Charts by Topic: Household activities

Average minutes per day men
   and women spent in household activities
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  • On an average day, women spent more than twice as much time preparing food and drink and doing interior cleaning, and over three times as much time doing laundry as did men. Men spent more than twice as much time doing activities related to lawn, garden and houseplants, and doing interior and exterior maintenance, repairs, and decoration as did women. (Data are from the 2015 survey).

Average hours per day men and women spent in various activities
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  • On an average day, women spent almost an hour more doing household activities than did men. (Data are from the 2015 survey).

Percent of respondents who did household activities on an average day
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  • On an average day, 22 percent of men reported doing housework—such as cleaning or doing laundry—compared with 50 percent of women. Forty-three percent of men did food preparation or cleanup activities versus 70 percent of women. (Data are from the 2015 survey).

 


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Last Modified Date: December 20, 2016