Table 3. Time spent in primary activities (1) for the civilian population by age, sex, race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, marital status, and educational attainment, 2012 annual averages

Table 3. Time spent in primary activities (1) for the civilian population by age, sex, race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, marital status, and
educational attainment, 2012 annual averages
                                                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                        
                                                                   Average hours per day spent in primary activities (2)                                 
                                                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                     Caring                       Organiza-                       Other  
         Characteristic           Personal                      Purchas-   Caring    for and   Working    Educa-   tional,            Telephone  activi-
                                    care      Eating  Household ing goods  for and   helping   and work- tional     civic,   Leisure    calls,  ties, not 
                                   activi-     and     activi-    and      helping     non-    related   activi-     and       and    mail, and elsewhere
                                    ties     drinking   ties    services  household  household activi-     ties   religious   sports    e-mail   classi-
                                                                           members    members    ties               activi-                        fied   
                                                                                                                    ties                                 
                                                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                        
Total, 15 years and over........     9.49      1.25      1.74      0.72      0.51      0.18      3.53      0.50      0.32      5.37      0.16      0.24 
  15 to 19 years................    10.44      1.00       .67       .55       .13       .18      1.05      3.35       .27      5.86       .19       .31 
  20 to 24 years................     9.82      1.20       .85       .54       .58       .14      3.61      1.09       .18      5.55       .19       .26 
  25 to 34 years................     9.46      1.23      1.49       .71      1.03       .13      4.59       .40       .19      4.42       .11       .24 
  35 to 44 years................     9.21      1.20      1.82       .73      1.05       .12      4.82       .21       .30      4.27       .09       .18 
  45 to 54 years................     9.20      1.19      1.87       .70       .39       .20      4.92       .06       .33      4.81       .12       .22 
  55 to 64 years................     9.27      1.31      2.07       .86       .15       .27      3.68       .03       .39      5.59       .17       .22 
  65 to 74 years................     9.41      1.41      2.53       .85       .11       .25      1.39       .01       .49      7.10       .20       .26 
  75 years and over.............     9.89      1.52      2.42       .73       .12       .17       .31        ~0       .52      7.68       .30       .33 
                                                                                                                                                        
 Men, 15 years and over.........     9.22      1.30      1.29       .60       .35       .16      4.17       .53       .26      5.79       .11       .23 
  15 to 19 years................    10.09      1.04       .58       .37       .10       .19       .86      3.53       .25      6.55       .16       .28 
  20 to 24 years................     9.42      1.17       .64       .47     (3)         .15      3.51      1.02       .22      6.63       .16       .32 
  25 to 34 years................     9.17      1.24      1.06       .56       .62       .13      5.39       .42       .15      4.93       .09       .25 
  35 to 44 years................     8.94      1.28      1.20       .62       .74       .09      6.02       .19       .24      4.45       .06       .18 
  45 to 54 years................     9.01      1.25      1.34       .58       .34       .15      5.65       .05       .26      5.09       .08       .21 
  55 to 64 years................     8.95      1.36      1.65       .72       .11       .23      4.43     (3)         .28      5.97       .12       .16 
  65 to 74 years................     9.22      1.56      2.06       .72       .09       .23      1.72        ~0       .46      7.64       .11       .19 
  75 years and over.............     9.77      1.66      1.89       .67       .10       .16       .55        ~0       .42      8.11       .25       .43 
                                                                                                                                                        
 Women, 15 years and over.......     9.74      1.20      2.17       .84       .66       .20      2.94       .47       .38      4.97       .20       .25 
  15 to 19 years................    10.81       .96       .76       .73       .17       .17      1.25      3.15       .29      5.14       .23       .34 
  20 to 24 years................    10.21      1.23      1.06       .61       .86       .13      3.70      1.16       .14      4.48       .23       .20 
  25 to 34 years................     9.74      1.21      1.92       .85      1.42       .12      3.81       .39       .24      3.93       .13       .24 
  35 to 44 years................     9.48      1.13      2.40       .84      1.34       .15      3.67       .24       .35      4.09       .13       .18 
  45 to 54 years................     9.38      1.14      2.37       .81       .44       .25      4.22       .06       .39      4.55       .16       .23 
  55 to 64 years................     9.57      1.25      2.46       .99       .18       .31      2.98       .03       .49      5.24       .22       .27 
  65 to 74 years................     9.57      1.28      2.95       .97       .13       .26      1.09        ~0       .51      6.61       .28       .31 
  75 years and over.............     9.97      1.42      2.78       .77       .13       .18       .15        ~0       .60      7.39       .34       .25 
                                                                                                                                                        
 White, 15 years and over.......     9.43      1.27      1.82       .72       .51       .19      3.59       .49       .30      5.30       .15       .23 
  Men...........................     9.18      1.32      1.36       .59       .35       .16      4.26       .51       .25      5.69       .11       .22 
  Women.........................     9.67      1.23      2.26       .84       .66       .21      2.96       .46       .36      4.94       .19       .23 
  
 Black or African American, 15                                                                                                                          
   years and over...............     9.83      0.92      1.32      0.82      0.44      0.18      3.01      0.45      0.46      6.06      0.20      0.30 
  Men...........................     9.52       .93       .96       .70       .28       .16      3.37       .42       .37      6.87       .13       .31 
  Women.........................    10.09       .92      1.62       .92       .57       .19      2.71       .48       .53      5.40       .27       .30 
                                                                                                                                                        
 Hispanic or Latino ethnicity,                                                                                                                          
   15 years and over............     9.83      1.18      1.79       .67       .68       .15      3.51       .77       .29      4.76       .11       .27 
  Men...........................     9.58      1.20      1.14       .57       .44       .13      4.11       .81       .21      5.49       .08       .25 
  Women.........................    10.07      1.15      2.43       .78       .93       .17      2.90       .73       .37      4.03       .14       .30 
                                                                                                                                                        
Marital status and sex:                                                                                                                                 
 Married, spouse present........     9.21      1.34      2.07       .78       .73       .18      3.94       .08       .38      4.95       .11       .23 
  Men...........................     8.97      1.39      1.51       .67       .54       .14      4.79       .05       .33      5.30       .08       .23 
  Women.........................     9.45      1.28      2.64       .89       .93       .22      3.06       .12       .42      4.59       .15       .24 
 Other marital statuses.........     9.78      1.15      1.40       .66       .28       .18      3.11       .94       .26      5.80       .20       .24 
  Men...........................     9.50      1.19      1.03       .51       .14       .18      3.45      1.08       .18      6.36       .15       .24 
  Women.........................    10.02      1.12      1.71       .78       .39       .18      2.82       .81       .33      5.34       .24       .25 
                                                                                                                                                        
 Educational attainment, 25                                                                                                                             
   years and over:                                                                                                                                      
 Less than a high school diploma    10.13      1.12      2.10       .59       .55       .14      2.53        ~0       .30      6.23       .07       .19 
 High school graduates, no                                                                                                                              
    college.....................     9.50      1.21      2.11       .69       .39       .25      3.39       .07       .30      5.78       .13       .19 
 Some college or associate                                                                                                                              
    degree......................     9.27      1.23      1.95       .82       .56       .18      3.84       .20       .36      5.17       .17       .26 
 Bachelor's degree and higher...     9.01      1.43      1.74       .83       .67       .15      4.54       .20       .39      4.61       .18       .26 
  
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.
3 Estimate is suppressed because it does not meet the American Time Use Survey publication standards.
~0 Estimate is approximately zero.
NOTE: 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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