Variant of NAICS 1997 - Labour Force Survey (LFS) Industries

1 - Goods-Producing Sector

6 - Manufacturing

31-33 - Manufacturing

This sector comprises establishments primarily engaged in the physical or chemical transformation of materials or substances into new products. These products may be finished, in the sense that they are ready to be used or consumed, or semi-finished, in the sense of becoming a raw material for an establishment to use in further manufacturing. Related activities, such as the assembly of the component parts of manufactured goods; the blending of materials; and the finishing of manufactured products by dyeing, heat-treating, plating and similar operations are also treated as manufacturing activities. Manufacturing establishments are known by a variety of trade designations, such as plants, factories or mills.

Manufacturing establishments may own the materials which they transform or they may transform materials owned by other establishments. Manufacturing may take place in factories or in workers' homes, using either machinery or hand tools.

Certain activities involving the transformation of goods are classified in other sectors. Some examples are post-harvest activities of agricultural establishments, such as crop drying; logging; the beneficiating of mineral ores; the production of structures by construction establishments; and various activities conducted by retailers, such as meat cutting and the assembly of products such as bicycles and computers.

313 - Textile Mills

This subsector comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing yarn or textile fabrics, or finishing yarn, textile fabrics or clothing. Establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing both fabrics and textile products, except knitted clothing, are included.

  • Exclusion(s):

    Establishments primarily engaged in:

    • manufacturing textile products, except clothing, from purchased fabric (See 314 Textile Product Mills)
    • manufacturing clothing (See 315 Clothing Manufacturing)
3132 - Fabric Mills

This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing textile fabrics. Establishments classified in this industry group may finish the fabrics that they manufacture. Establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing both fabrics and textile products, except knitted clothing, are included.

  • Exclusion(s):

    Establishments primarily engaged in:

    • finishing textile fabrics; and coating fabrics (See 3133 Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating)
    • manufacturing tire cord fabric (See 3149 Other Textile Product Mills)
31321 - Broad-Woven Fabric Mills

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in weaving broad fabrics. Establishments classified in this industry may finish the fabrics that they weave. Establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing textile products from broad-woven fabrics made in the same establishment are included.

  • Exclusion(s):

    Establishments primarily engaged in:

    • knitting fabrics (See 31324 Knit Fabric Mills)
    • manufacturing tire cord fabric (See 31499 All Other Textile Product Mills)
31322 - Narrow Fabric Mills and Schiffli Machine Embroidery

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in weaving or braiding narrow fabrics; or manufacturing embroideries with Schiffli machines. Establishments classified in this industry may finish the fabrics that they manufacture. Establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing fabric-covered elastic thread, yarn and cord are included.

  • Exclusion(s):

    Establishments primarily engaged in:

    • embroidering textile products (See 31499 All Other Textile Product Mills)
31323 - Nonwoven Fabric Mills

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing nonwoven fabrics, by bonding and/or interlocking fibres. Mechanical, chemical, thermal and solvent methods, and combinations thereof, are used. Establishments classified in this industry may finish the fabrics that they manufacture.

  • Exclusion(s):

    Establishments primarily engaged in:

    • manufacturing woven felts or papermakers' felts (See 31321 Broad-Woven Fabric Mills)
31324 - Knit Fabric Mills

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in knitting fabrics, on both circular (weft fabric) and flat-bed (warp fabric) machines. Establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing double and single knits, warp knits and interlock knits; manufacturing special construction fabrics by the Malimo, Arachne and similar processes; manufacturing knit lace; and making textile products in knitting mills are included. Establishments classified in this industry may finish the fabrics that they knit.

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