American Time Use Survey (ATUS) [tu]

The American Time Use Survey (ATUS) is the Nations first federally administered, continuous survey on time use in the United States. The goal of the survey is to measure how people divide their time among lifes activities.

Updated on DBnomics on June 24, 2022 (2:42 AM)

Actcode [actcode]
Age [age]
Datays [datays]
Disability [disability]
Earn [earn]
Ecage [ecage]
Ecytd [ecytd]
Educ [educ]
Elder [elder]
Eldur [eldur]
Elfreq [elfreq]
Elnum [elnum]
Elwho [elwho]
Hhnscc03 [hhnscc03]
Industry [industry]
Lfstat [lfstat]
Lfstatw [lfstatw]
Maritlstat [maritlstat]
Mjcow [mjcow]
Nmet [nmet]
Occ [occ]
Orig [orig]
Pertype [pertype]
Prhhchild [prhhchild]
Prownhhchild [prownhhchild]
Race [race]
Region [region]
Schenr [schenr]
Seasonal [seasonal]
Sex [sex]
Sjmj [sjmj]
Stattype [stattype]
Timeday [timeday]
Where [where]
Who [who]
Work [work]

Dataset has 85,765 series. Add search filters to narrow them.

Dimension codes and labels
[actcode] Actcode
  • [000000] Total, all activities
  • [010100] Sleeping
  • [010200] Grooming
  • [010300] Health-related self care
  • [010400] Personal activities
  • [020100] Housework
  • [020101] Interior cleaning
  • [020102] Laundry
  • [020104] Storing interior household items, including food
  • [020200] Food preparation and cleanup
  • [020201] Food and drink preparation
  • [020203] Kitchen and food cleanup
  • [020300] Interior maintenance, repair, and decoration
  • [020400] Exterior maintenance, repair, and decoration
  • [020500] Lawn and garden care
  • [020600] Animal and pet care
  • [020601] Care for animals and pets (not veterinary care)
  • [020602] Walking, exercising, and playing with animals
  • [020700] Vehicle care (by self)
  • [020800] Appliance, tool, and toy maintenance (by self)
  • [020901] Financial management
  • [020902] Household and personal organization and planning
  • [020903] Household and personal mail and messages
  • [020904] Household and personal e-mail and messages
  • [030100] Caring for and helping household children (except activities related to education and health)
  • [030101] Physical care for household children
  • [030102] Reading to/with household children
  • [030103] Playing with household children, not sports
  • [030106] Talking with/listening to household children
  • [030109] Looking after household children (as a primary activity)
  • [030110] Attending household children's events
  • [030200] Activities related to household children's education
  • [030201] Helping household children with homework
  • [030300] Activities related to household children's health
  • [030400] Caring for household adults
  • [030401] Physical care for household adults
  • [030500] Helping household adults
  • [040400] Caring for nonhousehold adults
  • [040500] Helping nonhousehold adults
  • [050100] Working
  • [050101] Working, main job
  • [050200] Work-related activities
  • [050300] Other income-generating activities
  • [050400] Job search and interviewing
  • [060100] Attending class
  • [060101] Taking class for degree, certification, or licensure
  • [060300] Homework and research
  • [070000] Consumer goods purchases
  • [070101] Grocery shopping
  • [080000] Professional and personal care services
  • [080200] Financial services and banking
  • [080400] Medical and care services
  • [080500] Personal care services
  • [090000] Household services
  • [090200] Home maintenance, repair, decoration, and construction (not done by self)
  • [090500] Vehicle maintenance and repair services (not done by self)
  • [100200] Civic obligations and participation
  • [110100] Eating and drinking
  • [120000] Socializing, relaxing, and leisure
  • [120100] Socializing and communicating (except social events)
  • [120200] Attending or hosting social events
  • [120300] Relaxing and leisure
  • [120301] Relaxing and thinking
  • [120307] Playing games
  • [120308] Computer use for leisure (excluding games)
  • [120312] Reading for personal interest
  • [120400] Arts and entertainment (other than sports)
  • [130000] Sports, exercise, and recreation
  • [130100] Participating in sports, exercise, or recreation
  • [130131] Walking
  • [130200] Attending sporting or recreational events
  • [140000] Religious and spiritual activities
  • [140101] Attending religious services
  • [140102] Participation in religious practices
  • [150000] Volunteer activities
  • [150100] Administrative and support activities (volunteering)
  • [150200] Social service and care activities (volunteering)
  • [150300] Indoor and outdoor maintenance, building, and cleanup activities (volunteering)
  • [150400] Participating in performance and cultural activities (volunteering)
  • [150500] Attending meetings, conferences, and training (volunteering)
  • [160100] Telephone calls (to or from)
  • [180000] Traveling
  • [180100] Travel related to personal care
  • [180200] Travel related to household activities
  • [180300] Travel related to caring for and helping household members
  • [180400] Travel related to caring for and helping nonhousehold members
  • [180500] Travel related to work
  • [180600] Travel related to education
  • [181100] Travel related to eating and drinking
  • [181600] Travel related to telephone calls
  • [600001] Personal care activities (includes travel)
  • [600003] Household activities (includes travel)
  • [600005] Household management
  • [600007] Caring for and helping household members (includes travel)
  • [600008] Caring for and helping household children under 18
  • [600009] Caring for and helping household adults
  • [600010] Caring for and helping nonhousehold members (includes travel)
  • [600011] Caring for and helping nonhousehold children
  • [600012] Caring for and helping nonhousehold adults
  • [600013] Working and work-related activities (includes travel)
  • [600016] Educational activities (includes travel)
  • [600018] Purchasing goods and services (includes travel)
  • [600021] Travel related to purchasing goods and services
  • [600022] Eating and drinking (includes travel)
  • [600023] Leisure and sports (includes travel)
  • [600024] Socializing and communicating
  • [600025] Watching TV
  • [600027] Participating in sports, exercise, and recreation (includes related waiting and security)
  • [600029] Travel related to leisure and sports
  • [600030] Organizational, civic, and religious activities
  • [600032] Volunteering (organizational and civic activities)
  • [600033] Telephone calls, mail, and e-mail (includes travel)
  • [600034] Other activities, not elsewhere classified (includes misc. travel and data codes)
  • [600039] Doing hobbies or playing with household children
  • [600043] Caring for household children as a primary activity (includes travel)
  • [600057] Caring for household children under 13 as a secondary activity, total
  • [600058] Playing games and computer use for leisure
  • [600059] Other leisure and sports activities, including travel
  • [600060] Other activities
  • [600066] Travel related to organizational, civic, and religious activities
  • [600067] Travel related to care of household children
  • [600069] Government services
  • [600072] Household and personal messages
  • [600083] Caring for and helping others
  • [700001] Talking with/listening to household children
  • [700171] Other childcare activities
[age] Age
  • [000] 15 years and over
  • [015] 18 years and over
  • [020] 20 to 24 years
  • [028] 25 years and over
  • [031] 25 to 34 years
  • [033] 25 to 54 years
  • [038] 35 to 44 years
  • [042] 45 to 54 years
  • [049] 55 to 64 years
  • [065] 65 years and over
  • [078] 75 years and over
  • [102] 15 to 19 years
  • [103] 15 to 24 years
  • [113] 65 to 74 years
[datays] Datays
  • [01] 1 year of ATUS data
[disability] Disability
  • [00] N/A
[earn] Earn
  • [00] All persons
  • [01] Weekly earnings less than or equal to the 25th percentile
  • [02] Weekly earnings greater than 25th percentile and less than or equal to 50th percentile
  • [03] Weekly earnings greater than 50th percentile and less than or equal to 75th percentile
  • [04] Weekly earnings greater than the 75th percentile
[ecage] Ecage
  • [000] Persons of all ages
[ecytd] Ecytd
  • [0] All days
[educ] Educ
  • [00] All education levels
  • [30] Less than a high school diploma
  • [31] High school graduates, no college
  • [33] Bachelor's degree and higher
  • [35] Some college or associate degree
  • [37] Bachelor's degree only
  • [38] Advanced degree
[elder] Elder
  • [0] All persons
[eldur] Eldur
  • [00] All durations of care
[elfreq] Elfreq
  • [0] All frequencies
[elnum] Elnum
  • [00] All
[elwho] Elwho
  • [00] N/A
[hhnscc03] Hhnscc03
  • [00] N/A
  • [06] Secondary childcare of household child under 13
[industry] Industry
  • [0000] N/A
[lfstat] Lfstat
  • [00] N/A
  • [01] Employed
  • [04] Employed full time
  • [07] Employed part time
  • [20] Not Employed
[lfstatw] Lfstatw
  • [000] All persons
  • [010] Employed
  • [011] Employed and on days worked
  • [013] Employed and on days worked at main job
  • [040] Employed full time
  • [041] Employed full time and on days worked
  • [070] Employed part time
  • [071] Employed part time and on days worked
  • [200] Not Employed
[maritlstat] Maritlstat
  • [00] N/A
  • [01] Married, spouse present in household
  • [04] Other marital statuses (not married or married with a spouse living elsewhere)
[mjcow] Mjcow
  • [00] N/A
  • [01] Wage and salary workers
  • [20] Self-employed, unincorporated
[nmet] Nmet
  • [0] N/A
[occ] Occ
  • [0000] N/A
  • [0008] Management, business, and financial operations occupations
  • [0998] Professional and related occupations
  • [3597] Service occupations
  • [4699] Sales and related occupations
  • [4999] Office and administrative support occupations
  • [5999] Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations
  • [6199] Construction and extraction occupations
  • [6999] Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
  • [7699] Production occupations
  • [8999] Transportation and material moving occupations
[orig] Orig
  • [00] N/A
  • [01] Hispanic or Latino
[pertype] Pertype
  • [00] All days
  • [16] Weekend days and holidays
  • [18] Weekdays
  • [19] Nonholiday weekdays
[prhhchild] Prhhchild
  • [00] All persons
  • [01] No household children under age 18
  • [05] Youngest household child age 6-12
  • [10] Youngest household child age 13-17
  • [12] Household child under age 13
  • [13] Household child under age 18
  • [14] Household child under age 6
  • [15] Youngest household child age 6-17
[prownhhchild] Prownhhchild
  • [00] All persons
  • [01] No own household children under age 18
  • [05] Youngest own household child age 6-12
  • [10] Youngest own household child age 13-17
  • [12] Own household child under age 13
  • [13] Own household child under age 18
  • [14] Own household child under age 6
  • [15] Youngest own household child age 6-17
[race] Race
  • [00] All races
  • [01] White
  • [03] Black or African American
  • [04] Asian
[region] Region
  • [00] N/A
[schenr] Schenr
  • [0] N/A
[seasonal] Seasonal
  • [U] Not Seasonally Adjusted
[sex] Sex
  • [0] Both sexes
  • [1] Men
  • [2] Women
[sjmj] Sjmj
  • [0] N/A
  • [1] Multiple jobholders
  • [6] Single jobholders
[stattype] Stattype
  • [10100] Number of persons (in thousands)
  • [10101] Average hours per day
  • [20100] Number of participants in an activity on an average day (in thousands)
  • [20101] Average hours per day for participants in an activity
  • [30105] Percent of population engaged in activity on an average day
  • [30107] Number of participants in an activity on an average day (in thousands)
[timeday] Timeday
  • [00] N/A
  • [01] 4 AM to 5 AM
  • [02] 5 AM to 6 AM
  • [03] 6 AM to 7 AM
  • [04] 7 AM to 8 AM
  • [05] 8 AM to 9 AM
  • [06] 9 AM to 10 AM
  • [07] 10 AM to 11 AM
  • [08] 11 AM to 12 Noon
  • [09] 12 Noon to 1 PM
  • [10] 1 PM to 2 PM
  • [11] 2 PM to 3 PM
  • [12] 3 PM to 4 PM
  • [13] 4 PM to 5 PM
  • [14] 5 PM to 6 PM
  • [15] 6 PM to 7 PM
  • [16] 7 PM to 8 PM
  • [17] 8 PM to 9 PM
  • [18] 9 PM to 10 PM
  • [19] 10 PM to 11 PM
  • [20] 11 PM to 12 Midnight
  • [21] 12 Midnight to 1 AM
  • [22] 1 AM to 2 AM
  • [23] 2 AM to 3 AM
  • [24] 3 AM to 4 AM
[where] Where
  • [00] N/A
  • [01] Home or yard
  • [02] Workplace
[who] Who
  • [00] N/A
[work] Work
  • [0] N/A
  • [1] On days worked
  • [3] On days worked at main job
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