Number of times employees stop for a lunchbreak per week European Union (EU) in 2015

This statistic shows the number of lunchbreaks employees in the European Union (EU) take per week in 2015. Employees in Portugal take a lunchbreak on average 4.6 times per week, compared with 3.5 times per week in Germany.

Average number of times per week employees stop to take a lunchbreak in selected countries in the European Union (EU) in 2015

Number of days per week
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Release date

August 2016



Survey time period


Number of respondents


Age group

16 to 64

Special properties

All employees who take a lunchbreak

Method of interview

Online omnibus survey

Supplementary notes

* The research covered 9,000 full-time and part-time employees in the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

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