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.
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 Dollar value of business done
($1,000)
Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg
  Construction industries 639,482 11.6 834,794,940 54.9 5,567,052 19.3 170,962,019 45.2
15 Building construction--general contractors and operative builders 184,517 9.6 365,551,249 66.0 1,269,288 15.7 39,852,106 47.2
16 Heavy construction other than buildings construction--contractors 39,542 6.4 126,864,247 28.8 851,595 6.5 29,218,233 23.1
17 Construction--Special trade contractors 415,423 13.1 342,379,444 55.4 3,446,169 24.3 101,891,679 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. "% chg" columns show percent change between 1992 and 1997. An alternate display has 1992 columns.

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SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Dollar value of business done
($1,000)
Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg
    Construction industries 639,482 11.6 834,794,940 54.9 5,567,052 19.3 170,962,019 45.2
  15 Building construction--general contractors and operative builders 184,517 9.6 365,551,249 66.0 1,269,288 15.7 39,852,106 47.2
  152 General contractors--residential buildings 123,990 8.8 95,368,487 66.1 499,582 10.4 12,211,234 44.7
Not Comparable 1521 General contractors--single-family houses 116,537 8.4 79,380,858 60.5 438,033 8.5 10,314,481 41.7
Not Comparable 1522 General contractors--residential buildings, other than single-family 7,453 14.8 15,987,630 101.0 61,549 26.1 1,896,753 63.4
  153 Operative builders 21,000 23.6 73,200,806 58.7 138,945 21.7 4,870,523 45.0
Not Comparable 1531 Operative builders 21,000 23.6 73,200,806 58.7 138,945 21.7 4,870,523 45.0
  154 General building contractors--nonresidential buildings 39,527 5.6 196,981,956 68.8 630,761 19.0 22,770,349 49.0
Not Comparable 1541 General contractors--industrial buildings and warehouses 8,710 13.2 38,186,191 81.9 158,149 28.6 5,565,288 60.1
Not Comparable 1542 General contractors--nonresidential buildings, other than industrial buildings and warehouses 30,817 3.6 158,795,765 65.9 472,611 16.1 17,205,061 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 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg
  16 Heavy construction other than buildings construction--contractors 39,542 6.4 126,864,247 28.8 851,595 6.5 29,218,233 23.1
  161 Highway and street construction contractors, except elevated highways 11,162 10.6 49,920,793 36.2 277,073 7.7 9,472,265 28.7
Not Comparable 1611 Highway and street construction contractors, except elevated highways 11,162 10.6 49,920,793 36.2 277,073 7.7 9,472,265 28.7
  162 Heavy construction, except highway and street construction 28,380 4.8 76,943,455 24.3 574,522 6.0 19,745,968 20.6
Not Comparable 1622 Bridge, tunnel, and elevated highway construction contractors 1,171 12.5 9,547,853 31.0 47,681 9.1 1,843,671 24.1
Not Comparable 1623 Water, sewer, pipeline, and communications and power line construction 11,249 9.9 30,188,366 47.8 235,985 21.5 7,880,525 40.1
Not Comparable 1629 Heavy construction, n.e.c. 15,960 0.9 37,207,236 8.9 290,856 -4.4 10,021,772 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 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg
  17 Construction--Special trade contractors 415,423 13.1 342,379,444 55.4 3,446,169 24.3 101,891,679 52.3
  171 Plumbing, heating, and air-conditioning special trade contractors 84,876 12.6 88,427,445 53.3 788,930 28.8 25,720,161 54.8
Not Comparable 1711 Plumbing, heating, and air-conditioning special trade contractors 84,876 12.6 88,427,445 53.3 788,930 28.8 25,720,161 54.8
  172 Painting and paper hanging special trade contractors 36,339 13.8 12,793,203 46.4 191,073 17.5 4,472,285 41.3
Not Comparable 1721 Painting and paper hanging special trade contractors 36,339 13.8 12,793,203 46.4 191,073 17.5 4,472,285 41.3
  173 Electrical work special trade contractors 61,414 13.7 64,915,069 59.4 641,985 31.8 21,680,037 59.1
Not Comparable 1731 Electrical work special trade contractors 61,414 13.7 64,915,069 59.4 641,985 31.8 21,680,037 59.1
  174 Masonry, stone work, tile setting, and plastering special trade contractors 48,794 2.1 37,736,933 49.7 460,529 18.5 12,390,936 44.6
Not Comparable 1741 Masonry, stone setting, and other stone work special trade contractors 22,614 -0.1 12,297,679 44.7 164,236 11.1 4,068,498 41.1
Not Comparable 1742 Plastering, drywall, acoustical, and insulation work special trade contractors 19,333 3.7 21,906,251 54.0 256,538 24.1 7,258,262 47.8
Not Comparable 1743 Terrazzo, tile, marble, and mosaic work special trade contractors 6,847 5.4 3,533,003 42.4 39,755 16.9 1,064,176 37.4
  175 Carpentry and floor work special trade contractors 56,936 17.6 27,458,372 56.3 290,942 28.4 7,162,774 57.3
Not Comparable 1751 Carpentry work special trade contractors 44,858 17.4 20,642,857 58.4 230,409 29.7 5,490,471 57.4
Not Comparable 1752 Floor laying and other floor work special trade contractors, not elsewhere classified 12,078 18.5 6,815,514 50.1 60,533 23.7 1,672,303 57.0
  176 Roofing, siding, and sheet metal work special trade contractors 30,557 10.8 24,153,352 42.3 253,315 17.5 6,494,890 40.5
Not Comparable 1761 Roofing, siding, and sheet metal work special trade contractors 30,557 10.8 24,153,352 42.3 253,315 17.5 6,494,890 40.5
  177 Concrete work special trade contractors 31,540 20.7 26,889,036 84.2 272,429 41.5 7,079,318 75.3
Not Comparable 1771 Concrete work special trade contractors 31,540 20.7 26,889,036 84.2 272,429 41.5 7,079,318 75.3
  178 Water well drilling special trade contractors 3,862 6.2 2,222,222 26.9 21,214 9.7 576,191 29.9
Not Comparable 1781 Water well drilling special trade contractors 3,862 6.2 2,222,222 26.9 21,214 9.7 576,191 29.9
  179 Miscellaneous special trade contractors 61,105 16.6 57,783,812 55.8 525,751 12.5 16,315,088 44.4
Not Comparable 1791 Structural steel erection special trade contractors 4,238 11.8 8,152,672 60.0 72,301 24.7 2,387,071 46.5
Not Comparable 1793 Glass and glazing work special trade contractors 4,472 -2.6 3,948,767 35.5 34,740 8.3 1,024,415 28.7
Not Comparable 1794 Excavation work special trade contractors 18,229 31.2 14,193,577 101.2 116,237 50.7 3,353,874 84.6
Not Comparable 1795 Wrecking and demolition work special trade contractors 1,542 59.6 2,304,008 106.9 18,820 43.5 592,176 100.0
Not Comparable 1796 Installation or erection of building equipment, special trade contractors, not elsewhere classified 4,489 15.4 9,342,927 38.4 75,501 -8.6 3,148,030 35.4
Not Comparable 1799 Special trade contractors, n.e.c. 28,135 11.3 19,841,862 40.1 208,152 1.9 5,809,522 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