Reasons for part-time work by sex and age group (Both sexes)

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Reasons for part-time work by sex and age group
(Both sexes)
  2015
  Both sexes
  Total 15-24 25-44 45 and over
  %
Own illness 3.9 0.7 4.1 6.8
Caring for children 8.7 0.6 24.5 4.4
Other personal/family responsibilities 2.8 0.6 3.5 4.4
Going to school 28.9 71.9 11.8 1.0
Personal preference 27.1 5.3 16.3 55.8
Other voluntary 2.4 1.4 3.7 2.4
Other1 26.2 19.4 36.1 25.2
Total employed part-time (thousands) 3,387.3 1,187.3 943.0 1,257.0
% employed part-time2 18.9 48.0 12.2 16.2

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