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Small Business Establishments (1-49 employees) 2007 2006 2002 1 Year %Change 5 Year % Change
All Industries (Total) 5,400 5,168 5,106 4.5% 5.8%
Total Goods Industries 1,595 1,623 1,622 -1.7% -1.7%
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting 682 765 832 -10.8% -18.0%
Mining and Oil and Gas Extraction 123 121 93 1.7% 32.3%
Utilities 12 10 10 20.0% 20.0%
Construction 608 569 528 6.9% 15.2%
Manufacturing 170 158 159 7.6% 6.9%
Total Service Industries 3,805 3,545 3,484 7.3% 9.2%
Wholesale Trade 334 290 314 15.2% 6.4%
Retail Trade 679 598 584 13.5% 16.3%
Transportation & Warehousing 348 326 329 6.7% 5.8%
Information and Cultural Industries 43 39 44 10.3% -2.3%
Finance and Insurance 218 194 168 12.4% 29.8%
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 181 181 174 0.0% 4.0%
Professional, Scientific & Technical Services 455 440 411 3.4% 10.7%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 66 64 93 3.1% -29.0%
Administrative, Waste Management and Remediation 185 182 165 1.6% 12.1%
Educational Services 48 43 45 11.6% 6.7%
Health Care & Social Assistance 391 367 360 6.5% 8.6%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 68 78 64 -12.8% 6.3%
Accommodation & Food Services 265 248 253 6.9% 4.7%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 505 472 460 7.0% 9.8%
Public Administration 19 23 20 -17.4% -5.0%
Source: 2007 Alberta Business Monitor, Alberta Finance and Enterprise

 

Establishment with Employees 2007 2006 2002 1 Year % Change 5 Year % Change
All Industries (Total) 5,628  5,384  5,291 4.5% 6.4%
Goods-Producing Sector 1,653  1,682  1,674 -1.7% -1.3%
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting 684  770  841 -11.2% -18.7%
Mining and Oil and Gas Extraction 124  122  94 1.6% 31.9%
Utilities 12  10  10 20.0% 20.0%
Construction 619  588  536 5.3% 15.5%
Manufacturing 214  192  193 11.5% 10.9%
Services-Producing Sector 3,975  3,702  3,617 7.4% 9.9%
Wholesale Trade 341  296  320 15.2% 6.6%
Retail Trade 713  631  608 13.0% 17.3%
Transportation and Warehousing 358  338  338 5.9% 5.9%
Information and Cultural Industries 48  44  47 9.1% 2.1%
Finance and Insurance 220  198  170 11.1% 29.4%
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 183  186  180 -1.6% 1.7%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 459  444  415 3.4% 10.6%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 68  67  94 1.5% -27.7%
Administrative, Waste Management and Remediation 189  183  167 3.3% 13.2%
Educational Services 56  50  52 12.0% 7.7%
Health Care and Social Assistance 425  398  385 6.8% 10.4%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 75  82  65 -8.5% 15.4%
Accommodation and Food Services 300  276  282 8.7% 6.4%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 510  475  463 7.4% 10.2%
Public Administration 30  34  31 -11.8% -3.2%

Source: 2007 Business Monitor, Alberta Finance and Enterprise

NOTE:  Annual Establishments with Employees - Business establishments are presented by the North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) industry codes.  Commercial industries are included as are several in the public sector (schools, universities, hospitals, government offices)