Table 6.7: Adults' sedentary time, 2015 to 2018, by sex

Base: Aged 16 and over 2015 - 2018
Sedentary leisure time in hoursa (TV & non-TV) 2015 2016 2017 2018
Men Weekday Mean 5.3 5.4 5.3 5.3
SE of the mean 0.07 0.09 0.09 0.09
Standard deviation 2.78 2.82 2.76 2.86
Median 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0
% in bottom quartile (≤3.50) 29 28 31 29
% in second quartile (3.51-5.00) 32 32 29 29
% in third quartile (5.01-7.00) 20 21 20 23
% in top quartile (≥7.01) 19 20 19 19
Weekend Mean 6.1 6.2 6.2 6.1
SE of the mean 0.08 0.11 0.10 0.10
Standard deviation 2.97 3.00 2.95 3.03
Median 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0
% in bottom quartile (≤3.50) 31 30 30 31
% in second quartile (3.51-5.00) 30 18 30 18
% in third quartile (5.01-7.00) 19 25 21 31
% in top quartile (≥7.01) 19 27 20 19
Women Weekday Mean 5.1 5.1 5.2 5.3
SE of the mean 0.06 0.07 0.08 0.07
Standard deviation 2.60 2.76 2.72 2.72
Median 4.5 4.5 4.8 5.0
% in bottom quartile (≤3.50) 31 32 32 31
% in second quartile (3.51-5.00) 30 30 29 29
% in third quartile (5.01-7.00) 20 20 21 21
% in top quartile (≥7.01) 18 17 18 19
Weekend Mean 5.8 5.7 5.9 5.8
SE of the mean 0.07 0.08 0.09 0.07
Standard deviation 2.77 2.81 2.86 2.88
Median 5.5 5.0 5.5 5.0
% in bottom quartile (≤3.50) 34 36 34 34
% in second quartile (3.51-5.00) 31 20 30 19
% in third quartile (5.01-7.00) 20 23 20 29
% in top quartile (≥7.01) 16 22 16 17
All adults Weekday Mean 5.2 5.3 5.2 5.3
SE of the mean 0.05 0.06 0.07 0.07
Standard deviation 2.69 2.79 2.74 2.79
Median 5.0 4.8 5.0 5.0
% in bottom quartile (≤3.50) 30 30 32 30
% in second quartile (3.51-5.00) 31 31 29 29
% in third quartile (5.01-7.00) 20 20 21 22
% in top quartile (≥7.01) 19 19 18 19
Weekend Mean 6.0 5.9 6.0 6.0
SE of the mean 0.06 0.08 0.08 0.07
Standard deviation 2.87 2.91 2.91 2.96
Median 5.5 5.5 5.7 5.5
% in bottom quartile (≤3.50) 33 33 32 33
% in second quartile (3.51-5.00) 30 19 30 19
% in third quartile (5.01-7.00) 19 24 20 30
% in top quartile (≥7.01) 18 24 18 18
Bases Unweighted bases Men weekday 2227 1873 1581 2059
Women weekday 2736 2417 2087 2719
All adults weekday 4963 4290 3668 4778
Men weekend 2221 1875 1575 2047
Women weekend 2729 2417 2074 2705
All adults weekend 4950 4292 3649 4752
Weighted bases Men weekday 2384 2048 1759 2300
Women weekday 2578 2230 1904 2479
All adults weekday 4962 4278 3663 4779
Men weekend 2376 2050 1751 2283
Women weekend 2572 2230 1892 2464
All adults weekend 4948 4280 3643 4747

The time series can only be compared back to 2015 due to changes in the derivation of the sedentary time variables in 2015


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