Table 3 
Percentage of new teleworkers who reported that they would prefer to work at least half of their hours at home once the COVID-19 pandemic is over, by sex and selected characteristics 

Percentage of new teleworkers who reported that they would prefer to work at least half of their hours at home once the COVID-19 pandemic is over, by sex and selected characteristics
  Both sexes Men Women
  %%%
Overall 79.8 79.3 80.2
Age      
15 to 34 76.9 80.2 73.8
35 to 50 82.4 80.0 84.7
51 to 64 78.2 77.0 79.2
Education      
No postsecondary education (PSE) 82.5 81.5 83.4
PSE below bachelor's degree 82.2 80.7 83.3
Bachelor's degree 80.1 80.7 79.6
Above bachelor's degree 75.7 74.6 76.6
Marital status and presence of children      
Married or common-law, with children 81.7 80.1 83.2
Married or common-law, without children 78.4 80.6 76.5
Not married or common-law, with children 87.0 78.2 89.5
Not married or common-law, without children 75.5 75.8 75.1
Industry      
Goods-producing industries 81.6 80.8 82.5
Trade, transportation and warehousing 85.2 84.0 86.7
Finance and insurance 86.6 85.5 87.7
Professional, scientific and technical services 79.8 79.5 80.1
Educational services 61.9 58.8 63.5
Health care and social assistance 79.4 73.6 80.9
Public administration 83.6 82.5 84.4
Other 75.8 74.1 77.4
Occupation      
Management 81.5 81.1 82.1
Business, finance, and administration 85.5 84.9 85.7
Natural and applied sciences 81.3 80.3 83.9
Education, law and social, community and government services 65.6 60.7 68.7
Sales and services 79.8 81.8 78.1
Other 74.7 80.4 70.5
Region      
Atlantic provinces 71.5 68.8 73.6
Quebec 81.5 81.7 81.2
Ontario 81.2 82.3 80.1
Manitoba and Saskatchewan 78.1 74.2 81.4
Alberta 76.0 73.7 78.2
British Columbia 76.8 70.6 82.2
Note(s):
The sample consists of employees aged 15 to 64 who have at least 24 months of tenure with their employer, who usually worked outside the home prior to the COVID-19 pandemic but worked most of their hours at home during the reference week of February 2021. Full-time students, full-time members of the Canadian Armed Forces and records fully imputed are excluded. Numbers may not add to 100.0 because of rounding.
Source(s):
Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey and Labour Force Survey supplement, February 2021.
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