/ 17 April 2024

Different strokes for different folks

reading, books

The latest Bureau of Stats (ABS) data has shone a light on exactly what Aussies over 15yo are getting up to in their leisure time – and spoiler alert: it varies by age. The big caveat is that it was collected from November 2020 to July 2021 – aka peak pandemic – so keep that in mind… The interwar generation (75yo+) spends the most time watching telly, with an average of 3 hours and 43 minutes daily. They’re also well-read – 47% read daily. For the young’uns, Millennials had the least amount of daily leisure time (3 hours and 27 minutes), but of those who do find time for fun, 11% are gamers, coming only behind Gen Z for daily video game usage (22%). Sorry to Gen X – most of your stats were middle of the road. Typical… 

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