Surveys Included in the Harmonised Simple File Version of the MTUS Database

All surveys in this table are included in the Harmonised File of the MTUS dataset. Two types of data files are provided: Harmonised Aggregate files (HAFs) and Harmonised Episode file (HEFs).  

HAFs offer aggregate (summary) versions of the time use surveys, where each row in the dataset reflects a record in one 24-hour time diary. The HAFs include demographic and socioeconomic information about respondents and their households alongside the aggregated time use variables. 

Harmonised Episode Files (HEF) covers episode sequence information. In the HEFs, each row represents one episode, reflecting a change of main activity/ secondary activity/ location/ computer or Internet use/ location or mode of transport, or presence of others information.  Users of the HEF are advised to match each episode record to the corresponding demographic and socioeconomic variables contained in the HAF.

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Country and Abbreviation Survey year Harmonised Aggregate File (HAF) Harmonised Episode File (HEF) Diary days of the harmonised survey New survey addition Data release conditions
Albania (AL) 2009 no no
2020/21
Algeria (DZ) 2012 no no


Armenia (AM) 2008 no no
2020
Austria (AT) 1981 no no

Freely available
1992 yes yes 25,233
2008 yes yes 8,234
Australia (AU) 1974 yes yes 1,491
Only for CTUR researcher
1987 yes no 3,181
1992 yes yes 13,937
1997 yes no 14,315
2006 yes yes 13,617
Basque country 1992 no no
2020 Freely available
1997 no no
2003 no no
2008 no no
2013 no no

2018 no no
2021
Belgium (BE) 1966 yes yes 2060
Freely available
1998 no no

2004 no no

2013 no no

Bulgaria (BG) 1965 yes yes 2,064
Freely available
1988 no no
2021
2001 yes yes 14,714
2010 no no

Benin (BJ) 1998 no no


Brazil (BR) 2009 no no


Cambodia (KH) 2004 no no


Canada (CA) 1971 yes no 2,138
Freely available
1981 Under revision no

1986 yes no 9,618
1992 yes no 25,233
1998 yes no 10,726
2005 yes yes 19,597
2010 yes yes 15,390
2015 no no
2021
China (CN) 2008 no no


Czech Republic (CZ) 1965 yes yes 1847
Freely available
Germany (DE) 1965- West Germany yes yes 2,501
Only for CTUR researcher
1966- East Germany yes yes 2,114
1991- West Germany yes no 25,812
2001 yes no 35,503
2012 yes yes 32,105
Denmark (DK) 1964 yes no 4,172
Freely available
1975 no no

1987 yes no 3,584
2001 yes no 6,617
2008 no no

Estonia (EE) 2000 no no


2009 no no


Ethiopia (ET) 2013 no no


Finland (FI) 1979 yes yes 12,038
Only for CTUR researcher
1987 yes no 15,219
1999 yes no 10,076
2009 yes yes 7,455
France (FR) 1966 yes yes 2,702
Freely available
1974 yes no 4,633
1985 yes yes 16,047
2009 yes yes 27,903
Greece (GR) 2013 no no


Ghana (GH) 2009 no no


Hungary (HU) 1965 yes yes 1944
Freely available
1976 no no
2020
1986 no no
1993 no no
1999 yes yes 43,141
2009 yes yes 8,390
Ireland (IE) 2005 no no
2021
India (IN) 1998 no no
2021
2009 no no

Iraq (IQ) 2007 no no


Iran (IR) 2008 no no


Israel (IL) 1991 yes yes 4843
Freely available
Italy (IT) 1980 yes no 2,116
Freely available
1989 yes no 38,110
2002 yes yes 51,206
2008 yes yes 40,944
2013 yes yes 41,229
Only for CTUR Researchers
Japan (JP) 1996 no no


2001 no no


2006 no no


2011 no no


2016 no no


Kyrgyzstan (KG) 2010 no no


Lithunia (LT) 2003 no no


Latvia (LV) 2003 no no


Luxembourg 2014 no no


Madagaskar (MD) 2001 no no


Macedonia (MK) 2009 no no


2014 no no


Mali (ML) 2008 no no


Mauritius (MA) 2003 no no


2018 no no


Mongolia (MN) 2000 no no


2007 no no


2011 no no


2015 no no


Moldova (MD) 2011 no no


Morocco (MA) 2011 no no


1997 no no


Netherlands (NL) 1975 yes yes 9,163
Freely available
1980 yes yes 19,110
1985 yes yes 22,841
1990 yes yes 23,905
1995 yes yes 22,589
2000 yes yes 12,691
2005 yes yes 15,428
2011 no no

2016 no no

Norway (NO) 1971 yes no 6,516
Freely available
1980 yes no 6,066
1990 yes no 6,129
2000 yes no 7,675
2010 no no

New Zealand (NZ) 1998 no no


2000 no no


2009 no no


Oman (OM) 2007 no no


Peru (PE) 1966 yes yes 777
Freely available
Pakistan (PK) 2007 no no
2021/2022
Palestine (PS) 1999 no no


2012 no no


Poland (PL) 1965 yes yes 2,683
Only for CTUR Researchers
2003 yes yes 40,292
2013 no no 76,657 2021
Portugal (PT) 1999 no no


Qatar (QA) 2012 no no


Romania (RO) 2001 no no


2011 no no


Spain (ES) 2002 yes yes 46,774
Freely available
2009 yes yes 19,295
Serbia (RS) 1965 yes yes 1966
Freely available
2010 no no
2021
2015 no no


Sweden (SE) 1984 no no

Available on request after autorization for the swedish institute of statistics.
1991 yes no 7,063
2001 yes no 7,747
2010 no no


Slovenia (SI) 1965 yes yes 2,004

2000 yes no 12,273

South Korea (KR) 1999 yes yes 85,898
Freely available
2004 yes yes 63,268
2009 yes yes 40,526
2014 no no

South Africa (ZA) 2000 no no
2021 Freely available
2010 no no
Turkey (TK) 2006 no no


2014 no no


Tanzania (TZ) 2006 no no


2014 no no


Thailand (TH) 2001 no no


2004 no no


2009 no no


2015 no no


United Kingdom (UK) 1961 under revision no 16,284
Freely available
1971 no no

1974 yes yes 20,252
1983 yes yes 10,360
1987 yes yes 11,332
1995 (light diaries) yes yes 2,005
2000 yes yes 20,980
2005 (light diaries) yes yes 4,941
2014 yes yes 15,271
United States (US) 1965 yes yes 2,021
Freely available
1966 yes yes 2,017
1975 yes no 7,075
1985 yes yes 3,339
1993 yes yes 9,386
1995 yes yes 1,199
1998 no no

2003 yes yes 20,720
2004 yes yes 13,973
2005 yes yes 13,038
2006 yes yes 12,943
2007 yes yes 12,248
2008 yes yes 12,723
2009 yes yes 13,133
2010 yes yes 13,260
2011 yes yes 12,479
2012 yes yes 12,443
2013 yes yes 11,385
2014 yes yes 11,592
2015 yes yes 10,905
2016 yes yes 10,493
2017 yes yes 10,223
2018 yes yes 9,593
Total diary days of the harmonised survey 1,510,748