Average minutes per day spent on household shopping in OECD countries plus China, India and South Africa by gender, as of 2016

Average minutes per day spent on shopping in OECD countries by gender, as of 2016 This statistic provides a comparison of the average amount of time spent on household shopping by gender in OECD member countries as well as China, India and South Africa. As of 2016, Irish men spent 16 minutes per day shopping for the household on average, while for women the average was 40 minutes.
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Latest available time period in bracketsMaleFemale
United Kingdom (2005) 2540
Germany (2001-02) 2636
Canada (2010) 2537
Netherlands (2005-06) 2237
Australia (2006) 2236
Ireland (2005) 1640
Spain (2009-10) 2036
Japan (2011) 1637
Belgium (2005) 2231
Finland (2009-10) 2329
Denmark (2001) 2230
Italy (2008) 1833
New Zealand (2009-10) 1730
Estonia (2009-2010) 2027
Poland (2003-04) 1828
United States (2014) 1828
Hungary (1999-2000) 1726
France (2009) 1825
Austria (2008-09) 1626
China (2008) 1525
Norway (2010) 1623
Slovenia (2000-01) 1520
Mexico (2009) 1320
Portugal (1999) 1019
Sweden (2010) 1316
Turkey (2006) 1414
Korea (2009) 620
India (1999) 149
South Africa (2010) 811
Latest available time period in bracketsMaleFemale
United Kingdom (2005) 2540
Germany (2001-02) 2636
Canada (2010) 2537
Netherlands (2005-06) 2237
Australia (2006) 2236
Ireland (2005) 1640
Spain (2009-10) 2036
Japan (2011) 1637
Belgium (2005) 2231
Finland (2009-10) 2329
Denmark (2001) 2230
Italy (2008) 1833
New Zealand (2009-10) 1730
Estonia (2009-2010) 2027
Poland (2003-04) 1828
United States (2014) 1828
Hungary (1999-2000) 1726
France (2009) 1825
Austria (2008-09) 1626
China (2008) 1525
Norway (2010) 1623
Slovenia (2000-01) 1520
Mexico (2009) 1320
Portugal (1999) 1019
Sweden (2010) 1316
Turkey (2006) 1414
Korea (2009) 620
India (1999) 149
South Africa (2010) 811

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This statistic provides a comparison of the average amount of time spent on household shopping by gender in OECD member countries as well as China, India and South Africa. As of 2016, Irish men spent 16 minutes per day shopping for the household on average, while for women the average was 40 minutes.
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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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