Text descriptions: Employment & work-family balance in 2020

Figure 1: Employment changes experienced within families in 2020

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  • Changed jobs 19%;
  • Had a reduction in work hours 27%;
  • Had a reduction in wage/salary 23%;
  • Closed your business 3%;
  • Been made redundant 4%;
  • Been stood down temporarily 8%;
  • Lost your job 9%;
  • Started or increased working from home 60%"

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Figure 2: Percentages working from home in 2020, if employed

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  • Pre-COVID
    • never 58%,
    • sometimes 35%,
    • always 7%;
  • May-June 2020
    • never 21%,
    • sometimes 20%,
    • always 59%;
  • November-December 2020
    • never 33%,
    • sometimes 38%,
    • always 29%

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Infographic: How easy work-family balance was

  • Work-family balance was easy
    • 37% of males
    • 28% of females
  • Work-family balance was difficult
    • 38% of males
    • 46% of females

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Figure 3: Home care for children under 13 years. Types of care used while working from home, by age of child

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  • 0–2 years:
    • Always/often active 25%,
    • always/often passive 5%,
    • sometimes active or passive 35%,
    • not active or passive – someone else caring 35%
  • 3–5 years:
    • Always/often active 26%,
    • always/often passive 6%,
    • sometimes active or passive 47%,
    • not active or passive – someone else caring 21%
  • 6–12 years:
    • Always/often active 17%,
    • always/often passive 31%,
    • sometimes active or passive 43%,
    • not active or passive – someone else caring 10%

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Figure 4: Home care for children under 13 years. Types of care used while working from home, by gender of parent

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  • Mothers:
    • Always/often active 23%,
    • always/often passive 16%,
    • sometimes active or passive 41%,
    • not active or passive – someone else caring 20%
  • Fathers:
    • Always/often active 15%,
    • always/often passive 13%,
    • sometimes active or passive 43%,
    • not active or passive – someone else caring 30%

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Figure 5: Employed mothers’ and fathers’ work arrangements used to care for children

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  • Mothers:
    • Part-time work 57%,
    • flexible working hours 58%,
    • working from home 52%,
    • shift work 9%,
    • other arrangement 10%,
    • none 12%
  • Fathers:
    • Part-time work 9%,
    • flexible working hours 38%,
    • working from home 36%,
    • shift work 9%,
    • other arrangement 4%,
    • none 38%

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Figure 6: Employed mothers’ and fathers’ selected work arrangements used to care for children by age of youngest child

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  • Part-time work:
    • Mothers:
      • 0–2 years 63%,
      • 3–5 years 61%,
      • 6–12 years 47%
    • Fathers:
      • 0–2 years 9%,
      • 3–5 years 11%,
      • 6–12 years 9%
  • Flexible working hours:
    • Mothers:
      • 0–2 years 52%,
      • 3–5 years 63%,
      • 6–12 years 63%
    • Fathers:
      • 0–2 years 35%,
      • 3–5 years 39%,
      • 6–12 years 44%
  • Working from home:
    • Mothers:
      • 0–2 years 46%,
      • 3–5 years 58%,
      • 6–12 years 56%
    • Fathers:
      • 0–2 years 32%,
      • 3–5 years 40%,
      • 6–12 years 39%

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