January 2013

BLS Spotlight on Statistics: Media and Information

Chart Data

Household Expenditure

 

Average annual spending per consumer unit, internet access and newspapers and magazines, 1999–2011
Year Newspapers
and
magazines
Internet access

1999

$97 $49

2000

88 61

2001

84 90

2002

81 107

2003

73 124

2004

74 139

2005

68 158

2006

63 178

2007

62 197

2008

60 222

2009

58 256

2010

53 286

2011

52 321

 

Average annual media-related expenditures, by age, 2011
Age and item    Reading    Entertainment
fees and
admissions
Entertainment audio
and visual
equipment and services

Under 25 years

     

Average annual expenditures

$45 $264 $608

Percent of total income before taxes

0.2 1.0 2.2

25-34 years

     

Average annual expenditures

74 501 948

Percent of total income before taxes

0.1 0.9 1.6

35-44 years

     

Average annual expenditures

100 810 1101

Percent of total income before taxes

0.1 1.0 1.4

45-54 years

     

Average annual expenditures

113 808 1111

Percent of total income before taxes

0.1 1.0 1.4

55-64 years

     

Average annual expenditures

149 571 1055

Percent of total income before taxes

0.2 0.8 1.4

65-74 years

     

Average annual expenditures

163 548 902

Percent of total income before taxes

0.3 1.0 1.7

75 years and older

     

Average annual expenditures

148 224 697

Percent of total income before taxes

0.5 0.7 2.2

Source: Consumer Expenditure Survey | Chart

 

 

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