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The Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS), which is conducted every four years, provides national statistical survey data on the use of energy in residential housing units including physical housing unit types, appliances utilized, demographics, fuels, and other energy use information. This dataset (i.e., the full RECS dataset) is very large in size and may require specialized software to open on your computer. The file might not open completely in Excel 2003 or earlier versions. For a subset of the data pertaining only to Energy Consumption component of RECS, please go to: http://www.data.gov/details/59

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Licensing and Attribution
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Energy Information Administration
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Dataset Summary
Agency
Department of Energy
Sub-Agency
Energy Information Administration
Date Released
1978
Date Updated
2005
Time Period
Annual
Frequency
Quadrennial
High Value Dataset
N
Suggested by Public
N
Dataset Information
Data.gov Data Category Type
Raw Data Catalog
Specialized Data Category Designation
Statistical
Unique ID
10
Extended Type
Raw Data
Dataset Coverage
Unit of Analysis
household
Granularity
RECS data are tabulated for the four Census regions, the nine Census divisions, and for the four most populous States--California, Florida, New York, and Texas.
Geographic Coverage
United States
Data Description
Collection Mode
The survey collected data from 4,382 households sampled at random using a complex multistage, area-probability design to represent 111.1 million U.S. households, the Census Bureau's statistical estimate for all occupied housing units in 2005. Data were obtained from residential energy suppliers for each unit in the sample to produce the Consumption and Expenditures data.
Data Collection Instrument
http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/recs/recs2005/hc2005_tables/2005recshouseholdquex.pdf
Data Dictionary
http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/recs/recspubuse05/layoutfiles/RECS05layoutAllData.csv
Data Quality
Data Quality Certification
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Privacy and Confidentiality
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Applicable Information Quality Guideline Designation
EIA
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Data.gov Program Management Office Data.gov Program Management Office

created Feb 17, 2011

updated Apr 24, 2013

Description

The Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS), which is conducted every four years, provides national statistical survey data on the use of energy in residential housing units including physical housing unit types, appliances utilized, demographics, fuels, and other energy use information. This dataset (i.e., the full RECS dataset) is very large in size and may require specialized software to open on your computer. The file might not open completely in Excel 2003 or earlier versions. For a subset of the data pertaining only to Energy Consumption component of RECS, please go to: http://www.data.gov/details/59

Activity
Community Rating
Current value: 4.0 out of 5
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Current value: out of 5
Raters
1
Visits
14166
Downloads
8938
Comments
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Meta
Category
Energy and Utilities
Permissions
Public
Tags
appliances, Household use of energy, RECS data, federal data download, energy, federal datasets, national, energy use, statistics, energy data, housing, Residential energy consumption data, data, energy consumption
Licensing and Attribution
Data Provided By
Energy Information Administration
Source Link
(none)
Dataset Summary
Agency
Department of Energy
Sub-Agency
Energy Information Administration
Date Released
1978
Date Updated
2005
Time Period
Annual
Frequency
Quadrennial
High Value Dataset
N
Suggested by Public
N
Dataset Information
Data.gov Data Category Type
Raw Data Catalog
Specialized Data Category Designation
Statistical
Unique ID
10
Extended Type
Raw Data
Dataset Coverage
Unit of Analysis
household
Granularity
RECS data are tabulated for the four Census regions, the nine Census divisions, and for the four most populous States--California, Florida, New York, and Texas.
Geographic Coverage
United States
Data Description
Collection Mode
The survey collected data from 4,382 households sampled at random using a complex multistage, area-probability design to represent 111.1 million U.S. households, the Census Bureau's statistical estimate for all occupied housing units in 2005. Data were obtained from residential energy suppliers for each unit in the sample to produce the Consumption and Expenditures data.
Data Collection Instrument
http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/recs/recs2005/hc2005_tables/2005recshouseholdquex.pdf
Data Dictionary
http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/recs/recspubuse05/layoutfiles/RECS05layoutAllData.csv
Data Quality
Data Quality Certification
Yes
Privacy and Confidentiality
Yes
Applicable Information Quality Guideline Designation
EIA