Economic Census Guide
Table of Contents
2002 Economic Census
Detailed data are issued, sector by sector, on DVD-ROM and on the Internet:
- Industry Series
Provides national totals for establishments with employees for individual industries and their products, with limited data for states. The data are preliminary and may be superseded by later series.
- Subject Series
Provides national and, in some cases, state data on special topics including Product Lines, Concentration Ratios, and Establishment and Firm Size. Summary reports for some sectors supersede data from the Industry Series.
- ZIP Code Statistics
Published for 8 of the 18 sectors. Includes counts of establishments by sales size by NAICS code for 5-digit ZIP Codes.
Core Business Statistics provides data for most or all sectors, economy-wide:
- Comparative Statistics
Shows U.S. and state totals classified by 1997 NAICS for both 1997 and 2002–comparisons not possible elsewhere for construction and wholesale trade industries.
- Nonemployer Statistics
The only source of information about nonemployers–16 million small businesses not included in other census reports.
- Economy-Wide Key Statistics (EWKS)
Presents the four key statistics for every industry and geographic area, consolidating data from industry series and geographic area series files. Unlike the 2007 EWKS, the 2002 EWKS does not include data for nonemployers.
Other reports include statistics about minority- and women-owned businesses, Puerto Rico and other island areas, business expenses, and transportation:
- Survey of Business Owners (SBO)
SBO statistics describe the characteristics of U.S. businesses by ownership category, i.e., by gender, Hispanic or Latino origin, and race of principal owners; by geographic area at the national, state, and sub-state regional levels; by 2-digit industry sector based on the 2002 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS); and by size of firm (employment and receipts). SBO data on businesses include the number of firms, sales and receipts, and annual payroll for firms in each ownership and geographic category. SBO statistics also describe the characteristics of business owners by gender, Hispanic or Latino origin, and race at the national level by employment status and business interest. Other SBO data, published in the Characteristics of Businesses and Characteristics of Business Owners reports, identify family- and home-based businesses, types of customers and workers, sources and purposes of financing, and owner’s age, education level, veteran status, and primary function(s) in the business.
- Business Expenses Survey (BES)
Presents data on operating expenses of most industries. These operating expenses include supplemental labor costs, energy costs, taxes and a variety of purchased services including advertising, legal and accounting services, and repairs.
- Commodity Flow Survey
Reports on the origin and destination of commodities shipped from selected industries.
- Island Areas
These special censuses provide data for employer businesses in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.