1300.1.55.001 - Statistics News NSW, Mar 2008
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 07/03/2008
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Activity diaries completed for two selected days were collected from 6,961 persons aged 15 years and over in 3,643 private dwellings, making it possible to examine the activity patterns and characteristics of household members. Along with standard demographic and socio-economic characteristics, the survey interview identified different population groups, including:
Information is available on various types of household equipment (including information and communication technology) that may affect household work, leisure time, the ability to get to places, and buying services. The type and size of homes also shape the amount of work needed to maintain them, and whether a body corporate carries out some maintenance. Other perspectives on people's ways of life are provided by personal information on time stress, satisfaction with the way time was spent, level of social interaction, self-assessed health, trust in people, and an exploration of attitudes to gardening.
This publication is available for free download from the ABS website. For those wanting the opportunity to undertake more intensive analysis of the Time Use Survey, confidentialised unit record files (CURFs) are available. A basic CURF on CD-ROM or through the on-line Remote Access Data Laboratory (RADL), and an expanded CURF through RADL, are available for $1,320 each. Purchase of all formats at the same time attracts a discount combined price of $1,980.
For further information on How Australians Use Their Time, 2006 (cat. no. 4153.0), Time Use Survey: User Guide, Australia, 2006(cat. no. 4150.0), and associated CURFs contact Elisabeth Davis on (02) 6252 7880 or email email@example.com.
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