1997 Economic Census:
Comparative Statistics for Virginia
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 38,588 3.3 64,575,911 34.4 555,088 17.0 7,513,550 30.6
52 Building materials, hardware, garden supply, and mobile home dealers 1,456 -2.0 3,484,526 41.2 21,681 27.8 383,696 34.6
53 General merchandise stores 1,109 0.2 8,617,880 49.4 65,091 25.5 788,590 34.9
54 Food stores 4,640 -5.0 11,171,962 13.0 82,318 5.9 1,114,973 13.8
55 Automotive dealers and gasoline service stations 5,187 1.4 19,232,536 45.0 62,705 17.2 1,493,801 37.5
56 Apparel and accessory stores 3,307 -12.3 3,185,901 16.4 31,585 1.4 366,056 14.6
57 Home furniture, furnishings, and equipment stores 3,151 -0.1 D N (25k-49999) N D N
58 Eating and drinking places 10,738 13.9 D N (100,000+) N D N
59 Miscellaneous retail 9,000 7.0 9,011,320 38.4 74,290 21.1 1,169,220 38.1
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 38,588 3.3 64,575,911 34.4 555,088 17.0 7,513,550 30.6
52 Building materials, hardware, garden supply, and mobile home dealers 1,456 -2.0 3,484,526 41.2 21,681 27.8 383,696 34.6
521 Lumber and other building materials dealers 532 0.2 2,615,331 38.1 14,576 31.6 256,072 29.9
523 Paint, glass, and wallpaper stores 189 -15.2 125,846 16.9 874 -2.8 19,592 24.3
525 Hardware stores 302 -13.7 215,404 28.4 2,411 9.9 35,498 21.2
526 Retail nurseries, lawn and garden supply stores 285 3.3 242,833 63.0 2,735 31.9 43,441 48.3
527 Mobile home dealers 148 39.6 285,112 90.9 1,085 48.2 29,093 116.3
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 1,109 0.2 8,617,880 49.4 65,091 25.5 788,590 34.9
531 Department stores (excluding leased departments) $$ 307 -3.5 D N (50k-99999) N D N
533 Variety stores 549 23.1 415,411 37.5 4,489 16.5 42,257 22.1
539 Miscellaneous general merchandise stores 253 -26.2 D N (5000-9999) 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 4,640 -5.0 11,171,962 13.0 82,318 5.9 1,114,973 13.8
541 Grocery stores 3,841 -5.8 10,896,341 13.2 77,968 6.3 1,063,819 13.3
542 Meat and fish (seafood) markets, including freezer provisioners 114 -31.7 62,279 -30.3 520 -28.7 7,145 -13.5
543 Fruit and vegetable markets 55 1.9 D N (100-249) N D N
544 Candy, nut, and confectionery stores 75 -13.8 D N (250-499) N D N
545 Dairy products stores 22 -38.9 8,815 81.7 105 -1.9 2,134 175.0
546 Retail bakeries 316 3.9 81,433 9.6 1,994 -7.6 23,633 19.5
549 Miscellaneous food stores 217 36.5 78,803 69.6 1,129 60.1 12,526 89.5
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 5,187 1.4 19,232,536 45.0 62,705 17.2 1,493,801 37.5
551 Motor vehicle dealers (new and used) 650 8.7 12,281,596 47.9 28,824 20.3 920,330 39.1
552 Motor vehicle dealers (used only) 734 21.7 1,057,700 129.8 3,044 41.1 72,147 92.4
553 Auto and home supply stores 1,021 -0.6 869,014 29.3 8,195 17.6 162,237 38.5
554 Gasoline service stations 2,538 -3.6 4,603,976 29.4 20,745 10.3 293,919 23.3
555 Boat dealers 100 -16.7 145,138 23.0 713 -3.3 15,702 15.1
556 Recreational vehicle dealers 33 -19.5 79,709 34.4 279 -3.8 7,984 20.1
557 Motorcycle dealers 87 6.1 178,737 97.2 840 50.0 19,976 73.5
559 Automotive dealers, not elsewhere classified 24 84.6 16,666 258.4 65 109.7 1,506 200.6
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 3,307 -12.3 3,185,901 16.4 31,585 1.4 366,056 14.6
561 Men's and boys' clothing and accessory stores 408 -7.1 390,724 17.9 3,240 -4.7 45,793 9.6
562 Women's clothing stores 1,039 -19.3 705,037 -15.3 8,319 -24.5 87,585 -7.7
563 Women's accessory and specialty stores 246 2.1 149,486 45.1 1,625 18.4 19,912 45.9
564 Children's and infants' wear stores 133 -7.6 117,705 61.3 1,245 11.1 11,439 28.9
565 Family clothing stores 462 0.0 1,204,041 36.2 10,905 30.3 127,746 31.9
566 Shoe stores 802 -19.5 526,054 16.3 5,125 2.3 60,507 10.0
569 Miscellaneous apparel and accessory stores 217 6.9 92,854 51.6 1,126 31.7 13,074 54.6
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 3,151 -0.1 D N (25k-49999) N D N
571 Home furniture and furnishings stores 1,865 -5.9 D N (10k-24999) N D N
572 Household appliance stores 229 4.6 149,402 18.4 1,217 27.3 21,693 27.7
573 Radio, television, consumer electronics, and music stores 1,057 11.0 D N (5000-9999) 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
58 Eating and drinking places 10,738 13.9 D N (100,000+) N D N
581 Eating and drinking places 10,738 13.9 D N (100,000+) N D N
5812 Eating places 10,501 13.4 D N (100,000+) N D N
5813 Drinking places (alcoholic beverages) 237 41.9 72,746 64.1 2,253 33.5 17,646 60.6
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 9,000 7.0 9,011,320 38.4 74,290 21.1 1,169,220 38.1
591 Drug stores and proprietary stores 1,092 -7.3 2,210,098 19.8 16,904 16.5 257,038 17.6
592 Liquor stores 279 -4.5 D N (1000-2499) N D N
593 Used merchandise stores 620 26.5 D N (2500-4999) N D N
594 Miscellaneous shopping goods stores 3,394 -1.5 2,299,148 34.9 24,375 16.1 307,854 36.6
596 Nonstore retailers 890 38.6 2,470,593 48.5 13,116 29.8 282,544 50.3
598 Fuel dealers 285 11.3 D N (2500-4999) N D N
599 Retail stores, not elsewhere classified 2,440 15.7 1,035,108 79.9 12,508 31.5 189,634 57.1
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