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

 
Construction - Industries Ranked by Growth in Dollar value of busi 1992 to 1997
Includes only establishments with payroll. Data are in current dollars and have not been adjusted for inflation. 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 1992 columns.

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
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
1794 Excavation work special trade contractors 18,229 31.2 14,193,577 101.2 116,237 50.7 3,353,874 84.6
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
1771 Concrete work special trade contractors 31,540 20.7 26,889,036 84.2 272,429 41.5 7,079,318 75.3
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
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
1521 General contractors--single-family houses 116,537 8.4 79,380,858 60.5 438,033 8.5 10,314,481 41.7
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
1731 Electrical work special trade contractors 61,414 13.7 64,915,069 59.4 641,985 31.8 21,680,037 59.1
1531 Operative builders 21,000 23.6 73,200,806 58.7 138,945 21.7 4,870,523 45.0
1751 Carpentry work special trade contractors 44,858 17.4 20,642,857 58.4 230,409 29.7 5,490,471 57.4
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
1781 Water well drilling special trade contractors 3,862 6.2 2,222,222 26.9 21,214 9.7 576,191 29.9
1629 Heavy construction, n.e.c. 15,960 0.9 37,207,236 8.9 290,856 -4.4 10,021,772 8.2
N=Comparable data not available D=Withheld to avoid disclosure

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Source: 1997 Economic Census, Comparative Statistics

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