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Table 11. Time spent in leisure and sports activities for the civilian population by selected characteristics, 2008 annual averages

      Table 11.  Time spent in leisure and sports activities for the civilian population by selected characteristics, 2008 annual
      averages
                                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                   Average hours per day spent in leisure and sports activities                        
                                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                      Partici-                                                                                  Other  
                                                                     pating in                                                                 Playing         leisure 
                                                    Total, all         sports,      Socializ-                                                 games and          and   
                                                   leisure and       exercise,       ing and      Watching       Reading        Relaxing/      computer         sports 
                                                      sports            and          communi-        TV                         thinking        use for        activi- 
                                                    activities      recreation       cating                                                    leisure          ties,  
                                                                                                                                                              including
                    Characteristic                                                                                                                           travel (1)
                                                                                                                                                                       
                                                            Week-          Week-          Week-         Week-          Week-          Week-         Week-         Week-
                                                To-  Week-  ends    Week-  ends    Week-  ends   Week-  ends   Week-   ends    Week-  ends   Week-  ends   Week-  ends 
                                                tal, days   and     days   and     days    and   days    and   days     and    days    and   days    and   days    and 
                                                all         holi-          holi-          holi-         holi-          holi-          holi-         holi-         holi-
                                                days        days           days           days          days           days           days          days          days 
                                                             (2)            (2)            (2)           (2)            (2)            (2)           (2)           (2)-
                         Sex                                                                                                                                          
       Men..................................... 5.52  4.84  7.11    0.36   0.50    0.49   1.06  2.72    3.70    0.27   0.32    0.28   0.26   0.33   0.55   0.39   0.72
       Women................................... 4.86  4.42  5.88     .19    .21     .59   1.17  2.39    2.90     .37    .46     .26    .26    .28    .31    .33    .58
                                                                                                                                                                      
                         Age                                                                                                                                          
       Total, 15 years and over................ 5.18  4.62  6.48     .27    .35     .54   1.12  2.55    3.29     .32    .39     .27    .26    .31    .43    .36    .65
          15 to 19 years....................... 5.69  5.04  7.15     .73    .64     .73   1.39  1.92    2.69     .17    .16     .12    .17    .70    .98    .67   1.11
          20 to 24 years....................... 4.70  3.91  6.59     .26    .56     .67   1.35  1.86    3.01     .12    .13     .18    .19    .33    .70    .48    .64
          25 to 34 years....................... 4.34  3.69  5.93     .22    .31     .51   1.38  2.04    2.76     .11    .13     .19    .18    .33    .46    .28    .70
          35 to 44 years....................... 4.16  3.52  5.66     .21    .35     .43   1.08  2.01    2.96     .18    .22     .17    .12    .25    .31    .28    .61
          45 to 54 years....................... 4.67  4.11  5.97     .22    .31     .41    .97  2.59    3.18     .23    .36     .26    .29    .12    .31    .28    .55
          55 to 64 years....................... 5.66  5.20  6.76     .22    .27     .59    .98  3.02    3.86     .52    .55     .29    .26    .23    .25    .33    .60
          65 to 74 years....................... 7.12  6.87  7.70     .29    .32     .62    .98  3.96    4.12     .77    .82     .41    .54    .35    .40    .47    .52
          75 years and over.................... 7.62  7.46  7.98     .20    .11     .57    .78  4.05    4.54     .96   1.23     .82    .55    .44    .28    .41    .49
                                                                                                                                                                      
        Race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity                                                                                                                         
       White................................... 5.13  4.56  6.46     .28    .37     .53   1.12  2.46    3.21     .36    .42     .24    .24    .31    .43    .37    .67
       Black or African American............... 5.87  5.42  6.92     .26    .28     .63   1.10  3.36    4.10     .16    .20     .45    .37    .25    .32    .30    .55
       Hispanic or Latino ethnicity............ 4.60  3.98  6.10     .23    .31     .54   1.21  2.29    3.23     .11    .18     .33    .30    .22    .29    .25    .59
                                                                                                                                                                      
                  Employment status                                                                                                                                   
       Employed................................ 4.22  3.51  5.88     .24    .36     .44   1.07  1.92    2.95     .22    .30     .18    .19    .20    .37    .31    .63
          Full-time workers.................... 4.10  3.35  5.85     .23    .36     .40   1.05  1.86    3.00     .19    .28     .18    .19    .18    .34    .30    .63
          Part-time workers.................... 4.63  4.07  6.00     .28    .37     .59   1.16  2.10    2.74     .31    .39     .17    .21    .26    .50    .36    .64
       Not employed............................ 6.99  6.73  7.58     .32    .32     .72   1.20  3.76    3.92     .52    .56     .44    .39    .51    .52    .46    .67
                                                                                                                                                                      
        Earnings of full-time wage and salary                                                                                                                         
         workers (single jobholders only) (3)                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                      
       0 - $500................................ 4.50  3.79  6.10     .19    .35     .47    .98  2.11    3.47     .18    .17     .29    .19    .19    .42    .37    .52
       $501 - $780............................. 4.43  3.61  6.25     .19    .33     .54   1.30  1.93    3.36     .15    .23     .18    .20    .26    .27    .37    .57
       $781 - $1,210........................... 4.11  3.43  5.69     .32    .34     .35    .90  1.98    3.06     .17    .28     .17    .21    .14    .33    .29    .58
       $1,211 and higher....................... 3.79  2.94  5.76     .21    .46     .32    .96  1.64    2.58     .24    .42     .12    .15    .15    .33    .26    .86
                                                                                                                                                                      
             Presence and age of children                                                                                                                             
       No household children under 18.......... 5.73  5.21  6.95     .28    .32     .56   1.08  2.88    3.63     .44    .50     .29    .30    .35   .47    .41     .66
       Household children under 18............. 4.32  3.71  5.73     .26    .40     .51   1.17  2.04    2.76     .14    .22     .23    .20    .24   .35    .29     .63
         Children 13 to 17 years, none younger. 4.75  4.13  6.15     .26    .48     .56   1.08  2.09    2.90     .19    .35     .27    .23    .37   .44    .38     .66
         Children 6 to 12 years, none younger.. 4.42  3.82  5.82     .36    .48     .49   1.13  2.07    2.78     .16    .22     .22    .15    .22   .38    .30     .67
         Youngest child under 6 years.......... 4.01  3.41  5.42     .18    .29     .49   1.24  2.00    2.66     .10    .15     .23    .22    .18   .27    .24     .58
                                                                                                                                                                      
                Marital status and sex                                                                                                                                
       Married, spouse present................. 4.81  4.27  6.06     .23    .30     .47   1.07  2.45    3.13     .34    .42     .28    .25    .20   .32    .31     .57
          Men.................................. 5.17  4.59  6.54     .30    .41     .38    .99  2.76    3.55     .31    .37     .33    .26    .18   .35    .34     .60
          Women................................ 4.44  3.95  5.57     .17    .19     .56   1.16  2.13    2.71     .36    .46     .23    .24    .22   .28    .27     .53
       Other marital statuses.................. 5.60  5.02  6.96     .31    .41     .62   1.17  2.67    3.47     .31    .36     .26    .27    .42   .55    .43     .73
          Men.................................. 5.96  5.16  7.83     .43    .62     .62   1.16  2.67    3.89     .23    .26     .22    .25    .52   .79    .47     .86
          Women................................ 5.30  4.91  6.22     .21    .23     .61   1.17  2.67    3.11     .38    .45     .30    .29    .34   .35    .40     .62
                                                                                                                                                                      
           Educational attainment, 25 years                                                                                                                           
                       and over                                                                                                                                       
       Less than a high school diploma......... 6.08  5.64  7.14     .16    .20     .53   1.14  3.67    4.30     .15    .24     .65    .57    .19   .20    .27     .49
       High school graduates, no college (4)... 5.76  5.32  6.79     .18    .28     .54   1.07  3.35    3.87     .36    .39     .32    .33    .26   .33    .30     .53
       Some college or associate degree........ 5.04  4.58  6.16     .23    .25     .51   1.01  2.53    3.25     .38    .43     .24    .22    .32   .45    .37     .55
       Bachelor's degree and higher (5)........ 4.33  3.67  5.87     .29    .38     .45   1.06  1.78    2.65     .43    .59     .17    .16    .24   .30    .31     .74
       
          1 Includes other leisure and sports activities, not elsewhere classified, and travel related to leisure and sports activities.
          2 Holidays are New Year's Day, Easter, Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.  In 2008, data were not collected
       about Christmas Day.
          3 These values are based on usual weekly earnings.  Each earnings range represents approximately 25 percent of full-time wage and salary workers who held
       only one job.
          4 Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.
          5 Includes persons with bachelor's, master's, professional, and doctoral degrees.
          NOTE:  Unless otherwise specified, data refer to persons 15 years and over.  Persons of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity may be of any race.
       
       
       
       
       
       

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Last Modified Date: August 03, 2021