2010 CE Public-Use Microdata
The 2010 public-use microdata (PUMD) were originally released to the public on CD-ROM on
September 27, 2011. Two errata were issued, one with which addendum files were produced, after the release. The errata can be viewed at the bottom of
this page. The zip files below contain the most recent version of the 2010 PUMD,
including addenda files.
About 2010 CE PUMD
The 2010 PUMD did not include many significant changes from 2009. Some of the
highlights and changes in the 2010 PUMD were:
Beginning in 2010Q2, the FPAR paradata file included binary variables indicating whether the respondent had used bills, receipts, or other sources to answer expenditure
questions during sections 1-10 of the Interview.
- Beginning in 2010Q1, the variable that estimated "usual monthly amount of transit subsidy" (TRANSUBX) was deleted in the XPB EXPN file. JSUBSIDY, "quarterly
value of transit subsidy received," was added to the XPB EXPN file in 2010Q1.
- No changes were made to the Diary files.
2010 CE PUMD Files
To learn how to download the zip files below, please see Instructions for Downloading Consumer Expenditure Survey (CE) Microdata and Documentation. See the
2010 read me
text file for a listing and information about the 2010 PUMD files. Also, a 'Getting Started' guide (PDF) is available
to those who are new to CE PUMD.
The documentation zip file contains user guides and documentation, data dictionaries, parameter files, and sample programs.
2010 Microdata Documentation
Note: The 2010 documentation below is a subset of files included in the documentation zip file above.
- Public-Use Interview Survey Microdata Documentation (PDF)
- Public-Use Interview Survey Data Dictionary (PDF 1.3MB)
- Public-Use Diary Survey Microdata Documentation (PDF)
- Public-Use Diary Survey Data Dictionary (PDF)
- Archived Documentation and Errata
2010 Microdata Errata
This section lists all the errata that were issued for the 2010 PUMD release.
Please note: the files available for download are as originally released. Any addenda will have to be applied by the user.
November 29, 2011
There have been two errors found in the 2010 data files and one error found in the supporting
documentation. The first error affects identifiers in the paradata files (FPAR and MCHI). The
second error affects the PUBFLAG variable for one UCC in the interview survey MTAB files.
The documentation error was found in the Interview Stub parameter file (IntStub2010.txt). (PDF).
June 15, 2012
There has been a miscoded value for one of the variables in the 2010 Interview data files. The error
affects the QYEAR variable. Please note: this error does not affect the expenditure or income
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Last Modified Date: July 17, 2012