Rome has a higher percentage of people working night shifts than the rest of the country, according to research by national statistics institute Istat. Over 12 per cent of employees or 130,000 people start work after 23.00, compared to the national average of 11.3 per cent, based on 2004 figures. The percentage of women on the night shift is also higher in the capital 27.6 per cent compared to 24.6 per cent in the rest of Italy. Doctors, nurses, bar staff, night watchmen and journalists are among those burning the midnight oil. In addition, another 383,000 people are still at work between 20.00 and 23.00.