Average hours per day spent in selected leisure and sports activities by age

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Average hours per day spent in selected leisure and sports activities by age, 2016 annual averages
Activity Total, 15 years and over 15 to 24 years 25 to 34 years 35 to 44 years 45 to 54 years 55 to 64 years 65 years and over

Total, all leisure and sports activities

5.13 4.99 4.13 3.97 4.59 5.57 7.20

Socializing and communicating

0.65 0.73 0.67 0.61 0.65 0.56 0.69

Watching TV

2.73 2.03 1.95 2.07 2.66 3.26 4.19

Relaxing and thinking

0.32 0.22 0.21 0.27 0.30 0.38 0.50

Playing games

0.24 0.56 0.28 0.13 0.09 0.11 0.25

Computer use for leisure, excluding games

0.17 0.23 0.18 0.10 0.12 0.16 0.21

Reading for personal interest

0.29 0.13 0.15 0.17 0.18 0.37 0.68

Participating in sports, exercise, and recreation

0.32 0.51 0.32 0.28 0.24 0.32 0.24

Note: Data refer to persons 15 years and over.