4150.0 - Time Use Survey: User Guide, 2006  
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APPENDIX 1 ACTIVITY CLASSIFICATION

Time Use Activity Classification

Classification Coding advice

0 NO ACTIVITY
00 No Activity 001 No recorded activity between episodes
Used where information was missing between episodes in the diary that could not be imputed.
002 No further recorded activity
Used where the diary day was incomplete.
003 Uncodeable activity
Used when no suitable code was available to describe the activity.
1 PERSONAL CARE ACTIVITIES
10 Personal care activities nfd 100 Personal care activities nfd
This code was used when the information given was about personal care but inadequate detail was given to code elsewhere. Includes when the respondent wrote 'private', 'personal' or 'none of your business'.
11 Sleeping 111 Sleeping
112 Nap
Napping during the day. Short periods of 'sleeping' during the day
12 Sleeplessness 121 Sleeplessness
Wakeful or restless periods during the night, insomnia.
13 Personal hygiene 131 Personal hygiene
Includes washing, showering, bathing, dressing, undressing, shaving, using mud packs, skin preparations (other than medicinal) and make-up, using the toilet, brushing teeth, hair.
14 Health care 140 Health care nfd
This code was used when the information given referred to health care but was inadequate to code elsewhere.
141 Personal medical care
Includes taking medications, injections, vitamins, exercising for specific conditions e.g. hand/foot exercise to increase mobility, sporting injuries, reading or writing out instructions for personal medical care, reading cautions/directions associated with medicinal products, preparing medications.
142 Rest because of illness
Being in bed sick or resting at home because of illness.
143 Health treatments
Includes ante-natal classes, meditation (not religious), relaxation baths, foot baths, aromatherapy, massage, other relaxation techniques (yoga, Tai Chi). Also includes reading instructions for personal health care, writing out instructions or schedules for same, reading directions associated with skin or hair care products.
149 Health care nec
Includes feeling sick, vomiting, experiencing pain, crying and grieving.
15 Eating/drinking 150 Eating/drinking nfd
This code was used when the information given was inadequate to code elsewhere but referred to general eating or drinking.
151 Eating meal
Eating a meal can include a beer or a glass of wine with the meal. Includes eating lunch during a work or school break, eating at a restaurant etc. Also includes dessert (if eaten as part of main meal).
152 Eating snack
Includes having morning/afternoon tea, eating a piece of fruit, a cup of soup, dessert (if not part of main meal).
153 Drinking non alcoholic beverages
Drinking non-alcoholic drinks such as tea, coffee, Milo, cocoa and soft drinks. Includes meeting a friend for a coffee/tea etc.
159 Eating/drinking nec
17 Associated communication 171 Associated communication
Communication associated with personal care activities, in person, via the telephone or written. This code was used when the conversation/communication was generally about personal activities.
172 Intimacy
Includes kissing partner, sexual intercourse
173 Fighting, quarreling with partner.
18 Associated travel 181 Associated travel
Travel associated with personal care activities, waiting or in motion. Going somewhere to be looked after for an illness, to have hair done or facial treatment, e.g. mother's or friend's place, not a commercial provider's, to have a shower if your bathroom is being repaired etc., going home from work for lunch.
19 Personal care activities nec 199 Personal care activities nec
2 EMPLOYMENT RELATED ACTIVITIES
20 Employment related activities nfd 200 Employment related activities nfd
This code was used when the information given was about employment related activities but inadequate detail was given to code elsewhere.
21 Main job 210 Main job nfd
211 Main job - usual hours - at work
The nature of the main job and whether the person normally works at home was identified from the interview. If it was not clear whether a first or second job was involved, main job was assumed. If the usual workplace is home and work was taking place at home this was coded to 211 with location 1, not 213. If housekeeping, cleaning or child care were reported as main job, care was taken to determine whether the activity should have been coded to 211 or to unpaid household work.
212 Main job - extra hours - overtime
This code was only used where overtime was specified. Where someone worked long hours without stating that it was overtime 211, 221 or 231 codes were used.
213 Main job - extra hours - work brought home
This code was used where a respondent claimed to be working or doing work-related things at home (which isn't their normal work place) and without indicating that it was another job.
219 Main job nec
22 Other job 220 Other job nfd
221 Other job - usual hours - at work
The interview indicates whether the respondent had more than one job, and which is their main one. A second job may not be recognisable. However if someone is driving a taxi all day but the interview had 'clerk' or 'shop assistant' as the main job, then the taxi driving was treated as a second job.
222 Other job - extra hours - overtime
As for 212.
223 Other job - extra hours - work brought home
As for 213.
229 Other job nec
23 Unpaid work in family business or farm 231 Unpaid work in family business or farm
Identifiable from the interview. This code was also used where the interview showed no employment and no earned income, but the respondent was clearly doing clerical or other work for a (usually husband's) business. Also includes activities such as when the respondent reports 'pottering on the farm'.
24 Work breaks 241 Work breaks
Includes breaks for OHAS exercises, waiting for job to start, equipment to arrive etc. Does not include eating lunch at work, this was coded to 151. Where the person leaves the workplace for business, social or other reasons this was coded to the activity itself. Where the respondent reported eating while working, this was not treated as a break. Working was coded as the primary activity, and eating secondary.
25 Job Search 251 Job Search
This covers going to Centrelink interviews, checking job lists, looking up job advertisements, job interviews, research and preparation for interviews etc., benefit applications e.g. Job search, Newstart, Workers Compensation, Sickness allowance. Writing applications and resumes. Telephone interviews, making arrangements for interviews and calls seeking information about jobs.
27 Associated communication 271 Associated communication
Communication associated with employment related activities in person, via the telephone, computer or written. Specific conversations about work/job search activities were coded to the appropriate activity code with a technology code. This refers to conversations about work (or job search discussions/interviews), not conversations that happen while the person is working. As all work activities were coded globally as work, conversations about work at work were not identifiable.
28 Associated travel 281 Associated travel
Travel associated with employment related activities, in motion or waiting. Travel to and from work, job interview etc. or from one to another work episode (different jobs.) Travel from one to another episode of the same job was coded to 211 or 221 with a transit location code. Waiting for trains, buses, taxis, private lifts etc. Walking from car park to the office.
29 Employment related activities nec 299 Employment related activities nec
Activities for producing income, such as collecting/smashing aluminium cans or scavenging for items to sell. Work reported in diary, where respondent did not show employment in the interview. Also coded here are activities like packing bag/getting ready for work.
3 EDUCATION ACTIVITIES
30 Education activities nfd 300 Education activities nfd
This code was used when the information given related to education but was inadequate to code elsewhere.
31 Attendance at educational courses (excluding job related training) 311 Attendance at educational courses (excluding job related training)
School or tertiary attendance can be confirmed from the interview. Includes attending exams, lectures, seminars, tutorials etc. Discussion with teachers about performance or projects; discussion with teachers, friends, colleagues etc. about subject matter or concepts would be coded here with a technology code.
32 Job related training 321 Job related training
Off-site training, retraining courses, work experience, on the job training, professional conferences.
33 Homework/study/research 331 Homework/study/research
Includes getting library books for studying, photocopying articles, time spent at library researching for assignments, homework.
34 Breaks at place of education 341 Breaks at place of education
Time between classes where the person stays at the school or institution. Does not include eating lunch at school, this was coded to 151. Also does not include eating at Recess or Morning tea, this was coded to 152.
37 Associated communication 371 Associated communication
Communication associated with education activities in person, via the telephone, computer or written. Discussion with staff about available courses and entrance requirements. This code was used when the conversation/communication was generally about educational activities. Any specific examples were coded to the appropriate activity code with an appropriate technology code.
38 Associated travel 381 Associated travel
Travel associated with education activities in motion or waiting. Includes going to/from school, library for study or other peoples' houses for study.
39 Education activities nec 399 Education activities nec
Includes attending passing out parades.
4 DOMESTIC ACTIVITIES
40 Domestic activities nfd 400 Domestic activities nfd
This code was used when the information given referred to domestic activities but was inadequate to code elsewhere, e.g. working in the shed, domestic duties, working outside, working in study, various household jobs. Includes odd jobs around the house.
41 Food and drink preparation/cleanup 410 Food and drink preparation/cleanup nfd
This code was used when the information given referred to preparing or cleaning up food and drink but was inadequate to code elsewhere.
411 Food and drink preparation/service
Preparing vegetables and other foods for serving or cooking. Cooking meals, making cups of tea or preparing other drinks, serving food. Baking cakes, biscuits, pies etc. Includes getting baby food or child's food ready, making lunch for the next day.
412 Preserving/freezing
Preparing food for later use, including preserving fruit and vegetables, making food to be frozen for later meals, freezing produce from the garden.
413 Wine/beer making
Activities involved in making wine or brewing beer. Includes bottling beer, crushing grapes etc.
414 Set/clear table
415 Clean up after food preparation/meals
Clearing and wiping down benches, tables, washing up, loading/unloading dishwasher, putting away food and dishes, cleaning BBQ, changing water in steriliser. Fighting about who does the dishes was coded here with the appropriate technology code.
419 Food and drink preparation/cleanup nec
42 Laundry and clothes care 420 Laundry and clothes care nfd
This code was used when the information referred to laundry or clothes care but was inadequate to code elsewhere.
421 Washing, loading/unloading washing machine
Includes filling up nappy buckets, washing clothes by hand etc.
422 Hanging out/bringing in washing
Includes hanging clothes, linen etc. for airing, loading/unloading clothes dryer, checking washing hanging on the line.
423 Ironing
424 Sorting, folding clothes
Sorting dirty clothes for washing, clean clothes for ironing or putting away, out of season clothes for storage, laying clothes out for the next day, cleaning out clothes wardrobes.
425 Clothes upkeep/care
Includes mending, spot cleaning, brushing clothes, care of shoes, hats, belts, bags etc.
426 Clothes making
Sewing and knitting where it was clear that clothes were being made. Also includes making patterns, cutting out material, setting up knitting, sewing or overlocking machines.
427 Sorting clothes for disposal
Sorting/bagging up clothes for disposal, taking them to disposal bins.
429 Laundry and clothes care nec
43 Other housework 430 Other housework nfd
This code was used when information was given about housework but was inadequate to code elsewhere. Includes general house cleaning, home duties.
431 Dry housework
Dusting, vacuuming, bed-making, sweeping, cleaning and tidying items inside the house.
432 Wet housework
Mopping, cleaning the kitchen, toilet, bathroom, laundry, stove and fridge, washing floors, putting flowers in water.
433 Occasional dry housework
Hanging a picture on the wall, rearranging furniture, beating floor rugs, hanging curtains, adjusting clock, cleaning cobwebs, spring cleaning, turning out cupboards.
434 Occasional wet housework
Polishing silver/brass, furniture etc., cleaning windows, shampooing carpets, defrosting fridge.
439 Other housework nec
Security, locking/unlocking house, emptying mouse traps, fumigating the house, looking for lost things, unusual housework.
44 Grounds/animal care 440 Grounds/animal care nfd
This code was used when information was given about grounds and animal care but was inadequate to code elsewhere.
441 Gardening
Includes tree and hedge care, caring for indoor plants, gathering materials for use in the garden, such as seaweed, leaves, manure, watering the garden, picking flowers, deadheading flowers, pruning shrubs/trees, walking around weeding, pottering in the garden.
442 Lawn care
Includes mowing, laying fertilisers on grass, trimming edges with whipper snipper, weeding lawn etc.
443 Harvesting home produce
Gathering fruit and vegetables directly from the garden. Includes collecting eggs from fowl run, taking honey from hives, slaughtering for domestic use, milking house cows and goats.
444 Cleaning grounds, garage etc.
Sweeping, hosing down paths and paving, burning leaves. Includes cleaning inside sheds and garages, moving equipment in grounds, loading/tarping trailer.
445 Pool care
Care for all types of pools including swimming, ornamental pools and fountains.
446 Pet, animal care
Includes feeding, grooming, health care at home of domestic pets and other domestic animals, care of fowl runs, cleaning cages, cleaning bird feeder etc. Includes making/cooking food for pets. Does not include playing with pets, stroking, talking to or exercising pets, which code to 967 or 447 respectively.
447 Walking pets
Includes walking dog, exercising pets.
449 Grounds/animal care nec
Includes finding spiders (outdoors).
45 Home maintenance 450 Home maintenance nfd
This code was used when the information given was about home maintenance but inadequate to code elsewhere.
451 Home/equipment repairs
Internal and external repairs to home structures or fixtures, painting, checking tiles, clearing guttering, repairing (inc. restoring) furniture and fittings, repairing appliances, fence and gate, soft furnishings, changing light bulbs.
452 Designing new home or interior design
Includes the planning and research stages for building or interior decorating.
453 Home improvements
Structural additions including buildings, screens, patios, paving, installing pools, new floor surfacing, refitting kitchens/bathrooms, putting up curtain rods/wall shelves, organising earthworks, pet proofing house/grounds, house painting, plastering.
454 Making furniture/household goods
Making free-standing furniture, picture frames etc.
455 Making furnishings
Includes measuring windows for curtains, making curtains, chair covers, cushion covers, bedspreads and doona covers.
456 Heat/water/power upkeep
Includes gathering, chopping and stacking wood for heating, collecting water, building windmills, generators, laying water pipes (done for the home, not as an employment activities), bicycle-driven generating, new solar heating or plumbing (done by respondent, not a purchased service), setting/fixing pumps.
457 Car/boat/bike care
Includes cleaning, maintenance and repair of cars and other transport such as bikes, motor bikes, boats and caravans. Does not include doing up old model cars or bikes as a hobby, this is coded to 925.
459 Home maintenance nec
Includes checking house to make sure that rain is not coming in, computer maintenance including installing a printer.
46 Household management 460 Household management nfd
This code was used when the information given was about household management but inadequate to code elsewhere.
461 Paperwork, bills
Includes completing tax returns, car registration, household surveys other than Time Use. Also includes sorting/writing cheques for accounts, filling out registration papers/applications for insurance for benefits other than work-related, checking bills.
462 Budgeting, organising rosters/making lists
Organising personal time and money. Includes planning for trips, preparing shopping lists, organising rosters. Thinking about day or reviewing day was coded to 963.
463 Selling/disposing of household assets
Selling own home or car, household items, clothes, junk. Covers garage sales and own stall at a trash and treasure market, sales or swaps through classifieds. Includes taking household goods to charitable organisations and selling of pets.
464 Recycling and other environmental activities
Sorting refuse for recycling, folding and storing papers, putting out fruit and vegetable peelings for compost, crushing aluminium cans for recycling. Putting out recycle bin (putting out recycle and garbage bins, would be two episodes). Personally setting up grey water systems/installing tanks/installing solar panels around the house, permaculture. Includes research on how to proceed with these installation activities.
465 Mail organisation
Mail collection and opening. Includes collecting mail from letter box, post box or post bag, sorting mail, opening parcels, taking delivery at the door. Reading mail was coded to 971.
466 Packing for journey/moving
Packing activities including packing for a journey, loading/unloading car or trailers, packing to move house. Packing bag when no further information is given. Unpacking after a journey.
467 Packing away goods
Unpacking groceries/shopping as well as unpacking goods other than shopping, bringing in milk or putting out bottles (but not money), putting goods in the car after shopping.
468 Disposing of rubbish
Includes putting out garbage bins for collection, disposal of rubbish at the tip, also includes burying sewage and rubbish, emptying rubbish bins.
469 Household management nec
Warming up the car, getting car out of garage, planning and setting up, decorating for parties etc., wrapping presents, breaking in to a locked house, collecting delivered newspaper, filling hot water bottle, setting a video to record. Organising family members 15 or over to go out.
47 Associated communication 471 Associated communication
Communication associated with domestic activities in person, via the telephone, computer or written. This code was used when the conversation/communication was generally about domestic activities. Any specific examples were coded to the appropriate activity code with a technology code. Arguing with family (other than partner).
48 Associated travel 481 Associated travel
Travel associated with domestic activities in motion or waiting. Taking family (from own household) anywhere - except children under 15.
49 Domestic activities nec 499 Domestic activities nec
Includes inspecting damage to house after break in or storm etc. Helping children 15 or over with homework.
5 CHILD CARE ACTIVITIES
50 Child care activities nfd 500 Child care activities nfd
This code was used when the information given was about child care activities but was inadequate to code elsewhere.
51 Care of children 510 Care of children nfd
This code was used when the information given was about child care but was inadequate to code elsewhere.
511 Physical care of children
Carrying, holding, feeding, bathing, dressing, changing babies, putting to sleep. For older children, bathing, cleaning teeth, washing and brushing hair, taking to toilet, feeding, getting up, putting to bed, supervising these activities. Also includes minor first aid - putting Band-Aids on grazes, removing splinters. Includes when respondent states 'organised kids', 'put video on for children', 'woke children'.
512 Emotional care of children
Includes cuddling, hugging and soothing child
52 Teaching/helping/reprimanding children 521 Teaching/helping/reprimanding children
Helping children do things or showing them how, listening to reading, helping with homework, directions about household chores, settling disputes, helping with problems, reprimanding.
53 Playing/reading/talking with child 531 Playing/reading/talking with child
Includes playing games, reading books, telling stories, listening to the activities of their day, watching TV with or for child, any conversation with a child.
54 Minding child 541 Minding child
Caring for children without the active involvement shown in the codes above. Includes monitoring children playing outside or sleeping, preserving a safe environment, being an adult presence for children to turn to in need, supervising games or swimming activities including swimming lessons, passive childcare.
55 Visiting child care establishment/school 551 Visiting child care establishment/school
Includes spending time at day care establishments, school etc., attending school assembly, parent-teacher nights, reading sessions, art/craft, school concerts etc.
57 Associated communication 571 Associated communication
Associated communication related to child care activities in person, via the telephone or written. This code was used when the conversation/communication was generally about child care activities. Any specific examples were coded to the appropriate activity code with a technology code. Includes conversations telling others about the things they have done, this can be with a spouse, other family members, friends, teachers, child care workers when the conversation is about the child not the terms of work.
58 Associated travel 581 Associated travel
Travel associated with child care activities in motion/waiting. Includes taking children to and picking them up from places - school, sports training, music/other lessons, friend's or relative's house, baby-sitter's, meeting trains etc. Also travel to parent teacher nights or doing something for children such as delivering things to/for them. Also includes waiting for children when picking them up.
59 Care of children nec 599 Care of children nec
Includes getting children's things ready for the day, packing bag for child.
6 PURCHASING GOODS AND SERVICES
60 Purchasing goods and services nfd 600 Purchasing nfd
This code was used when the information given was about purchasing but was inadequate to code elsewhere. Includes paying bills.
61 Purchasing goods 610 Purchasing goods nfd
This code was used when the information given was about purchasing goods but was inadequate to code elsewhere. Used when respondent stated 'shopping' with no further indication of what they were shopping for. Includes shopping at markets.
611 Purchasing consumer goods
Consumer goods include food, petrol, milk, papers, cleaners, toilet paper, medicine, plants, pets etc. Includes paying bills at shop or putting money out for regular deliveries, such as milk, papers. Also includes hiring videos and computer games, buying takeaway food, buying gardening supplies, telephone calls to order dinner, returning videos/dvds, ordering/paying in restaurant.
612 Purchasing durable goods
Durable goods include cars, electrical goods, carpets, furniture etc. Buying a house also goes here. Lodging bids for house/furniture auctions by fax, buying clothes.
613 Window shopping
Browsing, wandering around looking in shops to see what is there. Does not include looking around a number of shops in a directed way to find the lowest price for something you wish to buy - this activity was coded to 611 or 612. Also included in this code are product parties where no purchasing was indicated. For example Tupperware, perfume, shoe, pottery parties.
619 Purchasing goods nec
Includes going to the RSPCA.
62 Purchasing services 620 Purchasing services nfd
This code was used when the information given was about purchasing a service but was inadequate to code elsewhere.
621 Purchasing repair services
Includes all types of repairs including car, electrical products, plumbing etc. Also includes making arrangements for repairs.
622 Purchasing administrative services
Banking, legal, advertising, business or building approvals, undertaker's or marriage celebrant's services, stockbroking, estate management, renting accommodation, paying bills at offices etc., hiring a post box, posting a letter, using travel agency, ATM. Includes waiting at bank, purchasing parking permits/tickets
623 Purchasing personal care services
Weight Watchers, haircut/style, manicure, beauty treatment, waxing etc., making a dinner booking
624 Purchasing medical care services
Health services include medical, dental, physiotherapy, podiatry, nutrition advice, optometry, massage, alternative therapies, counselling, etc. Includes making appointments for same. Also having prescriptions filled.
625 Purchasing child care services
Paying fees for child care. Includes crèche, day care/family day care, occasional care, preschool, baby sitters etc. Includes booking/organising child care services.
626 Purchasing domestic/garden services
Includes purchasing laundrette, ironing, gardener, cleaner, dressmaking services etc.
629 Purchasing services nec
Includes ringing/waiting for emergency car services, putting films in for development, paying for taxi (travel in taxi codes to appropriate travel code), phoning NRMA, getting a visa, getting ready to go to the doctors/vet
67 Associated communication 671 Associated communication
Associated communication related to purchasing goods and services in person, via the telephone or written. This code was used when the conversation/communication was generally about purchasing activities. Any specific examples were coded to the appropriate activity code with a technology code.
68 Associated travel 681 Associated travel
Travel (in motion or waiting) associated with purchasing goods and services. Includes waiting for bank to open, driving to/from doctors surgery, repairer etc., driving to a restaurant, travel to markets, driving children to and from doctors.
69 Purchasing goods and services nec 699 Purchasing goods and services nec
7 VOLUNTARY WORK AND CARE ACTIVITIES
70 Voluntary work and care nfd 700 Voluntary work and care activities nfd
This code was used when the information given was about voluntary work or care but information was inadequate to code elsewhere.
71 Caring for adults 710 Caring for adults nfd
This code was used when the information given referred to caring for adults but was inadequate to code elsewhere.
711 Caring for adults - physical care
Physical care for all adults including elderly, sick, disabled adults. Includes help with personal hygiene, such as washing and dressing, and eating. Activities such as cutting family members hair is also coded here. Any other type of caring apart from physical care or emotional support was coded to the activity itself with an appropriate for whom code.
712 Caring for adults - emotional support
Providing emotional support for sick, frail, disabled adults. Includes listening to them, talking when upset/disturbed, counselling or advising on problems, comforting. Visiting people in hospital (e.g. when sick, new baby arrives).
719 Caring for adults nec
Any other type of caring apart from physical or emotional care was coded to the nature of the activity with a 'for whom' of 6, 9, 11. For the purpose of the activity, these were transformed using the 'for whom' code and included in this category.
72 Helping/doing favours 721 Helping/doing favours
Used when the respondent does not give a clear indication of the nature of the help or favour performed. Includes favours for family (outside the household), friends, neighbours, and others outside of the household.
73 Unpaid voluntary work 731 Unpaid voluntary work
All voluntary work activities were coded to the nature of the work. This category was only used when specific information was not available or when the activities could not be coded to other categories e.g. bush fire fighting for rural fire brigade. Active involvement in Neighbourhood Watch and Safety House programs. Conversations related to giving donations were coded here with the appropriate technology code.
77 Associated communication 771 Associated communication
Associated communication related to voluntary work and care activities in person, via the telephone or written. This code was used when the conversation/communication was generally about voluntary work and care activities, any specific examples were coded to the appropriate activity code with a technology code.
78 Associated travel 781 Associated travel
Travel associated with voluntary work and care activities in motion or waiting. Includes driving to visit people in hospital, driving people to and from the airport and waiting for them.
79 Voluntary work and care nec 799 Voluntary work and care nec
8 SOCIAL AND COMMUNITY INTERACTION
80 Social and community interaction nfd 800 Social and community interaction nfd
This code was used when the information given was about social and community interaction but information was inadequate to code elsewhere.
81 Socialising 811 Socialising
Meeting other people in respondent's homes, other peoples' homes, or in other places. Includes entertaining guests etc. Includes such activities as talking to friends about where to go out for the evening, writing invitations coded with the appropriate technology code. Only used when specific activity is not described and when there is no secondary activity to move over to the primary.
82 Visiting entertainment and cultural venues 820 Visiting entertainment and cultural venues nfd
This code was used when the information given was about visiting entertainment and cultural venues but inadequate to code elsewhere.
821 Attendance at movies/cinema
Watching a movie at a cinema, not home movies or videos. Includes talking about what movie to see and purchasing movie ticket(s).
822 Attendance at concert
Includes rock, jazz and orchestral concerts. Purchasing ticket to concert.
823 Attendance at theatre
Plays and music theatre, dancing and mime, solo recitations and comedy performances, opera and operetta. Purchasing theatre ticket.
824 Attendance at library
Includes visiting a library for borrowing/changing books. Visiting library to research homework assignments is coded to 331.
825 Attendance at museum/exhibition/art gallery
Includes attendance at places of archaeological, anatomical, historical, science and technology, local history (inc. places like Sovereign Hill) interest. Also includes waiting for places to open.
826 Attendance at zoo/animal park/botanic garden
827 Attendance at amusement park
Includes Wonderland, Sea world, Dreamworld etc.
828 Attendance at other mass events
Fairs, fetes, street events, fireworks displays, dances, balls. Does not include dancing at home or at a friend's house, this would be coded to 928. Dancing at nightclub.
829 Visiting entertainment and cultural venues nec
Getting ready to go to the movies. Attendance at nightclub where activity not specified.
83 Attendance at sports event 830 Attendance at sports event nfd
This code was used when the information given was inadequate to code elsewhere.
831 Attendance at sports match
Watching basketball, football, cricket, golf, tennis etc. Watching training is also included. Includes watching car and bike racing.
832 Attendance at racing event
Going to the races, trots or dogs is included here. Only attendance at animal racing.
839 Attendance at sports event nec
Includes horse trail rides, horse jumping etc.
84 Religious activities/ritual ceremonies 840 Religious activities/ritual ceremonies nfd
This code was used when the information was related to religious activities but was inadequate to code elsewhere. Includes 'Attendance at church' when it is unclear what is done.
841 Religious practice
Prayer alone, in family, prayer groups or with congregation, religious services, participating in bible or theme study groups, meditation where it appears to have a religious context, taking communion etc. to sick people (If respondent is a priest or minister who is supported financially to do this work, these activities will be coded to 211), missionary work, reading the bible.
842 Weddings, funerals, rites of passage
Weddings and funerals can be religious or secular, but have a 'rite of passage' quality. Christenings, first communion, confirmation, bar mitzvah, graduations and other religious initiation or coming of age ceremonies are also often treated as social rites of passage, particularly in some cultures.
849 Religious activities/ritual ceremonies nec
Includes laying flowers on a grave, visiting a grave. Getting ready to go to a wedding.
85 Community participation 850 Community participation nfd
This code was used when the information given was related to community participation but was inadequate to code elsewhere.
851 Attendance at meetings
Includes waiting for meetings to begin.
852 Civic ceremonies
Includes naturalisation or honour award ceremonies.
853 Civic obligations
Includes voting, jury service, court appearances, police interrogations, breathalyser tests, driver's licence tests, car registration tests, interviews with government departments (e.g. Immigration) are included here. Also includes reporting accidents, crime or fires to relevant authority.
854 Filling in Time Use form
Coded with a technology code of 15
859 Community participation nec
Includes participating in a union march.
86 Negative social activities 861 Negative social activities
Includes conflict of some kind e.g. ordering people off the premises, fighting (not family in household). Also includes adverse social participation such as being the victim of an attack.
87 Associated communication 871 Associated communication
Communication related to social participation in person, via the telephone or written. This code was used when the conversation/communication was generally about social participation activities. Any specific examples were coded to the appropriate activity code with a technology code.
88 Associated travel 881 Associated travel
Travel associated with social participation in motion or waiting. Includes driving to and from meetings, concerts etc. Travel to visit friends or relatives.
89 Social participation nec 899 Social participation nec
9 RECREATION AND LEISURE
90 Recreation and leisure nfd 900 Recreation and leisure nfd
This code was used when the information given was about recreation and leisure but information was inadequate to code elsewhere.
91 Sport and outdoor activity 910 Sport and outdoor activity nfd
911 Organised sport
Includes practice or training. Covers archery, abseiling, orienteering, cycle or motor racing, marching, athletics, hang gliding, ballroom dancing, water-skiing, as well as tennis, golf, soccer etc. when done with a club, or as a competition or with a commitment to skill development rather than as primarily a social activity.
912 Informal sport
Includes sports mentioned above when done for recreation or socialising rather than with the commitment needed for competitive sport. Also includes things described as 'play fights', surfing, skateboarding, skating and roller blading (other than competitive), horseplay.
913 Exercise (excluding walking)
Includes breathing and other exercises done at home other than those listed under health care. Includes aerobics, Tai Chi, yoga, weight and circuit training, stretching, cycling, running, jogging, swimming for exercise etc. (except as competitive sport). Swimming if no stated reason. Also includes going to the gym or swimming pool.
914 Walking (including for exercise)
Includes walking around the garden, the park or the street.
915 Hiking/bushwalking
Includes nature study rambles, bushwalking, beachwalking.
916 Fishing
Includes loading gear for fishing trip, catching bait.
917 Holiday travel, driving for pleasure
Includes other forms of travel - long distance motor cycling, cycling, sightseeing, to attend a wedding or funeral.
918 Less active outdoor activity
Includes simply sitting outside and enjoying nature. Includes when the respondent states 'sunbaking', 'watching surf and people'.
919 Sport and outdoor activity nec
Canoeing and sailing (other than competitive), river or lake cruises, camping, going out to an outdoor setting to spend some time, watching the world go by, looking at views, bird watching, blackberrying, paintball, horseriding, boating, at beach, packing a picnic, packing a bag for sport.
92 Games/hobbies/arts/crafts 920 Games/hobbies/arts/crafts nfd
This code was used when the information given was about games, hobbies, arts or crafts but was inadequate to code elsewhere.
921 Chess, card, paper, board games/crosswords
Includes chess, charades, dictionary games, scrabble, wargaming, monopoly, bridge, jigsaw puzzles etc.
922 Games of chance/gambling
Includes Lotto, Tattslotto, buying lottery, art union or raffle tickets as well as TAB activities, playing games for money, casino activities, running sweepstakes, bingo.
923 Home electronic games
All electronic games, playing computer games, games machines and handheld games. Includes Sega, playstation, Xbox.
924 Arcade games
Virtual reality, video games etc.
925 Hobbies, collections
Includes ham radio and CB, doing up old cars, bikes or equipment, model making or collecting, other collecting, reading/researching family history, taking photos.
926 Handwork, crafts
Sewing, scrapbooking, knitting and crochet (other than clothes), leatherwork, basket making, potting, quilting and embroidery, lacemaking, jewellery making, wood and metal work other than furniture or domestic repairs, making musical instruments other than professionally, china painting, spinning and weaving, candle making, making decorative and useful items for fetes etc.
927 Arts
Art, literature, music composition, writing a book or poetry.
928 Performing/making music
Either before an audience or in a participate way. Includes practising. Also includes singing, playing a musical instrument, dancing and whistling for or to express one's own delight.
929 Games/hobbies/arts/crafts nec
Includes compiling a recipe book.
93 Reading 930 Reading nfd
This code was used when the information given was about reading but was inadequate to code elsewhere.
931 Reading a book
Reading books other than for study purposes.
932 Reading a magazine
Includes reading travel brochures, newsletters.
933 Reading a newspaper
934 Reading a CD ROM
Other than for research/studying.
939 Reading nec
Reading operation manuals, e.g. for mobile phone.
94 Audio/visual media 940 Audio/visual media nfd
This code was used when the information given was about audio/visual media but was inadequate to code elsewhere. This includes when respondent stated 'Listening to music'
941 TV watching/listening
942 Video/DVD watching
Watching videos/dvds at home/other persons home.
943 Listening to radio
944 Listening to records/tapes/CDs and other audio media
Includes listening to Ipods and MP3 players.
949 Audio/visual media nec
Using the Internet. General computing.
95 Attendance at courses (excluding school and university) 950 Attendance at courses nfd (excluding school and university)
This code was used when the information given was about attendance at a course (excluding school and university) but was inadequate to code elsewhere.
951 Attendance at personal development courses
Includes attendance at life skills courses, practicing driving, taking a driving test or lesson. English courses (including study).
952 Attendance at DIY courses
Includes car repair, home improvement courses.
953 Attendance at art/craft/hobby courses
Includes art classes (for hobby). Professional art classes for career development were coded to 311.
959 Attendance at courses nec (excluding school and university)
96 Other free time 960 Other free time nfd
This code was used when the information given was about free time but was inadequate to code elsewhere
961 Relaxing, resting
Includes staying in bed or going back to bed for a rest, 'sat down', 'dozing'.
962 Doing nothing
Only used for primary activities when respondent stated 'doing nothing'.
963 Thinking
Planning or thinking about the day
964 Worrying
Worrying about job, family etc.
965 Drinking alcohol/social drinking
Includes drinking non alcoholic drinks in a social setting, or when respondent states 'had a few drinks' when at home, drinks at a club or Hotel.
966 Smoking
967 Interacting with pets
Includes stroking, petting, walking, playing with pets. Excluding walking pets (codes to 447).
968 Enjoying memorabilia
Includes looking at photographs, old records, children's drawings (when child is not present), other objects which bring back memories or raise emotions and sharing these with others.
969 Other free time nec
Includes taking recreational drugs, listening to strangers.
97 Associated communication 971 Associated communication
Communication related to recreation and leisure in person, via the telephone or written (only relates to the primary activity). All general conversation was coded here. This code was used when the conversation/communication was generally about recreation and leisure. Any specific examples were coded to the appropriate activity code with a technology code. Greeting and farewelling.
972 Associated communication - by telephone
This code covers personal telephone conversations and all telephone calls with unspecified content (only relates to secondary activities).
973 Associated communication - written
This code covers reading and writing letters, diaries etc. (only relates to secondary activities).
98 Associated travel 981 Associated travel
Travel associated with recreation and leisure in motion or waiting. Includes driving to or from a craft or embroidery meeting.
99 Recreation and leisure nec 999 Recreation and leisure nec