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Information by Industry

This section summarizes information about how businesses are classified and covered in the Economic Census, provides links to more specific coverage information, and includes information about census-related programs.

Economic Census Program

Covered Businesses

The 2012 Economic Census covers business establishments in all or part of 19 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)-defined business sectors. Census coverage by NAICS Sector is summarized in the following table. Click on a sector name for more information about coverage and forms for that sector.

NAICS Sector Name Sector Number Economic Census Coverage
Accommodation and Food Services 72 All NAICS-classified industries.
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services 56 All NAICS-classified industries.
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 71 All NAICS-classified industries.
Construction 23 All NAICS-classified industries.
Educational Services 61 NAICS-classified industries; except school, college and university activities.
Finance and Insurance52 NAICS-classified industries; except specialized financial activities.
Health Care and Social Assistance62 All NAICS-classified industries.
Information51 All NAICS-classified industries.
Management of Companies and Enterprises 55 All NAICS-classified industries.
Manufacturing31-33 All NAICS-classified industries.
Mining 21 All NAICS-classified industries.
Other Services (except Public Administration) 81 NAICS-classified industries; except religious, labor, political, and private household activities.
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services54 All NAICS-classified industries.
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing53All NAICS-classified industries.
Retail Trade44-45All NAICS-classified industries.
Transportation and Warehousing48-49NAICS-classified industries; except rail transportation and postal service activities.
Utilities22All NAICS-classified industries.
Wholesale Trade42All NAICS-classified industries.
Puerto Rico
U.S. Virgin Islands
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
American Samoa

Coverage in the Economic Census is on each establishment's primary business activity, not how it is organized. The census covers single- and multi-location businesses, company parent and subsidiary units, partnerships, sole proprietorships, for-profit and not-for-profit entities, nontaxable entities, and selected government-owned business activities (such as hospitals and liquor stores).

Source: U.S. Census Bureau | EC2012 BHS Team |   Last Revised: March 10, 2016 10:47:44