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Average hours per day spent in selected household activities

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Average hours per day spent in selected household activities, 2019 annual averages
Activity Average hours, total Average hours, men Average hours, women

Total, all household activities

1.78 1.39 2.16

Food preparation and cleanup

0.60 0.39 0.79

Interior cleaning

0.31 0.17 0.44


0.18 0.09 0.26

Household management

0.15 0.11 0.19

Lawn and garden care

0.17 0.24 0.11

Interior maintenance, repair, and decoration

0.06 0.08 0.04

Exterior maintenance, repair, and decoration

0.05 0.08 0.02

Note: Data refer to persons 15 years and over.