Skip to Main Content

Census Data: Economic Census

A guide to the information from the US Census Bureau.

The Economic Census

  • The economic census provides a detailed portrait of the United States' economy once every five years, from the national to the local level.
  • It covers most of the U.S. economy in its basic collection of establishment statistics. There also are several related programs, including statistics on minority- and women-owned businesses.
  • Business establishments in the economic census are grouped into industries based on the similarity of their production processes. These industries are coded according to the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).

Data Sets

  • 2017 Economic Census Data Tables includes:
    • Business Expenses Survey
    • Commodity Flow Survey
    • Economic Census
    • Economic Census of Island Areas
    • Survey of Business Owners
    • Nonemployer Statistics

Need Help?

Ask a Librarian!

Chat online with a Librarian

  • Open 24 hours a day,
  • 7 days a week.

Email a Librarian

  • Get help by email within 24 hours.

UCSB Library FAQs

  • A list of common library questions arranged by popularity, or search for your particular need.
Login to LibApps