Average minutes per day spent in paid work or study by country, as of March 2016

This statistic provides a comparison of the average amount of time spent on paid work or study by both men and women in OECD member countries as well as China, India and South Africa. As of 2016, Japanese man spent 471 minutes per day in paid work and study on average while the average woman spent 206 minutes.

Average minutes per day spent in paid work or study by OECD countries plus China, India and South Africa, as of March 2016

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Source

Release date

March 2016

Region

China, India, South Africa, OECD

Survey time period

1999 to 2014

Age group

15-64

Method of interview

Questionnaire

Supplementary notes

Figures are based on numbers collated by the OECD from the various national time use surveys of the countries included in the statistic.

Data are normalized to 1440 minutes per day. In other words, for those countries for which the time use does not sum up to 1440 minutes, the missing minutes are equally distributed across all activities.

Age group is 15-64 for all countries but Australia (15+), Hungary (15-74), Sweden (25-64) and China (15-74).

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