Full-time weekly hours of work, by gender 2000-2018 | UK Statistic

Average weekly hours of work for full-time employees in their main job in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2000 to 2018, by gender

by Daniel Clark, last edited Aug 9, 2019
Full-time weekly hours of work, by gender 2000-2018 | UK Statistic In 2018 male, full-time employees in the United Kingdom worked an average of 39 hours a week, with women working an average of 34.1 hours a week. During the period between 2000 and 2018, the year with the highest average weekly hours for men was 2000 when it was 39.8 hours, and for women it was 2014 at 34.5 hours.
Majority of British workers support a four-day week
The five-day working week from Monday to Friday is one of the most important and recognizable features of western working culture. Its days may soon be up however, as the idea of a four-day working week is gaining traction. According to a survey conducted in 2019, 63 percent of British adults supported this idea, with only 18 percent opposing it.

9 to 5 or 8 to 4?
As well as changing the traditional number of working days, workers are also enthusiastic about having more flexible working hours outside of the traditional 9am to 5pm model. When asked what their ideal working hours would be; 16 percent of UK said 9 to 5, with 37 percent opting instead for working 8 to 4.
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Average weekly hours of work for full-time employees in their main job in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2000 to 2018, by gender

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