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Time spent on domestic activities by sex

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Definition:
Time use represents the average time spent on an activity per day (hours and minutes per day). All persons are included, whether they have performed this activity or not, and all days of the week, as well as working and holiday periods are included.

Domestic work includes the following:

Food preparation, dish washing - Food preparation comprises all activities connected with the preparation of meals, snacks, drinks; it also includes baking and preserving as well as setting the table and serving. Dish washing also includes connected activities before and after washing up, e.g. cleaning the table after a meal and putting the rest of the food into the fridge, drying up, tidying away dishes, and loading and uploading the dishwasher.
Cleaning and other upkeep - Cleaning dwelling includes vacuuming, washing and waxing of floors, washing windows, making beds, tidying, arranging the home, sorting papers, bottles, tins, etc. Other upkeep includes cleaning the yard, heating and water supply, and various arrangements at home, such as looking for lost items, packing and unpacking, or tending to houseplants.
Laundry, ironing, handicrafts and textile products - Laundry includes loading and uploading of washing machine, hand washing, hanging out and putting away laundry when not ironed or mangled. Ironing comprises mangling and connected tasks, such as folding and putting textiles into the wardrobe. Handicraft and care for textiles consists of making new products, such as knitting, needlework, sewing by machine or hand, or weaving. Repairing and caring for clothes and shoes also come under this category. Handicraft as a simultaneous activity, e.g. while watching TV, is not included.
Gardening, constructions and repairs – Gardening includes all kinds of work in the kitchen garden, tending and harvesting vegetables, etc. It also comprises tending to outdoor plants and flowers, mowing the lawn, etc. It also comprises tending domestic animals, which is not done in connection with farming. Construction and repairs comprise all kinds of major construction, renovation and repairs of the dwelling, garage or outhouse, as well as indoor repairs, making and repairing equipment, vehicle maintenance, etc.
Shopping and services – Shopping includes purchasing consumer and capital goods, browsing at shops or markets. Services include visiting public offices, and commercial or personal services. Trips connected with shopping are excluded when separated in the diary.
Child care – Covers active care given to a child living in own household, including physical care, teaching, reading, playing and talking with a child, accompanying a child to a doctor, visiting a school etc. Going together to the cinema, watching TV with a child, are excluded.
Adult care – Covers adult assistance and care (except housework) given to an adult living in own household, including physical care of a sick or elderly adult; washing, cutting hair, massaging; mental help, information and advice; accompanying to a doctor; and visits to hospitals.

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

Country: Belarus

Adult care data included in other activities.

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 covers persons who have been active in the category. Data refer to the population aged 16-74. 1990: data refer to 1987. 2009: Data refer to 2008-2009. 2009 onward: categories comply with definition, whereas earlier years had fewer categories included in domestic work.

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

Reference period (2001): Data refer to the period from April 2001 to March 2002

Country: Germany

Reference period (2001): Change in definition - Data refer to the population total. Reference period (2012): Data refer to the population aged 20-74.

Country: Greece

Other activites include household management (planning and arranging, budgeting, paperwork, making a shoppihg list, arranging and supervising outside services at home). All persons are included.

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, 2018): The survey was conducted over two days (1 working day, 1 day off - 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: 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: North Macedonia

Reference period (2014): Time Use Survey was carried out over a period of 12 months, from May 2014 until April 2015.

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: Spain

2003: data refer to 2002-2003.

Country: Sweden

Change in definition (2000-onwards): Other activities include unspecified household and family care, household management and help to an adult household member.
Data refer to the population aged 20-64.

Country: Sweden

Reference period (2000): Data refer to 2000-2001.

Country: Sweden

Reference period (2010): Data refer to April 2010-March 2011

Country: Switzerland

Reference period (1995): Data refer to 1997.

Country: Turkey

For 2006 the data refer to persons aged 15+. For 2015, the results are for the age of 20-74. For data on domestic work, other activities include the following as per HETUS-08 code: 30-Unspecified household and family care, 37-Household management. For data on free time, the activities correspond the following as per HETUS-08 codes: TV and video 82 (Tv, video and DVD), Socializing 51 (Social life), Reading 81 (Reading), Sports 6 (Sports and outdoor activities), Hobbies and games 71-73 (71: Arts and hobbies, 73: Games), Volunteer work and help 41-42 ( 41: Organisational Work, 42: Informal help to other households), Other activities (43-52-53-72-83: Participatory activities, Entertainment and culture, Resting-Time out, Computing, Radio and recordings).

Country: United Kingdom

- Reference period (2015): UK Time Use Survey 2014-2015.
- Reference period (2005): UK Time Use Survey 2005. Light diary instrument used in this survey and therefore not fully comparable to the fully Harmonised European Time Use Survey (HETUS) compliant surveys from 2000-2001 and 2014-2015.
- Reference period (2000): UK Time Use Survey 2000-2001.