The percentage is slightly higher than ten years ago, when it was 0.8%, but lower than in the period from 2013 to 2016 – immediately following the crisis – when it hovered around 1.6%.
The only countries in the EU which have a smaller share are Bulgaria and Romania with 0.3 and 0.4% respectively.
In 2018, 5.2% of working people aged 15 to 64 in the EU usually worked from home. This share has remained constant at around 5% throughout the last decade.
With 14% of employed people usually working from home in 2018, the Netherlands topped the list of EU member states, closely followed by Finland (13.3%), Luxembourg (11%) and Austria (10%).
In the EU, the self-employed usually worked from home (18.5%) more often than employees (3%). This pattern was repeated in each member state.
The highest rates recorded were in Finland where more than 40% of self-employed persons usually worked from home (46.4%), the Netherlands (44.5%) and Austria (43.6%).
A slightly higher share of women usually worked from home (5.5%) than men (5%).
The share of those working from home increases with age. In the EU, just 1.8% of 15 to 24-year-olds usually worked from home in 2018, compared to 5% among 25 to 49 year-olds and 6.4% among 50 to 64 year-olds. The highest share of 15 to 24-year-olds who usually worked from home was recorded in Luxembourg (8.7%).
Source: Cyprus Mail