Select a Demographics: Click on the Demographic of interest to select. The Consumer Expenditure Survey collects data by socioeconomic and demographic characteristic. Twelve standard Demographics are published. They include quintiles of income, income before taxes, age of reference person, size of consumer unit, composition of consumer unit, number of earners in consumer unit, housing tenure, race of reference person, type of area, region of residence, occupation of reference person, and origin of reference person.