Table 2. Time spent in primary activities and percent of the civilian population engaging in each activity, averages per day on weekdays and weekends, 2014 annual averages

Table 2. Time spent in primary activities and percent of the civilian population engaging in each
activity, averages per day on weekdays and weekends, 2014 annual averages
Activity Average hours per day, civilian
population
Average percent engaged in the
activity per day
Average hours per day for persons
who engaged in the activity
Weekdays Weekends
and
holidays
Weekdays Weekends
and
holidays
Weekdays Weekends
and
holidays

Total, all activities(1)

24.00 24.00 - - - -

Personal care activities

9.33 10.16 99.9 100.0 9.34 10.16

Sleeping

8.54 9.40 99.9 100.0 8.55 9.40

Eating and drinking

1.13 1.29 95.7 95.3 1.18 1.35

Household activities

1.63 2.11 73.8 75.9 2.20 2.78

Housework

0.51 0.67 33.4 38.1 1.51 1.75

Food preparation and cleanup

0.57 0.62 57.1 54.3 1.00 1.14

Lawn and garden care

0.15 0.27 8.3 11.4 1.79 2.40

Household management

0.11 0.13 16.8 16.7 0.64 0.79

Purchasing goods and services

0.69 0.84 42.2 44.7 1.64 1.88

Consumer goods purchases

0.30 0.49 36.8 43.1 0.83 1.13

Professional and personal care services

0.11 0.04 10.0 3.4 1.12 1.15

Caring for and helping household members

0.56 0.49 27.1 22.4 2.07 2.17

Caring for and helping household children

0.42 0.39 22.4 18.1 1.88 2.16

Caring for and helping nonhousehold members

0.17 0.21 10.0 12.6 1.69 1.69

Caring for and helping nonhousehold adults

0.06 0.07 5.9 8.2 0.99 0.89

Working and work-related activities

4.54 1.38 52.7 23.7 8.61 5.82

Working

4.11 1.23 50.7 21.6 8.10 5.71

Educational activities

0.53 0.16 9.3 5.0 5.74 3.24

Attending class

0.33 0.02 6.7 0.5 4.88 3.45

Homework and research

0.16 0.13 6.0 4.2 2.66 3.14

Organizational, civic, and religious activities

0.24 0.52 12.7 18.8 1.92 2.75

Religious and spiritual activities

0.08 0.29 6.7 14.6 1.18 2.00

Volunteering (organizational and civic activities)

0.13 0.15 6.6 6.3 2.02 2.45

Leisure and sports

4.79 6.50 94.9 97.6 5.05 6.66

Socializing and communicating

0.58 1.02 35.4 42.4 1.63 2.41

Watching television

2.60 3.35 78.8 82.5 3.30 4.06

Participating in sports, exercise, and recreation

0.28 0.33 19.5 18.0 1.41 1.85

Telephone calls, mail, and e-mail

0.15 0.14 21.3 17.8 0.69 0.79

Other activities, not elsewhere classified

0.24 0.21 16.4 13.4 1.45 1.54

Footnotes
(1) All major activity categories include related travel time. See Technical Note for activity category definitions.

- Not applicable.
NOTE: A primary activity refers to an individual's main activity. Other activities done simultaneously are not included. Data refer to persons 15 years and over.

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Last Modified Date: June 24, 2015