|United Kingdom 1991
|United Kingdom 2001
|Costa Rica 1984
How many hours do you typically work per week
4.53 In your principal job?
How many hours do you usually work per week:
Question 4.53 - At your main work?
Question 4.54 - At other work?
Record in whole hours, considering 30 minutes or more as one hour. Disregard periods of less than 30 minutes.
Also compute the hours the person regularly occupied outside the workplace in tasks related to his or her occupation. For example, the hours a teacher normally spent at home preparing classes or correcting exercises, should be added to those actually occupied while teaching.
Do not include periods set aside for meals.
Note: Both questions (main work and other work) should be filled out. For persons who had only one type of work, mark the square Does Not Have in the field referring to the other work.
Work and earnings
For persons aged 10 years or older
[Questions 6.41 to 6.59 were asked for persons 10 years of age or older.]
[Questions 6.45 to 6.53 were asked for persons who reported working for pay, being temporarily away from a paid job, or helping another member of the household with a paid job during the reference week.]
6.53 In your main job, how many hours per week do you usually work?
16. Hours worked
_ _ Hours
Question 16: Hours Worked
This question investigates the number of hours that the person usually works and not necessarily those that they worked during the reference week; for unemployed persons, write down the number of hours usually worked in their last job; revising this is very important in order to obtain the information that is wanted.
[At the top of the page is a form.]
Ask the question as it appears in the form, stressing that they are the hours that are usually worked in the principal occupation. Write down the information in two digits in the corresponding boxes
In some occupations, for example farmers, it is always difficult to determine this information. There are times of very intense work, especially in the harvests, times of little activity. The desired response is the number of hours that were worked in the majority of the weeks in which they are employed. Some persons are going to tell you: "it varies", "it depends", "it is difficult to know", etc. do not comply with this; you should help the enumerated person specify the information, for example asking the time when they start work every day and the time when they end their labors.
23. How many hours did you usually work during a typical week?
(Answer only if the response to question 22 is 1, "Working.")
D3-D7. Primary occupation during the past week
[Questions D3-D8 were asked of persons age 10 or older who worked at least one hour during the past week, as per questions D1 and D2.]
D7. Hours worked
How many hours did you work last week at this job?
Primary activity during the past week
For those who worked or ever worked during the past week, the first thing to investigate is the primary activity. If during the past week someone, besides engaging in his primary activity also engages in a side line or additional work, the investigation here is only concerned with the main activity whereas the side line or additional work will be asked about later. For those whose main activity was not work but had ever worked (at least 1 hour), then the work they did for at least 1 hour will be considered their main activity. What will be asked here is occupation, field of work, status, place of work, and duration of the work during the past week.
Column (10) Number of hours worked during the past week
The number of hours worked is counted/calculated from the time a person starts working until he finishes. Sunday is not counted as a work day. Thus, determine the total number of hours the person actually worked at his job each day during the past week. For housemaids who continuously work in the household, consider that the number of hours worked per day on average is 12 hours.
Filling in the form
Ask the question as follows:
Begin counting/calculating the hours worked during the days of the past week. If the enumeration is conducted for example on a Wednesday, then a week ago means the previous Tuesday, Monday, Sunday, Saturday, Friday, Thursday and Wednesday. Count/calculate the number of hours he worked on each of those days and sum up those hours. Fill in the total number of hours in this column.
33. Number of hours worked in primary activity during the previous week
Q.4 Total number of hours worked in main occupation during the previous week
Block VIII: Labor force (Persons age 10 or older)
Question 4: Number of hours worked during the past week at the primary occupation.
Filled in the number of hours the respondent worked during the past week at the primary occupation.
24. The main activity done during previous week
 2 Attending school
 3 Housekeeping
 4 Other
25. Besides [answers] 2, 3, and 4 [in question 24], also worked at least 1 hour during the previous week
 1 Yes (go to question 28)
 2 No
28. Number of daily hours worked in the previous week
Day 1 _ _ hours
Day 2 _ _ hours
Day 3 _ _ hours
Day 4 _ _ hours
Day 5 _ _ hours
Day 6 _ _ hours
Day 7 _ _ hours
29. Total hours of main work during previous week
_ _ hours
Question 25: Did you work at least one hour during the past week?
Circle code 1 if the answer is "Yes" then continue to Question 28. Circle code 2 if the answer is "No" then continue to Question 26.
Question 26: Employed but temporarily not working during the past week?
Circle code 1 if the answer is "Yes" then continue to Question 30. Circle code 2 if the answer is "No" then continue to Question 27.
Those who are categorized as employed but are temporarily not working are those who have a job but during the past week did not work because of several causes such as illness, waiting for harvest, or on strike. Also [include] those who had a job but did not start work in the previous week.
b. A civil worker or a private worker who is not working because on leave, sick, on strike, or is temporarily relieved because the establishment has stopped its activities due to for example: machinery problems, lack of raw material, etc.
c. A farmer who is not working because he/she is sick or waiting for a next job, such as waiting for harvest or the rainy season to work at the rice field.
d. A person who is in the process of waiting to be selected as a worker or has received a letter from the company (although has not started working).
Question 28: Total working hours from all work, for each day during the past week
Total working hours is the length of time (in hours) spent working, including work conducted during the past week. The estimation starts from a day ago (7th day) 2 days ago (6th day), etc., up to 7 days ago (1st day), then sum up all the working hours.
Method of interviewing
For those who have an irregular job, it is best to ask every day starting from how many hours the day before, two days ago and so on until 7 days ago, then total all the working hours.
Working hours are the time period (in hours) used for working.
Move the code into the box as follows:
Box 74 and 75 used for entering total working hours during past week.
- For workers who do not have a regular work time, the working time is calculated starting from preparation until the series of work is over, minus the number of hours dedicated to break time and visiting a relative/friend's house.
- Total working hours = 46,1 hour and rounded down to become 46.
Maximum number of working hours for each person is 98.
Question 29: Total working hours of main work during the past week
Write the total [number of] working hours for your main work during the past week. Total working hours in Question 29 should be equal to total working hours in Question 28.
If a person has only one job, that job must be recorded as the main job. If a person has more [than one job], the main job is based on the quantity of time [spent on each job.] If the time spent at each job is the same, the job that contributes the largest income is considered to be the main job. A person has more than one type of job if the management is done separately, except a food crop farmer who works for several food crop farmers (separate management) who categorized as [having] one job.
b. A teacher teaches in two schools, in the morning in a state high school and in the afternoon in a state secondary school. The teacher is categorized as having two jobs, which are a high school teacher and a secondary teacher, although the work status and field of work are the same.
[Questions 604-608 were asked of persons age 10 or older who are employed, worked at least one hour or held a job but were temporarily absent during the previous week, as per questions 601, 602 and 603.]
605. Number of hours worked in primary activity in the previous week
Question 605: Total working hours of main work during the past week
Write the total [number of] working hours of the main work during the past week.
If a person has only one job, that job must be recorded as the main job. If the person has more than one job, the main job is based on the length of time worked. If the lengths of time used for the jobs are the same, the job that contributes the most income is considered the main job. A person has more than one type of job if the management is done separately, except for a food crop farmer who works for several food crop farmers (separate management) -- this is categorized as one job.
a. A person who is on leave and during that period does not do any other work -- the main work is the work [for which he/she is] on leave.
b. A person who is on leave and during that period does another kind of work -- the main work is the one done during leave.
a. A marketing manager of a real estate company who is on leave during the past week did not do any other work. This person is categorized as only having one job as a marketing manager of a real estate company.
b. During the past week a doctor who works in Sumber Waras hospital is on leave, and during that period helps his wife sell sports equipment. The main work of this person during the past week is selling sports equipment.
c. A farmer who plants rice in his own field, and besides that also plants rice in another person's field and receives payment, is categorized as having two jobs which are planting rice in his own field and a food crop worker. The working hours recorded in P605 are the longest working hours between those two jobs.
d. A teacher teaches in two schools, in the morning in a state high school and in the afternoon in a state secondary school. The teacher is categorized as having two jobs, being a high school as well as a secondary teacher, although the work status and field of work is the same. The working hours recorded in P605 is the longest working hours from those two jobs.
e. A person works in the morning as a worker who plants rice and in the afternoon works as a worker who plants vegetables for a different person. This person is categorized as having one job which is planting food crops.
7. Work activity
[Questions 7.1 to 7.12 were asked of those who worked one or more hours of paid work, or as contributing family worker.]
To answer questions from 7.1 to 7.12, refer to the main work activities (activities where the greater number of hours were worked)
7.3 Indicate the number
Indicate the number of hours actually worked during the week preceding the Census (from 14 to 20 October, 2001), regardless of any employee work agreements (contract, agreements, etc.) or the hours normally or usually worked.
Any paid or unpaid hours of overtime must be included.
The time it takes to get from the home to the work place and to eat a meal during work breaks must not be included.
Persons who are attending professional training courses, including apprentices and trainees, must not include the hours during which they are at school or at the training center, if outside the company.
The actual (or presumable) number of hours worked by persons who are absent for work purposes or business, and members of a crew in navigation must be indicated by another household member.
[These questions are asked of individuals aged 15 years and over]
In your answers to question 6.6 through 6.12 refer to your primary work activity only. If you are not working at present, refer to your most recent job.
6.12 How many hours do (did) you usually work per week?
In your answers to questions 6.6-6.12:
Teachers should count the number of hours dedicated to teaching plus the number of hours regularly dedicated to related activities (preparing lessons, correcting homework, parent-teacher meetings, etc.).
This should also include overtime hours, whether paid or unpaid.
The time required for commuting to the workplace and the hours allotted to meal times during work breaks, however, should be excluded.
Question 23 How many hours did you work last week?
For all those employed
Write down in the corresponding space the total number of hours worked in the occupation declared in question 17. Remember that hours worked refer to the week before the census (reference week).
68. The number of worked hours - in Arabic figures- will be written on the cassette space for the current main activity, during the week of March 11 -- 17, 2002 (aiming an income in cash or in kind). The overtime working hours, regardless of whether these were paid or not should be included.
-- The code 97 -- will be written when the persons, during the reference period, were detained;
-- The code 98 -- will be written when the persons, during the reference week, were absent from the working place, but had formal attachment to their job (see paragraph 67 -- "employed persons" -- b). For example: persons on vacation (resting, maternity, medical leave, without pay, for studies);
-- Will be written 0 -- when the persons declare that during the reference week they did not have any economic or social activity.
Will not be recorded:
-- time spent for transportation to/from the working place, if this is not included on the regular working program - (when the persons, during the working program time have to travel, due to duty obligation, then the time spent for this movement to/from the working place will be included in worked time of the current activity);
-- the time spent for household duties, voluntary services, etc.;
-- the time for meal-break (lunch -- break) not included on the working program.
-- when the enumerated persons are declaring that they worked "24 hours out of 24 hours" (around the clock) -- for example the sailors on duty, home alarm consigned military personnel, foremen on sea oil drilling platform etc. -- will be considered as time worked, during the reference period, the maximum of 72 hours;
-- for teaching staff, should be taken into consideration, besides the teaching hours, also, the hours dedicated to preparing the courses;
-- for persons working in several places - should be taken into consideration as worked time, the hours worked on current activity (for example: the professors who are teaching, in order to fill up the compulsory hour's norm, in several schools).
Will not be considered as worked hours:
-- the hours dedicated to charity and voluntary activities;
-- the hours worked for other activities than the current (for example a professor working as computer operator).
69. Items 21 -- 24 will not be completed for the persons who at the item 20 -- "The time usually worked for main current activity during the reference period" -- were recorded with "0", it means declaring that during the reference week they did not have any economic or social activity
Exception: Unemployed -- seeking another work (item 19 code 2), for whom, even on the row the " Time usually worked for main current activity" was marked number 0, items 21 -- 24 will be filled up with reference regarding the last working place.
Persons who during the reference week of March 11 -- 17, 2002, had several locations of work, the questions of the items 21 -- 24 are referring to the location where most of the activity was performed (where the person worked the most hours during the reference week).
Persons who during the reference week March 11 -- 17, 2002 changed the place of work, should be considered working in place, where during the reference week, they worked the most.
31.1 Total number of hours actually worked _ _
[Questions 14 - 18 were asked of persons who currently have or have had a job in the last 10 years]
14. Hours worked per week
How many hours per week does or did the person usually work in his or her main job?
Numbers of hours worked ____
[Questions 24 - 35 were asked of persons who are currently working or have ever worked.]
[Questions 32 - 35 were asked of persons who were working last week.]
35. How many hours a week do you usually work in your main job?
Answer to nearest whole hour.
Give average for last four weeks.
F.2 Characteristics of the main job
81. How many hours per week do you usually work in this job? _ _
81. How many hours per week do you usually work in this job?
This is interested in knowing the number of hours habitually worked in the week by the interviewee, avoiding all present situations that could introduce distortions to the normal situation.