BBC 5Live Job Satisfaction Survey
Survey of British adults on behalf of BBC Radio 5Live on job satisfaction.
  • Adults in work in Britain appear to have a positive view of the work they do; four in five (79%) say they are proud of the work they do and two thirds (68%) say they enjoy going to work most days.
  • Adults working in the public sector are significantly more likely than those in the private sector to say they are proud of the work they do (86% v 77%).
  • Interestingly, women in work are significantly more likely than men in work to say they enjoy going to work most days (74% v 63%).
  • Working adults in London are more likely than the British average to say they enjoy going to work most days (78% v 68%).
  • Working adults aged over 55 are significantly more likely than their younger peers to say that the nature of work is one of their top three most important factors to consider when taking a job (60% compared to 48% of 35-54 year olds and 49% of 18-34 year olds).
  • Adults in work with children are significantly more likely than those without children to say work/life balance is one of the top three most important factors in their decision to take a job (78% vs 64%).
  • Conversely, working adults without children are significantly more likely to cite the nature of the work in their three most important factors in taking a job than those with children (54% vs 43%).
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Date Published
01/09/2017
Categories
Client
BBC Radio 5Live
Methodology
ComRes interviewed 1,143 British adults in work aged 18+ online between 18th and 20th August 2017. Data were weighted to be demographically representative of all GB adults by age, gender, region and social grade.

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