1997 Economic Census:
Construction
Massachusetts


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 14,959 20,631,054 3,868,761 107,813
233 Building, developing, & general contracting 4,115 8,804,892 900,034 24,562
234 Heavy construction 985 3,721,290 674,549 16,119
235 Special trade contractors 9,859 8,104,872 2,294,178 67,132

 

 

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 14,959 20,631,054 3,868,761 107,813
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Dollar value of
business done
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
233 Building, developing, & general contracting 4,115 8,804,892 900,034 24,562
2331 Land subdivision & land development 220 389,968 42,365 1,055
2332 Residential building construction 3,003 2,776,189 347,557 11,971
23321 Single-family housing construction 2,840 2,499,939 300,245 10,513
23322 Multifamily housing construction 163 276,250 47,313 1,458
2333 Nonresidential building construction 892 5,638,735 510,112 11,537
23331 Mfg & industrial building construction 125 D 50,588 1,139
23332 Commercial & institutional building construction 767 D 459,524 10,398
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Dollar value of
business done
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
234 Heavy construction 985 3,721,290 674,549 16,119
2341 Highway, street, bridge, & tunnel construction 283 2,283,686 350,734 7,878
23411 Highway & street construction 245 950,590 171,705 4,016
23412 Bridge & tunnel construction 38 1,333,096 179,029 3,862
2349 Other heavy construction 702 1,437,604 323,815 8,242
23491 Water, sewer, & pipeline construction 229 413,820 96,742 2,542
23492 Power & communication transmission line construction s 43,559 12,215 307
23493 Industrial nonbuilding structure construction s s s (100,000+)
23499 All other heavy construction 431 973,464 212,825 5,343
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Dollar value of
business done
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
235 Special trade contractors 9,859 8,104,872 2,294,178 67,132
2351 Plumbing, heating, & air-conditioning contractors 2,172 2,215,728 580,187 15,548
2352 Painting & wall covering contractors 870 260,520 95,786 3,517
2353 Electrical contractors 1,779 1,751,805 557,206 14,693
2354 Masonry, drywall, insulation, & tile contractors 1,008 792,686 240,796 7,486
23541 Masonry & stone contractors 487 321,624 103,568 3,244
23542 Drywall, plastering, acoustical, & insulation contractors 426 429,419 124,571 3,849
23543 Tile, marble, terrazzo, & mosaic contractors 95 41,643 12,657 393
2355 Carpentry & floor contractors 1,313 683,850 152,722 5,494
23551 Carpentry contractors 1,061 497,492 112,405 4,244
23552 Floor laying & other floor contractors 251 186,358 40,316 1,250
2356 Roofing, siding, & sheet metal contractors 566 469,694 116,954 3,817
2357 Concrete contractors 570 399,704 116,567 3,918
2358 Water well drilling contractors 41 41,442 11,892 288
2359 Other special trade contractors 1,540 1,489,444 422,066 12,370
23591 Structural steel erection contractors 69 D S (1000-2499)
23592 Glass & glazing contractors 97 85,279 24,767 771
23593 Excavation contractors 615 487,385 125,617 3,907
23594 Wrecking & demolition contractors 61 D 21,131 667
23595 Building equip & other machinery installation contractors 127 266,059 93,985 1,855
23599 All other special trade contractors 571 D 116,704 4,004
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure; N = Not available

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Source: 1997 Economic Census

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