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Youth Indicators 1996 / Indicator 44


Indicator 44. Spending of Young Adults


Average annual expenditures of urban households, by age of head: 1984 to 1993

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                                   |Annual expenditures|            Percent of expenditures
                                   |per household, 1993|-------------------------------------------------------
            Expenditure            |-------------------|          All ages         |        Under 25\1\
                                   |        |  Under   |---------------------------|---------------------------
                                   |All ages|  25\1\   | 1984 | 1987 | 1990 | 1993 | 1984 | 1987 | 1990 | 1993
-----------------------------------|--------|----------|------|------|------|------|------|------|------|------

    Total annual expenditure ...... $30,692    $17,468  100.0  100.0  100.0  100.0  100.0  100.0  100.0  100.0

Food ..............................   4,399      2,631   15.0   15.0   15.1   14.3   15.5   15.3   16.7   15.1
  Food at home ....................   2,735      1,339    9.0    8.6    8.8    8.9    7.8    7.3    7.8    7.7
  Food away from home .............   1,664      1,293    6.0    6.4    6.4    5.4    7.7    8.1    8.9    7.4

Alcoholic beverages ...............     268        304    1.3    1.2    1.0    0.9    2.0    2.2    1.9    1.7

Housing ...........................   9,636      5,297   30.4   31.0   31.3   31.4   27.9   30.0   29.3   30.3
  Shelter .........................   5,415      3,297   15.9   17.0   17.7   17.6   16.9   18.8   18.3   18.9
  Fuels, utilities, and public
    service .......................   2,112      1,082    7.5    6.8    6.7    6.9    5.3    5.7    5.5    6.2
  Household operations ............     469        156    1.4    1.5    1.6    1.5    0.9    0.9    0.9    0.9
  House furnishings and equipment .   1,230        600    4.2    4.2    3.9    4.0    3.7    3.6    3.6    3.4

Apparel and services ..............   1,676      1,198    6.0    5.9    5.7    5.5    7.0    6.2    6.3    6.9
  Men and boys ....................     426        274    1.6    1.5    1.4    1.4    1.8    1.3    1.9    1.6
  Women and girls .................     658        332    2.4    2.4    2.4    2.1    2.5    2.3    1.9    1.9
  Children under 2 years old ......      79        104    0.2    0.2    0.2    0.3    0.4    0.6    0.5    0.6
  Other clothing products and
    services ......................     264        241    1.8    1.8    0.9    0.9    2.2    2.0    1.4    1.4

Transportation ....................   5,453      3,948   19.6   18.8   18.1   17.8   24.6   23.7   21.2   22.6
Health care .......................   1,776        349    4.8    4.6    5.2    5.8    2.8    2.4    2.4    2.0
Entertainment .....................   1,626        910    4.8    4.9    5.0    5.3    4.9    5.2    5.0    5.2
Personal care .....................     385        228    1.3    1.4    1.3    1.3    1.2    1.2    1.3    1.3
Reading ...........................     166         72    0.6    0.6    0.5    0.5    0.5    0.5    0.5    0.4
Education .........................     455        907    1.4    1.4    1.4    1.5    4.2    4.3    4.9    5.2
Tobacco and smoking supplies ......     268        202    1.0    1.0    1.0    0.9    1.2    1.1    1.3    1.2
Miscellaneous .....................     715        266    2.1    2.3    2.3    2.3    1.8    1.7    2.3    1.5
Cash contributions ................     961         95    3.2    3.0    2.9    3.1    0.8    0.5    0.9    0.5
Personal insurance and pensions ...   2,908      1,061    8.6    8.9    9.1    9.5    5.8    5.8    5.9    6.1
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/1/ The age of the reference person. The reference person is the first member mentioned by the respondent when asked to, "Start with the name of the person or one of the persons who owns or rents the home." It is with respect to this person that the relationship of other household members is determined.

NOTE: Details may not add to totals because of rounding.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Consumer Expenditure Survey: Integrated Survey, 1984, 1987, 1989, 1990, and unpublished data.

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