Table 1. Time spent in primary activities (1) and percent of the civilian population engaging in each activity, averages per day by sex, 2013 annual averages

Table 1. Time spent in primary activities (1) and percent of the civilian population engaging in each activity, averages per
day by sex, 2013 annual averages
                                                                                                                               
                                                         Average hours per day, Average percent engaged  Average hours per day 
                                                          civilian population   in the activity per day for persons who engaged
                       Activity                                                                             in the activity    
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
                                                         Total    Men    Women   Total    Men    Women   Total    Men    Women 
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
Total, all activities (2)..............................   24.00   24.00   24.00    ---     ---     ---     ---     ---     --- 
                                                                                                                               
  Personal care activities.............................    9.54    9.31    9.76  100.0    99.9   100.0     9.55    9.31    9.76
     Sleeping..........................................    8.74    8.65    8.82   99.9    99.9    99.9     8.75    8.66    8.82
  Eating and drinking..................................    1.23    1.26    1.20   96.4    96.5    96.2     1.27    1.31    1.24
  Household activities.................................    1.78    1.34    2.19   74.5    65.1    83.4     2.39    2.06    2.63
     Housework.........................................     .57     .25     .87   34.4    19.4    48.5     1.67    1.30    1.80
     Food preparation and cleanup......................     .57     .33     .80   55.3    41.7    68.1     1.03     .80    1.17
     Lawn and garden care..............................     .18     .25     .12    9.3    11.3     7.4     1.98    2.26    1.60
     Household management..............................     .13     .10     .16   17.2    14.2    20.1      .75     .73     .77
  Purchasing goods and services........................     .75     .63     .86   42.9    38.7    46.8     1.74    1.62    1.83
     Consumer goods purchases..........................     .37     .29     .45   39.2    35.1    43.1      .94     .81    1.04
     Professional and personal care services...........     .08     .06     .10    7.4     5.9     8.8     1.11    1.07    1.13
  Caring for and helping household members.............     .53     .36     .69   25.5    20.5    30.3     2.07    1.75    2.28
     Caring for and helping household children.........     .41     .27     .54   20.9    16.2    25.3     1.96    1.68    2.13
  Caring for and helping nonhousehold members..........     .19     .17     .22   11.5    10.0    12.9     1.68    1.69    1.68
     Caring for and helping nonhousehold adults........     .06     .07     .06    7.2     7.0     7.4      .87     .94     .81
  Working and work-related activities..................    3.46    4.20    2.77   43.2    49.7    37.2     8.01    8.45    7.46
     Working...........................................    3.14    3.80    2.52   41.5    47.8    35.7     7.55    7.95    7.06
  Educational activities...............................     .48     .47     .48    8.0     7.6     8.3     5.98    6.25    5.74
     Attending class...................................     .26     .27     .25    5.0     5.0     5.1     5.10    5.35    4.88
     Homework and research.............................     .18     .17     .19    5.8     5.7     5.9     3.09    2.95    3.22
  Organizational, civic, and religious activities......     .32     .29     .36   14.0    11.3    16.5     2.31    2.52    2.17
     Religious and spiritual activities................     .14     .12     .17    9.1     7.3    10.8     1.58    1.64    1.55
     Volunteering (organizational and civic activities)     .14     .13     .15    6.1     5.1     7.1     2.31    2.62    2.11
  Leisure and sports...................................    5.26    5.61    4.94   95.3    95.1    95.4     5.52    5.89    5.17
     Socializing and communicating.....................     .72     .65     .78   36.8    34.0    39.5     1.95    1.92    1.97
     Watching television...............................    2.77    2.98    2.57   79.4    80.4    78.5     3.49    3.71    3.27
     Participating in sports, exercise, and recreation      .30     .40     .20   18.6    21.0    16.3     1.60    1.90    1.25
  Telephone calls, mail, and e-mail....................     .15     .10     .19   20.4    15.2    25.3      .72     .64     .77
  Other activities, not elsewhere classified...........     .31     .27     .35   17.5    15.5    19.5     1.77    1.77    1.78

   1 A primary activity refers to an individual's main activity. Other activities done simultaneously are not included.
   2 All major activity categories include related travel time. See Technical Note for activity category definitions.
   --- Not applicable.
   NOTE: Data refer to persons 15 years and over.



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