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2012 Information (NAICS Sector 51)

Below are the data released in the 2012 Economic Census for Information. All data are available in formatted tables on data.census.gov or as downloadable csv files on the census FTP site, with some exceptions that are highlighted in each data series section.

Geographic Area Series

This series provides detailed industry statistics by geographic area for establishments of firms with paid employees. Data are shown on the 2012 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) basis. These data superseded the data shown in the Industry Series, and were superseded by data shown in later publication series for selected sectors.

Formatted Table(s) (links to data.census.gov)

EC1251A1 - Information: Geographic Area Series: Summary Statistics for the U.S., States, Metro Areas, Counties, and Places: 2012

The following tables from the 2012 release are available as a download from the census ftp site: 

Dataset(s) (links to FTP)

  • EC1251A2 – Information: Geographic Area Series: Comparative Statistics for the U.S. (2007 NAICS Basis): 2012 and 2007
  • EC1251A3 - Information: Geographic Area Series: Enterprise Support Statistics for the U.S.: 2012

Subject Series

This series includes summary data by industry and other special topics. These data summarize and supersede the information released in the Industry and/or Geographic Area Series. Content for these series are grouped together by topical reports, which include:

  • Product lines, Product Summary, and Industry-Product Analysis Summary (What products an industry makes or sells?)
  • Concentration ratios (How much do the largest firms contribute to the data?)
  • Establishment and firm size (How large are the establishments or firms within an industry?)
  • Other miscellaneous topics (e.g. class of customer, type of food service, end-of-year inventory, petroleum bulk storage, etc.)
  • General Summary (Detailed Manufacturing, Mining, and Construction data for the US)
  • Materials Summary (What materials are used by Manufacturing and Mining industries)
  • Location of Plants Summary (Where are manufacturing plants located)

Data for these topics are primarily available at the U.S. level, but for selected topics, at the state level. Topics covered by each sector will vary.

Formatted Table(s) (links to data.census.gov)

  • EC1251SLLS1 - Information: Subject Series - Product Lines: Product Lines Statistics by Industry for the U.S. and States: 2012
  • EC1251SSSZ1 - Information: Subject Series - Estab & Firm Size: Receipts Size of Establishments for the U.S.: 2012
  • EC1251SSSZ2 - Information: Subject Series - Estab & Firm Size: Employment Size of Establishments for the U.S.: 2012
  • EC1251SSSZ3 - Information: Subject Series - Estab & Firm Size: Single Unit and Multiunit Firms for the U.S.: 2012
  • EC1251SSSZ4 - Information: Subject Series - Estab & Firm Size: Receipts Size of Firms for the U.S.: 2012
  • EC1251SSSZ5 - Information: Subject Series - Estab & Firm Size: Employment Size of Firms for the U.S.: 2012
  • EC1251SSSZ6 - Information: Subject Series - Estab & Firm Size: Concentration by Largest Firms for the U.S.: 2012
  • EC1251SSSZ7 - Information: Subject Series - Estab & Firm Size: Legal Form of Organization for the U.S.: 2012
  • EC1251SXSB1 - Information: Subject Series - Misc Subjects: Exported Services for Selected Industries for the U.S. and States: 2012
  • EC1251SXSB2 - Information: Subject Series - Misc Subjects: Receipts by Class of Customer for the U.S.: 2012
  • EC1251SXSB5 - Information: Subject Series - Misc Subjects: Summary Statistics for Enterprise Support Establishments by Industry Served for the U.S.: 2012
  • EC1251SXSB6 - Information: Subject Series - Misc Subjects: Receipts by type of Dissemination Media for the U.S.: 2012

The following tables from the 2012 release are available as a download from the census ftp site: 

Dataset(s) (links to FTP)

  • EC1251SXSB3 - Information: Subject Series - Misc Subjects: Construction Activity for Selected Industries for the U.S.: 2012
  • EC1251SXSB4 - Information: Subject Series - Misc Subjects: End of Year Inventories for 2012 and 2011 for the U.S.: 2012 and 2011

Core Series

This series provides statistics on the number of establishments; employment; payroll; and value of sales, receipts, revenue, or shipments for establishments of firms with paid employees across all sectors included in the economic census, at the US level and/or by state.

Formatted Table(s) (links to data.census.gov)

  • EC1200CCOMP1 - Core Business Statistics Series: Comparative Statistics for the U.S. and the States (2007 NAICS Basis): 2012 and 2007
  • EC1200CFRA1 - Core Business Statistics Series, 2012: Franchise Status for Selected Industries and States: 2012

Industry Series

Preliminary Industry Series data has been superseded by the more current Geographic Area Series and General Summary data.  Industry Series data has been archived on the Census Bureau's FTP site.

Dataset(s) (links to FTP)

  • EC1251I1 - Information: Industry Series: Preliminary Summary Statistics for the U.S.: 2012
  • EC1251I2 - - Information: Industry Series: Preliminary Comparative Statistics for the U.S. (2007 NAICS Basis): 2012 and 2007
  • EC1251I3 - Information: Industry Series: Preliminary Product Lines Statistics by Industry for the U.S.: 2012

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