Data are normalized to 1440 minutes per day. In other words, for those countries for which the time use does not sum up to 1440 minutes, the missing minutes are equally distributed across all activities. Australia: 15 years and over, China: 15-74 years, Hungary: 15-74 years, Norway: 16-74 years, Sweden: 25-64 years. The classification of activities tends to differ across countries: the assignment of time allocated to the activity categories defined by the OECD can only be approximated in some countries where highly detailed data are not available. Caution is thus needed in cross-country comparisons whenever the differences in minutes are not large.

Original source OECD estimates based on national time use surveys. Methodological documentation on national time-use surveys used for the estimates is in Miranda V. (2011) "Cooking, Caring and Volunteering: Unpaid Work Around the World", Miranda, V. (2011), "Cooking, Caring and Volunteering: Unpaid Work Around the World", OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers, No. 116, OECD Publishing. doi: 10.1787/5kghrjm8s142-en.

Correlations with major national performance indices

Life satisfaction (10 steps)

No. of data

10

Regression equation

Y = -0.034570 X +

6.637

Correlation coefficient (r)

-0.401

Coefficient of determination (R2)

0.161

GNI per capita, PPP (current international$)

No. of data

10

Regression equation

Y = -392.860175 X +

47949.705

Correlation coefficient (r)

-0.368

Coefficient of determination (R2)

0.135

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)

No. of data

10

Regression equation

Y = 0.001069 X +

0.823

Correlation coefficient (r)

0.456

Coefficient of determination (R2)

0.208

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)

No. of data

10

Regression equation

Y = -0.012441 X +

1.563

Correlation coefficient (r)

-0.295

Coefficient of determination (R2)

0.087

Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population, age-adjusted)