Women in London work most hours in the UK, according to new research
Women in full and part time work in London, Scotland and the North West are on average working the most hours in the UK while female millennials are the hardest workers. This is according to new analysis by blow LTD.
blow LTD’s analysis follows the news that the number of women in employment hit a record 14.6m at the end of 2015, with nearly 1m (975,000) more women in work than five years ago.
Women in work in London complete on average 1,631 hours a year (75 hours or ten typical working days more than the rest of the UK’s female workforce) while for Scottish female workers the figure is 1,626 (70 more than the rest of the UK). Working women in the North West were the third hardest workers with 1,570 hours a year, representing 14 hours more than the rest of the UK.
The research also highlighted those working women aged 22 – 29 (the ‘millennial’ generation) are on average working 1,692 hours a year (136 hours or roughly 18 typical working days more than the rest of the female workforce). Women in work aged 30 – 39 complete on average 1,631 hours a year (75 hours or 10 typical working days more than the rest of the UK). Those women in work aged between 40 and 49 clock in an average 1,515 hours a year – 42 hours or roughly six days a year less than the average UK working woman.
Fiona McIntosh, co-founder of blow LTD, commented, “Our research highlights the levels of time poverty faced by working women across the UK. There are more working women than ever before, and those women – whether Millennials or working Mums – are putting in significant hours.”
Caroline Nokes, MP for the All Parliamentary Group on Body Image and Parliamentary Private Secretary at the Department for Transport, said, “blow LTD’s research has identified a growing trend amongst working women in the UK. As the number of women in work reaches record highs, it’s important that as a country we recognise the increasingly limited amount of spare time that women now have. I have experienced the pressures of allotting time for both my professional and personal life, and I welcome companies that are tailoring services to help alleviate these pressures. blow LTD has come up with a beauty brand that works with women to not only reduce the amount of time poverty they have in their life but also to encourage self-confidence. It’s great to see that the company has lofty growth ambitions as this will ultimately help more busy working women up and down the UK.”