Today Is 2011 Census Day

As I filled mine in last week, I noted a few questions where things may well have changed in the last 10 years.

What is the address of your workplace?

How many of us now work from home compared with 10 years ago?  More and more people are either setting up their own businesses or deciding to work from home.  The credit crunch, redundancies and technology have opened up the opportunities for home working.  We're also more likely to have changed jobs a few times in the last 10 years.

How do you usually travel to work?

Travelling to and from work can easily add another 2-4 hours a day to the average worker.  Whether they commute by car or train it adds a significant chunk of time to their working day and eats into their personal life.

Travelling to and from work is an increasing source of stress - rush-hour traffic, reliability of public transport and increasing cost.

How many hours a week do you usually work?

Will this have increased for full-time workers?  People are generally working longer and longer hours or having two jobs to make ends meet.  We work longer hours than most of your European counterparts.

I frequently talk to people who will fall into the '49 or more' category.

These are just three of the areas that impact the people I talk to and work with.  So, how have things changed for you in the last 10 years?

Have you switched workplace - do you now work from home?  How long is your average travel journey to and from work and how many hours do you work in an average week?

Oh and of course, now you can complete it online.  How many of you completed your census online and how many of you left it to the last minute?

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