4125.0 - Gender Indicators, Australia, Aug 2015  
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TIME USE

This section on Time Use includes the Key and Related series for the following Indicators:

Engagement in work
Caring for children




ENGAGEMENT IN WORK (EMPLOYMENT RELATED AND UNPAID)


Key series


TOTAL NUMBER OF HOURS AND MINUTES PER DAY SPENT ON WORK (EMPLOYMENT RELATED AND UNPAID) (a)(b)(c), 15 years and over

1997
2006

HH:MM
HH:MM

Males
7:08
7:25
Females
7:15
7:34

(a) Data based on person's primary activity. For more information on definition of primary activity see Glossary (Work and family balance)
(b) Aggregated time for primary activity averaged across all persons.
(c) Some differences between 1997 and 2006 may partially be due to coding changes in 2006 rather than actual changes. For further information see Explanatory Notes in How Australians Use Their Time, 2006 (cat. no. 4153.0).

Source: ABS How Australians Use Their Time (cat. no. 4153.0).


Related series

TOTAL NUMBER OF HOURS AND MINUTES PER DAY SPENT ON EMPLOYMENT RELATED WORK (a)(b), 15 years and over

1997
2006

HH:MM
HH:MM

Males
4:21
4:33
Females
2:12
2:21

(a) Data based on person's primary activity. For more information on definition of primary activity see Glossary (Work and family balance)
(b) Aggregated time for primary activity averaged across all persons.

Source: ABS How Australians Use Their Time (cat. no. 4153.0).

TOTAL NUMBER OF HOURS AND MINUTES PER DAY SPENT ON UNPAID WORK (a)(b)(c)(d), 15 years and over

1997
2006

HH:MM
HH:MM

Males
2:47
2:52
Females
5:03
5:13

(a) Data based on person's primary activity. For more information on definition of primary activity see Glossary (Work and family balance).
(b) For definition of unpaid work see Glossary (Work and family balance).
(c) Aggregated time for primary activity averaged across all persons.
(d) Some differences between 1997 and 2006 may partially be due to coding changes in 2006 rather than actual changes. For further information see Explanatory Notes in How Australians Use Their Time, 2006 (cat. no. 4153.0).

Source: How Australians Use Their Time, 2006 (cat. no. 4153.0).

For a historical commentary on this indicator, refer to the January 2013 release.


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.


Definitions of the concepts presented above can be found in the Work and Family Balance Glossary (under the Explanatory notes tab). More detailed information can be found in the Work and Family Balance Data Cube (under the Downloads tab).