The following diagram illustrates the conceptual framework for the 2008 Locations of Work Survey.
In 2008, employed people who were at work in the reference week were asked about the different types of locations at which they worked, and were classified by whether or not they worked any hours at home in either main or second job during the reference week.
Those who worked more hours at their home than any other single location in their main or second job, were defined as people who 'worked only or mainly at home in main or second job'.
The Labour Force Survey (LFS) measures all employed persons, including people who were away from their job during the reference week. In November 2008 there were approximately 10.8 million employed people aged 15 years and over. The Locations of Work Survey specifically measures employed people who were at work during the reference week. In November 2008 there were approximately 10.1 million employed people which represents a 6% decrease on the LFS measure.