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Data Retrieval: American Time Use Survey (ATUS)
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Table 3. Time spent in primary activities for the civilian population by age, sex, race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, marital status, and educational attainment, annual averages
Characteristic Average hours per day spent in primary activities(1)
Per-
sonal
care
activ-
ities
Eating
and
drink-
ing
House-
hold
activ-
ities
Purch-
asing
goods
and
ser-
vices
Caring
for and
helping
house-
hold
mem-
bers
Caring
for and
helping
non-
house-
hold
mem-
bers
Work-
ing
and
work-
related
activ-
ities
Educa-
tional
activ-
ities
Organi-
zational,
civic,
and
religious
activ-
ities
Lei-
sure
and
sports
Tele-
phone
calls,
mail,
and
e-mail
Other
activ-
ities,
not
else-
where
class-
ified
Age and sex

Total, 15 years and over

15 to 19 years

20 to 24 years

25 to 34 years

35 to 44 years

45 to 54 years

55 to 64 years

65 to 74 years

75 years and over

Men, 15 years and over

15 to 19 years

20 to 24 years

25 to 34 years

35 to 44 years

45 to 54 years

55 to 64 years

65 to 74 years

75 years and over

Women, 15 years and over

15 to 19 years

20 to 24 years

25 to 34 years

35 to 44 years

45 to 54 years

55 to 64 years

65 to 74 years

75 years and over

Race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

White, 15 years and over

Men

Women

Black or African American, 15 years and over

Men

Women

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 15 years and over

Men

Women

Marital status and sex

Married, spouse present

Men

Women

Other marital statuses

Men

Women

Educational attainment, 25 years and over

Less than a high school diploma

High school graduates, no college

Some college or associate degree

Bachelor's degree and higher

Bachelor's degree only

Advanced degree

Footnotes:
(1) All major activity categories include related travel time.

NOTE: A primary activity refers to an individual's main activity. Other activities done simultaneously are not included. Unless otherwise specified, data refer to persons 15 years and over. Persons of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity may be of any race.

 

Last Modified Date: June 27, 2017