According to the survey, conducted on 5,070 households with 11,815 participants, individuals 15 and over spend eight hours 32 minutes sleeping in an average day while they spend only seven minutes exercising.
The Time Use Survey reveals that individuals in Turkey spend two hours, 42 minutes on eating and personal care, one hour 18 minutes on traveling and unspecified time use, 46 minutes on voluntary work and meetings, 22 minutes on education, 15 minutes on hobbies and games and seven minutes on sports.
Distribution of time by gender shows that women spend five hours 17 minutes on household and family care activities, while men spend only 51 minutes. The time spent on sleeping by women and men is close: While women sleep eight hours 32 minutes a day sleeping, men sleep eight hours 27 minutes a day. Men spend four hours 27 minutes on employment and job seeking; women spend one hour eight minutes. The time spared for exercise by men and women is 10 minutes and four minutes, respectively. Regarding household and family care activities, women spend 46 percent of this time on food management, 21.2 percent on household upkeep and 13.8 percent on childcare. Men spend 13.5 percent of their 51 minutes on household activities on food management and 20.4 percent on childcare.
If time use in rural and urban areas are compared, individuals in rural areas seem to spare more time on working and less time on sleeping than individuals in urban areas.