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Lifestyle > Leisure > Leisure Time > Leisure time across activities > Visiting or entertaining friends: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: The measures of the quantity of leisure time presented here are based on information drawn from national and International Time Use Surveys. Participants to these surveys fill diaries over a number of days. Information from these diaries is then aggregated into a standard activity classification, with the sum of minutes spent in various (primary) activities summing to 24 hours per day.

Time-use data from national surveys have been re-coded by the OECD to a common classification based on the five main categories of “paid work and study”; “home production”; “personal care”; “leisure activities”; and “other activities not classified elsewhere”. Adjustments have been made to account for cross-country differences in the age of people covered by the various national surveys. Finally, to account for differences across countries in time devoted to personal care, this has been set equal to the amount devoted to this activity in the country where this is lowest (Norway); the excess of daily time that residents of some countries devote to personal care has been added to leisure.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Turkey 33.73% 2009
2 New Zealand 23.73% 2009
3 Canada 21.44% 2009
4 United States 16.22% 2009
5 South Korea 15.65% 2009
6 Norway 13.78% 2009
7 Mexico 10.05% 2009
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 9.28% 2009
8 Belgium 8.33% 2009
9 Sweden 7.46% 2009
10 Finland 7.25% 2009
11 United Kingdom 6.83% 2009
12 Poland 6.46% 2009
13 France 6.25% 2009
14 Italy 5.95% 2009
15 Germany 4.46% 2009
16 Japan 3.83% 2009
17 Spain 3.73% 2009
18 Australia 3.3% 2009

Citation

"Countries Compared by Lifestyle > Leisure > Leisure Time > Leisure time across activities > Visiting or entertaining friends. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", OECD Country statistical profiles 2009. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Lifestyle/Leisure/Leisure-Time/Leisure-time-across-activities/Visiting-or-entertaining-friends

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