The Centre for Future Work
Report: Working From Home, or Living at Work? (2021)
Around a third of employed Australians continue to perform at least some of their work from home. As a result, the standard scenario of workers ‘staying late at the workplace’, which largely framed our analysis of excessive work time before the pandemic, is now supplemented by a different dimension of excessive work and unpaid overtime. On average, respondents reported they worked 6.1 hours of unpaid work in the week of the survey. This was an increase from 5.3 in 2020. At the economy-wide level, this equates to $125 billion dollars of lost income per year.