The amount of people working from home has gone up by a fifth over the course of the last ten years, as reported by statistics produced by the Trades Union Congress (TUC).
The analysis shows that almost a quarter of a million more people are working from home than ten years ago, with the largest increase in home working from female employees, with 157,000 more (35% more) conducting work from home in 2015 compared with 2005.
However, the bulk of home workers are still men, with 912,000 regularly working from home by 2015, in comparison to the 609,000 women home workers.
The data also shows that older employees are the ones most likely to work from home, with almost half a million in their 40s (454,000) and 414,000 over 50s.
In terms of region, the South West of England is home to the most workers from home in the UK, with one in 12 people saying they work at home. The next most common place for home working is East England (one in 14), followed by South East England (one in 16).
Whereas, the lowest proportion of people conducting their work from home is Northern Ireland, with a mere one in 48 employees regularly working from home.
With regard to which industries have the highest amount of home workers, construction, agriculture and IT lead the way.
Despite the rising number of people working from home, the TUC insists that employers are not keeping up with demand.
Research from the Government suggests that the number of home workers is set to continue its upward trend, with four million workers in the UK saying they would like to work from home for at least a portion of the week but are not given the opportunity to do so.
The TUC says that there are many benefits to home working when managed properly, such as saving money on commuting and allowing people to be more in control of their time, as well as making school commitments easier to manage.