1997 Economic Census:
Comparative Statistics for Delaware
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 5,040 4,865 3.6 8,555,393 6,491,936 31.8 69,887 60,197 16.1 980,593 762,661 28.6
52 Building materials, hardware, garden supply, and mobile home dealers 241 233 3.4 536,276 383,024 40.0 3,064 2,426 26.3 57,580 45,783 25.8
53 General merchandise stores 119 124 -4.0 D 969,866 N (5000-9999) 8,083 N D 96,988 N
54 Food stores 517 535 -3.4 D 1,173,070 N (5000-9999) 8,729 N D 123,220 N
55 Automotive dealers and gasoline service stations 565 534 5.8 D 1,672,203 N (5000-9999) 6,352 N D 132,672 N
56 Apparel and accessory stores 412 477 -13.6 D 304,439 N (2500-4999) 3,524 N D 32,919 N
57 Home furniture, furnishings, and equipment stores 413 389 6.2 D 365,146 N (2500-4999) 2,499 N D 45,491 N
58 Eating and drinking places 1,413 1,279 10.5 D 634,246 N (10k-24999) 20,081 N D 169,201 N
59 Miscellaneous retail 1,360 1,294 5.1 D 989,942 N (5000-9999) 8,503 N D 116,387 N
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 5,040 4,865 3.6 8,555,393 6,491,936 31.8 69,887 60,197 16.1 980,593 762,661 28.6
52 Building materials, hardware, garden supply, and mobile home dealers 241 233 3.4 536,276 383,024 40.0 3,064 2,426 26.3 57,580 45,783 25.8
521 Lumber and other building materials dealers 89 91 -2.2 D 261,762 N (1000-2499) 1,429 N D 28,722 N
523 Paint, glass, and wallpaper stores 27 21 28.6 D 13,997 N (100-249) 94 N D 1,953 N
525 Hardware stores 37 49 -24.5 28,881 29,026 -0.5 378 417 -9.4 5,018 5,107 -1.7
526 Retail nurseries, lawn and garden supply stores 51 45 13.3 D 29,256 N (250-499) 263 N D 4,786 N
527 Mobile home dealers 37 27 37.0 60,719 48,983 24.0 218 223 -2.2 6,074 5,215 16.5
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 119 124 -4.0 D 969,866 N (5000-9999) 8,083 N D 96,988 N
531 Department stores (excluding leased departments) $$ 39 44 -11.4 D 693,325 N (5000-9999) 6,302 N D 77,359 N
533 Variety stores 54 46 17.4 52,410 46,160 13.5 575 614 -6.4 5,858 5,715 2.5
539 Miscellaneous general merchandise stores 26 34 -23.5 D 230,381 N (1000-2499) 1,167 N D 13,914 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 517 535 -3.4 D 1,173,070 N (5000-9999) 8,729 N D 123,220 N
541 Grocery stores 346 374 -7.5 1,159,949 1,100,141 5.4 8,490 7,533 12.7 126,808 110,832 14.4
542 Meat and fish (seafood) markets, including freezer provisioners 28 37 -24.3 20,343 26,312 -22.7 153 273 -44.0 2,188 3,110 -29.6
543 Fruit and vegetable markets 14 11 27.3 15,706 8,930 75.9 127 63 101.6 1,881 905 107.8
544 Candy, nut, and confectionery stores 23 18 27.8 D 5,106 N (20-99) 89 N D 1,139 N
545 Dairy products stores 6 7 -14.3 2,288 2,467 -7.3 22 37 -40.5 213 305 -30.2
546 Retail bakeries 67 61 9.8 D 21,028 N (500-999) 623 N D 5,804 N
549 Miscellaneous food stores 33 27 22.2 14,770 9,086 62.6 167 111 50.5 2,252 1,125 100.2
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 565 534 5.8 D 1,672,203 N (5000-9999) 6,352 N D 132,672 N
551 Motor vehicle dealers (new and used) 79 68 16.2 1,752,179 1,061,654 65.0 3,915 3,071 27.5 118,720 83,291 42.5
552 Motor vehicle dealers (used only) 87 50 74.0 111,233 48,636 128.7 451 264 70.8 10,715 5,431 97.3
553 Auto and home supply stores 87 91 -4.4 D 79,698 N (500-999) 657 N D 13,641 N
554 Gasoline service stations 263 287 -8.4 411,851 429,539 -4.1 1,686 2,014 -16.3 23,319 23,948 -2.6
555 Boat dealers 25 17 47.1 41,886 22,447 86.6 239 171 39.8 5,134 3,270 57.0
556 Recreational vehicle dealers 9 7 28.6 21,708 15,330 41.6 70 60 16.7 2,004 1,369 46.4
557 Motorcycle dealers 11 11 0.0 28,270 D N 160 (100-249) N 3,042 D N
559 Automotive dealers, not elsewhere classified 4 3 33.3 4,719 D N 26 (1-19) N 568 D 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
56 Apparel and accessory stores 412 477 -13.6 D 304,439 N (2500-4999) 3,524 N D 32,919 N
561 Men's and boys' clothing and accessory stores 38 53 -28.3 36,676 30,565 20.0 261 349 -25.2 3,761 4,117 -8.6
562 Women's clothing stores 120 160 -25.0 93,324 97,188 -4.0 977 1,322 -26.1 9,462 10,340 -8.5
563 Women's accessory and specialty stores 32 20 60.0 D 8,079 N (100-249) 99 N D 854 N
564 Children's and infants' wear stores 19 22 -13.6 19,645 16,459 19.4 204 200 2.0 1,757 1,421 23.6
565 Family clothing stores 71 65 9.2 127,808 85,184 50.0 1,042 883 18.0 11,439 r 43.1
566 Shoe stores 94 123 -23.6 80,718 56,585 42.6 651 544 19.7 8,240 6,447 27.8
569 Miscellaneous apparel and accessory stores 38 36 5.6 D 16,013 N (100-249) 202 N D r 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
57 Home furniture, furnishings, and equipment stores 413 389 6.2 D 365,146 N (2500-4999) 2,499 N D 45,491 N
571 Home furniture and furnishings stores 243 234 3.8 D 201,496 N (1000-2499) 1,525 N D 28,756 N
572 Household appliance stores 37 38 -2.6 56,674 48,091 17.8 319 250 27.6 6,611 4,900 34.9
573 Radio, television, consumer electronics, and music stores 133 117 13.7 273,876 115,559 137.0 1,146 724 58.3 19,042 11,835 60.9
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
58 Eating and drinking places 1,413 1,279 10.5 D 634,246 N (10k-24999) 20,081 N D 169,201 N
581 Eating and drinking places 1,413 1,279 10.5 D 634,246 N (10k-24999) 20,081 N D 169,201 N
5812 Eating places 1,333 1,170 13.9 D 605,760 N (10k-24999) 19,303 N D 163,607 N
5813 Drinking places (alcoholic beverages) 80 109 -26.6 35,655 28,486 25.2 956 778 22.9 8,647 5,594 54.6
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
59 Miscellaneous retail 1,360 1,294 5.1 D 989,942 N (5000-9999) 8,503 N D 116,387 N
591 Drug stores and proprietary stores 137 139 -1.4 370,848 265,789 39.5 2,319 2,140 8.4 42,116 31,870 32.1
592 Liquor stores 240 264 -9.1 174,615 140,623 24.2 1,094 1,232 -11.2 11,601 11,691 -0.8
593 Used merchandise stores 55 53 3.8 D 11,368 N (250-499) 263 N D r N
594 Miscellaneous shopping goods stores 446 431 3.5 331,238 221,816 49.3 2,989 2,343 27.6 38,243 27,093 41.2
596 Nonstore retailers 103 71 45.1 D 76,661 N (500-999) 568 N D 10,037 N
598 Fuel dealers 50 53 -5.7 D 173,901 N (500-999) 546 N D 13,856 N
599 Retail stores, not elsewhere classified 329 280 17.5 D 98,596 N (1000-2499) 1,384 N D 19,044 N
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