This website gives an overview of the time-use of the Flemish population in 1999, 2004 en 2013. It came to existence as a cooperation project between the Research group TOR of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the HERCULES-foundation.

Make your own tables

This website provides the possibility to get an extensive overview of the time-use of the Flemish people between the age of 18 and 75 in 1999, 2005 and 2013. By creating your own table, you can analyse the time-use of the Belgian population per day, per week and do this while differentiating for several background characteristics. You can make tables based on your own interests.

By choosing the tab Tables in the menu above, it is possible to get a first overview of the time-use of the Flemish population. To do this, no or very little expertise is needed ('normal mode'). In case you are more familiar with time-use data, you can also get more options in creating tables ('expert mode') if you first register here.

In case you would like to know more about the MOTUS-research and the use of the website, you can find relevant information under the different menu buttons above. There you can find information, amongst others, on the creation of tables, fieldwork, the diaries, the variables, etc.

Three data collections

Two paper and pencil - In 1999 TOR launched it first large-scale time-use research. For the data collections, 1.474 respondents between the age of 18 to 75 (using an aselect sample) kept a paper diary of their daily doings (activities) for one full week. Respondents were also asked about their socio-demographic background and about their opinion on several societal questions. In 2004 TOR again launched a similar time-use research, this time the research counted about 1.780 respondents.

One online - In 2013 the paper diary was replaced by an online diary. For this, Reseach Group TOR developed the MOTUS-software (Modular Online Time Use Survey), using financial resources from the HERCULES-foundation. Respondents logged on to the MOTUS-webtool and kept an online diary for one full week. In total, 3.260 Flemings between the age of 18 and 75 kept an online diary for one full week in 2013.

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