Time Use Statistics

International Classification of Activities for Time-Use Statistics (2016)

Version as of 10 March 2017 – This version reflects comments on codes 741 and 749 from National Statistical Offices provided during the 48th session of the Statistical Commission (7-10 March 2017).
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ID Title Description
(click arrow to expand list) ICATUS 2016
1 Employment and related activities
11 Employment in corporations, government and non-profit institutions
110 Employment in corporations, government and non-profit institutions
12 Employment in household enterprises to produce goods
121 Growing of crops for the market in household enterprises
122 Raising animals for the market in household enterprises
123 Forestry and logging for the market in household enterprises
124 Fishing for the market in household enterprises
125 Aquaculture for the market in household enterprises
126 Mining and quarrying for the market in household enterprises
127 Making and processing goods for the market in household enterprises
128 Construction activities for the market in household enterprises
129 Other activities related to employment in household enterprises to produce goods
13 Employment in households and household enterprises to provide services
131 Vending and trading of goods in household enterprises
132 Providing paid repair, installation, maintenance and disposal in households and household enterprises
133 Providing paid business and professional services in households and household enterprises
134 Transporting goods and passengers for pay or profit in households and household enterprises
135 Providing paid personal care services in households and household enterprises
136 Providing paid domestic services
139 Other activities related to employment in households and household enterprises providing services
14 Ancillary activities and breaks related to employment
141 Activities ancillary to employment
142 Breaks during working time within employment
15 Training and studies in relation to employment
150 Training and studies in relation to employment
16 Seeking employment
160 Seeking employment
17 Setting up a business
170 Setting up a business
18 Travelling and commuting for employment
181 Employment-related travel
182 Commuting
2 Production of goods for own final use
21 Agriculture, forestry, fishing and mining for own final use
211 Growing crops and kitchen gardening, for own final use
212 Farming of animals and production of animal products, for own final use
213 Hunting, trapping and production of animal skins, for own final use
214 Forestry and logging, for own final use
215 Gathering wild products, for own final use
216 Fishing, for own final use
217 Aquaculture, for own final use
218 Mining and quarrying, for own final use
22 Making and processing goods for own final use
221 Making, processing food products, beverages and tobacco for own final use
222 Making, processing textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products, for own final use
223 Making, processing of wood and bark products, for own final use
224 Making, processing bricks, concrete slabs, hollow blocks, tiles for own final use
225 Making, processing herbal and medicinal preparations for own final use
226 Making, processing metals and metal products for own final use
227 Making, processing of products using other materials for own final use
229 Acquiring supplies and disposing of products and other activities related to making and processing goods for own final use
23 Construction activities for own final use
230 Construction activities for own final use
24 Supplying water and fuel for own household or for own final use
241 Gathering firewood and other natural products used as fuel for own final use
242 Fetching water from natural and other sources for own final use
25 Travelling, moving, transporting or accompanying goods or persons related to own-use production of goods
250 Travelling, moving, transporting or accompanying goods or persons related to own-use production of goods
3 Unpaid domestic services for household and family members
31 Food and meals management and preparation
311 Preparing meals/snacks
312 Serving meals/snacks
313 Cleaning up after food preparation/meals/snacks
314 Storing, arranging, preserving food stocks
319 Other activities related to food and meals management and preparation
32 Cleaning and maintaining of own dwelling and surroundings
321 Indoor cleaning
322 Outdoor cleaning
323 Recycling and disposal of garbage
324 Upkeep of in/outdoor plants, hedges, garden, grounds, landscape, etc.
325 Tending furnace, boiler, fireplace for heating and water supply
329 Other activities related to cleaning and upkeep of dwelling and surroundings
33 Do-it-yourself decoration, maintenance and repair
331 Do-it-yourself improvement, maintenance and repair of own dwelling
332 Installation, servicing and repair of personal and household goods including ICT equipment
333 Vehicle maintenance and repairs
339 Other activities related to do-it-yourself decoration, maintenance and repair
34 Care and maintenance of textiles and footwear
341 Hand/machine-washing
342 Drying; hanging out, bringing in wash
343 Ironing/pressing/folding
344 Mending/repairing and care of clothes and shoes; cleaning and polishing shoes
349 Other activities related to care of textiles and footwear
35 Household management for own final use
351 Paying household bills
352 Budgeting, planning, organizing duties and activities in the household
359 Other activities related to household management
36 Pet care
361 Daily pet care
362 Using veterinary care or other pet care services (grooming, stabling, holiday or day care)
369 Other activities related to pet care
37 Shopping for own household and family members
371 Shopping for/purchasing of goods and related activities
372 Shopping for/availing of services and related activity
38 Travelling, moving, transporting or accompanying goods or persons related to unpaid domestic services for household and family members
380 Travelling, moving, transporting or accompanying goods or persons related to unpaid domestic services for household and family members
39 Other unpaid domestic services for household and family members
390 Other unpaid domestic services for household and family members
4 Unpaid caregiving services for household and family members
41 Childcare and instruction
411 Caring for children including feeding, cleaning, physical care
412 Providing medical care to children
413 Instructing, teaching, training, helping children
414 Talking with and reading to children
415 Playing and sports with children
416 Minding children (passive care)
417 Meetings and arrangements with schools and child care service providers
419 Other activities related to childcare and instruction
42 Care for dependent adults
421 Assisting dependent adults with tasks of daily living
422 Assisting dependent adults with medical care
423 Assisting dependent adults with forms, administration, accounts
424 Affective/emotional support for dependent adults
425 Passive care of dependent adult
426 Meetings and arrangements with adult care service providers
429 Other activities related to care for dependent adults
43 Help to non-dependent adult household and family members 
431 Feeding, cleaning, physical care for non-dependent adult household and family members including for temporary illness
432 Affective/emotional support for non-dependent adult household and family members
439 Other activities related to care for non-dependent adult household and family members
44 Travelling and accompanying goods or persons related to unpaid caregiving services for household and family members
441 Travelling related to care-giving services for household and family members
442 Accompanying own children
443 Accompanying dependent adults
444 Accompanying non-dependent adult household and family members
49 Other activities related to unpaid caregiving services for household and family members
490 Other activities related to unpaid caregiving services for household and family members 
5 Unpaid volunteer, trainee and other unpaid work
51 Unpaid direct volunteering for other households
511 Unpaid volunteer household maintenance, management, construction, renovation and repair
512 Unpaid volunteer shopping/purchasing goods and services
513 Unpaid volunteer childcare and instruction
514 Unpaid volunteer care for adults
515 Unpaid volunteer unpaid help in enterprises owned by other households
519 Other activities related to direct unpaid volunteering for other households
52 Unpaid community- and organization-based volunteering
521 Unpaid volunteer work on road/building repair, clearing and preparing land, cleaning (streets, markets, etc.), and construction
522 Unpaid volunteer preparing/serving meals, cleaning up
523 Unpaid volunteer cultural activities, recreation and sports activities
524 Unpaid volunteer office/administrative work
529 Other activities related to community- and organization-based unpaid volunteering
53 Unpaid trainee work and related activities
530 Unpaid trainee work and related activities
54 Travelling time related to unpaid volunteer, trainee and other unpaid work
540 Travelling time related to unpaid volunteer, trainee and other unpaid work
59 Other unpaid work activities
590 Other unpaid work activities
6 Learning
61 Formal education
611 School/university attendance
612 Extra-curricular activities
613 Breaks at place of formal education
614 Self-study for distance education course work (video, audio, online)
619 Other activities related to formal education
62 Homework, being tutored, course review, research and activities related to formal education
620 Homework, being tutored, course review, research and activities related to formal education
63 Additional study, non-formal education and courses
630 Additional study, non-formal education and courses
64 Travelling time related to learning
640 Travelling time related to learning
69 Other activities related to learning
690 Other activities related to learning
7 Socializing and communication, community participation and religious practice
71 Socializing and communication
711 Talking, conversing, chatting
712 Socializing/getting together/gathering activities
713 Reading and writing mail (including email)
719 Other activities related to socializing and communication
72 Participating in community cultural/social events
721 Participating in community celebrations of cultural/historic events
722 Participating in community rites/events (non-religious) of weddings, funerals, births and similar rites-of-passage
723 Participating in community social functions (music, dance, etc.)
729 Other activities related to community participation
73 Involvement in civic and related responsibilities
730 Involvement in civic and related responsibilities
74 Religious practices
741 Private prayer, meditation and other spiritual activities
742 Participating in collective religious practice
749 Other activities related to religious practice
75 Travelling time related to socializing and communication, community participation and religious practice
750 Travelling time related to socializing and communication, community participation and religious practice
79 Other activities related to socializing and communication, community participation and religious practice
790 Other activities related to socializing and communication, community participation and religious practice
8 Culture, leisure, mass-media and sports practices
81 Attending/visiting cultural, entertainment and sports events/venues
811 Attendance at organized/mass cultural events, and shows
812 Attendance at parks/gardens
813 Attendance at sports events
819 Other activities related to attendance at cultural, entertainment and sports events
82 Cultural participation, hobbies, games and other pastime activities
821 Visual, literary and performing arts (as hobby)
822 Hobbies
823 Playing games and other pastime activities
829 Other activities related to cultural participation, hobbies, games
83 Sports participation and exercise and related activities
831 Participating in sports
832 Exercising
84 Mass media use[1]
841 Reading for leisure
842 Watching/listening to television and video
843 Listening to radio and audio devices
849 Other activities related to mass media use
85 Activities associated with reflecting, resting, relaxing
850 Activities associated with reflecting, resting, relaxing
86 Travelling time related to culture, leisure, mass-media and sports practices
860 Travelling time related to culture, leisure, mass-media and sports practices
89 Other activities related to culture, leisure, mass-media and sports practices
890 Other activities related to culture, leisure, mass-media and sports practices
9 Self-care and maintenance
91 Sleep and related activities
911 Night sleep/essential sleep
912 Incidental sleep/naps
913 Sleeplessness
919 Other sleep and related activities
92 Eating and drinking
921 Eating meals/snack
922 Drinking other than with meal or snack
93 Personal hygiene and care
931 Personal hygiene and care
932 Health/medical care to oneself
939 Other activities related to personal hygiene and care
94 Receiving personal and health/medical care from others
941 Receiving personal care from others
942 Receiving health/medical care from others
949 Other activities related to receiving personal and health/medical care
95 Travelling time related to self-care and maintenance activities
950 Travelling time related to self-care and maintenance activities
99 Other self-care and maintenance activities
990 Other self-care and maintenance activities