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American Time Use Survey

American Time Use Survey—2004 Microdata Files

This page includes links to the 2004 ATUS microdata files and supporting documentation. Researchers can use the ATUS microdata files to produce their own time-use estimates or do other analyses. Each ZIP file contains a data file along with computer programs that will read the data file into SAS, SPSS, and Stata. The data files are in CSV-format (comma-separated values).

The microdata files do not contain time-use estimates. Tables showing time-use estimates for major activity categories, selected detailed activities, and selected demographic and labor force characteristics are available on the ATUS Web site under the headings News Releases, Charts and Tables.

About ATUS Data

Basic ATUS Data

2004 Basic ATUS Data Dictionaries (PDFs)

2004 Basic ATUS Data Files

  • ATUS 2004 Respondent file (zip) (1.2 MB) The Respondent file contains information about ATUS respondents, including their labor force status and earnings.
    NOTE — The variable TU06FWGT was added to the Respondent file on June 28, 2007. For more information, please see Combining multiple years of ATUS data.
  • ATUS 2004 Roster file (zip) (0.2 MB) The Roster file contains information about household members and nonhousehold children (under 18) of ATUS respondents. It includes information such as age and sex.
  • ATUS 2004 Activity file (zip) (4.3 MB) The Activity file contains information about how ATUS respondents spent their diary day. It includes information such as activity codes, activity start and stop times, and locations.
  • ATUS 2004 Activity summary file (zip) (1.0 MB) The Activity summary file contains information about the total time each ATUS respondent spent doing each activity on the diary day.
    NOTE — The variable TU06FWGT was added to the Activity summary file on June 28, 2007. For more information, please see Combining multiple years of ATUS data.
  • ATUS 2004 Who file (zip) (1.1 MB) The Who file includes codes that indicate who was present during each activity.
  • ATUS-CPS 2004 file (zip) (8.2 MB) The ATUS-CPS file contains information about each household member of all individuals selected to participate in ATUS. The information on the ATUS-CPS file was collected 2 to 5 months before the ATUS interview.

Additional ATUS Data

2004 Additional ATUS Data Dictionaries (PDF files)

2004 Additional ATUS Data Files

2004 Survey Documentation


Last Modified Date: August 3, 2016