Women-Owned Business By Industry

Industry
Most women-owned businesses in Missouri are concentrated in three main industry groups – other services (17.0 percent), health care and social assistance (15.4 percent) and retail trade (13.8 percent). Other significant sectors include professional, scientific and technical services (11.3 percent) and administrative and support and waste management and remediation services (10.1 percent).

In terms of total sales and receipts, however, the largest grossing industries are wholesale trade, retail trade, construction, manufacturing and health care and social assistance. This indicates that although wholesale trade, construction and manufacturing have fewer firms, they have a larger impact on Missouri's economy in terms of gross sales.

Arts and Entertainment Industries gained the most ground in Missouri growing by 48.5 percent adding, 1,772 additional firms between 2002 and 2007. Educational services (39.9%), administrative support (25.4%) and real estate (23.0%) followed.

Women-Owned Businesses by Industry in Missouri 2002 to 2007
2007 NAICS code Naics Description 2007 Number of Firms 2007 Receipts ($1,000) 2002 Number of Firms 2002 Receipts ($1,000) %change in firms 2002 to 2007 % of women-owned Firms
0 Total for all sectors 130,740 20,248,625 120,443 18,604,649 8.5% ***
11 Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting S S 242 16,183 S S
21 Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 18 1,099 S S S S
22 Utilities S S S S S S
23 Construction 5,491 2,084,655 4,941 1,510,721 11.1% 4.2%
31-33 Manufacturing 1,704 1,782,195 2,029 1,342,321 -16.0% 1.3%
42 Wholesale trade 1,908 5,049,655 1,964 4,878,685 -2.9% 1.5%
44-45 Retail trade 17,977 3,343,226 21,280 2,962,830 -15.5% 13.8%
48-49 Transportation and warehousing 2,507 637,779 2,709 959,783 -7.5% 1.9%
51 Information 1,217 154,399 1,097 521,554 10.9% 0.9%
52 Finance and insurance 4,193 539,615 3,588 722,891 16.9% 3.2%
53 Real estate and rental and leasing 11,117 856,919 9,041 720,753 23.0% 8.5%
54 Professional, scientific, and technical services 14,807 1,358,230 13,222 1,109,972 12.0% 11.3%
55 Management of companies and enterprises 16 117,483 34 56,260 -52.9% 0.0%
56 Administrative and Support and Waste Mang and Remediation Srvs 13,178 1,046,108 10,473 627,998 25.8% 10.1%
61 Educational services 4,221 105,859 3,017 81,051 39.9% 3.2%
62 Health care and social assistance 20,179 1,263,243 19,249 1,337,464 4.8% 15.4%
71 Arts, entertainment, and recreation 5,423 345,710 3,651 246,191 48.5% 4.1%
72 Accommodation and food services 3,362 555,358 3,105 686,238 8.3% 4.1%
81 Other services (except public administration) 22,234 965,440 19,899 774,951 11.7% 17.0%
99 Industries not classified 726 21,740 880 34,480 -17.5% 0.6%
S-supressed data due to sampling or confidentiality

 

Women-Owned Share of Missouri Industries
While on average, 26.1 percent of all firms in Missouri are owned by women, women ownership is much more prevalent in some industries. Nearly half of all health care and social assistance firms in the state are owned by women. Other industries with well above average women-ownership include educational services (45.9%), other services (37.2%), administrative support and waste management services (34.8%), and retail trade (32.7%).

Women-Owned Share of Missouri Industries
2007 NAICS code  NAICS Description 2007 Women - Owned Firms 2007 Total Number of Firms Percentage of Firms that are Women-Owned
**** Total for all sectors 130,740 501,130 26.1%
21 Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 18 563 3.2%
23 Construction 5,491 75,849 7.2%
31-33 Manufacturing 1,704 11,969 14.2%
42 Wholesale trade 1,908 12,827 14.9%
44-45 Retail trade 17,977 55,004 32.7%
48-49 Transportation and warehousing 2,507 25,698 9.8%
51 Information 1,217 5,720 21.3%
52 Finance and insurance 4,193 21,491 19.5%
53 Real estate and rental and leasing 11,117 48,426 23.0%
54 Professional, scientific, and technical services 14,807 56,002 26.4%
55 Management of companies and enterprises 16 752 2.1%
56 Administrative and Support and Waste Mang and Remediation Srvs 13,178 37,872 34.8%
61 Educational services 4,221 9,190 45.9%
62 Health care and social assistance 20,179 40,539 49.8%
71 Arts, entertainment, and recreation 5,423 20,253 26.8%
72 Accommodation and food services 3,362 13,486 24.9%
81 Other services (except public administration) 22,234 59,804 37.2%
99 Industries not classified 726 1,741 41.7%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Survey of Business Owners, 2007

For more information on Women-Owned Businesses see: Missouri and US Women-Owned Businesses and Missouri Women-Owned Business By County.

 

Updated February 2012

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