5.6%
  1. Aberdeen City
6.4%
  1. Inverclyde
6.6%
  1. Clackmannanshire
6.7%
  1. Hartlepool
7.2%
  1. Sandwell
7.3%
  1. Leicester
7.3%
  1. Dundee City
7.4%
  1. North Lanarkshire
7.5%
  1. Salford
7.6%

 

Read more about the research and about flexible working via Aviva