Time use survey
Time use survey is a survey of people's activities and interaction patterns. The survey's main purpose is to provide an overview of how much time people spend on various tasks. When they perform these tasks. Where and with whom they perform them. Data were collected using questionnaires and guidance booklets. First, it was conducted a telephone interview or a visit interview lasting approximately 20 minutes. Then, the respondents wrote the daily activities and who they were with two fixed days in a guidance booklet.
Time use survey was first conducted in 1971 and has since been held once every ten years.
Data is available without charge for researchers and students at research institutions approved by Statistics Norway
All datasets can be converted to SPSS, Stata or SAS. Please contact us for other formats.
How to apply for data?
The applicant must fill out and submit our order form in order to apply for data (please remember to provide the complete name of the survey you want to order). Once the application has been processed the applicant will receive a confidentiality agreement to be signed and returned in order to gain access to datasets. Student applicants will also receive a supervisor’s declaration that must be signed by their supervisor.
- The data may only be used for the project described in the application. If the applicant wishes to use the data for other purposes, one must reapply for access
- Access to the datasets is restricted to the applicants only. All project collaborators with direct access to the datasets must sign a confidentiality agreement to use the data
- Applicants are obliged to refer to the producer and distributor of the datasets
- Applicants are required to submit an electronic copy (PDF) of any publications that has been based on the datasets. The publications will be referred to on our website
- All data must be deleted or returned to NSD within two years after the delivery date. In order to extend access the applicant must reapply