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Table 11. Time spent in leisure and sports activities for the civilian population by selected characteristics, 2012 annual averages

Table 11. Time spent in leisure and sports activities for the civilian population by selected characteristics, 2012 annual averages
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                          Average hours per day spent in leisure and sports activities                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                         Participating in sports,                                                                                                       Relaxing/             Playing games and computer     Other leisure and sports  
                                           Total, all leisure and sports activities      exercise, and recreation   Socializing and communicating          Watching TV                     Reading                       thinking                  use for leisure            activities, including    
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    travel(1)          
             Characteristic                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                            Week-                         Week-                         Week-                         Week-                         Week-                         Week-                         Week-                         Week-    
                                           Total, all        Week-          ends           Week-          ends           Week-          ends           Week-          ends           Week-          ends           Week-          ends           Week-          ends           Week-          ends     
                                              days           days            and           days            and           days            and           days            and           days            and           days            and           days            and           days            and     
                                                                            holi-                         holi-                         holi-                         holi-                         holi-                         holi-                         holi-                         holi-    
                                                                            days                          days                          days                          days                          days                          days                          days                          days     
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
                  Sex                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Men.....................................       5.79           5.15           7.28           0.36           0.54           0.60           1.00           2.71           3.93           0.25           0.29           0.33           0.33           0.49           0.55           0.41           0.64    
Women...................................       4.97           4.57           5.90            .25            .21            .62           1.10           2.47           2.94            .36            .44            .24            .29            .32            .36            .32            .56    
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
                  Age                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Total, 15 years and over................       5.37           4.85           6.57            .30            .37            .61           1.05           2.58           3.42            .31            .37            .28            .31            .41            .45            .36            .60    
   15 to 19 years.......................       5.86           5.25           7.26            .73            .71            .84           1.34           1.98           2.99            .11            .12            .17            .17            .77           1.01            .65            .92    
   20 to 24 years.......................       5.55           5.19           6.40            .34            .48           1.01           1.24           2.12           2.91            .16            .13            .16            .22            .87            .78            .54            .64    
   25 to 34 years.......................       4.42           3.82           5.82            .27            .36            .46           1.20           2.10           2.81            .12            .19            .21            .21            .37            .47            .29            .59    
   35 to 44 years.......................       4.27           3.59           5.85            .24            .37            .49           1.08           1.98           3.05            .17            .25            .21            .24            .26            .33            .24            .54    
   45 to 54 years.......................       4.81           4.19           6.26            .19            .38            .53            .93           2.37           3.43            .25            .31            .25            .36            .29            .31            .30            .56    
   55 to 64 years.......................       5.59           5.02           6.94            .23            .26            .52            .93           2.92           4.08            .42            .45            .34            .36            .25            .33            .35            .52    
   65 to 74 years.......................       7.10           6.94           7.47            .36            .31            .76            .81           3.92           4.25            .63            .81            .43            .39            .43            .34            .41            .57    
   75 years and over....................       7.68           7.54           8.04            .27            .18            .69            .98           4.25           4.26            .94           1.03            .61            .62            .39            .34            .38            .62    
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 Race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
White...................................       5.30           4.78           6.55            .31            .40            .62           1.06           2.50           3.34            .34            .40            .26            .28            .38            .45            .37            .61    
Black or African American...............       6.06           5.63           7.01            .21            .19            .62           1.08           3.38           4.23            .17            .17            .43            .48            .46            .35            .35            .52    
Hispanic or Latino ethnicity............       4.76           4.20           6.06            .32            .41            .52           1.16           2.29           3.27            .09            .15            .35            .29            .30            .29            .33            .48    
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
           Employment status                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Employed................................       4.34           3.68           5.92            .23            .36            .51           1.04           1.94           3.01            .21            .28            .21            .24            .28            .39            .30            .60    
   Full-time workers....................       4.09           3.34           5.87            .22            .40            .43           1.01           1.82           3.05            .19            .28            .20            .25            .21            .33            .26            .56    
   Part-time workers....................       5.11           4.72           6.08            .26            .25            .75           1.16           2.31           2.89            .28            .27            .23            .22            .48            .57            .43            .72    
Not employed............................       6.97           6.72           7.53            .41            .38            .78           1.07           3.61           4.03            .47            .50            .39            .41            .61            .54            .46            .60    
    
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
 Earnings of full-time wage and salary                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
                workers                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
      (single jobholders only)(2)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
$0 - $530...............................       4.41           3.82           5.80           0.16           0.19           0.46           0.96           2.36           3.22           0.17           0.18           0.25           0.31           0.17           0.39           0.26           0.55    
$531 - $830.............................       4.33           3.39           6.17            .17            .41            .47           1.14           1.81           3.21            .15            .24            .23            .32            .26            .36            .30            .49    
$831 - $1,290...........................       4.18           3.36           6.04            .27            .46            .47            .97           1.74           3.19            .20            .28            .18            .24            .22            .34            .28            .58    
$1,291 and higher.......................       3.82           3.00           6.02            .29            .54            .37           1.07           1.51           2.93            .23            .36            .12            .14            .24            .30            .24            .68    
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
      Presence and age of children                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
No household children under 18..........       5.93           5.46           7.03            .29            .37            .64            .98           2.96           3.76            .40            .48            .32            .37            .46            .48            .40            .58    
Household children under 18.............       4.45           3.86           5.82            .32            .37            .57           1.17           1.97           2.86            .15            .18            .22            .21            .32            .39            .31            .63    
   Children 13 to 17 years, none younger       5.00           4.48           6.31            .43            .51            .61           1.26           2.19           3.06            .21            .23            .25            .17            .37            .34            .42            .74    
   Children 6 to 12 years, none younger        4.44           3.82           5.90            .32            .32            .51           1.04           1.95           2.96            .16            .21            .24            .22            .35            .47            .30            .67    
   Youngest child under 6 years.........       4.12           3.51           5.48            .25            .33            .60           1.22           1.84           2.68            .11            .13            .18            .23            .27            .36            .25            .53    
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
         Marital status and sex                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Married, spouse present.................       4.95           4.43           6.18            .26            .34            .55           1.02           2.42           3.27            .36            .40            .27            .28            .29            .33            .30            .55    
   Men..................................       5.30           4.68           6.79            .27            .43            .58            .96           2.63           3.88            .32            .34            .30            .29            .26            .35            .32            .54    
   Women................................       4.59           4.19           5.54            .24            .25            .53           1.07           2.20           2.63            .40            .47            .23            .27            .31            .30            .27            .55    
Other marital statuses..................       5.80           5.30           6.97            .34            .41            .67           1.09           2.76           3.57            .25            .34            .29            .34            .53            .57            .44            .65    
   Men..................................       6.36           5.71           7.82            .45            .67            .63           1.04           2.80           3.98            .18            .23            .36            .37            .77            .76            .52            .76    
   Women................................       5.34           4.95           6.24            .25            .18            .71           1.13           2.72           3.22            .32            .42            .24            .30            .34            .41            .37            .56    
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
    Educational attainment, 25 years                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
                and over                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Less than a high school diploma.........       6.23           5.85           7.03            .14            .21            .66           1.00           3.72           4.38            .18            .19            .64            .66            .26            .22            .26            .36    
High school graduates, no college.......       5.78           5.27           7.01            .19            .30            .53            .98           3.26           4.06            .29            .38            .40            .41            .29            .33            .31            .56    
Some college or associate degree........       5.17           4.64           6.38            .24            .34            .55           1.03           2.61           3.44            .35            .39            .21            .27            .37            .39            .31            .53    
Bachelor's degree and higher............       4.61           4.05           5.95            .35            .39            .52           1.00           1.88           2.74            .45            .57            .18            .17            .33            .41            .35            .67    
  
  1 Includes other leisure and sports activities, not elsewhere classified, and travel related to leisure and sports activities.
  2 These values are based on usual weekly earnings.  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 20, 2013
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