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Service Annual Survey Historical Data

  • Services data has gone through many changes over the years. What is now the Service Annual Survey was three separate surveys, namely the Transportation Annual Survey, Annual Survey of Communication Services, and Service Annual Survey. These three surveys were collected under the U.S. Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) until 1998.
  • Since the 1999 survey year, data has been published using the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). The 1998 survey year was the final year the U.S. Census Bureau published data for its annual service surveys using the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) System.
  • These SIC based data are not comparable to NAICS. NAICS was developed jointly by the United States, Canada, and Mexico to provide new comparability in statistics about business activity across North America. The following URL contains detailed information about NAICS and provides a comparison of the SIC and NAICS systems:

Historical Tables

Revised estimates based on the 2007 NAICS definitions for years prior to 2007 was released on February 27, 2013.
  • Table 1: Estimated Revenue for Employer and Nonemployer Firms: 1998 Through 2007      Excel [49KB]
  • Table 2: Estimated Revenue by Tax Status for Employer Firms: 1998 Through 2007            Excel [148KB]
  • Table 3: Estimated Expense for Employer Firms: 1998 Through 2007                                  Excel [157KB]
  • Table 5: Estimated Selected Expenses for Employer Firms: 2005 Through 2007                  Excel [136KB]
To obtain coefficients of variation for these estimates please see archived reports below.

Archived Reports (NAICS-basis):

Original Releases (reports do not contain the most current data)

 2012 [XLS,526KB]  2011 [XLS,310KB]  2010 [PDF,6.8MB]  2009 [PDF,3.0MB]  2008 [PDF,2.7MB]
 2007 [PDF, 3.9MB]  2006 [PDF, 2.9MB]  2005 [PDF, 4.8MB]  2004 [PDF,1.9MB]  2003 [PDF,1.9MB]
 2002 [PDF, 1.6MB]  2001 [PDF, 5.4MB]  2000 [PDF, 1.2MB]  1999 [PDF,1.2MB]  

Archived Reports (SIC-basis): Not Comparable to NAICS

Publication of these reports was discontinued in 1999 with the introduction of the new classification system. These reports were combined under the purview of the Service Annual Survey effective with the 1999 report.

Service Annual Survey (SIC-basis):
1998 [PDF, 857KB] 1997 [PDF, 1.1MB] 1996 [PDF, 1.2MB]
1995 [PDF, 1.2MB] 1994 [PDF, 867KB]

Annual Survey of Communication Services (SIC-basis):
1998 [PDF, 657KB] 1997 [PDF, 516KB] 1996 [PDF, 674KB]
1995 [PDF, 275KB] 1985-1994 [PDF, 310KB]

Transportation Annual Survey (SIC-basis):
1998 [PDF, 539KB] 1997 [PDF, 625KB] 1996 [PDF, 1.2MB]
1995 [PDF, 1.2MB] 1985-1994 [PDF, 449KB]

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Services | (888) 211-5946 |  Last Revised: November 19, 2014