When making tables, you can choose between two kinds of settings (further called 'modus'), these are the ‘normal modus’ and the ‘expert modus’. Both options provide the possibility to make aggregated tables of the Belgian time-use research of 1999, 2005 and 2013, but in case of the 'normal modus' the number of variables and parameters to choose from is limited. We suggest that you first take a look at the 'normal modus' if this is your first time using time-use data, those with more experience with such data, can find detailed information under the 'expert modus'.
To choose the right modus, you have to make a choice between:
- The year of research (1999, 2005, 2013)
- The parameter (duration per respondent, participation rate, duration per participant)
- Activities or context
- Background variables
The number of options from which you can choose depends on the modus.
Important: Because of the different time period in which respondents participated, an extra selection was needed to make the data comparable with 1999 and 2004. When making a comparison between the different years, you will have to select the option ‘2013 (vgl 1999/2004)’. For more information: Click here.
How do you make a simple table? ('normal modus')
How do you customize your table? ('expert modus')
By making an account you have acces to the 'expert modus' and you can create custom-made tables.
First of all, you have a choice between activity and context. The first one entails the activities, and thus how much time was spent on specific activities. The context gives information about the place (how much time was spent on a specific place) and the social context (how much time was spent with whom).
Furthermore, you can choose between three parameters, namely the duration per participant, duration per respondent and/or participation rate. In case you would like to use this option, reading the explanation about the parameters is advised.
You further have the option to split the table up into different background variables such as age or sex. By grabbing and dropping these variables on top of each other you can change which variable is primary to others. This way you can, for example, look at the time-use of men and women in specific labour groups by dropping labour situation above sex.
How do you export a table?
When you construct a table, you can download it in excel file format. The layout of the data looks the same as on the website, however the durations are presented in minutes instead of 'hours:minutes'.