1997 Economic Census:
Comparative Statistics for California
1987 SIC Basis: Retail Trade

 
Retail Trade by Major Group (2-digit SIC)
Includes only establishments with payroll. Data are in current dollars and have not been adjusted for inflation. Detail may not add to total because of rounding. Introductory text includes scope and methodology.
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SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Sales
($1,000)
Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg
  Retail trade 159,385 162,111 -1.7 D 224,593,152 N (100,000+) 2,050,594 N D 28,063,781 N
52 Building materials, hardware, garden supply, and mobile home dealers 4,925 6,064 -18.8 13,327,553 10,956,575 21.6 73,418 71,593 2.5 1,626,415 1,398,885 16.3
53 General merchandise stores 2,323 2,440 -4.8 D 28,661,546 N (100,000+) 212,683 N D 2,832,201 N
54 Food stores 16,997 18,487 -8.1 49,416,145 45,350,158 9.0 282,750 287,046 -1.5 5,282,259 4,980,017 6.1
55 Automotive dealers and gasoline service stations 16,806 17,491 -3.9 80,140,311 58,227,909 37.6 214,319 196,938 8.8 6,064,965 4,631,393 31.0
56 Apparel and accessory stores 14,194 16,502 -14.0 14,523,795 12,923,865 12.4 129,797 135,181 -4.0 1,777,117 1,612,334 10.2
57 Home furniture, furnishings, and equipment stores 12,243 13,074 -6.4 D 13,314,726 N (100,000+) 93,412 N D 1,653,580 N
58 Eating and drinking places 54,481 50,515 7.9 30,878,362 25,459,079 21.3 861,563 787,244 9.4 8,405,012 6,839,737 22.9
59 Miscellaneous retail 37,416 37,538 -0.3 37,810,366 29,699,294 27.3 291,428 266,497 9.4 4,972,446 4,115,634 20.8
N=Comparable data not available D=Withheld to avoid disclosure

 

 

Retail Trade by Industry (4-digit SIC)
Includes only establishments with payroll. Data are in current dollars and have not been adjusted for inflation. Detail may not add to total because of rounding. Introductory text includes scope and methodology.
For descriptions of column headings and rows (industries), click on the appropriate underlined element in the table. An alternate display has fewer columns.

SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Sales
($1,000)
Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg
  Retail trade 159,385 162,111 -1.7 D 224,593,152 N (100,000+) 2,050,594 N D 28,063,781 N
52 Building materials, hardware, garden supply, and mobile home dealers 4,925 6,064 -18.8 13,327,553 10,956,575 21.6 73,418 71,593 2.5 1,626,415 1,398,885 16.3
521 Lumber and other building materials dealers 1,862 2,284 -18.5 9,493,858 7,651,125 24.1 45,096 42,501 6.1 1,058,717 895,371 18.2
523 Paint, glass, and wallpaper stores 955 1,177 -18.9 1,119,520 1,004,973 11.4 6,143 7,304 -15.9 157,745 151,538 4.1
525 Hardware stores 1,165 1,437 -18.9 1,845,056 1,467,983 25.7 15,325 13,953 9.8 285,934 221,196 29.3
526 Retail nurseries, lawn and garden supply stores 792 932 -15.0 584,884 583,797 0.2 6,073 6,885 -11.8 106,199 110,398 -3.8
527 Mobile home dealers 151 234 -35.5 284,235 248,697 14.3 781 950 -17.8 17,820 20,382 -12.6
SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Sales
($1,000)
Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg
53 General merchandise stores 2,323 2,440 -4.8 D 28,661,546 N (100,000+) 212,683 N D 2,832,201 N
531 Department stores (excluding leased departments) $$ 925 912 1.4 D 18,935,728 N (100,000+) 173,733 N D 2,218,029 N
533 Variety stores 454 565 -19.6 485,154 543,086 -10.7 4,229 7,235 -41.5 57,150 74,707 -23.5
539 Miscellaneous general merchandise stores 944 963 -2.0 D 9,182,732 N (25k-49999) 31,715 N D 539,465 N
SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Sales
($1,000)
Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg
54 Food stores 16,997 18,487 -8.1 49,416,145 45,350,158 9.0 282,750 287,046 -1.5 5,282,259 4,980,017 6.1
541 Grocery stores 11,020 11,774 -6.4 46,769,582 42,733,068 9.4 250,018 245,814 1.7 4,883,756 4,566,742 6.9
542 Meat and fish (seafood) markets, including freezer provisioners 707 902 -21.6 587,372 639,157 -8.1 4,247 4,857 -12.6 60,245 63,363 -4.9
543 Fruit and vegetable markets 324 315 2.9 287,930 253,169 13.7 1,915 1,858 3.1 26,484 25,300 4.7
544 Candy, nut, and confectionery stores 558 605 -7.8 303,616 244,246 24.3 3,516 3,099 13.5 40,791 33,539 21.6
545 Dairy products stores 201 306 -34.3 64,101 78,496 -18.3 867 1,223 -29.1 7,292 8,299 -12.1
546 Retail bakeries 2,896 3,398 -14.8 649,456 860,800 -24.6 13,659 23,226 -41.2 150,961 205,684 -26.6
549 Miscellaneous food stores 1,291 1,187 8.8 754,088 541,222 39.3 8,528 6,969 22.4 112,730 77,090 46.2
SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Sales
($1,000)
Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg
55 Automotive dealers and gasoline service stations 16,806 17,491 -3.9 80,140,311 58,227,909 37.6 214,319 196,938 8.8 6,064,965 4,631,393 31.0
551 Motor vehicle dealers (new and used) 2,085 2,009 3.8 53,256,178 36,420,174 46.2 105,076 90,387 16.3 4,102,794 2,975,056 37.9
552 Motor vehicle dealers (used only) 1,255 1,013 23.9 2,296,607 1,133,384 102.6 5,882 3,830 53.6 144,149 80,084 80.0
553 Auto and home supply stores 4,569 4,825 -5.3 4,300,218 3,940,465 9.1 34,620 34,578 0.1 733,162 650,454 12.7
554 Gasoline service stations 7,671 8,387 -8.5 17,473,608 14,696,788 18.9 57,730 58,810 -1.8 803,084 718,098 11.8
555 Boat dealers 347 333 4.2 567,433 384,816 47.5 2,457 1,844 33.2 57,649 39,720 45.1
556 Recreational vehicle dealers 352 374 -5.9 1,224,121 960,675 27.4 4,180 3,780 10.6 113,196 87,855 28.8
557 Motorcycle dealers 399 456 -12.5 813,067 587,631 38.4 3,504 3,154 11.1 88,834 70,192 26.6
559 Automotive dealers, not elsewhere classified 128 94 36.2 209,079 103,976 101.1 870 555 56.8 22,097 9,934 122.4
SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Sales
($1,000)
Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg
56 Apparel and accessory stores 14,194 16,502 -14.0 14,523,795 12,923,865 12.4 129,797 135,181 -4.0 1,777,117 1,612,334 10.2
561 Men's and boys' clothing and accessory stores 1,307 1,925 -32.1 1,191,045 1,330,213 -10.5 9,249 13,343 -30.7 164,838 195,776 -15.8
562 Women's clothing stores 4,401 5,549 -20.7 3,206,383 3,418,248 -6.2 31,478 45,696 -31.1 404,769 420,708 -3.8
563 Women's accessory and specialty stores 904 918 -1.5 543,493 368,252 47.6 5,684 4,590 23.8 73,126 49,533 47.6
564 Children's and infants' wear stores 526 776 -32.2 414,762 381,434 8.7 4,298 5,039 -14.7 44,422 45,054 -1.4
565 Family clothing stores 2,120 2,132 -0.6 6,307,752 4,817,971 30.9 53,698 40,507 32.6 744,138 571,136 30.3
566 Shoe stores 3,882 4,095 -5.2 2,354,717 2,171,526 8.4 19,675 20,598 -4.5 273,741 270,244 1.3
569 Miscellaneous apparel and accessory stores 1,054 1,107 -4.8 505,643 436,221 15.9 5,715 5,408 5.7 72,083 59,883 20.4
SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Sales
($1,000)
Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg
57 Home furniture, furnishings, and equipment stores 12,243 13,074 -6.4 D 13,314,726 N (100,000+) 93,412 N D 1,653,580 N
571 Home furniture and furnishings stores 6,670 7,580 -12.0 D 5,912,742 N (25k-49999) 46,380 N D 844,703 N
572 Household appliance stores 807 849 -4.9 941,013 959,213 -1.9 4,857 5,454 -10.9 106,364 105,368 0.9
573 Radio, television, consumer electronics, and music stores 4,766 4,645 2.6 10,318,224 6,442,771 60.2 48,749 41,578 17.2 937,081 703,509 33.2
SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Sales
($1,000)
Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg
58 Eating and drinking places 54,481 50,515 7.9 30,878,362 25,459,079 21.3 861,563 787,244 9.4 8,405,012 6,839,737 22.9
581 Eating and drinking places 54,481 50,515 7.9 30,878,362 25,459,079 21.3 861,563 787,244 9.4 8,405,012 6,839,737 22.9
5812 Eating places 50,205 45,774 9.7 29,774,633 24,340,780 22.3 831,853 755,805 10.1 8,145,290 6,587,228 23.7
5813 Drinking places (alcoholic beverages) 4,276 4,741 -9.8 1,103,729 1,118,299 -1.3 29,710 31,439 -5.5 259,722 252,509 2.9
SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Sales
($1,000)
Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg
59 Miscellaneous retail 37,416 37,538 -0.3 37,810,366 29,699,294 27.3 291,428 266,497 9.4 4,972,446 4,115,634 20.8
591 Drug stores and proprietary stores 4,093 4,370 -6.3 11,256,138 9,963,654 13.0 74,408 67,309 10.5 1,524,755 1,388,258 9.8
592 Liquor stores 3,130 3,551 -11.9 1,883,645 1,909,376 -1.3 10,446 12,826 -18.6 130,621 136,569 -4.4
593 Used merchandise stores 2,163 1,943 11.3 977,073 704,362 38.7 15,035 12,840 17.1 213,503 154,834 37.9
594 Miscellaneous shopping goods stores 13,918 15,134 -8.0 11,243,105 9,332,742 20.5 103,420 99,539 3.9 1,403,029 1,236,290 13.5
596 Nonstore retailers 3,785 2,917 29.8 6,938,340 4,090,916 69.6 34,469 28,079 22.8 839,725 560,985 49.7
598 Fuel dealers 347 345 0.6 472,005 331,269 42.5 2,479 2,243 10.5 64,827 49,654 30.6
599 Retail stores, not elsewhere classified 9,980 9,278 7.6 5,040,060 3,366,975 49.7 51,171 43,661 17.2 795,986 589,044 35.1
N=Comparable data not available D=Withheld to avoid disclosure
$$ 1992 sales data include sales from catalog order desks. 1997 sales data exclude sales from catalog order desks.

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Last revised: July 13, 2011