Table 11. Time spent in leisure and sports activities for the civilian population by selected characteristics, 2014 annual averages

Table 11. Time spent in leisure and sports activities for the civilian population by selected characteristics, 2014 annual averages
Characteristic Average hours per day spent in leisure and sports activities
Total, all leisure and sports activities Participating in
sports, exercise and
recreation
Socializing and
communicating
Watching TV Reading Relaxing/
thinking
Playing games
and computer
use for leisure
Other leisure
and sports
activities,
including
travel(1)
Total,
all
days
Week-
days
Week-
ends
and
holi-
days
Week-
days
Week-
ends
and
holi-
days
Week-
days
Week-
ends
and
holi-
days
Week-
days
Week-
ends
and
holi-
days
Week-
days
Week-
ends
and
holi-
days
Week-
days
Week-
ends
and
holi-
days
Week-
days
Week-
ends
and
holi-
days
Week-
days
Week-
ends
and
holi-
days

Sex

Men

5.71 5.11 7.10 0.36 0.44 0.56 1.00 2.76 3.73 0.25 0.29 0.32 0.33 0.49 0.68 0.37 0.63

Women

4.93 4.50 5.93 0.20 0.23 0.60 1.04 2.45 2.99 0.35 0.41 0.23 0.28 0.35 0.38 0.32 0.61

Age

Total, 15 years and over

5.30 4.79 6.50 0.28 0.33 0.58 1.02 2.60 3.35 0.31 0.35 0.27 0.31 0.42 0.52 0.34 0.62

15 to 19 years

5.74 5.26 6.85 0.60 0.64 0.73 0.90 2.19 2.94 0.09 0.14 0.18 0.18 0.75 1.24 0.71 0.81

20 to 24 years

5.45 5.07 6.38 0.35 0.47 0.77 1.24 2.35 2.77 0.25 0.17 0.13 0.13 0.82 0.92 0.40 0.68

25 to 34 years

4.34 3.70 5.83 0.25 0.39 0.63 1.15 1.81 2.63 0.13 0.12 0.24 0.28 0.33 0.54 0.31 0.72

35 to 44 years

4.10 3.50 5.52 0.23 0.35 0.47 1.06 1.89 2.80 0.14 0.19 0.19 0.22 0.28 0.30 0.29 0.59

45 to 54 years

4.75 4.13 6.19 0.22 0.28 0.50 1.04 2.40 3.33 0.21 0.28 0.28 0.32 0.25 0.40 0.27 0.54

55 to 64 years

5.45 4.93 6.70 0.24 0.23 0.46 0.87 3.00 3.85 0.33 0.46 0.30 0.32 0.35 0.39 0.26 0.58

65 to 74 years

6.94 6.60 7.72 0.28 0.24 0.64 0.96 3.88 4.38 0.59 0.72 0.33 0.39 0.49 0.42 0.38 0.62

75 years and over

8.02 7.89 8.31 0.19 0.14 0.62 0.89 4.41 4.76 1.12 1.02 0.70 0.69 0.51 0.40 0.34 0.42

Race and Hispanic or
Latino ethnicity

White

5.27 4.76 6.47 0.28 0.34 0.58 1.01 2.56 3.30 0.33 0.38 0.26 0.28 0.41 0.52 0.33 0.63

Black or African American

5.90 5.45 6.96 0.21 0.23 0.57 1.07 3.20 3.95 0.21 0.13 0.40 0.49 0.45 0.49 0.41 0.60

Asian

4.38 3.70 5.70 0.35 0.35 0.50 1.06 1.68 2.58 0.17 0.40 0.23 0.31 0.44 0.49 0.33 0.50

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

4.63 4.10 5.93 0.26 0.29 0.57 1.23 2.26 3.03 0.09 0.10 0.31 0.30 0.31 0.36 0.31 0.61

Employment status

Employed

4.26 3.62 5.79 0.24 0.36 0.49 1.01 1.93 2.81 0.18 0.25 0.18 0.27 0.31 0.43 0.29 0.66

Full-time workers

4.05 3.32 5.80 0.22 0.36 0.47 1.04 1.79 2.79 0.15 0.25 0.18 0.28 0.24 0.39 0.27 0.68

Part-time workers

5.03 4.71 5.75 0.29 0.35 0.57 0.90 2.43 2.87 0.29 0.27 0.17 0.22 0.59 0.57 0.36 0.57

Not employed

6.93 6.64 7.60 0.34 0.29 0.72 1.03 3.65 4.19 0.50 0.50 0.42 0.37 0.59 0.67 0.42 0.56

Earnings of full-time wage
and salary workers
(single jobholders only)(2)

$0 - $560

4.49 3.88 5.84 0.18 0.21 0.55 1.13 2.21 2.86 0.09 0.12 0.23 0.30 0.34 0.48 0.28 0.73

$561 - $850

4.18 3.35 6.13 0.16 0.38 0.53 1.04 1.86 3.05 0.14 0.26 0.21 0.28 0.23 0.50 0.24 0.62

$851 - $1,345

4.00 3.25 6.01 0.27 0.40 0.41 1.07 1.78 2.96 0.19 0.27 0.16 0.32 0.18 0.26 0.25 0.74

$1,346 and higher

3.96 3.10 5.95 0.27 0.50 0.41 1.03 1.61 2.79 0.19 0.32 0.12 0.22 0.21 0.38 0.28 0.70

Presence and age of
household children

No household children under 18

5.90 5.43 7.00 0.29 0.32 0.60 0.97 2.99 3.71 0.41 0.44 0.30 0.34 0.49 0.61 0.35 0.61

Household children under 18

4.29 3.72 5.64 0.25 0.35 0.54 1.11 1.94 2.73 0.14 0.19 0.23 0.24 0.29 0.38 0.32 0.63

Children 13 to 17 years, none younger

4.94 4.36 6.32 0.36 0.37 0.54 1.02 2.18 3.28 0.22 0.27 0.25 0.24 0.44 0.43 0.35 0.71

Children 6 to 12 years, none younger

4.27 3.60 5.84 0.26 0.38 0.46 1.18 1.84 2.69 0.15 0.22 0.25 0.24 0.30 0.45 0.34 0.68

Youngest child under 6 years

3.96 3.47 5.12 0.20 0.32 0.59 1.09 1.90 2.48 0.09 0.13 0.21 0.25 0.21 0.30 0.29 0.56

Marital status and sex

Married, spouse present

4.91 4.35 6.21 0.25 0.31 0.52 1.08 2.45 3.21 0.31 0.39 0.27 0.29 0.29 0.33 0.26 0.60

Men

5.20 4.58 6.67 0.28 0.42 0.48 1.04 2.68 3.64 0.27 0.33 0.33 0.36 0.27 0.33 0.27 0.56

Women

4.61 4.12 5.73 0.22 0.20 0.56 1.11 2.21 2.78 0.36 0.44 0.22 0.23 0.31 0.34 0.25 0.64

Other marital statuses

5.73 5.27 6.82 0.30 0.36 0.64 0.96 2.76 3.50 0.30 0.31 0.28 0.32 0.56 0.72 0.43 0.64

Men

6.30 5.74 7.60 0.45 0.46 0.64 0.95 2.86 3.84 0.24 0.24 0.31 0.30 0.76 1.08 0.48 0.72

Women

5.24 4.87 6.13 0.18 0.27 0.63 0.96 2.68 3.20 0.35 0.37 0.25 0.34 0.39 0.41 0.38 0.57

Educational attainment,
25 years and over

Less than a high school diploma

6.25 5.85 7.12 0.19 0.28 0.48 0.96 3.68 4.31 0.18 0.17 0.77 0.75 0.32 0.20 0.23 0.45

High school graduates, no college

5.73 5.31 6.76 0.18 0.19 0.56 0.91 3.31 3.95 0.27 0.38 0.37 0.35 0.33 0.40 0.29 0.59

Some college or associate degree

5.16 4.59 6.43 0.23 0.26 0.56 1.02 2.57 3.44 0.34 0.34 0.20 0.27 0.39 0.51 0.30 0.57

Bachelor's degree and higher

4.56 3.93 6.05 0.31 0.40 0.52 1.10 1.84 2.74 0.43 0.50 0.16 0.24 0.33 0.40 0.33 0.66

Footnotes
(1) Includes other leisure and sports activities, not elsewhere classified, and travel related to leisure and sports activities.
(2) These values are based on usual weekly earnings. The earnings data are limited to wage and salary workers (both incorporated and unincorporated self-employed workers are
excluded). Each earnings range represents approximately 25 percent of full-time wage and salary workers who held only one job.

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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Last Modified Date: June 24, 2015