Table 11A. Time spent in leisure and sports activities for the civilian population by selected characteristics, averages per day, 2016 annual averages

Table 11A. Time spent in leisure and sports activities for the civilian population by selected characteristics, averages per day, 2016 annual averages
Characteristic Average hours per day spent in leisure and sports activities, all days of week
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)

Sex

Men

5.51 0.39 0.64 2.94 0.25 0.34 0.49 0.46

Women

4.77 0.25 0.67 2.52 0.33 0.30 0.34 0.37

Age

Total, 15 years and over

5.13 0.32 0.65 2.73 0.29 0.32 0.41 0.41

15 to 19 years

5.20 0.67 0.72 1.94 0.12 0.20 0.92 0.62

20 to 24 years

4.80 0.36 0.73 2.12 0.14 0.24 0.67 0.53

25 to 34 years

4.13 0.32 0.67 1.95 0.15 0.21 0.46 0.38

35 to 44 years

3.97 0.28 0.61 2.07 0.17 0.27 0.23 0.34

45 to 54 years

4.59 0.24 0.65 2.66 0.18 0.30 0.22 0.35

55 to 64 years

5.57 0.32 0.56 3.26 0.37 0.38 0.27 0.41

65 to 74 years

6.92 0.29 0.72 4.10 0.56 0.36 0.47 0.42

75 years and over

7.60 0.18 0.65 4.33 0.86 0.69 0.46 0.41

Race and Hispanic or
Latino ethnicity

White

5.11 0.33 0.66 2.67 0.31 0.30 0.42 0.43

Black or African American

5.63 0.24 0.69 3.41 0.16 0.45 0.33 0.36

Asian

4.05 0.39 0.55 1.93 0.27 0.22 0.39 0.30

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

4.52 0.29 0.63 2.45 0.11 0.40 0.27 0.38

Employment status

Employed

4.16 0.29 0.59 2.10 0.21 0.26 0.32 0.39

Full-time workers

4.00 0.29 0.56 2.06 0.20 0.24 0.28 0.37

Part-time workers

4.69 0.31 0.69 2.23 0.25 0.29 0.46 0.45

Not employed

6.75 0.36 0.76 3.78 0.42 0.42 0.56 0.45

Usual weekly earnings of full-time
wage and salary workers
(single jobholders only)(2)

$0 - $580

4.28 0.21 0.69 2.23 0.16 0.32 0.33 0.33

$581 - $920

3.99 0.21 0.56 2.12 0.18 0.27 0.31 0.34

$921 - $1,440

4.10 0.30 0.53 2.14 0.18 0.22 0.38 0.35

$1,441 and higher

3.90 0.40 0.53 1.89 0.27 0.21 0.20 0.40

Presence and age of
household children

No household children under 18

5.72 0.31 0.66 3.14 0.37 0.35 0.47 0.43

Household children under 18

4.06 0.33 0.65 1.99 0.15 0.26 0.31 0.38

Children 13 to 17 years, none younger

4.66 0.45 0.69 2.24 0.19 0.23 0.42 0.44

Children 6 to 12 years, none younger

4.10 0.34 0.66 1.96 0.16 0.25 0.33 0.39

Youngest child under 6 years

3.70 0.25 0.61 1.87 0.11 0.29 0.23 0.33

Marital status and sex

Married, spouse present

4.90 0.30 0.67 2.63 0.30 0.34 0.29 0.37

Men

5.29 0.34 0.64 2.97 0.29 0.38 0.28 0.39

Women

4.52 0.27 0.70 2.30 0.30 0.30 0.29 0.35

Other marital statuses

5.36 0.33 0.63 2.83 0.28 0.30 0.54 0.46

Men

5.76 0.45 0.63 2.92 0.20 0.29 0.72 0.54

Women

5.02 0.23 0.63 2.74 0.35 0.30 0.38 0.38

Educational attainment,
25 years and over

Less than a high school diploma

5.85 0.18 0.63 3.70 0.14 0.75 0.17 0.29

High school graduates, no college

5.72 0.22 0.61 3.52 0.27 0.43 0.35 0.33

Some college or associate degree

5.03 0.25 0.62 2.83 0.29 0.29 0.39 0.37

Bachelor's degree and higher

4.58 0.38 0.68 2.13 0.43 0.18 0.33 0.46

Bachelor's degree only

4.61 0.38 0.70 2.20 0.36 0.18 0.35 0.44

Advanced degree

4.54 0.38 0.64 2.02 0.54 0.17 0.32 0.49

Footnotes
(1) Includes other leisure and sports activities, not elsewhere classified, and travel related to leisure and sports activities.
(2) 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 27, 2017