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Table 3. Wage and salary workers who took elcare from their main job during an average week: percent of workers taking elcare and type of elcare used, 2011 annual averages

Table 3.  Time spent in primary activities (1) for the civilian population by age, sex, race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, marital status, and
educational attainment, 2011 annual averages
                                                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                        
                                                                   Average hours per day spent in primary activities(2)                                 
                                                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                        
                                                                                     Caring                      Organiza-                       Other  
         Characteristic            Personal                     Purchas-   Caring   for and   Working   Educa-    tional,            Telephone   activ- 
                                    care     Eating  Household  ing goods for and   helping  and work-  tional     civic,   Leisure    calls,  ities, not
                                    activ-     and     activ-     and     helping     non-    related   activ-      and       and    mail, and elsewhere
                                    ities   drinking   ities    services household household  activ-    ities    religious   sports    e-mail   classi- 
                                                                          members   members    ites                activ-                        fied   
                                                                                                                   ities                                
                                                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                        
Total, 15 years and over........     9.49      1.24      1.77      0.72      0.51      0.21      3.57      0.47      0.35      5.21      0.16      0.29 
  15 to 19 years................    10.29      1.08       .72       .46       .18       .16       .88      3.33       .32      5.98       .18       .42 
  20 to 24 years................     9.95      1.15      1.14       .61       .44       .14      3.83       .98       .32      5.09       .10       .23 
  25 to 34 years................     9.30      1.18      1.47       .61      1.01       .17      4.95       .37       .24      4.24       .12       .34 
  35 to 44 years................     9.18      1.18      1.92       .76      1.05       .20      4.60       .13       .33      4.23       .13       .29 
  45 to 54 years................     9.17      1.19      1.95       .83       .44       .26      4.67       .07       .34      4.69       .14       .25 
  55 to 64 years................     9.30      1.30      2.02       .73       .14       .27      3.83       .03       .36      5.55       .20       .27 
  65 to 74 years................     9.63      1.49      2.32       .90       .08       .25      1.44        ~0       .47      6.90       .23       .27 
  75 years and over.............    10.17      1.46      2.54       .83       .05       .13       .28        ~0       .63      7.39       .20       .31 
                                                                                                                                                        
 Men, 15 years and over.........     9.25      1.27      1.37       .62       .33       .19      4.23       .49       .30      5.55       .11       .29 
  15 to 19 years................    10.14      1.06       .60       .33       .13       .13       .80      3.23       .31      6.77       .10       .40 
  20 to 24 years................     9.78      1.17       .85       .51       .11       .20      4.00      1.03       .32      5.71       .09       .21 
  25 to 34 years................     8.97      1.18      1.03       .51       .51       .21      6.01       .45       .15      4.51       .08       .37 
  35 to 44 years................     8.96      1.22      1.29       .62       .70       .21      5.63       .12       .33      4.51       .13       .28 
  45 to 54 years................     8.94      1.28      1.56       .68       .39       .17      5.33     (3)         .28      4.97       .09       .28 
  55 to 64 years................     9.04      1.35      1.61       .68       .15       .18      4.47        ~0       .31      5.82       .13       .24 
  65 to 74 years................     9.40      1.60      2.19       .84       .06       .28      1.70        ~0       .33      7.21       .14       .23 
  75 years and over.............     9.89      1.49      2.11       .84       .10       .11       .46     (3)         .60      7.96       .13       .27 
                                                                                                                                                        
 Women, 15 years and over.......     9.72      1.21      2.16       .82       .67       .22      2.95       .45       .40      4.89       .20       .30 
  15 to 19 years................    10.45      1.10       .85       .59       .23       .20       .97      3.44       .33      5.14       .26       .44 
  20 to 24 years................    10.13      1.13      1.43       .72       .78       .08      3.65       .93       .32      4.45       .11       .25 
  25 to 34 years................     9.63      1.18      1.91       .71      1.51       .13      3.89       .28       .33      3.98       .15       .30 
  35 to 44 years................     9.40      1.14      2.52       .90      1.39       .19      3.59       .14       .32      3.95       .13       .31 
  45 to 54 years................     9.39      1.11      2.32       .98       .48       .34      4.03       .11       .40      4.41       .18       .23 
  55 to 64 years................     9.54      1.25      2.40       .77       .14       .36      3.24       .04       .40      5.30       .27       .29 
  65 to 74 years................     9.84      1.40      2.44       .96       .10       .22      1.21        ~0       .59      6.63       .30       .29 
  75 years and over.............    10.36      1.44      2.84       .82       .02       .15       .15        ~0       .65      7.00       .25       .34 
                                                                                                                                                        
 White, 15 years and over.......     9.45      1.28      1.85       .73       .52       .21      3.63       .43       .33      5.14       .15       .29 
  Men...........................     9.22      1.30      1.43       .61       .34       .19      4.32       .47       .30      5.43       .10       .28 
  Women.........................     9.66      1.25      2.25       .84       .70       .22      2.96       .39       .35      4.86       .19       .31 

See footnotes at end of table.



Table 3.  Time spent in primary activities (1) for the civilian population by age, sex, race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, marital status, and
educational attainment, 2011 annual averages -- Continued
                                                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                        
                                                                   Average hours per day spent in primary activities(2)                                 
                                                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                        
                                                                                     Caring                      Organiza-                       Other  
         Characteristic            Personal                     Purchas-   Caring   for and   Working   Educa-    tional,            Telephone   activ- 
                                    care     Eating  Household  ing goods for and   helping  and work-  tional     civic,   Leisure    calls,  ities, not
                                    activ-     and     activ-     and     helping     non-    related   activ-      and       and    mail, and elsewhere
                                    ities    drinking  ities    services household household  activ-    ities    religious   sports    e-mail   classi- 
                                                                          members   members    ites                activ-                        fied   
                                                                                                                   ities                                


 Black or African American, 15                                                                                                                          
   years                                                                                                                                                
 and over.......................     9.84      0.91      1.36      0.71      0.39      0.23      3.12      0.64      0.52      5.77      0.20      0.30 
  Men...........................     9.41      1.00      1.07       .63       .26       .19      3.30       .65       .40      6.56       .17       .35 
  Women.........................    10.18       .84      1.60       .78       .49       .27      2.97       .64       .61      5.13       .22       .26 
                                                                                                                                                        
 Hispanic or Latino ethnicity,                                                                                                                          
   15 years                                                                                                                                             
 and over.......................     9.90      1.19      1.83       .74       .68       .14      3.39       .71       .27      4.79       .10       .27 
  Men...........................     9.71      1.21      1.16       .65       .40       .14      4.06       .79       .24      5.25       .09       .28 
  Women.........................    10.10      1.17      2.53       .83       .98       .14      2.68       .62       .29      4.29       .11       .26 
                                                                                                                                                        
Marital status and sex:                                                                                                                                 
 Married, spouse present........     9.28      1.32      2.10       .80       .75       .20      3.87       .09       .38      4.80       .13       .28 
  Men...........................     9.07      1.35      1.61       .71       .53       .17      4.70       .05       .34      5.10       .09       .29 
  Women.........................     9.49      1.29      2.60       .88       .98       .22      3.02       .13       .42      4.50       .17       .28 
 Other marital statuses.........     9.72      1.15      1.44       .65       .25       .22      3.26       .87       .33      5.63       .18       .30 
  Men...........................     9.45      1.18      1.09       .51       .11       .21      3.71       .99       .26      6.05       .13       .29 
  Women.........................     9.95      1.13      1.73       .77       .38       .22      2.88       .76       .39      5.27       .23       .31 
                                                                                                                                                        
 Educational attainment, 25                                                                                                                             
   years and over:                                                                                                                                      
 Less than a high school diploma    10.02      1.07      2.20       .66       .47       .20      2.43       .04       .44      6.12       .10       .25 
 High school graduates, no                                                                                                                              
    college.....................     9.50      1.20      2.10       .74       .42       .25      3.29       .06       .32      5.71       .13       .29 
 Some college or associate                                                                                                                              
    degree......................     9.34      1.24      1.97       .74       .55       .25      4.04       .20       .32      4.93       .15       .27 
 Bachelor's degree and higher...     9.01      1.42      1.71       .85       .70       .17      4.65       .16       .40      4.42       .21       .31 
 
   1 A primary activity refers to an individual's main activity. Other activities done simultaneously are not included. 
   2 All major activity categories include related travel time. See Technical Note for activity category definitions.
   3 Estimate is suppressed because it does not meet the American Time Use Survey publication standards.
   ~0 Estimate is approximately zero.
   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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