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NAICS Primer

by Derek Teed
derek.teed@state.mn.us
December 2017

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.


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

713950

Bowling Centers

2,645

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.

Table 2
Wages and Employment for NAICS 71,711, 712, and 713

NAICS

Minnesota

Metro Twin Cities

Greater Minnesota

Employment

Wages

Employment

Wages

Employment

Wages

71

42,683

$32,552

31,081

$39,000

11,234

$14,144

711

10,657

$71,344

9,129

$79,508

1,273

$16,224

712

2,776

$33,488

1,965

$39,156

712

$19,240

713

29,249

$18,148

19,986

$20,280

9,160

$13,468

Note: Metro Twin Cities includes seven counties of the Mpls-St Paul area. Wages are annual.

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