Allocation of time and time use

This website provides an overview of the activities currently undertaken by the United Nations Statistics Division in the area of time-use statistics, as well as illustrative country experiences in designing and conducting time-use surveys.

Time-use statistics offer a unique tool for exploring a wide range of policy concerns including social change; division of labour; allocation of time for household work; the estimation of the value of household production; transportation; leisure and recreation; pension plans; and health-care programmes, among others.

Note: The boundaries and names shown and the designations used on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the United Nations

Select a county or area in the map or in the list bar below to view the methodological profile of the time-use survey.
Countries and areas


United Nations Statistics Division - Demographic and Social Statistics