American Time Use Survey - 2007 to 2017

Week 27 Dataset and Historical Background

Posted by David Velleca on September 4, 2018

Historical Background

Since 2003, the United States Census Bureau, in association with the Bureau of Labor Statistics has conducted the American Time Use Survey. This survey measures how American spend their time in several daily activities - from work to sleeping to education and much more.

Our data set this week looks at the number of hours that the average American (aged 15 and up) spends on some of the major categories, broken out by year and gender. Keep in mind that the hour breakdown includes weekdays and weekends, as well as employed and unemployed people, so some of the numbers may seem a little off at first.

There are sure to be several insights in this dataset. If you'd like to participate, create your viz and post your work to Tableau Public and Twitter with the hashtag #ThrowbackDataThursday, tagging @TThrowbackThurs. We'd really love to see what you can come up with!

Data Source

This week's dataset comes from The Bureau of Labor Statistics. Please be sure to cite the source on your viz.