Fewer Sit Down to Family Meals
Posted May 14, 2013
Working families are struggling to find enough time each week to
enjoy even a basic sit-down meal together, research shows.
A study by Santander found 8% of working adults with children at
home say they get to sit down for a family meal less than once a
week, including weekends.
A further 15% only sit down for a family meal once or twice a
week including at the weekend.
The findings are part of a study of how much time Britons spend
in their home in a typical week.
A total of 25% said they have less time to spend in the home than
they did a few years ago. Over one-quarter (27%) of working adults
say they rarely or never have time to do household tasks such as DIY
or household chores, and 22% say their home can feel like merely a
place to eat and sleep rather than a "real home".
Working Britons spend an average of one hour and eight minutes a
day commuting, one hour and one minute carrying out other activities
outside the home such as shopping, and 58 minutes getting ready for
work. An average of 50 minutes a day is spent carrying out hobbies
or interests outside the home.
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