Time spent doing selected physical activities in England 2012, by gender

This statistic displays the average time spent participating in physical activities per week by gender and activity in England 2012. Women spend 100.4 minutes per week on heavy housework compared with men spending 55.8 minutes per week on heavy housework.

Mean time spent participating in non-occupational physical activities in England in 2012, by gender and activity type

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Source

Release date

December 2013

Region

United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

January to December 2012

Number of respondents

8,272*

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* Weighted bases: n (men) = 4,046; n (women) = 4,226.

The source provides the following information about the data:
- Mean is based on all participants interviewed, including those who reported no participation.
- Walking was included for participants of any age who reported walking at a fairly brisk or fast pace, and for those aged 65 and over for whom the pace of walking was slow or average but for whom the effort of walking for 10 minutes or more was usually enough to make them breathe faster, feel warmer or sweat.
- This category includes activities of both moderate and vigorous intensity. Minutes of moderate and vigorous intensity sports participation are assumed equivalent.

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