1997 Economic Census:
Construction
California


These data are from the 1997 and 2002 Economic Censuses.
For more recent data, see the current Industry Statistics Sampler.
 
Construction by Subsector
Introductory text includes scope and methodology. Table includes only establishments with payroll. Nonemployers are shown separately. For descriptions of column headings and rows (industries), click on the appropriate underlined element in the table.
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NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Dollar value of
business done
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
  23 Construction 60,162 94,353,720 19,147,668 561,338
233 Building, developing, & general contracting 19,045 43,454,004 4,674,678 129,351
234 Heavy construction 3,197 12,187,383 2,783,810 65,596
235 Special trade contractors 37,921 38,712,336 11,689,179 366,390

 

 

Construction by Industry
Introductory text includes scope and methodology. Table includes only establishments with payroll. Nonemployers are shown separately. For descriptions of column headings and rows (industries), click on the appropriate underlined element in the table.
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Dollar value of
business done
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
23 Construction 60,162 94,353,720 19,147,668 561,338
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Dollar value of
business done
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
233 Building, developing, & general contracting 19,045 43,454,004 4,674,678 129,351
2331 Land subdivision & land development 796 1,985,683 213,735 4,764
2332 Residential building construction 13,734 19,511,752 2,009,674 66,939
23321 Single-family housing construction 12,998 18,382,648 1,832,593 61,091
23322 Multifamily housing construction 736 1,129,103 177,081 5,848
2333 Nonresidential building construction 4,515 21,956,570 2,451,269 57,649
23331 Mfg & industrial building construction 792 3,836,029 407,356 9,606
23332 Commercial & institutional building construction 3,722 18,120,540 2,043,913 48,044
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Dollar value of
business done
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
234 Heavy construction 3,197 12,187,383 2,783,810 65,596
2341 Highway, street, bridge, & tunnel construction 912 5,248,937 1,027,310 23,336
23411 Highway & street construction 827 4,363,637 863,093 19,540
23412 Bridge & tunnel construction 85 885,301 164,217 3,796
2349 Other heavy construction 2,284 6,938,446 1,756,500 42,260
23491 Water, sewer, & pipeline construction 651 2,322,273 560,687 13,220
23492 Power & communication transmission line construction 176 563,990 178,031 5,198
23493 Industrial nonbuilding structure construction 30 445,383 142,273 3,796
23499 All other heavy construction 1,427 3,606,801 875,510 20,045
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Dollar value of
business done
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
235 Special trade contractors 37,921 38,712,336 11,689,179 366,390
2351 Plumbing, heating, & air-conditioning contractors 6,776 8,277,100 2,500,392 64,396
2352 Painting & wall covering contractors 4,402 1,724,930 603,588 25,146
2353 Electrical contractors 6,011 7,392,168 2,369,837 61,932
2354 Masonry, drywall, insulation, & tile contractors 5,068 4,458,744 1,574,753 56,752
23541 Masonry & stone contractors 1,291 855,170 265,479 9,967
23542 Drywall, plastering, acoustical, & insulation contractors 2,590 2,951,091 1,102,292 39,210
23543 Tile, marble, terrazzo, & mosaic contractors 1,187 652,484 206,982 7,575
2355 Carpentry & floor contractors 4,252 4,034,844 1,144,382 43,173
23551 Carpentry contractors 2,733 2,944,891 872,323 33,707
23552 Floor laying & other floor contractors 1,519 1,089,953 272,059 9,466
2356 Roofing, siding, & sheet metal contractors 3,033 2,759,527 714,487 27,560
2357 Concrete contractors 2,471 3,108,032 833,665 28,919
2358 Water well drilling contractors 229 224,125 58,372 1,675
2359 Other special trade contractors 5,679 6,732,869 1,889,701 56,837
23591 Structural steel erection contractors 482 1,216,839 346,588 9,784
23592 Glass & glazing contractors 700 521,528 128,075 4,370
23593 Excavation contractors 1,000 1,271,884 293,194 8,168
23594 Wrecking & demolition contractors 197 397,823 102,843 3,306
23595 Building equip & other machinery installation contractors 338 944,808 330,233 6,427
23599 All other special trade contractors 2,962 2,379,987 688,769 24,783
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure; N = Not available

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Source: 1997 Economic Census

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