Women vs. Men Cleaning Statistics

So many women complain that their significant other goes to their full time job just as they do but then come home and relax the rest of the night while they cook, clean, and take care of the kids.

Statistics show that on average 51% of women do housework daily compared with only 20% of men.

On an average day, 83 percent of women and 65 percent of men spent some time doing household activities such as housework, cooking, lawn care, or financial and other household management.

On the days they did household activities, women spent an average of 2.6 hours on such activities, while men spent 2.1 hours.

On an average day, among adults living in households with children under age 6, women spent 1 hour providing physical care (such as bathing or feeding a child) to household children; by contrast, men spent 26 minutes providing physical care.

On an average day, 19 percent of men did housework–such as cleaning or doing laundry–compared with 49 percent of women. 42 percent of men did food preparation or cleanup, compared with 68 percent of women.

46% of couples who live together argue about cleaning.

27% of these couples argue about who is going to be doing the cleaning.

24% argue about how often the cleaning should be done.

17% argue about the best way to clean.

4 times as many women claim they do laundry better than their partners.

Women claim they clean the bathroom and kitchen better then their male partners.

22% of men say they vacuum better then their partners and 14% believe they do a better job doing dishes.

25% of men accept that they can’t clean better than their mate no matter what the task.

Almost 2/3’s of individuals surveyed felt their partners cleaning abilities were below average.

51% of people say that not cleaning often enough is their partners biggest shortcoming.

Almost 50% of women and 24% of men complained that their partners leave a mess in the kitchen.

41% of people believe that their partners vacuum around things instead of moving them.

59% of couples ages 18 to 24 claim to have arguments about cleaning.

For couples who are 55+, 34% admitted to arguing about cleaning.

Seems that cleaning is a really important issue.  Stay tuned for the next blog entry where you can learn how to get your significant other to share in the housework more.


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