1997 Economic Census:
Comparative Statistics for Washington
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 33,512 5.8 D N (100,000+) N D N
52 Building materials, hardware, garden supply, and mobile home dealers 1,438 -2.4 3,499,494 36.7 18,786 22.0 410,600 32.6
53 General merchandise stores 487 3.8 D N (25k-49999) N D N
54 Food stores 3,469 -3.9 D N (50k-99999) N D N
55 Automotive dealers and gasoline service stations 3,870 -0.1 15,262,602 42.0 46,408 16.0 1,231,061 37.1
56 Apparel and accessory stores 2,101 -12.7 2,165,558 6.1 22,063 9.7 279,387 7.3
57 Home furniture, furnishings, and equipment stores 2,654 6.0 2,885,120 35.3 18,206 13.3 381,954 31.4
58 Eating and drinking places 11,397 15.5 D N (100,000+) N D N
59 Miscellaneous retail 8,096 8.2 7,975,037 48.5 59,005 17.7 972,201 40.5
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 33,512 5.8 D N (100,000+) N D N
52 Building materials, hardware, garden supply, and mobile home dealers 1,438 -2.4 3,499,494 36.7 18,786 22.0 410,600 32.6
521 Lumber and other building materials dealers 552 4.0 2,433,219 65.5 11,506 51.8 261,728 53.4
523 Paint, glass, and wallpaper stores 207 11.3 211,682 56.4 1,362 29.8 33,283 52.3
525 Hardware stores 285 -29.3 296,056 -48.5 2,505 -39.9 44,710 -35.2
526 Retail nurseries, lawn and garden supply stores 245 3.8 194,409 27.8 2,037 16.0 36,034 34.4
527 Mobile home dealers 149 26.3 364,128 59.8 1,376 63.2 34,845 63.0
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 487 3.8 D N (25k-49999) N D N
531 Department stores (excluding leased departments) $$ 207 18.3 D N (25k-49999) N D N
533 Variety stores 88 -14.6 55,519 -36.9 831 -19.8 7,261 -38.4
539 Miscellaneous general merchandise stores 192 0.5 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 3,469 -3.9 D N (50k-99999) N D N
541 Grocery stores 2,581 -4.6 9,281,791 17.1 55,695 5.2 973,409 18.1
542 Meat and fish (seafood) markets, including freezer provisioners 102 -29.2 59,565 13.3 486 -9.3 8,472 22.9
543 Fruit and vegetable markets 59 0.0 32,190 13.4 254 29.6 4,498 36.3
544 Candy, nut, and confectionery stores 97 9.0 29,898 27.9 538 27.2 5,011 34.5
545 Dairy products stores 48 45.5 12,726 71.5 154 21.3 1,698 57.4
546 Retail bakeries 297 -19.7 D N (1000-2499) N D N
549 Miscellaneous food stores 285 37.0 103,151 56.4 1,411 35.3 16,140 50.6
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 3,870 -0.1 15,262,602 42.0 46,408 16.0 1,231,061 37.1
551 Motor vehicle dealers (new and used) 462 14.1 9,176,513 47.1 19,886 15.9 721,375 35.0
552 Motor vehicle dealers (used only) 493 23.2 828,867 121.8 2,306 43.0 64,576 100.8
553 Auto and home supply stores 914 -4.9 943,204 21.9 7,379 7.8 171,783 31.1
554 Gasoline service stations 1,556 -8.3 3,250,750 21.9 13,134 13.4 175,772 30.6
555 Boat dealers 210 15.4 333,755 30.7 1,306 16.5 33,704 35.1
556 Recreational vehicle dealers 107 -1.8 499,453 60.8 1,386 42.0 40,368 54.4
557 Motorcycle dealers 84 -17.6 174,770 40.4 759 15.9 18,810 39.9
559 Automotive dealers, not elsewhere classified 44 131.6 55,290 488.3 252 320.0 4,673 280.8
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 2,101 -12.7 2,165,558 6.1 22,063 9.7 279,387 7.3
561 Men's and boys' clothing and accessory stores 173 -24.1 124,392 -11.3 1,140 -33.5 17,807 -13.6
562 Women's clothing stores 557 -25.5 281,678 -17.3 3,462 -31.1 36,484 -10.3
563 Women's accessory and specialty stores 148 31.0 64,347 91.7 751 60.1 8,420 82.4
564 Children's and infants' wear stores 66 -9.6 46,628 143.9 552 73.6 5,296 148.6
565 Family clothing stores 425 2.4 1,320,642 11.8 12,960 37.4 170,282 12.0
566 Shoe stores 586 -10.5 266,432 -1.6 2,521 4.1 31,701 -2.3
569 Miscellaneous apparel and accessory stores 146 -16.1 61,439 10.2 677 -6.9 9,397 17.9
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 2,654 6.0 2,885,120 35.3 18,206 13.3 381,954 31.4
571 Home furniture and furnishings stores 1,478 2.6 1,347,234 21.4 9,551 2.8 199,069 17.8
572 Household appliance stores 246 -0.8 220,569 -6.2 1,410 -12.5 29,317 -0.4
573 Radio, television, consumer electronics, and music stores 930 14.3 1,317,317 67.2 7,245 40.3 153,568 66.4
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 11,397 15.5 D N (100,000+) N D N
581 Eating and drinking places 11,397 15.5 D N (100,000+) N D N
5812 Eating places 10,078 18.7 D N (100,000+) N D N
5813 Drinking places (alcoholic beverages) 1,319 -4.2 397,179 19.6 9,150 15.1 84,922 24.5
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 8,096 8.2 7,975,037 48.5 59,005 17.7 972,201 40.5
591 Drug stores and proprietary stores 680 -15.8 1,659,180 9.3 10,729 -8.2 196,168 7.6
592 Liquor stores 429 -1.4 479,458 22.4 1,372 15.6 31,103 26.9
593 Used merchandise stores 714 21.2 258,223 31.9 4,566 33.5 59,148 51.9
594 Miscellaneous shopping goods stores 3,185 4.1 2,195,203 34.0 22,218 19.0 294,644 35.8
596 Nonstore retailers 885 33.1 2,193,897 138.5 8,291 44.2 190,354 95.1
598 Fuel dealers 108 12.5 D N (500-999) N D N
599 Retail stores, not elsewhere classified 2,095 14.7 D N (10k-24999) 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