Culture, media and time use

Time use

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF)
The Time Use Survey is an interview survey which describes the time used for various activities and examines the daily and weekly rhythms of time use, as well as time spent together with others. The survey is carried out and the data are published around every ten years.


Statistics Finland


According to Statistics Finland's data, participation in voluntary work has decreased from 2009. Participation in voluntary work had decreased among both men and women and in all age groups during the pandemic. Most voluntary work was done in housing company activities, neighbourhood associations and village committees. 60 % of the population aged 15 or over had helped another household free of charge or against a small compensation in the course of the past four weeks. Help most often concerned shopping and running errands. Households received considerably less help than 10 years ago.

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review | Time use 2020-2021, social participation
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