- Is the time used at a persons own discretion in a variety of ways once they have completed various duties such a study, domestic chores and work.
- Changing patterns of leisure;
- Employment; unemployed tend to spend more time on watching television, reading or doing hobbies.
- Age; younger you are the more you do physically strong and active things.
- Gender; women have less leisure time than men because of their additional household responsibilities, or who have children.
- Marriage or cohabitation; couples are more likely to work out leisure activities around their home.
- Dependent children; Younger children parents tend to socialising with their children as well as themselves. As children get older then they can socialise with other people with out children.
- Education; the more educated you are the less time you watch television and you tend to go out side more. Also more educated people go to concerts and theatre.
- Income; the amount of money available in a household influence spending power and the amount of money available for leisure.
- Time available, unemployed might become time rich money poor.
- Location; Living in a city or larger population will have a larger range of leisure facilities. smaller towns have limited choice.
- Holidays; these are very popular leisure activity.
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