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.
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 5,040 3.6 8,555,393 31.8 69,887 16.1 980,593 28.6
52 Building materials, hardware, garden supply, and mobile home dealers 241 3.4 536,276 40.0 3,064 26.3 57,580 25.8
53 General merchandise stores 119 -4.0 D N (5000-9999) N D N
54 Food stores 517 -3.4 D N (5000-9999) N D N
55 Automotive dealers and gasoline service stations 565 5.8 D N (5000-9999) N D N
56 Apparel and accessory stores 412 -13.6 D N (2500-4999) N D N
57 Home furniture, furnishings, and equipment stores 413 6.2 D N (2500-4999) N D N
58 Eating and drinking places 1,413 10.5 D N (10k-24999) N D N
59 Miscellaneous retail 1,360 5.1 D N (5000-9999) N D 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. "% 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 5,040 3.6 8,555,393 31.8 69,887 16.1 980,593 28.6
52 Building materials, hardware, garden supply, and mobile home dealers 241 3.4 536,276 40.0 3,064 26.3 57,580 25.8
521 Lumber and other building materials dealers 89 -2.2 D N (1000-2499) N D N
523 Paint, glass, and wallpaper stores 27 28.6 D N (100-249) N D N
525 Hardware stores 37 -24.5 28,881 -0.5 378 -9.4 5,018 -1.7
526 Retail nurseries, lawn and garden supply stores 51 13.3 D N (250-499) N D N
527 Mobile home dealers 37 37.0 60,719 24.0 218 -2.2 6,074 16.5
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 119 -4.0 D N (5000-9999) N D N
531 Department stores (excluding leased departments) $$ 39 -11.4 D N (5000-9999) N D N
533 Variety stores 54 17.4 52,410 13.5 575 -6.4 5,858 2.5
539 Miscellaneous general merchandise stores 26 -23.5 D N (1000-2499) 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 517 -3.4 D N (5000-9999) N D N
541 Grocery stores 346 -7.5 1,159,949 5.4 8,490 12.7 126,808 14.4
542 Meat and fish (seafood) markets, including freezer provisioners 28 -24.3 20,343 -22.7 153 -44.0 2,188 -29.6
543 Fruit and vegetable markets 14 27.3 15,706 75.9 127 101.6 1,881 107.8
544 Candy, nut, and confectionery stores 23 27.8 D N (20-99) N D N
545 Dairy products stores 6 -14.3 2,288 -7.3 22 -40.5 213 -30.2
546 Retail bakeries 67 9.8 D N (500-999) N D N
549 Miscellaneous food stores 33 22.2 14,770 62.6 167 50.5 2,252 100.2
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 565 5.8 D N (5000-9999) N D N
551 Motor vehicle dealers (new and used) 79 16.2 1,752,179 65.0 3,915 27.5 118,720 42.5
552 Motor vehicle dealers (used only) 87 74.0 111,233 128.7 451 70.8 10,715 97.3
553 Auto and home supply stores 87 -4.4 D N (500-999) N D N
554 Gasoline service stations 263 -8.4 411,851 -4.1 1,686 -16.3 23,319 -2.6
555 Boat dealers 25 47.1 41,886 86.6 239 39.8 5,134 57.0
556 Recreational vehicle dealers 9 28.6 21,708 41.6 70 16.7 2,004 46.4
557 Motorcycle dealers 11 0.0 28,270 N 160 N 3,042 N
559 Automotive dealers, not elsewhere classified 4 33.3 4,719 N 26 N 568 N
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 412 -13.6 D N (2500-4999) N D N
561 Men's and boys' clothing and accessory stores 38 -28.3 36,676 20.0 261 -25.2 3,761 -8.6
562 Women's clothing stores 120 -25.0 93,324 -4.0 977 -26.1 9,462 -8.5
563 Women's accessory and specialty stores 32 60.0 D N (100-249) N D N
564 Children's and infants' wear stores 19 -13.6 19,645 19.4 204 2.0 1,757 23.6
565 Family clothing stores 71 9.2 127,808 50.0 1,042 18.0 11,439 43.1
566 Shoe stores 94 -23.6 80,718 42.6 651 19.7 8,240 27.8
569 Miscellaneous apparel and accessory stores 38 5.6 D N (100-249) 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
57 Home furniture, furnishings, and equipment stores 413 6.2 D N (2500-4999) N D N
571 Home furniture and furnishings stores 243 3.8 D N (1000-2499) N D N
572 Household appliance stores 37 -2.6 56,674 17.8 319 27.6 6,611 34.9
573 Radio, television, consumer electronics, and music stores 133 13.7 273,876 137.0 1,146 58.3 19,042 60.9
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 1,413 10.5 D N (10k-24999) N D N
581 Eating and drinking places 1,413 10.5 D N (10k-24999) N D N
5812 Eating places 1,333 13.9 D N (10k-24999) N D N
5813 Drinking places (alcoholic beverages) 80 -26.6 35,655 25.2 956 22.9 8,647 54.6
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 1,360 5.1 D N (5000-9999) N D N
591 Drug stores and proprietary stores 137 -1.4 370,848 39.5 2,319 8.4 42,116 32.1
592 Liquor stores 240 -9.1 174,615 24.2 1,094 -11.2 11,601 -0.8
593 Used merchandise stores 55 3.8 D N (250-499) N D N
594 Miscellaneous shopping goods stores 446 3.5 331,238 49.3 2,989 27.6 38,243 41.2
596 Nonstore retailers 103 45.1 D N (500-999) N D N
598 Fuel dealers 50 -5.7 D N (500-999) N D N
599 Retail stores, not elsewhere classified 329 17.5 D N (1000-2499) N D 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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Source: 1997 Economic Census, Comparative Statistics   - Questions?
Last revised: July 13, 2011