U.S. Department of Commerce

2012 Economic Census



Business Help Site
Skip top of page navigation

Due Date

February 12, 2013

Sector 71
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation



This section provides information about census coverage and reporting for establishments in the Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation sector.

 Establishments Covered

This sector includes establishments that operate facilities or provide services that meet the cultural, entertainment, and recreational interests of their patrons. NAICS classifies establishments in the Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation sector using numbers that start with 71.

The Economic Census covers all Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation establishments that operated during all or part of calendar year 2012. Coverage includes a variety of facilities and services, including theater and performing arts companies; spectator sports organizations and facilities; arts and sports promotion services; agents for entertainers and athletes; museums, zoos, and gardens; amusement parks and casinos; and marinas, ski centers, golf courses, and fitness facilities.

 Census Mail Package

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation establishments with paid employees will receive a mail package with several types of materials. The materials are similar in content but customized to make reporting easier for different groups of covered establishments. Each establishment will receive either an Information Sheet and Census form, or a Classification form. Companies with multiple operating establishments will receive the appropriate Information Sheet for every group of similar forms, and not necessarily one Information Sheet for every form.

Information Sheets provide general information about the Census and instructions for reporting selected items on the Census form. Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation establishments will receive Information Sheet SV-ST_I_12 or SV-SM_I_12.

Census Forms describe each Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation services establishment data item, and provide instructions and formats for reporting them. Census forms for these establishments are numbered AE-71xxx.

Questions and Forms in this Sector

back to top  back to faq



The letters PDF or the PDF icon indicate a document is in the Portable Document Format (PDF). To view the file you will need the Adobe® Reader, which is available for free from the Adobe web site.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau | EC2012 BHS Team |   Last Revised: December 27, 2013 11:48:43