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International Classification of Activities for Time Use Statistics 2016


Basic Bibliographic Information

Status:
Operational
Type:
To Be Determined
Citation:
International Classification of Activities for Time Use Statistics 2016 (ICATUS 2016)
ISBN:
N/A
Website:
Custodian:
United Nations Statistics Division
Available Formats:
Excel and csv
Year Adopted:
2017
Year Published:
N/A
Available Languages (besides English):
Français, Español Details...
Français
Classification internationale des activités à prendre en compte dans les statistiques de l’emploi du temps 2016 (ICATUS 2016)
Español
Clasificación Internacional de Actividades para Estadísticas sobre el Uso del Tiempo 2016 (ICATUS 2016)
Availability:
Fully available only in English.
Available Elements:
Excel and csv from https://unstats.un.org/unsd/demographic-social/time-use/icatus-2016/

Purpose of the Classification

Statistical Domains:
1.11 Time use
Purpose:
It is a classification of all the activities a person may spend time on during the 24 hours in a day. Its purpose is to serve as a standard framework for time-use statistics based on activities grouped in a meaningful way to facilitate international comparisons.
Main Applications:
Time use statistics
Main Users:
National Statistical Offices

Methodology

Scope:
ICATUS 2016 is a classification of all activities that the general population will spend time on during the 24 hours in a day.
Concept Being Classified:
Activities that the general population will spend time on during the 24 hours in a day.
Statistical Units:
Individuals
Main Principles:
The main classification criterion which has been used in the construction of the classification is the “productive” nature of an activity. Daily activities can be categorized into those that are considered productive and those that are “non-productive” (personal activities) from an economic/SNA point of view. Additionally, the ILO framework for work statistics was used as a basis to further classify productive activities. Personal activities are classified according to the nature of the activity (for example, learning, socializing, and satisfying physiologic needs).
Relationships to Other International Classifications:
Related To:
Major Differences (Scope, Structure, and Concepts):
The unit classified in time use statistics (the time spent by individuals on a given activity) is not the same as the economic units classified in employment and production statistics, typically the establishment. Therefore, the economic activity of a worker at a particular point in time may differ from the primary activity of the establishment where he or she works.

Classification Structure

Definition of Structure:
Level:
Level Name:
Code Format:
Number of Items:
Level 1
Major Division
2
9
Level 2
Division
21
56
Level 3
Group
211
165
Criteria for Definition of Levels:
The universality or frequency and regularity of occurrence of the activities The importance of the particular set of activities in relation to the objectives of time-use surveys and uses of time-use statistics.

Revision Information

Chronology of revisions/versions of the classification:
Year Adopted:
Title or Version Number:
Website:
Official Adopting Entity:
UN Statistical Commission
Coordinating Entity:
UNSD
Next Review:
ICATUS 2016 was just endorsed by the UN Statistical Commission in March 2017.
Reason for Latest Revision:
Reflect comments from countries based on their experiences. Reflect and align with latest statistical concepts and standards.
Major Changes:
a) Structure has been simplified and the new classification has only 3 levels and 9 major divisions b) Terminology has been revised to avoid confusion with others used in other standards c) Metadata has been updated to reflect latest international definitions and standards

Supporting Documents

Coding Index Available:
No
Training Materials and Other Documents:
N/A
Training Website:
Available Languages:
English

Contact Information

Agency / Office:
N/A
Unit:
Social and Housing Statistics Section, Demographic and Social Statistics Branch, UNSD
Email: