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Average hours per day spent in selected activities by sex and day

Charts related to the latest "American Time Use Survey" news release   |   More chart packages

Average hours per day spent in selected activities by sex and day, 2018 annual averages
Activity Average per day, total Average per day, men Average per day, women Average per weekday, total Average per weekday, men Average per weekday, women Average per weekend day, total Average per weekend day, men Average per weekend day, women

Personal care, including sleep

9.58 9.35 9.78 9.32 9.09 9.53 10.18 9.98 10.36

Eating and drinking

1.19 1.23 1.15 1.12 1.15 1.09 1.35 1.40 1.31

Household activities

1.78 1.36 2.17 1.63 1.18 2.04 2.13 1.78 2.46

Purchasing goods and services

0.72 0.61 0.82 0.67 0.55 0.78 0.84 0.75 0.92

Caring for and helping household members

0.51 0.32 0.70 0.53 0.31 0.75 0.47 0.35 0.57

Caring for and helping nonhousehold members

0.21 0.19 0.24 0.20 0.16 0.24 0.24 0.27 0.22

Working and work-related activities

3.57 4.16 3.02 4.61 5.33 3.92 1.14 1.40 0.90

Educational activities

0.46 0.49 0.43 0.58 0.63 0.54 0.17 0.18 0.17

Organizational, civic, and religious activities

0.30 0.26 0.35 0.23 0.19 0.26 0.49 0.44 0.54

Leisure and sports

5.27 5.69 4.87 4.72 5.09 4.37 6.56 7.09 6.06

Telephone calls, mail, and e-mail

0.15 0.09 0.20 0.15 0.10 0.21 0.13 0.08 0.18

Other activities, not elsewhere classified

0.26 0.24 0.28 0.25 0.23 0.26 0.30 0.28 0.31

Note: Data refer to persons 15 years and over.