According to the Telework Trendlines 2009 report, more men than women telecommute (defined as working at least one day a month from home or another remote location during normal business hours). Sixty-one percent of men telecommuted in 2008, compared to 39% of women. While the percentage of men telecommuting increased by 8% between 2006 and 2008, the percentage of women decreased by 8%. The demographic profile of today’s telecommuter: 40-year-old male college graduate living in a household earning $75,000 or more a year. Does anyone else find it surprising that more men than women telecommute? Maybe that’s only because of the way the research defined telecommute—just one day/month.
Less surprising is the location telecommuters most often choose to do their work; 87% of telecommuters said they telecommute from home, 41% work from client offices, and 37% work in the car. There’s still no place like home.