1997 Economic Census:
Comparative Statistics for United States
1987 SIC Basis: Construction

 
Construction 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 Dollar value of business done
($1,000)
Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg
  Construction industries 639,482 572,851 11.6 834,794,940 539,084,657 54.9 5,567,052 4,668,280 19.3 170,962,019 117,729,651 45.2
15 Building construction--general contractors and operative builders 184,517 168,407 9.6 365,551,249 220,231,215 66.0 1,269,288 1,096,859 15.7 39,852,106 27,077,574 47.2
16 Heavy construction other than buildings construction--contractors 39,542 37,180 6.4 126,864,247 98,528,182 28.8 851,595 799,422 6.5 29,218,233 23,728,285 23.1
17 Construction--Special trade contractors 415,423 367,263 13.1 342,379,444 220,325,260 55.4 3,446,169 2,771,999 24.3 101,891,679 66,923,793 52.3
N=Comparable data not available D=Withheld to avoid disclosure

 

 

Construction 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.

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SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Dollar value of business done
($1,000)
Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg
    Construction industries 639,482 572,851 11.6 834,794,940 539,084,657 54.9 5,567,052 4,668,280 19.3 170,962,019 117,729,651 45.2
  15 Building construction--general contractors and operative builders 184,517 168,407 9.6 365,551,249 220,231,215 66.0 1,269,288 1,096,859 15.7 39,852,106 27,077,574 47.2
  152 General contractors--residential buildings 123,990 113,986 8.8 95,368,487 57,422,854 66.1 499,582 452,557 10.4 12,211,234 8,438,452 44.7
Not Comparable 1521 General contractors--single-family houses 116,537 107,495 8.4 79,380,858 49,468,847 60.5 438,033 403,754 8.5 10,314,481 7,277,890 41.7
Not Comparable 1522 General contractors--residential buildings, other than single-family 7,453 6,490 14.8 15,987,630 7,954,007 101.0 61,549 48,803 26.1 1,896,753 1,160,562 63.4
  153 Operative builders 21,000 16,989 23.6 73,200,806 46,127,711 58.7 138,945 114,194 21.7 4,870,523 3,358,753 45.0
Not Comparable 1531 Operative builders 21,000 16,989 23.6 73,200,806 46,127,711 58.7 138,945 114,194 21.7 4,870,523 3,358,753 45.0
  154 General building contractors--nonresidential buildings 39,527 37,432 5.6 196,981,956 116,680,650 68.8 630,761 530,108 19.0 22,770,349 15,280,369 49.0
Not Comparable 1541 General contractors--industrial buildings and warehouses 8,710 7,693 13.2 38,186,191 20,991,436 81.9 158,149 122,970 28.6 5,565,288 3,476,400 60.1
Not Comparable 1542 General contractors--nonresidential buildings, other than industrial buildings and warehouses 30,817 29,739 3.6 158,795,765 95,689,214 65.9 472,611 407,138 16.1 17,205,061 11,803,969 45.8
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SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Dollar value of business done
($1,000)
Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg
  16 Heavy construction other than buildings construction--contractors 39,542 37,180 6.4 126,864,247 98,528,182 28.8 851,595 799,422 6.5 29,218,233 23,728,285 23.1
  161 Highway and street construction contractors, except elevated highways 11,162 10,090 10.6 49,920,793 36,645,834 36.2 277,073 257,356 7.7 9,472,265 7,357,719 28.7
Not Comparable 1611 Highway and street construction contractors, except elevated highways 11,162 10,090 10.6 49,920,793 36,645,834 36.2 277,073 257,356 7.7 9,472,265 7,357,719 28.7
  162 Heavy construction, except highway and street construction 28,380 27,090 4.8 76,943,455 61,882,348 24.3 574,522 542,066 6.0 19,745,968 16,370,565 20.6
Not Comparable 1622 Bridge, tunnel, and elevated highway construction contractors 1,171 1,041 12.5 9,547,853 7,286,936 31.0 47,681 43,701 9.1 1,843,671 1,485,491 24.1
Not Comparable 1623 Water, sewer, pipeline, and communications and power line construction 11,249 10,233 9.9 30,188,366 20,429,757 47.8 235,985 194,252 21.5 7,880,525 5,624,369 40.1
Not Comparable 1629 Heavy construction, n.e.c. 15,960 15,816 0.9 37,207,236 34,165,654 8.9 290,856 304,113 -4.4 10,021,772 9,260,705 8.2
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SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Dollar value of business done
($1,000)
Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg
  17 Construction--Special trade contractors 415,423 367,263 13.1 342,379,444 220,325,260 55.4 3,446,169 2,771,999 24.3 101,891,679 66,923,793 52.3
  171 Plumbing, heating, and air-conditioning special trade contractors 84,876 75,395 12.6 88,427,445 57,667,981 53.3 788,930 612,516 28.8 25,720,161 16,613,239 54.8
Not Comparable 1711 Plumbing, heating, and air-conditioning special trade contractors 84,876 75,395 12.6 88,427,445 57,667,981 53.3 788,930 612,516 28.8 25,720,161 16,613,239 54.8
  172 Painting and paper hanging special trade contractors 36,339 31,920 13.8 12,793,203 8,739,774 46.4 191,073 162,587 17.5 4,472,285 3,164,065 41.3
Not Comparable 1721 Painting and paper hanging special trade contractors 36,339 31,920 13.8 12,793,203 8,739,774 46.4 191,073 162,587 17.5 4,472,285 3,164,065 41.3
  173 Electrical work special trade contractors 61,414 54,022 13.7 64,915,069 40,727,041 59.4 641,985 487,072 31.8 21,680,037 13,623,816 59.1
Not Comparable 1731 Electrical work special trade contractors 61,414 54,022 13.7 64,915,069 40,727,041 59.4 641,985 487,072 31.8 21,680,037 13,623,816 59.1
  174 Masonry, stone work, tile setting, and plastering special trade contractors 48,794 47,784 2.1 37,736,933 25,208,406 49.7 460,529 388,573 18.5 12,390,936 8,567,389 44.6
Not Comparable 1741 Masonry, stone setting, and other stone work special trade contractors 22,614 22,637 -0.1 12,297,679 8,499,254 44.7 164,236 147,892 11.1 4,068,498 2,882,520 41.1
Not Comparable 1742 Plastering, drywall, acoustical, and insulation work special trade contractors 19,333 18,648 3.7 21,906,251 14,227,304 54.0 256,538 206,670 24.1 7,258,262 4,910,081 47.8
Not Comparable 1743 Terrazzo, tile, marble, and mosaic work special trade contractors 6,847 6,499 5.4 3,533,003 2,481,847 42.4 39,755 34,012 16.9 1,064,176 774,788 37.4
  175 Carpentry and floor work special trade contractors 56,936 48,406 17.6 27,458,372 17,571,510 56.3 290,942 226,549 28.4 7,162,774 4,553,994 57.3
Not Comparable 1751 Carpentry work special trade contractors 44,858 38,210 17.4 20,642,857 13,030,458 58.4 230,409 177,601 29.7 5,490,471 3,488,844 57.4
Not Comparable 1752 Floor laying and other floor work special trade contractors, not elsewhere classified 12,078 10,196 18.5 6,815,514 4,541,052 50.1 60,533 48,948 23.7 1,672,303 1,065,150 57.0
  176 Roofing, siding, and sheet metal work special trade contractors 30,557 27,569 10.8 24,153,352 16,974,611 42.3 253,315 215,545 17.5 6,494,890 4,622,510 40.5
Not Comparable 1761 Roofing, siding, and sheet metal work special trade contractors 30,557 27,569 10.8 24,153,352 16,974,611 42.3 253,315 215,545 17.5 6,494,890 4,622,510 40.5
  177 Concrete work special trade contractors 31,540 26,123 20.7 26,889,036 14,596,035 84.2 272,429 192,539 41.5 7,079,318 4,038,030 75.3
Not Comparable 1771 Concrete work special trade contractors 31,540 26,123 20.7 26,889,036 14,596,035 84.2 272,429 192,539 41.5 7,079,318 4,038,030 75.3
  178 Water well drilling special trade contractors 3,862 3,638 6.2 2,222,222 1,751,290 26.9 21,214 19,346 9.7 576,191 443,641 29.9
Not Comparable 1781 Water well drilling special trade contractors 3,862 3,638 6.2 2,222,222 1,751,290 26.9 21,214 19,346 9.7 576,191 443,641 29.9
  179 Miscellaneous special trade contractors 61,105 52,405 16.6 57,783,812 37,088,611 55.8 525,751 467,272 12.5 16,315,088 11,297,109 44.4
Not Comparable 1791 Structural steel erection special trade contractors 4,238 3,792 11.8 8,152,672 5,094,705 60.0 72,301 57,986 24.7 2,387,071 1,628,902 46.5
Not Comparable 1793 Glass and glazing work special trade contractors 4,472 4,590 -2.6 3,948,767 2,913,885 35.5 34,740 32,067 8.3 1,024,415 795,946 28.7
Not Comparable 1794 Excavation work special trade contractors 18,229 13,898 31.2 14,193,577 7,054,018 101.2 116,237 77,126 50.7 3,353,874 1,816,814 84.6
Not Comparable 1795 Wrecking and demolition work special trade contractors 1,542 966 59.6 2,304,008 1,113,549 106.9 18,820 13,112 43.5 592,176 296,028 100.0
Not Comparable 1796 Installation or erection of building equipment, special trade contractors, not elsewhere classified 4,489 3,889 15.4 9,342,927 6,750,132 38.4 75,501 82,648 -8.6 3,148,030 2,324,139 35.4
Not Comparable 1799 Special trade contractors, n.e.c. 28,135 25,270 11.3 19,841,862 14,162,323 40.1 208,152 204,333 1.9 5,809,522 4,435,282 31.0
N=Comparable data not available D=Withheld to avoid disclosure

Comparability between SIC and NAICS   Bridge symbols indicate the comparability of SIC and NAICS categories, and link to detail in the Bridge Between NAICS and SIC.
(Bridge complete.) Comparable SIC derivable from NAICS data.
(Drawbridge slightly open.) Almost comparable Sales or receipts from NAICS are within 3% of SIC sales or receipts.
(Drawbridge open.) Not comparable SIC sales or receipts cannot be estimated within 3% from NAICS data.

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- Source: 1997 Economic Census, Comparative Statistics   - Questions?
Last revised: July 13, 2011