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More than half (55%) of medium-sized businesses – with between 20 and 199 employees – allow their staff to work away from the office at least one day a week.Just 38% of businesses with 19 employees or less let employees leave the office to complete work, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) found.

The communication service sector proved the most flexible of SMEs when it comes to work locations with just under 67% allowing staff to work away from office at least one day a week.Overall 51%, or an estimated 5.6 million, of employed Australians 18 and over were ‘digital workers’ in May this year.The figure jumped to 59% for employed persons aged between 35 and 44 and 70% for those with a university qualification.

The ACMA defines a ‘digital worker’ as people who use the internet to work away from the office outside of standard business hours and teleworkers who work from home for part or all of the day.

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