The division of tasks between men and women is one of the aspects considered in the context of balancing work and family. In 2020, the total time spent on paid and unpaid work was practically the same for women and men aged 15 to 64, at 52.7 and 51.8 hours per week respectively. However, on average, women spent more time on unpaid work (60.6% of the total time load) than men (40.1%). Unpaid work includes both voluntary work and the domestic and family workload, with the latter accounting for the largest share (94.8% for women, 93.6% for men).
At a glance
When compared with 2010, men aged 15-64 spent more time on unpaid work (+2.9 hours per week) and less on paid work (-2.5 hours per week). In 2020, women in the same age group invested around 1 hour more per week in both unpaid and paid work than they did in 2010.
In households with children under the age of 15, the total time load of both sexes was considerably greater, for both lone parents and couple households. For women in couple households it was 20 hours more, for men in the same family situation around 16 hours more. This mainly concerns additional time that is invested in the domestic and family workload.
Economic and social situation of the population:
Balancing work and family
Migration and integration:
Employment and domestic and family work
Statistical sources and concepts