by Derek Teed
NAICS 71 covers quite a few of the firms that provide for the entertainment needs of its patrons. The range spreads from businesses like museums and orchestras to casinos and ski slopes. In the middle are spectator sports of all sorts. The code does not include, however, businesses that provide both accommodation and recreation combined at one location, movie theaters, and businesses that provide transportation with entertainment such as sightseeing tours.
The largest sector is 713, the Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation industry with 68.5% of the sector 71 average quarterly employment. This is followed by 711, Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries with 25%. The 712 sector, Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions, has 6.5%. Within these three subsectors, the five six-digit with the most employment in the private sector are displayed in Table 1.
|NAICS||Industry Name||MN Employment|
|713950||Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers||11,257|
|713910||Golf Courses and Country Clubs||7,439|
|713990||All Other Amusement and Recreation Industries||4,303|
|711310||Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events with Facilities||2,419|
Because of population density in the Met Area, it has 72.8% of the total Minnesota employment in the industry. Wages are also higher in the Met Area, $39,000 for an average annual wage, compared to $14,144 in Greater Minnesota.
|Wages and Employment for NAICS 71,711, 712, and 713|
|NAICS||Minnesota||Metro Twin Cities||Greater Minnesota|
|Note: Metro Twin Cities includes seven counties of the Mpls-St Paul area. Wages are annual.|