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Table 10. Waking hours spent at various locations, by sex and day of week, averages for May to December, 2019 and 2020

Table 10. Waking hours spent at various locations, by sex and day of week, averages for May to December, 2019 and 2020
Location and day of week Average waking hours per day, population Average percent of population spending time at location
per day
Total Men Women Total Men Women
2019 2020 2019 2020 2019 2020 2019 2020 2019 2020 2019 2020

Total, all days

Total waking hours(1)

15.16 14.99 15.22 15.10 15.11 14.89 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Home or yard

7.62 9.71 7.35 9.42 7.88 9.98 96.2 97.6 96.5 96.8 95.8 98.3

Workplace

2.92 2.03 3.65 2.58 2.24 1.52 35.1 25.0 42.3 30.6 28.3 19.9

Someone else's home

0.59 0.55 0.47 0.50 0.70 0.59 20.5 15.8 17.2 13.9 23.7 17.5

Restaurant or bar

0.30 0.12 0.29 0.12 0.31 0.13 26.7 15.8 27.6 15.7 25.9 15.8

Grocery store, other store, or mall

0.33 0.24 0.25 0.18 0.41 0.29 31.0 24.8 25.4 22.1 36.3 27.4

Outdoors, away from home

0.20 0.25 0.24 0.27 0.15 0.24 13.8 18.2 13.8 18.3 13.8 18.2

Other places

1.21 0.60 1.11 0.59 1.30 0.61 45.8 26.1 41.4 23.7 50.0 28.3

In transit

1.24 0.82 1.26 0.87 1.23 0.77 83.7 66.4 84.1 67.9 83.3 65.0

Driving a car, truck, or motorcycle

0.86 0.63 0.98 0.74 0.74 0.53 66.0 54.9 70.4 59.4 61.9 50.7

Passenger in a car, truck, or motorcycle

0.25 0.14 0.13 0.08 0.37 0.20 20.3 13.4 12.8 8.4 27.4 18.0

Other form of transportation(2)

0.14 0.05 0.14 0.05 0.13 0.04 14.5 6.4 15.2 6.5 13.9 6.3

Location unknown(3)

0.76 0.68 0.62 0.58 0.90 0.77 81.3 75.3 77.7 71.4 84.7 79.0

Non-holiday weekdays

Total waking hours(1)

15.45 15.24 15.53 15.36 15.37 15.13 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Home or yard

7.30 9.57 6.86 9.16 7.72 9.96 96.6 97.8 97.0 97.0 96.2 98.6

Workplace

3.78 2.58 4.71 3.30 2.89 1.91 44.7 31.2 53.9 38.4 36.0 24.4

Someone else's home

0.42 0.43 0.32 0.37 0.52 0.48 17.7 13.2 14.3 10.7 20.9 15.6

Restaurant or bar

0.26 0.11 0.26 0.11 0.27 0.10 25.5 14.5 26.6 14.6 24.4 14.3

Grocery store, other store, or mall

0.28 0.20 0.18 0.14 0.37 0.26 29.1 23.3 22.0 20.0 35.7 26.5

Outdoors, away from home

0.16 0.23 0.20 0.23 0.12 0.23 13.3 18.2 13.6 17.9 12.9 18.5

Other places

1.22 0.60 1.09 0.56 1.34 0.65 48.3 27.4 42.8 24.3 53.5 30.3

In transit

1.27 0.83 1.28 0.89 1.25 0.78 85.8 68.0 86.4 70.3 85.2 65.9

Driving a car, truck, or motorcycle

0.91 0.68 1.03 0.78 0.80 0.59 69.7 58.1 73.1 61.8 66.4 54.5

Passenger in a car, truck, or motorcycle

0.21 0.11 0.10 0.06 0.31 0.16 17.0 11.2 10.3 7.5 23.4 14.7

Other form of transportation(2)

0.14 0.04 0.14 0.05 0.14 0.03 15.7 6.2 15.8 6.6 15.5 5.8

Location unknown(3)

0.76 0.69 0.63 0.60 0.89 0.77 83.6 77.8 80.5 74.5 86.4 80.9

Weekends or holidays

Total waking hours(1)

14.52 14.40 14.52 14.48 14.52 14.34 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Home or yard

8.33 10.03 8.44 10.05 8.24 10.02 95.2 97.0 95.4 96.4 95.0 97.5

Workplace

1.00 0.73 1.25 0.86 0.78 0.61 13.6 10.5 16.3 11.9 11.1 9.2

Someone else's home

0.95 0.82 0.81 0.81 1.09 0.84 26.9 21.8 23.8 21.6 29.7 22.0

Restaurant or bar

0.38 0.16 0.35 0.13 0.40 0.18 29.5 18.8 29.8 18.5 29.1 19.2

Grocery store, other store, or mall

0.44 0.32 0.40 0.28 0.48 0.37 35.4 28.3 33.1 27.1 37.6 29.4

Outdoors, away from home

0.28 0.30 0.35 0.35 0.22 0.26 15.0 18.3 14.1 19.3 15.8 17.3

Other places

1.18 0.59 1.15 0.65 1.21 0.52 40.2 22.9 38.3 22.3 42.1 23.5

In transit

1.19 0.80 1.20 0.82 1.19 0.77 79.1 62.6 79.0 62.3 79.2 62.9

Driving a car, truck, or motorcycle

0.73 0.53 0.87 0.66 0.59 0.41 57.9 47.5 64.4 53.6 51.8 41.8

Passenger in a car, truck, or motorcycle

0.35 0.21 0.19 0.10 0.50 0.30 27.7 18.4 18.5 10.4 36.3 25.7

Other form of transportation(2)

0.12 0.06 0.13 0.06 0.10 0.06 12.0 7.0 13.7 6.4 10.3 7.4

Location unknown(3)

0.75 0.66 0.58 0.53 0.91 0.78 76.1 69.5 71.2 64.0 80.7 74.6

(1) Information about where people slept was not collected and thus this table focuses on where people were while awake.
(2) Includes all other forms of transport, such as by airplane, taxi, and the use of public transportation. Includes walking as a mode of transportation, but not when done for exercise or pet care.
(3) Information about where people were was not collected for certain non-sleep activities (grooming and personal activities) and when respondents did not remember or refused to provide an activity.

Note: Data refer to persons 15 years and over and are representative of the periods May 10th through December 31st.

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Last Modified Date: July 22, 2021