I know that reviewing this spreadsheet might seem tedious, but I encourage you to review
it and provide your comments via the listserv, or to me directly. The current status is
that the residence-based tabulation have been approved by the DRB for 2004 ACS data. The
workplace-based tables are still draft, and have not yet been approved by the DRB.
Any comments that we provide now will not likely change the 2004 data tabulation, but
could be considered for the 2005 ACS data tabulation. This is IMPORTANT because the 2005
ACS data is the first data from "full implementation."
One comment on this set that arose at the TRB Census conference held May 11-13, was to add
to the AGE breakout "65 to 74" and then "75 and over". This is
because more people are continuing to work after age 65 and we need to start tracking
I noticed that several tables include "earnings" but there are no tables using
"household income" as a variable. Do you want something that cross-tabulates a
Journey-to-work variable with household income? e.g. Household income * Means of
transportation to work, or household income * # of Vehicles.?
To get the spreadsheets, please use the CTPP listserve archives at:
to find Phil's attachments from his May
FHWA Office of Planning
206-220-4460 (in Seattle)
[mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of
Sent: Monday, May 09, 2005 12:20 PM
Subject: [CTPP] Draft Proposal for Transportation-Related Data Products
from ACS for 2004 and Beyond
I will be delivering a presentation this week in Irvine CA at the
Transportation Research Board Conference, "Census Data for Transportation
Planning: Preparing for the Future." I've put together a handout to go
along with the presentation which outlines the transportation-related
content in some new and/or revamped ACS data products. These proposals
have not received final approval yet, so are still subject to change. But
I've been asked to post them to the listserve to reach a wider audience.
The bottom line is that the standard products from ACS will have a lot more
tables on the characteristics of workers than have been previously produced
in either the ACS or in the decennial census. And for the first time ever,
there will be data tabulated by workplace geography in a standard Census
Bureau data product. The handout does not cover all products from ACS, just
two new types of products ("selected population profiles" and "subject
tables") and a major revision to the detailed tables (to be called "base
tables" in the future). You should print out the various worksheets to look
at them, since there is useful information in the headers and footers that
does not show up when you are just looking at the sheet on the screen.
(See attached file: Irvine-Handout_Proposed_ACS_Standard_Tables.xls)