REVEALED: Brits spend three weeks per year on housework

The average Brit spends more than three weeks doing housework each year, according to a new survey.

Wednesday, 9th March 2016, 11:07 am
Updated Wednesday, 9th March 2016, 11:11 am
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As we approach National Spring Cleaning Week, the report reveals that men and women in Britain spend six-and-a-half days cleaning, one day vacuuming and more than two weeks preparing food in the kitchen, on average, each year.

According to a poll of 2,000 adults, Brits spend two-and-a-half days making breakfast, nearly four days making lunch, nine days making dinner and eight hours preparing snacks throughout the year.

People in Aberdeen dedicate the most time making food each week, spending five hours in the kitchen.

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People surveyed in Wrexham were found to spend the most time cleaning every week, clocking up an impressive 203 minutes, while Plymouth residents spend the least amount of time cleaning every week, with just under two hours done.

Those living in Portsmouth make the most cups of tea or coffee, totaling at 4.3 cups every day.

Women still do twice the amount of housework as men, according to the new survey figures.The study shows that females spending more than four hours every week cleaning their homes, double the amount done by their male counterparts.

In total, women do nearly 130 hours more cleaning than men every year.

Dr Heather Brown, a social scientist from the University of Sheffield, said: "In our own research we found that if women work the same hours as their male counterparts and then have to do the housework their emotional well-being really suffers.

"We think the reason why women still do more housework is the lasting power of social norms.

"I've got one child and another on the way so I know first-hand the pressures of juggling a career and housework."