CE Tables

This page provides links to tables with expenditure and income data calculated by the Consumer Expenditure Survey. Some tables provide population means (as opposed to means of those reporting), percent shares, and variance measures (Standard Error and Coefficient of Variation). Other tables present aggregate expenditures and income and related aggregate percent shares. The tables first provide the most recent data and the links to tables for selected historical time periods.

CE provides these tables in two sections. The first contains tables that we produce regularly and the second provides experimental tables that have recently been developed.

Regular Tables present data in these categories:
  • Annual Calendar Year tables provide annual means, shares, and variance measures or aggregate expenditures and shares for one year by sixteen specific socio-economic consumer unit characteristics.
  • Multi-year tables provide annual means for a selection of years.
  • Cross-tabulated tables provide annual means averaged over two years of data categorized by two socio-economic characteristics. (e.g. age and income)
  • Metropolitan statistical area tables provide annual means averaged over two years of data for selected metropolitan statistical areas organized by region. (e.g. New York City or Los Angeles)
  • Region tables and area tables provide annual means averaged over two years of data by region (e.g. Northeast, Midwest, South, West) and by population size of area of residence.
  • High-income tables provide annual means averaged over two years from 1997-98 to 2001-02 similar to the Higher income before taxes table available among the Annual Calendar Year tables.
  • Midyear tables provide data similar to the Annual Calendar Year tables for time periods stretching from the 3rd quarter of the previous year through the 2nd quarter of the current year.
Experimental tables provide annual means for new classifications of expenditures or socio-economic characteristics. Currently, CE provides three experimental tables.

Midyear Tables

July 2014 through June 2015

CURRENT COMBINED EXPENDITURE, SHARE, AND STANDARD ERROR TABLES

  • Age of reference person — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Composition of consumer unit — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Deciles of income before taxes — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Highest education level of any member — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Higher income before taxes — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Hispanic or Latino origin of reference person — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Housing tenure and type of area — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Income before taxes — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Number of earners in consumer unit — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Occupation of reference person — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Quintiles of income before taxes — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Race of reference person — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Region of residence — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Size of consumer unit — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Selected age of reference person — (PDF) (XLS)

Previous Years: July 2011 through June 2015 »

Annual Calendar Year Tables

2014

CURRENT COMBINED EXPENDITURE, SHARE, AND STANDARD ERROR TABLES

  • Age of reference person — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Composition of consumer unit — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Deciles of income before taxes — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Highest education level of any member — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Higher income before taxes — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Hispanic or Latino origin of reference person — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Housing tenure and type of area — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Income before taxes — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Number of earners in consumer unit — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Occupation of reference person — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Population size of area of residence — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Quintiles of income before taxes — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Race of reference person — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Region of residence — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Size of consumer unit — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Selected age of reference person — (PDF) (XLSX)

Previous Years: 2012 to 2014 »


CURRENT AGGREGATE EXPENDITURE SHARES TABLES

  • Age of reference person — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Composition of consumer unit — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Deciles of income before taxes — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Highest education level of any member — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Higher income before taxes — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Hispanic or Latino origin of reference person — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Housing tenure and type of area — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Income before taxes — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Number of earners in consumer unit — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Occupation of reference person — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Quintiles of income before taxes — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Race of reference person — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Region of residence — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Size of consumer unit — (PDF) (XLSX)

Previous Years: 1989 to 2014 »

EXPENDITURE TABLES

The separate expenditure table format has been discontinued with the release of the 2012 data. Previous tables from 1972-73, and 1984 through 2011 are available at expenditure tables.
These separate data tables have been replaced by the combined expenditure, share, and standard error tables. The new table includes expenditure means, shares, and standard error data organized by various demographic characteristics.

Previous Years: 1960-61, 1972-73, 1984 to 2011 »

EXPENDITURE SHARES TABLES

The separate expenditure shares table format has been discontinued with the release of the 2012 data. Previous tables from 1989 through 2011 are available at expenditure shares tables.
These separate data tables have been replaced by the combined expenditure, share, and standard error tables. The new table includes expenditure means, shares, and standard error data organized by various demographic characteristics.

Previous Years: 1989 to 2011 »

STANDARD ERROR TABLES

The separate standard error table format has been discontinued with the release of the 2012 data. Discontinued tables from 2000 through 2011 are available at standard error tables.
These separate data tables have been replaced by the combined expenditure, share, and standard error tables. The new table includes expenditure means, shares, and standard error data organized by various demographic characteristics.

Previous Years: 2000 to 2011 »

2006 to 2014

MOST RECENT MULTIYEAR TABLES

  • 2013-2014 Multiyear table — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • 2006-2012 Multiyear table — (PDF) (XLS)

Previous Years: 1984 to 2014 »

2013-2014

CURRENT CROSS-TABULATED TABLES

Age of reference person by income before taxes

Age of reference person by region of residence

Region of residence by income before taxes

Size of consumer unit by income before taxes

Size of consumer unit by age of reference person

Singles by income before taxes

Singles by age of reference person

Previous Years: 1986-1987 to 2013-2014 »

CURRENT METROPOLITAN STATISTICAL AREAS TABLES

Due to changes in the CE sample about every ten years, the number of Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) for which survey estimates are available will change. CE estimates are available for 26 selected MSAs from 1986 to 1995, for 28 MSAs from 1996 to 2004, for 24 MSAs in 2005, and for 18 MSAs from 2006 onward.

  • Selected Midwestern MSAs — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Selected Northeastern MSAs — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Selected Southern MSAs — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Selected Western MSAs — (PDF) (XLSX)

Previous Years: 1972-73, 1986-1987 to 2013-2014 »

CURRENT REGION TABLES AND AREA TABLES

  • Region of residence — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Population size of area of residence — (PDF) (XLSX)

Previous Years: 1987-1988 to 2013-2014 »

HIGH-INCOME TABLES

The high-income-before-taxes table has been discontinued with the release of the 2003 data. Discontinued tables from 1997-98 through 2001-02 are available at high-income tables.
This data table has been replaced by the higher-income-before-taxes table under Combined Expenditure, Share, and Standard Error Tables. The new table includes additional high income classes.

Previous Years: 1997-1998 to 2001-2002