DatasetAdded By Infochimps
The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.
A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.
The tables that were changed (this is table 662):
0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467 0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629 1144 1227 1231
This dataset consists of a table of 196 rows and 17 columns.
In dollars. Based on Consumer Expenditure Survey, integrated data from the Interview and Diary surveys; see text, section 13, for description and also CEX Survey sheet. Interpreting the expenditure data, several factors should be considered. The data are averages for the noninstitutional population and the expenditures reported here are out-of-pocket. For expenditure categories, see also CEX Survey sheet. A consumer unit comprises either: (1) all members of a particular household who are related by blood, marriage, adoption, or other legal arrangements; (2) a person living alone or sharing a household with others or living as a roomer in a private home or lodging house or in permanent living quarters in a hotel or motel, but who is financially independent; or (3) two or more persons living together who pool their income to make joint expenditure decisions. Financial independence is determined by the three major expense categories: Housing, food, and other living expenses. To be considered financially independent, at least two of the three major expense categories have to be provided by the respondent.
- Components of income and taxes are derived from “complete income reporters” through 2003.
Thereafter, income imputation was implemented and all consumer units are considered to be complete
- Prior to 2000, gifts of alcoholic, personal care products and services, and reading materials were
included in “All other gifts.”
Public Domain (Government Work)
This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.