Awake time per day in the United Kingdom (UK) 2014, by age and gender

This statistic displays information on the amount of time individuals spent awake per day in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2014, broken down by age group and gender. That year, the average awake time for UK adults aged 16 years and older was 939 minutes or 15 hours and 39 minutes. A recent study on media and communications usage in the UK shows that the average awake time of adults remained largely unchanged two years later in 2016, at 940 minutes. In 2014, the average UK male spent 11 minutes longer being awake than the average female, at 945 minutes and 934 minutes respectively.
A 2016 survey found that UK adults aged 16 years and older spent roughly 525 minutes, or nearly 56 percent, of their daily awake time on media and communications activities, such as watching television and videos, listening to the radio or music and communicating via email or instant messengers.

Awake time per day in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2014, by age and gender

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Release date

August 2014


United Kingdom

Survey time period

March to April 2014

Number of respondents


Age group

16 years and older

Supplementary notes

* All activity records for adults aged 16+ (108,782), 16-24 (6,910), 25-34 (16,035), 35-44 (25,304), 45-54 (26,662), 55-64 (19,918), 65+ (13,953), Men (45,218), Women (63,564).

Adult participants recorded all their media behavior in a paper diary for seven days, and these data were captured on a daily basis online or by telephone.

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