Experimental statistics: Work and living conditions, September 2022

Working from home more widespread among tertiary educated

At the end of the summer, the share of absent from work decreased. Working from home was more widespread among those with tertiary education, in service activities and among employees living in cohesion region Zahodna Slovenija. In-person socialising was limited the most by persons aged 55+.

  • 18 November 2022 at 10:30
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After the summer holidays work absence down to less than a tenth of employees

The share of absent from work decreased by 10 percentage points, to 9%. The majority of employed persons (80%) were working all days in the week on location, while 2% of employees, as in August, were working all days in the week from home.

Tertiary educated employees were working all days in the week on location less often than less educated. Among employees with more than upper secondary education, slightly more than two-thirds (68%) were working all days on location. Among less educated the share was 87%. Almost a fifth (19%) of tertiary educated employees were working partially on location and partially from home, while among less educated employees the share was 2%.


A quarter of tertiary educated employees were working from home at least one day in the week

In September, 12% of employees were working from home at least one day in the week. Among men, the share was 10%, among women 14%.


Among tertiary educated employees (more than upper secondary education), a quarter were working from home at least one day in the week, while among less educated the share was 5%. Work from home was more widespread among employees living in cohesion region Zahodna Slovenija; 16% of them were working from home at least one day in the week. Among employees living in cohesion region Vzhodna Slovenija, the share was 8%.

In service activities, 15% of employed persons were working from home at least one day in the week, while in manufacturing activities, the share was 6%. Non-manual workers were working from home to the greatest extent; 16% of employees in these occupations were working from home at least one day in the week. Among manual and skilled manual workers, the share was 2%.

In-person socialising most limited among elderly

In September, 40% of persons limited in-person socialising due to measures to curb the COVID-19 epidemic. Compared to January, when the limitation of in-person socialising was the greatest, in September the share was 30 percentage points lower.

Persons aged 55+ limited in-person socialising the most (45%). The share was the lowest among persons in the age group 35–54, where slightly more than a third (34%) limited in-person socialising.

METHODOLOGICAL NOTE
The survey »Work and living conditions« replaced the survey »Work and education in the time of COVID-19«, which was conducted from December 2020 to September 2021. The methodology and the observed population are different, so the results are not comparable.

The data are published as experimental because the survey is new and because the measuring instrument, the methodology of data collection and the indicators are still being developed. More information can be found in the methodological explanations.
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