Dataset

US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, American Time Use Survey

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The American Time Use Survey (ATUS) measures the amount of time people spend doing various activities, such as paid work, childcare, volunteering, and socializing.


American Time Use Survey

June 22, 2010
In 2009, employed persons worked an average of 7.5 hours on the days that they worked; they worked longer on weekdays (7.9 hours) than on weekend days (5.0 hours). Eighty-five percent of women and 67 percent of men spent some time doing household activities such as housework, cooking, lawn care, or financial and other household management on a given day. More…
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Married Parents’ Use of Time Summary

May 08, 2008
In the years 2003-06, married mothers who were employed full time were more likely to do household activities and provide childcare on an average day than were married fathers who were employed full time. Among full-time workers, married fathers were more likely to work than were married mothers. More…
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Archived

  • Time Use Survey, 2008 (HTML) (PDF)
  • Time Use Survey, 2007 (HTML) (PDF)
  • Time Use Survey, 2006 (HTML) (PDF)
  • Time Use Survey, 2005 (TXT) (PDF)
  • Time Use Survey, 2004 (TXT) (PDF)
  • Time Use Survey, 2003 (TXT) (PDF) (Corrections)

Tables

  • UPDATED Table A-1. Time spent in detailed primary activities, and percent of the civilian population engaging in each detailed activity category, averages per day by sex (PDFs) (2009) (2008) (2007) (2006) (2005) (2004) (2003)
  • UPDATED Table A-2. Time spent in detailed primary activities, and percent of the civilian population engaging in each detailed primary activity category, averages per day on weekdays and weekends (PDFs) (2009) (2008) (2007) (2006) (2005) (2004) (2003)
  • UPDATED Table A-3. Percent of the population engaging in selected activities by time of day
  • 2005-09 (HTML) (PDF) 2003-07 (HTML) (PDF) UPDATED Table A-4. Percent of employed persons working on their main job on days they worked, by occupation and hour of day
    2005-09 (HTML) (PDF) 2003-07 (HTML) (PDF)
  • UPDATED Table A-5. Percent of employed persons working on their main job on days they worked, by industry and hour of day,
    2005-09 (HTML) (PDF) 2003-07 (HTML) (PDF)

Additional tables are available in ATUS news releases.

Unpublished tables of time-use estimates by age, ethnicity, employment status, educational attainment, marital status, presence and age of household children, and other categories are available upon request by e-mailing the ATUS staff.