Maintaining a good balance between a fruitful career and a healthy life outside of the workplace is no easy feat, but which city in the UK can claim to have the best work-life balance?
You might think that the majority of full time workers, wherever they live in the country, would work a standard 37.5-hour week, but official figures tell a different story.
For example, did you know that Londoners actually work less hours than the national average?
Or that Boston in Lincolnshire and Stirling up in Scotland put in the most and least hours?
Check out the data below to see where your city or region ranks…
And here’s a look at the data in a little more depth…
Firstly looking at the best and the worst cities in the UK…
|Highest 10||Mean Hours Worked p/w||Lowest 10||Mean Hours Worked p/w|
|Harlow||40.3||Brighton & Hove||38.1|
And now by region…
|Regions||Mean Hours Worked p/w|
|Yorkshire and The Humber||39.2|
And finally, let’s look at London…
|London||Mean Hours Worked p/w|
|City of London||37.2|
|Hammersmith and Fulham||38.1|
|Kensington and Chelsea||38.1|
|Barking and Dagenham||40.6|
|Kingston upon Thames||38.5|
|Richmond upon Thames||38.0|