Weekly minutes at work among Japanese 1976-2016, by gender

The statistic illustrates the results of a survey conducted every five years since 1976 about the weekly average time spent on working among people living in Japan, sorted by gender. In 2016, male respondents worked on average 296 minutes per day, equaling around 4 hours and 56 minutes. In the same year, female respondents spent on average 140 minutes less time on working than men.

Weekly average duration of work among people in Japan from 1976 to 2016, by gender

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Sources

Release date

September 2017

Region

Japan

Survey time period

October 15 to 23, 2016

Number of respondents

200,000 in approx. 88,000 households

Age group

15 years and older

Special properties

foreigners living in Japan are included; working and nonworking population included

Method of interview

Questionnaire and personal interview

Supplementary notes

Data prior to 2016 comes from previous surveys. The Survey on Time Use and Leisure Activities has been conducted every five years.
Number of respondents:
2011 n=200,000
2006 n=200,000
2001 n=200,000
1996 n=270,000
Methodologies/sample rates of surveys prior to 1996 are not shown by the source.
Publication date given here is the day of the last update.

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