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4125.0 - Gender Indicators, Australia, Aug 2013  
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CARING FOR CHILDREN


KEY SERIES


TOTAL NUMBER OF HOURS AND MINUTES PER DAY SPENT BY PARENTS 15 YEARS AND OVER TO CARE FOR CHILDREN (a)(b)(c)(d)

1997
2006

HH:MM
HH:MM

Males
3:55
3:55
Females
7:56
8:33

(a) Includes childcare as either a primary or secondary activity. For more information on definitions of primary and secondary activity see Glossary (Work and family balance).
(b) Children aged 0–14 years.
(c) Aggregated time averaged across all parents in the population group (whether they engaged in caring for children or not).
(d) Rules for coding some activities changed in 2006. For further information see Explanatory Notes in ABS How Australians Use Their Time, 2006 (cat. no. 4153.0).
Source: ABS data available on request, Time Use Survey,



For a historical commentary on this indicator, refer to the January 2013 release of Gender Indicators, Australia (cat. no. 4125.0)



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