U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
American Time Use Survey
American Time Use Survey 2005 Microdata Files
This page includes links to the 2005 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
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
2005 Basic ATUS Data Dictionaries (PDF Files)
2005 Basic ATUS Data Files
2005 Respondent file (zip) (1.2 MB) The Respondent file contains
information about ATUS respondents, including their labor force status
UPDATED — The variable
TU06FWGT was added to the Respondent file on June 28, 2007. For more
information, please see Combining multiple years of
2005 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.
2005 Activity file (zip) (3.9 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.
2005 Activity summary file (zip) (0.9 MB) The Activity summary file
contains information about the total time each ATUS respondent spent
doing each activity on the diary day.
UPDATED — The variable TU06FWGT was added to the
Activity summary file on June 28, 2007. For more information, please see
Combining multiple years of
2005 Who file (zip) (1.0 MB) The Who file includes codes that
indicate who was present during each activity.
2005 file (zip) (7.8 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
2005 Additional ATUS Data Dictionaries (PDF Files)
2005 Additional ATUS Data Files
2005 Survey Documentation
Last Modified Date: January 24, 2014