The Web application for HETUS
Important note for users of this web site
The HETUS site and web application will expire at the turn of this year (2018-12-31)
The web application offers
opportunities to calculate user defined, comparable statistical tables on
the organisation and activities of everyday life in fifteen European
countries. It provides a great variety of statistical images of people’s use
of time in these countries.
The database on which the system is
built emanates from the harmonised European time use surveys, HETUS. Since
early 1990s Eurostat has supported a series of projects aiming at
harmonising time use statistics in the European Union. As a result of the
efforts carried out by Eurostat in collaboration with a number of national
statistical institutes, Eurostat was mandated by the SPC to develop
recommendations (guidelines) for harmonised European time use surveys in
order to ensure that member states were in the position to implement time
use surveys on a comparable European basis. The guidelines were developed during
the late 1990s and a final draft was published in 2000.
Most national statistical institutes
around Europe that have carried out time use surveys since the late 1990s
have taken the guidelines into account. Some countries, however, deviate to
a varying degree. Nevertheless, it is possible to put together a database
with comparable or almost comparable data representing a number of European
countries. The database behind this system is of this kind. Currently it
contains fifteen European countries.
Here you will find additional information about the survey, this application and its contents.
Read more about:
Calculation of estimates
The results in this table/graph are drawn from the Harmonised European Time Use Surveys.
Each national statistical institute is responsible for the accuracy of data they have
contributed to the database. Statistics Finland is responsible for setting up and
harmonising the database. Statistics Sweden has built and runs the table generating tool.
The contributing National Statistical Institutes have approved the technique by which
the estimates are calculated by the tool.
The user of the system has to take full responsibility for interpretation of the results.
Any views or opinions expressed on the basis of the results are those of the user/author.