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Guide to the
2002 Economic Census


CENSUS CONTENT

Several key statistics are tabulated for all industries covered in the Economic Census:
Other items vary by sector, as illustrated in Table 5.

Table 5. Major Data Items Published in the 2002 Economic Census
Legend: A--All areas (see table 4) except ZIP Codes; Z--ZIP Codes and States; M--MA's, states, and National; S--States and National; N--National only; e--National data only in Business Expenses 1/

Manu- factur- ing

Mining

Cons- truc- tion

Retail Trade

Whole- sale Trade

Management of companies

All other sectors

Number of establishments and firms

Establishments with payroll

A,Z

S

S

A,Z

A

A

A,Z

Establishments without payroll (nonemployers)



S

S



S

Single-unit and multiunit establishments

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

Establishments by legal form of organization

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

Firms

N

N


N

N

N

N

Employment

All employees

A

S

S

A

A

A

A

Production (construction) workers/hours

A

S

S





Employment size of establishment

A,Z

N

S

N

N

N

N

Labor costs








Payroll, entire year

A

S

S

A

A

A

A

Payroll, first quarter




A

A

A

A

Worker wages

A

S

S





Supplemental costs

S

S

S

e

e

e

e

Cost of contract labor




e

e

e

e

Sales, receipts, or value of shipments/construction work done

Establishments with payroll

A

S

S

A

A

A

A

By specific product, line, or type of construction

S

S

S

M

M 2


S /3

Sales/receipts size of establishments



S

N,Z

N


N,Z3

Class of customer




N

N


N

Type of structure



N





E-commerce sales

S S S S S   S

Expenses

Total




e

N


N


Cost of materials, parts, etc.

A

S

S

e

e

e


Cost of fuels

S

S

S

e

e

e

e

Energy consumed

S

S






Cost of electricity

S

S

S

e

e

e

e

Cost of other utilities




e

e

e

e

Products bought for resale

S

S


e

e



Taxes and license fees




e

e

e

e

Cost of office supplies




e

e


e

Depreciation charges

S

S


e

e

e

e

Commission expense





e



Purchased services:

..Advertising

N



e

e

e

e

..Rental payments

S

S

S

e

e

e

e

..Legal services

N



e

e

e

e

..Accounting services

N



e

e

e

e

..Data processing services

N



e

e

e

e

..Refuse removal

N







..Communications services

N

S

S

e

e

e

e

..Purchased repairs

N


S

e

e

e

e

..Cost of contract work

S

S



e



Assets, capital expenditures, inventories

Capital expenditures, total

S

S

S





Depreciable assets, gross value

S

S

S





Value of inventories

S

S

S

e

A



1 The Business Expenses report covers operating establishments classified in manufacturing, mining, and construction by 2002 NAICS; and all establishments in most other sectors, as defined by 1997 NAICS.
2 15 selected states and 15 selected metro areas only.


SPECIAL CENSUS PROGRAMS

Survey of Business Owners
The number of firms and their sales, employment, and payroll are tabulated--by NAICS subsector, geographic area, size, and legal form of organization--for
- All companies (businesses)
and for businesses owned by
- Blacks
- Hispanics
- American Indians and Alaska Natives
- Asians
- Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders
- Women

Data for firms owned by the groups listed above are presented along with data for businesses owned by nonminority males, at the national and state levels, on selected
- Ownership characteristics (e.g., age, education, hours worked, disability)
- Business characteristics (e.g., home-based, family-owned, franchising, year started, financing)

Business Expenses
Data on operating expenses of most industries are presented in the report Business Expenses. These operating expenses include supplemental labor costs, energy costs, taxes and a variety of purchased services including advertising, legal and accounting services, and repairs.

Transportation Surveys
The Vehicle Inventory and Use Survey reports on the physical characteristics and operational use of the Nation's 60 million private and commercial trucks. The Commodity Flow Survey reports on the origin and destination of commodities shipped from selected industries.

Island Areas
These special censuses provide data for employer businesses in
- Puerto Rico
- U.S. Virgin Islands
- Guam
- American Samoa
- Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands


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