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.
For descriptions of column headings and rows (industries), click on the appropriate underlined element in the table. "% chg" columns show percent change between 1992 and 1997. An alternate display has 1992 columns.

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SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Sales
($1,000)
Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg
  Retail trade 159,385 -1.7 D N (100,000+) N D N
52 Building materials, hardware, garden supply, and mobile home dealers 4,925 -18.8 13,327,553 21.6 73,418 2.5 1,626,415 16.3
53 General merchandise stores 2,323 -4.8 D N (100,000+) N D N
54 Food stores 16,997 -8.1 49,416,145 9.0 282,750 -1.5 5,282,259 6.1
55 Automotive dealers and gasoline service stations 16,806 -3.9 80,140,311 37.6 214,319 8.8 6,064,965 31.0
56 Apparel and accessory stores 14,194 -14.0 14,523,795 12.4 129,797 -4.0 1,777,117 10.2
57 Home furniture, furnishings, and equipment stores 12,243 -6.4 D N (100,000+) N D N
58 Eating and drinking places 54,481 7.9 30,878,362 21.3 861,563 9.4 8,405,012 22.9
59 Miscellaneous retail 37,416 -0.3 37,810,366 27.3 291,428 9.4 4,972,446 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. "% chg" columns show percent change between 1992 and 1997. An alternate display has 1992 columns.

SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Sales
($1,000)
Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg
  Retail trade 159,385 -1.7 D N (100,000+) N D N
52 Building materials, hardware, garden supply, and mobile home dealers 4,925 -18.8 13,327,553 21.6 73,418 2.5 1,626,415 16.3
521 Lumber and other building materials dealers 1,862 -18.5 9,493,858 24.1 45,096 6.1 1,058,717 18.2
523 Paint, glass, and wallpaper stores 955 -18.9 1,119,520 11.4 6,143 -15.9 157,745 4.1
525 Hardware stores 1,165 -18.9 1,845,056 25.7 15,325 9.8 285,934 29.3
526 Retail nurseries, lawn and garden supply stores 792 -15.0 584,884 0.2 6,073 -11.8 106,199 -3.8
527 Mobile home dealers 151 -35.5 284,235 14.3 781 -17.8 17,820 -12.6
SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Sales
($1,000)
Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg
53 General merchandise stores 2,323 -4.8 D N (100,000+) N D N
531 Department stores (excluding leased departments) $$ 925 1.4 D N (100,000+) N D N
533 Variety stores 454 -19.6 485,154 -10.7 4,229 -41.5 57,150 -23.5
539 Miscellaneous general merchandise stores 944 -2.0 D N (25k-49999) N D N
SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Sales
($1,000)
Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg
54 Food stores 16,997 -8.1 49,416,145 9.0 282,750 -1.5 5,282,259 6.1
541 Grocery stores 11,020 -6.4 46,769,582 9.4 250,018 1.7 4,883,756 6.9
542 Meat and fish (seafood) markets, including freezer provisioners 707 -21.6 587,372 -8.1 4,247 -12.6 60,245 -4.9
543 Fruit and vegetable markets 324 2.9 287,930 13.7 1,915 3.1 26,484 4.7
544 Candy, nut, and confectionery stores 558 -7.8 303,616 24.3 3,516 13.5 40,791 21.6
545 Dairy products stores 201 -34.3 64,101 -18.3 867 -29.1 7,292 -12.1
546 Retail bakeries 2,896 -14.8 649,456 -24.6 13,659 -41.2 150,961 -26.6
549 Miscellaneous food stores 1,291 8.8 754,088 39.3 8,528 22.4 112,730 46.2
SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Sales
($1,000)
Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg
55 Automotive dealers and gasoline service stations 16,806 -3.9 80,140,311 37.6 214,319 8.8 6,064,965 31.0
551 Motor vehicle dealers (new and used) 2,085 3.8 53,256,178 46.2 105,076 16.3 4,102,794 37.9
552 Motor vehicle dealers (used only) 1,255 23.9 2,296,607 102.6 5,882 53.6 144,149 80.0
553 Auto and home supply stores 4,569 -5.3 4,300,218 9.1 34,620 0.1 733,162 12.7
554 Gasoline service stations 7,671 -8.5 17,473,608 18.9 57,730 -1.8 803,084 11.8
555 Boat dealers 347 4.2 567,433 47.5 2,457 33.2 57,649 45.1
556 Recreational vehicle dealers 352 -5.9 1,224,121 27.4 4,180 10.6 113,196 28.8
557 Motorcycle dealers 399 -12.5 813,067 38.4 3,504 11.1 88,834 26.6
559 Automotive dealers, not elsewhere classified 128 36.2 209,079 101.1 870 56.8 22,097 122.4
SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Sales
($1,000)
Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg
56 Apparel and accessory stores 14,194 -14.0 14,523,795 12.4 129,797 -4.0 1,777,117 10.2
561 Men's and boys' clothing and accessory stores 1,307 -32.1 1,191,045 -10.5 9,249 -30.7 164,838 -15.8
562 Women's clothing stores 4,401 -20.7 3,206,383 -6.2 31,478 -31.1 404,769 -3.8
563 Women's accessory and specialty stores 904 -1.5 543,493 47.6 5,684 23.8 73,126 47.6
564 Children's and infants' wear stores 526 -32.2 414,762 8.7 4,298 -14.7 44,422 -1.4
565 Family clothing stores 2,120 -0.6 6,307,752 30.9 53,698 32.6 744,138 30.3
566 Shoe stores 3,882 -5.2 2,354,717 8.4 19,675 -4.5 273,741 1.3
569 Miscellaneous apparel and accessory stores 1,054 -4.8 505,643 15.9 5,715 5.7 72,083 20.4
SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Sales
($1,000)
Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg
57 Home furniture, furnishings, and equipment stores 12,243 -6.4 D N (100,000+) N D N
571 Home furniture and furnishings stores 6,670 -12.0 D N (25k-49999) N D N
572 Household appliance stores 807 -4.9 941,013 -1.9 4,857 -10.9 106,364 0.9
573 Radio, television, consumer electronics, and music stores 4,766 2.6 10,318,224 60.2 48,749 17.2 937,081 33.2
SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Sales
($1,000)
Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg
58 Eating and drinking places 54,481 7.9 30,878,362 21.3 861,563 9.4 8,405,012 22.9
581 Eating and drinking places 54,481 7.9 30,878,362 21.3 861,563 9.4 8,405,012 22.9
5812 Eating places 50,205 9.7 29,774,633 22.3 831,853 10.1 8,145,290 23.7
5813 Drinking places (alcoholic beverages) 4,276 -9.8 1,103,729 -1.3 29,710 -5.5 259,722 2.9
SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Sales
($1,000)
Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg
59 Miscellaneous retail 37,416 -0.3 37,810,366 27.3 291,428 9.4 4,972,446 20.8
591 Drug stores and proprietary stores 4,093 -6.3 11,256,138 13.0 74,408 10.5 1,524,755 9.8
592 Liquor stores 3,130 -11.9 1,883,645 -1.3 10,446 -18.6 130,621 -4.4
593 Used merchandise stores 2,163 11.3 977,073 38.7 15,035 17.1 213,503 37.9
594 Miscellaneous shopping goods stores 13,918 -8.0 11,243,105 20.5 103,420 3.9 1,403,029 13.5
596 Nonstore retailers 3,785 29.8 6,938,340 69.6 34,469 22.8 839,725 49.7
598 Fuel dealers 347 0.6 472,005 42.5 2,479 10.5 64,827 30.6
599 Retail stores, not elsewhere classified 9,980 7.6 5,040,060 49.7 51,171 17.2 795,986 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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Source: 1997 Economic Census, Comparative Statistics   - Questions?
Last revised: July 13, 2011