According to Australian news provider News.com.au the Australian Bureau of Statistics' latest figures show that 2.35 million Australians or 25% of those in employment, work at least some hours from home. Overall, 31 per cent are employed only or mainly at home. The ABS said reasons for homeworking included:
* 20 per cent wanting to have more time to look after their children
* 16 per cent saying it was a condition of their employment
* 20 per cent living on farms.