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Table 11. Time spent in leisure and sports activities for the civilian population by selected characteristics, 2013 annual averages

Table 11. Time spent in leisure and sports activities for the civilian population by selected characteristics, 2013 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.....................................      5.61           4.98           7.07           0.35           0.51           0.50           1.02           2.69           3.67           0.25           0.27           0.32           0.30           0.51           0.62           0.36           0.68    
Women...................................      4.94           4.52           5.89            .20            .22            .59           1.22           2.45           2.84            .37            .40            .28            .28            .32            .36            .30            .58    
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
                  Age                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Total, 15 years and over................      5.26           4.74           6.46            .27            .36            .54           1.12           2.57           3.24            .32            .34            .30            .29            .41            .48            .33            .63    
   15 to 19 years.......................      5.61           5.12           6.78            .65            .76            .69           1.19           1.92           2.76            .15            .07            .13            .18            .88            .87            .70            .96    
   20 to 24 years.......................      5.22           4.75           6.38            .47            .38            .74           1.26           2.05           2.49           (3)             .17            .27            .38            .62            .93            .35            .77    
   25 to 34 years.......................      4.30           3.68           5.72            .24            .34            .57           1.21           1.89           2.72            .10            .13            .22            .18            .38            .48            .27            .66    
   35 to 44 years.......................      4.12           3.41           5.73            .17            .38            .50           1.04           1.93           2.95            .14            .19            .20            .23            .25            .35            .22            .60    
   45 to 54 years.......................      4.65           4.11           5.92            .19            .28            .44           1.13           2.46           3.14            .20            .25            .29            .26            .26            .31            .28            .55    
   55 to 64 years.......................      5.70           5.17           6.88            .22            .37            .47           1.12           3.10           3.57            .41            .44            .35            .37            .32            .39            .29            .62    
   65 to 74 years.......................      7.13           6.78           7.93            .25            .27            .55           1.03           3.92           4.51            .74            .73            .37            .29            .52            .55            .44            .54    
   75 years and over....................      7.48           7.35           7.76            .21            .16            .55            .99           4.15           4.19            .93           1.03            .74            .62            .42            .34            .36            .43    
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
 Race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
White...................................      5.21           4.66           6.47            .26            .38            .54           1.17           2.47           3.14            .35            .37            .28            .28            .41            .47            .34            .65    
Black or African American...............      6.00           5.55           7.03            .25            .23            .62           1.05           3.42           4.25            .13            .18            .48            .35            .35            .41            .31            .57    
Hispanic or Latino ethnicity............      4.61           4.19           5.61            .31            .29            .61           1.17           2.17           2.86            .14            .08            .27            .36            .39            .31            .29            .54    
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
           Employment status                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
Employed................................      4.21           3.53           5.79            .24            .38            .47           1.16           1.83           2.73            .20            .24            .22            .26            .31            .36            .26            .66    
   Full-time workers....................      4.02           3.24           5.80            .23            .38            .42           1.14           1.70           2.82            .17            .23            .21            .26            .27            .31            .24            .65    
   Part-time workers....................      4.87           4.47           5.77            .30            .36            .64           1.21           2.26           2.42            .27            .29            .25            .27            .42            .55            .32            .66    
Not employed............................      6.87           6.61           7.50            .31            .33            .65           1.07           3.70           4.02            .50            .48            .43            .34            .57            .66            .44            .59    

 Earnings of full-time wage and salary                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
                workers                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
      (single jobholders only) (2)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
$0 - $520...............................      4.23           3.64           5.68           0.20           0.30           0.43           0.95           1.82           3.15           0.23           0.14           0.27           0.36           0.39           0.31           0.30           0.46    
$521 - $850.............................      4.32           3.46           6.18            .26            .30            .48           1.27           1.88           3.13            .13            .18            .23            .35            .25            .30            .23            .65    
$851 - $1,340...........................      4.04           3.21           5.94            .17            .44            .48           1.18           1.70           2.83            .16            .21            .20            .18            .27            .34            .23            .77    
$1,341 and higher.......................      3.82           2.90           6.07            .30            .50            .33           1.37           1.47           2.61            .20            .38            .12            .16            .24            .30            .24            .75    
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
      Presence and age of children                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
No household children under 18..........      5.84           5.33           7.00            .29            .36            .55           1.13           2.93           3.57            .42            .45            .33            .30            .48            .55            .34            .64    
Household children under 18.............      4.27           3.72           5.53            .25            .36            .54           1.11           1.94           2.67            .14            .15            .24            .27            .29            .37            .31            .61    
   Children 13 to 17 years, none younger      4.81           4.29           6.01            .28            .37            .64           1.17           2.07           2.82            .18            .20            .23            .35            .44            .52            .45            .59    
   Children 6 to 12 years, none younger       4.32           3.61           6.00            .22            .44            .47           1.14           1.91           2.86            .17            .16            .25            .30            .26            .36            .33            .76    
   Youngest child under 6 years.........      3.93           3.49           4.90            .25            .29            .54           1.05           1.90           2.45            .09            .11            .25            .20            .24            .30            .22            .50    
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
         Marital status and sex                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
Married, spouse present.................      4.89           4.38           6.09            .23            .33            .47           1.11           2.47           3.12            .35            .35            .28            .28            .30            .35            .28            .55    
   Men..................................      5.17           4.56           6.59            .25            .45            .42           1.00           2.64           3.59            .31            .32            .32            .28            .32            .38            .30            .58    
   Women................................      4.61           4.20           5.57            .20            .21            .52           1.21           2.30           2.65            .39            .38            .24            .28            .28            .32            .26            .52    
Other marital statuses..................      5.65           5.13           6.85            .32            .38            .62           1.14           2.67           3.36            .28            .33            .32            .30            .53            .62            .39            .72    
   Men..................................      6.12           5.46           7.62            .48            .58            .58           1.04           2.75           3.76            .18            .22            .31            .32            .73            .90            .43            .81    
   Women................................      5.25           4.84           6.20            .19            .22            .65           1.22           2.60           3.02            .36            .42            .33            .28            .36            .39            .35            .64    
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
    Educational attainment, 25 years                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
                and over                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Less than a high school diploma.........      6.29           6.06           6.85            .16            .30            .64           1.04           3.77           4.10            .20            .18            .80            .54            .21            .22            .28            .48    
High school graduates, no college.......      5.69           5.22           6.79            .14            .27            .50           1.07           3.31           3.91            .30            .27            .38            .35            .36            .37            .23            .55    
Some college or associate degree........      5.10           4.56           6.34            .20            .25            .51           1.09           2.56           3.40            .30            .37            .23            .28            .42            .44            .35            .52    
Bachelor's degree and higher............      4.57           3.88           6.08            .30            .41            .47           1.16           1.86           2.64            .44            .54            .18            .19            .31            .45            .31            .69    

   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.
   3 Estimate is suppressed because it does not meet the American Time Use Survey publication standards.
   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 18, 2014
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