Official Statistics

Rural home working statistics

Rates of home workers by Rural Urban Classification 2011 (RUC11).


Rural home working


For these statistics home workers are defined as those who usually spend at least half of their work time using their home, either within their grounds or in different places or using it as a base.



  • Percentage of all those employed age 16 and over, by rural-urban classification

  • Time series from 2006 for numbers of people home working or working somewhere separate to home, of all those employed and age 16 or over, by rural-urban classification

Data source: Office for National Statistics (ONS) Annual Business Inquiry (ABI)

Coverage: England

Rural classification used: Office for National Statistics Rural Urban Classification

Next release date: tbc

Additional information:

Defra statistics: rural

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Published 5 March 2015
Last updated 29 November 2017 + show all updates
  1. Published today, latest rural home working figures.
  2. We’ve changed how we’ve organised rural statistics and updated the content following Lord Cameron’s review of rural proofing.
  3. First published.