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1136.0 - Directory of Education and Training Statistics, 2004  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 17/12/2004   
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Time Use Survey


Assistant Director
Family and Community Statistics Section
Australian Bureau of Statistics, Canberra
Telephone (02) 6252 7880
Facsimile (02) 6252 7784


The Time Use Survey (TUS) collects information on the time people spend on a variety of activities. It provides information on demographic characteristics, labour force participation, education participation, income and the use of time saving services.The Time Use Survey was last run in 1997, and is expected to be conducted again in 2005/06.

Education activities which are part of the Time Use Survey activity classification include the following:

    • attendance at educational courses
    • job related training
    • homework, study and research
    • breaks at place of education
    • associated communication
    • associated travel
    • teaching and helping children
    • playing, reading and talking with children
    • visiting child care establishment or school
    • attendance at recreational courses (excluding school and university.

Other education-related data items include:
    • age left school
    • highest level of secondary schooling completed
    • post-school educational qualifications
    • whether still at school, studying full-time, studying part-time, studying by correspondence
    • level of current study
    • type of institution attending.

For further information see the Directory of Statistical Sources.


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