Table 3. Time spent in primary activities for the civilian population by age, sex, race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, marital status, and educational attainment, 2014 annual averages

Table 3. Time spent in primary activities for the civilian population by age, sex, race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, marital status, and
educational attainment, 2014 annual averages
Characteristic Average hours per day spent in primary activities(1)
Personal
care
activities
Eating and
drinking
Household
activities
Purchasing
goods and
services
Caring for
and
helping
household
members
Caring for
and
helping
non-
household
members
Working
and work-
related
activities
Educational
activities
Organizational,
civic, and
religious activities
Leisure
and sports
Telephone
calls, mail,
and e-mail
Other
activities,
not
elsewhere
classified

Age and sex

Total, 15 years and over

9.58 1.17 1.77 0.74 0.54 0.18 3.59 0.42 0.32 5.30 0.14 0.23

15 to 19 years

10.57 1.08 0.66 0.58 0.25 0.18 1.25 2.90 0.28 5.74 0.20 0.31

20 to 24 years

10.15 1.03 1.01 0.66 0.40 0.14 3.71 0.95 0.19 5.45 0.13 0.18

25 to 34 years

9.50 1.09 1.59 0.63 1.10 0.12 4.75 0.38 0.21 4.34 0.09 0.20

35 to 44 years

9.15 1.11 1.88 0.69 1.17 0.16 4.99 0.13 0.31 4.10 0.11 0.19

45 to 54 years

9.35 1.18 1.95 0.78 0.40 0.21 4.67 0.05 0.31 4.75 0.13 0.22

55 to 64 years

9.28 1.21 2.01 0.82 0.16 0.24 4.02 0.04 0.40 5.45 0.15 0.21

65 to 74 years

9.65 1.37 2.44 0.90 0.11 0.25 1.32 (2)- 0.49 6.94 0.19 0.32

75 years and over

9.97 1.41 2.19 0.81 0.13 0.15 0.33 (2)- 0.47 8.02 0.25 0.28

Men, 15 years and over

9.32 1.21 1.38 0.60 0.35 0.15 4.29 0.40 0.27 5.71 0.10 0.22

15 to 19 years

10.35 1.04 0.53 0.30 0.21 0.12 1.17 3.13 0.25 6.43 0.14 0.32

20 to 24 years

9.94 1.02 0.63 0.50 0.12 0.15 4.15 0.59 0.18 6.40 0.11 0.21

25 to 34 years

9.21 1.13 1.23 0.51 0.59 0.12 5.73 0.30 0.18 4.72 0.08 0.20

35 to 44 years

8.81 1.10 1.42 0.56 0.83 0.16 6.12 0.11 0.27 4.38 0.09 0.17

45 to 54 years

9.09 1.25 1.53 0.67 0.31 0.18 5.34 (3)- 0.24 5.10 0.07 0.19

55 to 64 years

9.05 1.23 1.60 0.74 0.11 0.14 4.73 (2)- 0.37 5.77 0.09 0.17

65 to 74 years

9.41 1.50 2.07 0.74 0.09 0.21 1.73 (2)- 0.39 7.30 0.14 0.41

75 years and over

9.77 1.60 1.84 0.68 0.12 0.15 0.43 (2)- 0.38 8.65 0.13 0.23

Women, 15 years and over

9.82 1.14 2.14 0.87 0.72 0.21 2.94 0.44 0.37 4.93 0.19 0.24

15 to 19 years

10.79 1.12 0.79 0.86 0.28 0.23 1.33 2.66 0.31 5.03 0.27 (3)-

20 to 24 years

10.37 1.05 1.39 0.82 0.69 0.13 3.26 1.32 0.20 4.48 0.14 0.15

25 to 34 years

9.78 1.04 1.95 0.75 1.60 0.11 3.79 0.46 0.24 3.96 0.11 0.20

35 to 44 years

9.47 1.12 2.33 0.82 1.51 0.16 3.91 0.15 0.36 3.83 0.13 0.22

45 to 54 years

9.61 1.11 2.36 0.89 0.49 0.23 4.02 0.08 0.37 4.40 0.18 0.25

55 to 64 years

9.48 1.18 2.40 0.90 0.21 0.34 3.37 0.06 0.43 5.17 0.22 0.25

65 to 74 years

9.87 1.26 2.76 1.04 0.12 0.29 0.96 (2)- 0.58 6.62 0.25 0.23

75 years and over

10.11 1.27 2.43 0.89 0.14 0.15 0.26 (2)- 0.53 7.58 0.33 0.31

Race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

White, 15 years and over

9.50 1.21 1.89 0.75 0.54 0.19 3.64 0.34 0.31 5.27 0.13 0.24

Men

9.27 1.24 1.47 0.61 0.36 0.16 4.40 0.31 0.25 5.62 0.09 0.23

Women

9.71 1.17 2.28 0.89 0.72 0.22 2.93 0.37 0.37 4.93 0.17 0.24

Black or African American, 15 years and over

10.05 0.88 1.18 0.67 0.50 0.17 3.17 0.61 0.43 5.90 0.24 0.20

Men

9.57 0.90 0.92 0.55 0.30 0.16 3.47 0.73 0.41 6.64 0.16 0.19

Women

10.44 0.87 1.40 0.76 0.66 0.17 2.93 0.52 0.44 5.29 0.31 0.21

Asian, 15 years and over

9.83 1.43 1.55 0.71 0.55 0.12 3.84 0.93 0.28 4.38 0.17 0.21

Men

9.59 1.50 1.08 0.55 0.40 0.14 4.73 (3)- (3)- 4.80 0.09 0.26

Women

10.03 1.36 1.92 0.84 0.66 0.11 3.14 1.21 0.27 4.04 0.24 0.17

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 15 years and over

9.90 1.20 1.75 0.75 0.75 0.15 3.53 0.70 0.27 4.63 0.08 0.27

Men

9.75 1.19 1.11 0.58 0.51 0.12 4.33 0.68 0.26 5.13 0.06 0.28

Women

10.05 1.21 2.40 0.92 0.99 0.18 2.73 0.73 0.28 4.13 0.11 0.25

Marital status and sex

Married, spouse present

9.25 1.27 2.14 0.78 0.74 0.17 3.96 0.08 0.36 4.91 0.11 0.22

Men

9.04 1.31 1.63 0.64 0.51 0.13 4.91 0.05 0.31 5.20 0.07 0.21

Women

9.48 1.22 2.65 0.93 0.99 0.23 2.99 0.11 0.41 4.61 0.15 0.23

Other marital statuses

9.93 1.07 1.37 0.68 0.32 0.19 3.20 0.79 0.29 5.73 0.18 0.24

Men

9.66 1.09 1.07 0.55 0.16 0.19 3.57 0.81 0.23 6.30 0.13 0.23

Women

10.16 1.06 1.63 0.80 0.45 0.19 2.89 0.77 0.34 5.24 0.22 0.24

Educational attainment, 25 years and over

Less than a high school diploma

10.08 1.08 2.15 0.62 0.59 0.14 2.48 (3)- 0.29 6.25 0.07 0.17

High school diploma, no college

9.52 1.13 2.07 0.73 0.47 0.22 3.43 0.03 0.30 5.73 0.13 0.24

Some college or associate degree

9.39 1.16 2.00 0.76 0.57 0.19 3.90 0.16 0.36 5.16 0.14 0.21

Bachelor's degree and higher

9.15 1.32 1.77 0.83 0.69 0.17 4.51 0.19 0.39 4.56 0.17 0.24

Footnotes
(1) All major activity categories include related travel time. See Technical Note for activity category definitions.
(2) Estimate is approximately zero.
(3) Estimate is suppressed because it does not meet the American Time Use Survey publication standards.

NOTE: A primary activity refers to an individual's main activity. Other activities done simultaneously are not included. Unless otherwise specified, data refer to persons 15 years and over. Persons of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity may be of any race.

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Last Modified Date: June 24, 2015