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4153.0 - How Australians Use Their Time, 2006  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 21/02/2008   
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APPENDIX 1 COMPARISON OF THE NATURE, PURPOSE AND CONCORDANCE CLASSIFICATION

ALL PERSONS, Primary activities

Nature(a)
Purpose(a)
Concordance(a)
Hours and minutes per day
Hours and minutes per day
Hours and minutes per day

Personal care activities
10:57
10:57
10:57
Sleeping
8:31
8:31
8:31
Sleeplessness
0:01
0:01
0:01
Personal hygiene
0:49
0:49
0:49
Health care
0:06
0:06
0:06
Eating/drinking
1:29
1:29
1:29
Associated travel
0:00
0:00
0:00
Other
0:01
0:01
0:01
Employment related
3:27
3:27
3:27
Main job
2:59
2:59
2:59
Other job
0:01
0:01
0:01
Unpaid work in family business or farm
0:01
0:01
0:01
Work breaks
0:01
0:01
0:01
Job Search
0:01
0:01
0:01
Associated travel
0:21
0:21
0:21
Other
0:02
0:02
0:02
Education
0:30
0:30
0:30
Attendance at educational courses (excluding job related training)
0:14
0:14
0:14
Job related training
*0:01
*0:01
*0:01
Homework/study/research
0:11
0:11
0:11
Breaks at place of education
0:00
0:00
0:00
Associated travel
0:04
0:04
0:04
Other
0:01
0:00
0:01
Domestic activities
2:18
2:11
2:15
Total housework
1:30
1:26
1:27
Food and drink preparation/cleanup
0:50
0:47
0:49
Laundry and clothes care
0:17
0:17
0:17
Other housework
0:22
0:21
0:22
Total other household work
0:41
0:39
0:40
Grounds and animal care
0:22
0:21
0:22
Home maintenance
0:09
0:09
0:09
Household management
0:10
0:09
0:09
Associated travel
0:04
0:04
0:04
Other
0:04
0:03
0:04
Child care
0:43
0:40
0:41
Physical and emotional care of children
0:16
0:16
0:15
Teaching/helping/reprimanding children
0:02
0:02
0:01
Playing/reading/talking with child
0:13
0:12
0:12
Minding child
0:04
0:03
0:03
Visiting child care establishment/school
0:01
0:00
0:00
Associated travel
0:06
0:06
0:06
Other
0:01
0:01
0:03
Purchasing goods and services
0:49
0:47
0:48
Purchasing goods
0:23
0:22
0:23
Purchasing services
0:06
0:06
0:05
Associated travel
0:19
0:19
0:19
Other
0:01
0:01
0:01
Voluntary work and care
0:11
0:25
0:19
Support for adults
0:04
0:15
0:09
Unpaid voluntary work
0:04
0:07
0:04
Associated travel
0:03
0:03
0:03
Other
*0:00
*0:00
0:03
Social and community interaction
0:44
0:43
0:43
Socialising
0:10
0:10
0:10
Visiting entertainment and cultural venues
0:05
0:05
0:04
Attendance at sports event
0:02
0:02
0:02
Religious activities/ritual ceremonies
0:05
0:05
0:04
Community participation
0:10
0:09
0:09
Negative social activities
**0:00
**0:00
**0:00
Associated travel
0:12
0:12
0:12
Other
0:00
0:00
0:02
Recreation and leisure
4:14
4:13
4:13
Sport and outdoor activity
0:21
0:21
0:19
Games, hobbies, arts, crafts
0:14
0:13
0:10
Reading
0:23
0:23
0:23
Audio/visual media
2:18
2:18
2:20
Attendance at recreational courses
0:01
0:01
0:01
Other free time
0:20
0:20
0:19
Talking (including phone) or writing/reading own correspondence
0:30
0:30
0:30
Associated travel
0:05
0:05
0:05
Other
*0:00
*0:01
0:05
Undescribed
0:07
0:07
0:07
Total
24:00
24:00
24:00

* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution
** estimate has a relative standard error greater than 50% and is considered too unreliable for general use
(a) See paragraphs 19 to 21 of the Explanatory Notes for an explanation of nature, purpose and concordance activity measures compared in this appendix


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