Time use by activity and sex
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Definition:
Time use represents the average time spent (hours and minutes) on an activity per day. All days of the week, as well as working and holiday periods are included. Data refer to employed, unemployed and economically inactive people aged 20-74.

Gainful work: includes time spent on main and second jobs (including informal employment) and related activities, breaks and travel during working hours, and on job seeking.
Study: includes time spent on study at school and during free time.
Domestic work includes housework, child and adult care, gardening and pet care, construction and repairs, shopping and services, and household management.
Travel includes commuting and trips connected with all kinds of activities, except travel during working hours.
Sleep includes sleep during night or daytime, waiting for sleep, naps, as well as passive lying in bed because of sickness.
Meals includes meals, snacks and drinks.
Personal care includes dressing, personal hygiene, making up, shaving, sexual activities and personal health care.
Free time includes all other kinds of activities, e.g, volunteer work and meetings, helping other households, socializing and entertainment, sports and outdoor activities, hobbies and games, reading, watching TV, resting or doing nothing.

General note: Data are reported in number of hours, where decimals represent hundredths of an hour (e.g, 1.75 should be read 1 hour and 45 minutes; 0.20 should be read 12 minutes).
Country: Armenia
Data refer to October 2008 and to the population aged 15-80.
Country: Austria
Change in definition (2008): Gainful work includes travelling during work-time.
Country: Bulgaria
Reference period (2002): Data refer to 2001-2002.
Country: Bulgaria
Reference period (2010): Data refer to 2009-2010.
Country: Canada
Change in definition (1990 - 2010): Data refer to population aged 20 to 74.
Country: Canada
Reference period (1990): Data refer to 1992.
Country: Canada
Reference period (1995): Data refer to 1997.
Country: Canada
Territorial change (1990 - 2010): Data cover 10 provinces only.
Country: Denmark
Data refer to the population aged 16-74. 1990: data refer to 1987. 2009: data refer to 2008-2009.
Country: Estonia
Reference period (2000): Data refer to 1999-2000.
Country: Estonia
Reference period (2010): Data refer to 2009-2010.
Country: France
2000: data refer to 1998-1999. 2010: data refer to 2009-2010.
Data cover only Metropolitan France.
Country: Germany
Change in definition (2001): Data refer to the population aged 20-74.
Country: Germany
Reference period (2001): Data refer to April 2001 - March 2002.
Country: Hungary
2000: data refer to 1999-2000. 2010: data refer to 2009-2010.
Country: Italy
2002: data refer to 2002-2003; 2008: data refer to 2008-2009; 2014: data refer to 2013-2014. Data refer to population aged 20-74. For all years activities are coded according to the last Harmonized European Time Use Survey Guidelines (HETUS 2008).
Country: Kazakhstan
Additional information (2003): The structure of time use within 7 days (man / hours per week). Data refer to the age group 16 years and older.
Country: Kazakhstan
Additional information (2006): The structure of time use within 7 days (man / hours per week). Data refer to the age group 18 years and older.
Country: Kazakhstan
Additional information (2012): The structure of time use within 7 days (man / hours per week). Data refer to the age group 10 years and older.
Country: Luxembourg
Data refer to the population aged 10-74.
Country: Moldova, Republic of
Reference period (2012): Time Use Survey. Conducted during the period 1 June 2011 to 31 May 2012.
Country: Moldova, Republic of
Territorial change (2012): Data exclude the territory of the Transnistria and municipality of Bender
Country: Netherlands
Break in methodlogy (2006): Data is collected according to the Harmonised European Time Use Survey (HETUS) replacing the original Dutch Time Use Survey.
Country: Netherlands
Break in methodlogy (2011): Data is collected according to the Harmonised European Time Use Survey (HETUS)
Country: Norway
2010: data refer to 2010-2011.
Country: Poland
2004: data refer to 2003-2004.
Country: Romania
Reference period (2000): Data refer to August and September 2000.
Country: Romania
Reference period (2011 - 2012): Statistical survey on time use (TUS), carried out in households during september 2011 - september 2012
Country: Serbia
Data do not cover Kosovo and Metohija. 2010 data refer to 2010-2011.
Country: Slovenia
Reference period (2001): Data refer to the March 2000 - February 2001.
Country: Spain
2003: data refer to 2002-2003.
Country: Sweden
Change in definition (1990 - 2010): Data refer to the population aged 20-64.
Country: Sweden
Reference period (1990): Data refer to 1990-1991. Data cover 9 months (September to May).
Country: Sweden
Reference period (2000): Data refer to 2000-2001
Country: Sweden
Reference period (2010): Data referes to April 2010-March 2011
Country: Switzerland
Change in definition (1995 - 2013): Gainful work doesn&
39;t include job seeking.
Country: Switzerland
Reference period (1995): Data refer to 1997.
Country: The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Reference period (2014): Time Use Survey was carried out over a period of 12 months, from May 2014 until April 2015.
Country: Turkey
For 2006 the data refer to persons aged 15+. For 2015 the data refer to persons aged 20-74.

Information

Unit
Hours
Contact
Gender Statistics, UNECE/STAT
Tel: -
E-mail: gender.stats@unece.org
Latest update
2/7/2017
Data type
Average
Creation date
1/17/2018
Source
UNECE Statistical Division Database
Matrix
c0000379