Table 6.8: Adults' sedentary time, 2018, by age and sex

Base: Aged 16 and over 2018
Sedentary leisure time in hoursa (TV & non-TV) Age Total
16-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 75+
% % % % % % % %
Men Weekday Mean 6.0 4.6 3.9 5.1 5.4 6.7 6.9 5.3
SE of the mean 0.17 0.11 0.12 0.15 0.15 0.17 0.20 0.06
Standard deviation 2.85 2.12 2.30 3.11 2.81 2.85 2.80 2.86
Median 5.5 4.0 3.5 4.5 5.0 6.0 6.5 5.0
% in bottom quartile (≤3.50) 21 36 53 33 25 11 9 29
% in second quartile (3.51-5.00) 19 34 30 31 35 26 24 29
% in third quartile (5.01-7.00) 34 21 10 21 23 29 27 23
% in top quartile (≥7.01) 26 10 7 15 17 33 39 19
Weekend Mean 7.1 5.5 5.1 5.9 6.0 6.7 7.1 6.1
SE of the mean 0.19 0.12 0.15 0.16 0.15 0.17 0.24 0.06
Standard deviation 3.21 2.40 2.79 3.29 2.89 2.86 3.35 3.03
Median 6.5 5.0 4.5 5.5 5.5 6.5 6.5 6.0
% in bottom quartile (≤3.50) 20 35 48 37 30 22 20 31
% in second quartile (3.51-5.00) 14 22 20 17 20 16 16 18
% in third quartile (5.01-7.00) 35 30 19 32 32 38 37 31
% in top quartile (≥7.01) 32 14 12 15 17 23 28 19
Women Weekday Mean 6.2 4.4 4.0 4.5 5.3 6.5 7.2 5.3
SE of the mean 0.16 0.12 0.11 0.11 0.12 0.16 0.17 0.05
Standard deviation 2.76 2.31 2.20 2.31 2.45 2.84 2.82 2.72
Median 6.0 4.0 3.5 4.0 5.0 6.0 7.0 5.0
% in bottom quartile (≤3.50) 20 46 51 38 25 15 6 31
% in second quartile (3.51-5.00) 23 30 30 35 34 24 22 29
% in third quartile (5.01-7.00) 30 13 12 17 25 29 30 21
% in top quartile (≥7.01) 27 11 8 10 16 33 42 19
Weekend Mean 6.8 5.2 5.0 5.4 5.7 6.6 7.2 5.8
SE of the mean 0.18 0.13 0.13 0.13 0.13 0.17 0.19 0.06
Standard deviation 3.04 2.69 2.49 2.63 2.61 3.07 3.06 2.88
Median 6.5 5.0 4.5 5.0 5.0 6.0 7.0 5.0
% in bottom quartile (≤3.50) 23 44 45 39 36 23 17 34
% in second quartile (3.51-5.00) 20 16 21 21 20 19 18 19
% in third quartile (5.01-7.00) 28 28 24 28 30 37 34 29
% in top quartile (≥7.01) 29 12 10 13 14 21 30 17
All adults Weekday Mean 6.1 4.5 3.9 4.8 5.3 6.6 7.1 5.3
SE of the mean 0.12 0.08 0.08 0.09 0.10 0.12 0.13 0.04
Standard deviation 2.80 2.22 2.25 2.74 2.63 2.84 2.81 2.79
Median 6.0 4.0 3.5 4.0 5.0 6.0 7.0 5.0
% in bottom quartile (≤3.50) 21 41 52 36 25 13 7 30
% in second quartile (3.51-5.00) 21 32 30 33 34 25 23 29
% in third quartile (5.01-7.00) 32 17 11 19 24 29 29 22
% in top quartile (≥7.01) 26 10 7 12 17 33 41 19
Weekend Mean 7.0 5.3 5.0 5.6 5.8 6.7 7.1 6.0
SE of the mean 0.13 0.09 0.10 0.10 0.10 0.12 0.15 0.04
Standard deviation 3.12 2.55 2.64 2.97 2.76 2.97 3.18 2.96
Median 6.5 5.0 4.5 5.0 5.0 6.0 6.5 5.5
% in bottom quartile (≤3.50) 21 39 47 38 33 23 18 33
% in second quartile (3.51-5.00) 17 19 21 19 20 18 17 19
% in third quartile (5.01-7.00) 31 29 22 30 31 37 35 30
% in top quartile (≥7.01) 31 13 11 14 15 22 29 18
Unweighted bases Men weekday 154 228 277 377 370 391 262 2059
Women weekday 203 362 407 469 490 465 323 2719
All adults weekday 357 590 684 846 860 856 585 4778
Men weekend 153 227 275 374 370 389 259 2047
Women weekend 201 357 406 468 486 465 322 2705
All adults weekend 354 584 681 842 856 854 581 4752
Weighted bases Men weekday 297 388 348 414 371 291 190 2298
Women weekday 295 401 367 441 394 318 265 2480
All adults weekday 592 788 715 855 764 609 454 4778
Men weekend 292 386 347 409 371 288 188 2281
Women weekend 291 396 366 439 391 318 263 2465
All adults weekend 583 783 713 848 762 607 451 4746

a Excludes those without a limiting illness or disability who said they were sedentary for > 14 hours a day


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