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Table 2.9 Stress at work, 2009 to 2017

Aged 16 and over in paid employment / government training programme 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017
Stress at work 2009 2011 2013 2015 2017
% % % % %
Men
Not at all stressful 21 17 19 23 21
Mildly stressful 30 36 35 34 32
Moderately stressful 36 32 33 29 31
Very stressful 9 11 10 12 13
Extremely stressful 3 3 3 3 3
Very stressful / Extremely stressfula 13 15 13 15 17
Women
Not at all stressful 16 19 18 17 16
Mildly stressful 34 32 35 33 35
Moderately stressful 34 35 32 36 34
Very stressful 12 12 13 12 12
Extremely stressful 4 2 2 3 2
Very stressful / Extremely stressfula 16 14 15 14 15
All adults
Not at all stressful 19 18 18 20 19
Mildly stressful 32 34 35 33 33
Moderately stressful 35 33 32 32 32
Very stressful 11 12 11 12 13
Extremely stressful 4 3 3 3 3
Very stressful / Extremely stressfula 14 15 14 15 16
Bases (weighted):
Men 771 677 670 657 620
Women 673 647 630 652 592
All adults 1444 1324 1300 1309 1212
Bases (unweighted):
Men 655 581 583 549 507
Women 702 674 677 604 622
All adults 1357 1255 1260 1153 1129

a Percentage of adults who find their job very or extremely stressful is part of the national mental health indicator set for adults


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