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Lifestyle > Leisure > Leisure Time > Leisure time across demographic groups > Ages 65 and over: 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 Canada 39.07% 2009
=2 Poland 38.75% 2009
=2 Norway 38.75% 2009
4 Belgium 38.47% 2009
5 Sweden 37.99% 2009
6 Finland 37.78% 2009
7 Germany 37.29% 2009
8 United States 37.21% 2009
9 France 36.67% 2009
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 36.62% 2009
10 Italy 36.53% 2009
11 United Kingdom 35.83% 2009
12 New Zealand 35.32% 2009
13 Spain 34.79% 2009
14 Australia 34.02% 2009
15 Japan 33.75% 2009
16 South Korea 32.78% 2009
17 Mexico 25.22% 2009

Citation

"Countries Compared by Lifestyle > Leisure > Leisure Time > Leisure time across demographic groups > Ages 65 and over. 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-demographic-groups/Ages-65-and-over

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