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Study about how Luxembourg residents spend their days
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Study about how Luxembourg residents spend their days

13.12.2016 From our online archive
Luxembourg's statistics office STATEC published a study on Tuesday, analysing how Luxembourg residents spend their days. When it comes to mobility, 64% of the time is spent in cars, making it the most-used means of transportation.

(sth) – Luxembourg's statistics office STATEC published a study on Tuesday, analysing how Luxembourg residents spend their days. Based on data collected back in 2014, it tries to show a typical day of residents older than 10.

The main activities are of course divided in a few categories, namely work or education, volunteer work or helping other people, transportation, leisure and physiological needs.

When it comes to housework, the study reinforces existing stereotypes. Women spend twice as much time taking care of the household than men. At the same time, there are big differences in the type of housework done. While women typically do the “interior” tasks, such as cooking, housekeeping, washing, but also taking care of children and grocery shopping, men concentrate on “exterior” activities, such as gardening, taking care of pets and building or repairing.

Aside from work (7:38 hours per day), leisure (4:25 hours per day) and household work (2:34 hours per day), the time spent on transportation is fairly high. Luxembourg residents, aged between 10 and 74 years of both genders, spend 1:27 hours per day getting from one point to another.

In this, maybe unsurprisingly for Luxembourg, 64% of the time is spent in cars, making it the most-used means of transport. Walking is the second most important means of mobility at 17%, naturally mostly for short distances. Buses only account for 13%, train as little as 3% of the time spent on the move. The bicycle is almost not worth mentioning at a meagre 1%.