1982 Census of Retail Trade


The 1982 Census of Retail Trade was issued in three series. Detailed holdings are described below.

Volumes which contain tables specifically about New York are highlighted.

  • Geographic Area Series. 52 reports.
    HF 5429.3 C4 1984 v.1 pt.1-52 - Business
    Pt. 33: New York
    A separate report was issued for each State, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Each report presents general statistics for establishments with payroll, on number of establishments, sales, payroll, and employment, by varied retail classifications. Data for all establishments (establishments with payroll and establishments without payroll) are presented on number of establishments, sales, and number of proprietorships and partnerships, only for total retail tade. All statistics are presented for the State, SMSA's, counties, and places with 2,500 inhabitants or more. Greater kind-of-business detail is shown for larger areas. For each State, the District of Columbia, and the U.S., 1982 data are provided for all establishments on sales per capita, number of inhabitants per establishment, and sales per establishment, only for total retail trade. In addition, for establishments with payroll, data are shown by kind of business on sales and employees per establishment and sales and payroll per employee. Comparative statistics showing percent changes in sales and payroll between 1977 and 1982 are shown by kind of business for establishments with payroll and, for all establishments, only for total retail trade.
  • Industry Series. 56 reports.
    HF 5429.3 C4 v.2 - Business
    • 1: Establishment and Firm Size (Including Legal Form of Organization)
      Presents data based on size of establishment, size of company or firm (firm size is based on all establishments operated by a firm within the same kind of business of kind-of-business group for which data are presented), and legal form of organization. Establishment statistics are presented by sales size and by employment size; statistics for firms, by sales size (including concentration by largest firms), by employment size, and by number of establishments operated with payroll by kind of business on the number of establishments, sales, payroll, and employment for the U.S. and, for all establishments, only for total retail trade.
    • 2: Measures of Value Produced, Capital Expenditures, Depreciable Assets, and Operating Expenses
      Presents data for retail firms with payroll for the U.S. by major kinds of business. Data also are provided on sales, purchases, and beginning and ending inventories. Measures of value produced include gross margin, value added, and net income produced at market prices and factor costs. Operating expenses include annual payroll, supplemental labor costs, purchased services, etc.
    • 3: Merchandise in Line Sales (U.S. summary only in print -- see description)
      Presents data on major categories of merchandise sold by retail kinds of business for each State and the District of Columbia, each SMSA, and the U.S. as a whole. Data for States and most SMSA's will be available on microfiche only. Tables represent data for establishments with payroll for each kind of business and show, for each merchandise line, the number of establishmeants handling the line and their sales of the line; the percentage of total sales of the kind of business accounted for by each of the lines carried; and, for establishments actually handling a specific line, the percentage of their total sales represented by sales of that line. Summary statistics also are provided for the 34 broad merchandise line categories, including counts of establishments and the amount and percent of the line sold by various kinds of retail businesses.
    • 4: Miscellaneous Subjects
      Contains special statistics on eating and drinking places, gasoline service stations, and liquefied petroleum (LP) gas dealers, and other miscellaneous subjects. Data are presented for the U.S. as a whole and, where feasible, for States and SMSA's.
  • Major Retail Center Series. 51 reports.
    HF 5429.3 C4 v.3, pt.1-51 - Business
    Pt. 33: New York
    A separate report was issued for each State, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Each report presents statistics for retail establishments with payroll by varied kind-of-business detail on number, sales, payroll, and employment. In addition, data for all establishments are presented on number and sales only for total retail trade.
        Data are shown for each SMSA in the State, each central city and all other SMSA cities of 50,000 inhabitants or more, each central business district, (CBD), and all other major retail centers (MRC's) in the SMSA. Descriptions of the boundaries of each CBD and MRC also are included.