Analyzing Remote Work in European Countries

We’re making descriptive analytics about the Remote Work and European UbiWorkers data (Eurostat). Finland, Luxemburg, the Netherlands and Germany have more than 30% of his workforce in some kind of remote work modality. Norway surprising!


1. Data downloading

As we always do, we are going to connect and download the desired data. In this case, our data source is the Eurostat. We download and read the data file.

As a first analytical step, we are going to check the TOP 5 countries with employees in any kind of Remote Work / Work From Home (WFH) mode.

countryTIME_PERIODremote_perc
LU202047.8
NL202042.7
CH202041.5
FI202040.4
IS202039.8
DK202036.9


And the TOP 10 with more relative increment?

countryTIME_PERIODremote_percdelta
CY20207.4196.00000
IT202013.7191.48936
BG20203.0172.72727
HU202011.0139.13043
RO20203.2128.57143
MT202026.0122.22222
EL202010.4100.00000
LT20208.486.66667
ES202015.280.95238
DE202021.163.56589


2. Remote worker profile in Europe

Remote Work temporal evolution

In order to bring more context, we are going to deep into the temporal evolution of each country. We are tracking the employees in each country and year that have been working in some Remote mode. We could see some clusters, with countries with steeper slope than others during the last year in the data reported.


3. Remote Work ~ Country GDP correlation

As a final thought, the data is pointing out to us that Northern Europe countries are doing more Remote Work. We are expecting that higher GDP countries are more prone to define a Work From Home model or hybrid ones, while the lower GDP ones have more difficulties or are not willing to enhance and embrace change.

The industrial sector composition, kind and size of national companies, politic ideology and government seem such a high impact reasons and probably act as a causality of the heterogenity across the European States.

In the next blog post, we are going to talk and go deeper analyzing the relation between the GDP and the WFH ratios, and discourse about it’s causes and effects.

You can find valuable Remote Work information and community at UbiWork. Work remotely from Spain & Portugal

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Carlos Vecina
Carlos Vecina
Lead Data & Analytics at Aplazame

Lead Data & Analytics at Aplazame | AI & Data Science for Business