10 per cent work more than 55 hours a week

One in 10 UK workers claim to work more than 55 hours a week
according to a survey conducted by banking software firm Corillian.

The research also finds that people in the north work a
longer week than their Southern counterparts.

According to the research:


Britons work an average of 36 hours per week.


Men work a longer week than women (over 40 hours versus just under 30 hours)


Women are five times more likely to be in part-time employment than men


Seven times more men than women work more than 50 hours per week (14 per cent
versus 2 per cent)


People in their thirties work the longest week of all the age groups, putting
in an average 37.5 hours per week


11 per cent of thirty-somethings claim to work more than 50 hours


The twenties and forties age groups are not too far behind, each working just
one hour less (36.6 hours each per week)

Regional variations


People in the north work the longest week (38.9 hours)


The shortest working hours are in Scotland (34.1 hours) and London (34.4 hours)


People in the north are almost twice as likely to work more than 50 hours a
week than people in the capital (13 per cent versus 6 per cent)


The South West has the highest incidence of part time workers – 19 per cent
work less than 20 hours a week


One in four Welsh people work between 20 and 35 hours a week (26 per cent)  

The survey was based on a sample of 2,000 people.

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