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The Potential and Challenges of Demographic Change

Time Use Survey 2008/2009
Zeitverwendungserhebung 2008/2009

Topic
Work and Productivity
Social, Civic and Cultural Engagement
Relevance for this Topic
Country Austria
URL
More Topics

Governance

Contact information

Sonja Ghassemi-Bömisch and Christa Kronsteiner-Mann/Statistik Austria
Carried out by Statistik Austria at the request of the Ministry for Women and Public Service
Guglgasse 13
1110 Wien
Austria
Phone: Sonja Ghassemi-Bönisch: 00431711267103 / Christa Kronsteiner-Mann: 00431711287026
Email: sonja.ghassemi-boemisch(at)statistik.gv.at / christa.kronsteiner-mann(at)statistik.gv.at
Url: www.statistik.at/.../index.html

Timeliness, transparency

Data was collected between March 2008 and April 2009. The main findings were published in August 2010 and the microdata became available in December 2010.

Type of data


Survey

Type of Study

Cross-section, occasional


Cross-sectional, occasional (Additional, voluntary component to the Microcensus)

Data gathering method

Face-to-face interview (CAPI, PAPI)


Face-to-face interview; participants are asked to fill out a day diary (Tagebuch) listing their activities in 15 minute intervals.

Type of data


Survey

Type of Study

Cross-section, occasional


Cross-sectional, occasional (Additional, voluntary component to the Microcensus)

Data gathering method

Face-to-face interview (CAPI, PAPI)


Face-to-face interview; participants are asked to fill out a day diary (Tagebuch) listing their activities in 15 minute intervals.


Access to data

Conditions of access


Microdata available to researchers upon request for EUR 250


Anonymised Microdata


SPSS


Report and aggregate tables are only available in German.

Access to data

Conditions of access


Microdata available to researchers upon request for EUR 250


Anonymised Microdata


SPSS


Report and aggregate tables are only available in German.


Coverage


The survey was carried out in 1981, 1999, and 2008/2009. During the 2008/2009 wave, the sample size was 4,757 households.


1981 (2008/2009)


Sex, degree of urbanization (population density)


Central Registry, Microcensus sample


By state (Bundesland) and settlement areas. Population density of communities is defined as: 1) Thickly settled areas: area with at least 50,000 residents and more than 500 residents/km²; 2) Average population density: areas with at least 50,000 residents and between 100 and 500 residents/km²; 3) Low population density: all other areas


Population aged 10 and over


Population representative (though only includes people living in private households)


Data collected on division of daily schedule among various activities including professional employment, leisure time, and child care, and location of these same activities (at home, outside the home) Corresponds to Social and Civic Engagement and Work and Productivity Topics


• "Time Use 2008/2009: An Overview of Gender Specific Differences" (Zeitverwendung 2008/2009: Ein Überblick über Geschlechtsspezifische Unterschiede)

Coverage


The survey was carried out in 1981, 1999, and 2008/2009. During the 2008/2009 wave, the sample size was 4,757 households.


1981 (2008/2009)


Sex, degree of urbanization (population density)


Central Registry, Microcensus sample


By state (Bundesland) and settlement areas. Population density of communities is defined as: 1) Thickly settled areas: area with at least 50,000 residents and more than 500 residents/km²; 2) Average population density: areas with at least 50,000 residents and between 100 and 500 residents/km²; 3) Low population density: all other areas


Population aged 10 and over


Population representative (though only includes people living in private households)


Data collected on division of daily schedule among various activities including professional employment, leisure time, and child care, and location of these same activities (at home, outside the home) Corresponds to Social and Civic Engagement and Work and Productivity Topics


• "Time Use 2008/2009: An Overview of Gender Specific Differences" (Zeitverwendung 2008/2009: Ein Überblick über Geschlechtsspezifische Unterschiede)


Linkage


HETUS (Harmonised European Time Use Surveys)


Linkage to Microcensus/Labour force survey possible

Linkage


HETUS (Harmonised European Time Use Surveys)


Linkage to Microcensus/Labour force survey possible


Data quality


Entries in the day diary (Tagebuch) were scanned in, and responses to interview questions entered by hand. A plausibilty check was conducted on raw data files and data was compared to the Microcensus data. Any missing data was not imputed, instead, the code "Activities not otherwise specified" was assigned to incomplete data.


No breaks reported


Terminology has changed over the course of the three Time Use Surveys, rendering comparabilty difficult.

Data quality


Entries in the day diary (Tagebuch) were scanned in, and responses to interview questions entered by hand. A plausibilty check was conducted on raw data files and data was compared to the Microcensus data. Any missing data was not imputed, instead, the code "Activities not otherwise specified" was assigned to incomplete data.


No breaks reported


Terminology has changed over the course of the three Time Use Surveys, rendering comparability difficult.


Applicability


Strengths: The data from this survey can be linked with Microcensus data and the use of HETUS design allows for international comparability. Weaknesses: The voluntary nature of the study allows for the possibility that people engaged in time-consuming work/activities are less likely to participate and are, thus, likely underrepresented in the study. The data is not stratified by age and the fee required for access to microdata may be prohibitive.

Applicability


Strengths: The data from this survey can be linked with Microcensus data and the use of HETUS design allows for international comparability. Weaknesses: The voluntary nature of the study allows for the possibility that people engaged in time-consuming work/activities are less likely to participate and are, thus, likely underrepresented in the study. The data is not stratified by age and the fee required for access to microdata may be prohibitive.


  • The information about this dataset was compiled by the author:
  • Maria M. Hofmarcher
  • (see Partners)