Table 2
Average time spent per day on child care activities, for the population aged 15 and over with children aged 12 years or under, by primary and simultaneous activities, sex, child's age group and employment status, Canada, 2010

Standard symbols

Respondent's child's age group
and employment status
Primary activities Primary and simultaneous activities
Both sexes Male Female Both sexes Male Female
hours and minutes
Children 12 years old or under 2:05 1:23 2:43 3:31 2:18 4:34
Full time work 1:38 1:20 2:04 2:44 2:14 3:28
Part time work 2:39 1:21E 2:50 4:42 2:25E 5:01
Other 3:23 1:58 3:45 5:38 3:10 6:16
Youngest child is less than 5 years old 2:49 1:51 3:45 4:52 3:07 6:33
Full time work 2:13 1:46 3:02 3:46 2:59 5:13
Part time work 3:20 F 3:38 6:09 2:41E 6:43
Other 4:25 2:51 4:46 7:36 4:42E 8:15
Youngest child is 5 to 12 years old 1:16 0:48 1:38 1:59 1:18 2:32
Full time work 1:00 0:46 1:17 1:37 1:16 2:02
Part time work 1:47 F 1:53 2:54 2:00E 3:01
Other 2:01 1:04E 2:18 2:59 1:37E 3:25
E use with caution
F too unreliable to publish
Note: Average time spent is the average over a 7-day week.
Source: Statistics Canada, General Social Survey, 2010.
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