NAICS Sector 92

Sector 92

What is NAICS Sector 92?

Sector 92: Public Administration

Definition of NAICS Sector 92: The Public Administration sector consists of establishments of federal, state, and local government agencies that administer, oversee, and manage public programs and have executive, legislative, or judicial authority over other institutions within a given area. These agencies also set policy, create laws, adjudicate civil and criminal legal cases, provide for public safety and for national defense. In general, government establishments in the Public Administration sector oversee governmental programs and activities that are not performed by private establishments. Establishments in this sector typically are engaged in the organization and financing of the production of public goods and services, most of which are provided for free or at prices that are not economically significant.

NAICS 92Government establishments also engage in a wide range of productive activities covering not only public goods and services but also individual goods and services similar to those produced in sectors typically identified with private-sector establishments. In general, ownership is not a criterion for classification in NAICS. Therefore, government establishments engaged in the production of private-sector-like goods and services should be classified in the same industry as private-sector establishments engaged in similar activities.

As a practical matter, it is difficult to identify separate establishment detail for many government agencies. To the extent that separate establishment records are available, the administration of governmental programs is classified in Sector 92, Public Administration, while the operation of that same governmental program is classified elsewhere in NAICS based on the activities performed. For example, the governmental administrative authority for an airport is classified in Industry 92612, Regulation and Administration of Transportation Programs, while operating the airport is classified in Industry 48811, Airport Operations. When separate records for multi-establishment companies are not available to distinguish between the administration of a governmental program and the operation of it, the establishment is classified in Sector 92, Public Administration.

Examples of government-provided goods and services that are classified in sectors other than Public Administration include: schools, classified in Sector 61, Educational Services; hospitals, classified in Subsector 622, Hospitals; establishments operating transportation facilities, classified in Sector 48-49, Transportation and Warehousing; the operation of utilities, classified in Sector 22, Utilities; and the Government Printing Office, classified in Subsector 323, Printing and Related Support Activities.

Two Digit Sector 92 Breakdown for the North American Industry Classification System

NAICS codes are broken down by digit. The broadest description starts with the 2 digit sector codes. The 3 digit subsector codes are more specific, then the 4 digit industry group, 5 digit industry, and the most specific is the 6 digit NAICS code. If NAICS Sector 92 does not describe the industry of the business in question, then select the largest applicable code below. From there, follow the progression of smaller digits to the larger digits in order to obtain the most specific 6 digit classification.

  • Sector 92: Public Administration
    • Subsector 921: Executive, Legislative, and Other General Government Support
      • Industry Group 9211: Executive, Legislative, and Other General Government Support
        • Industry 92111: Executive Offices
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 921110: Executive Offices
        • Industry 92112: Legislative Bodies
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 921120: Legislative Bodies
        • Industry 92113: Public Finance Activities
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 921130: Public Finance Activities
        • Industry 92114: Executive and Legislative Offices, Combined
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 921140: Executive and Legislative Offices, Combined
        • Industry 92115: American Indian and Alaska Native Tribal Governments
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 921150: American Indian and Alaska Native Tribal Governments
        • Industry 92119: Other General Government Support
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 921190: Other General Government Support
    • Subsector 922: Justice, Public Order, and Safety Activities
      • Industry Group 9221: Justice, Public Order, and Safety Activities
        • Industry 92211: Courts
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 922110: Courts
        • Industry 92212: Police Protection
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 922120: Police Protection
        • Industry 92213: Legal Counsel and Prosecution
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 922130: Legal Counsel and Prosecution
        • Industry 92214: Correctional Institutions
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 922140: Correctional Institutions
        • Industry 92215: Parole Offices and Probation Offices
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 922150: Parole Offices and Probation Offices
        • Industry 92216: Fire Protection
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 922160: Fire Protection
        • Industry 92219: Other Justice, Public Order, and Safety Activities
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 922190: Other Justice, Public Order, and Safety Activities
    • Subsector 923: Administration of Human Resource Programs
      • Industry Group 9231: Administration of Human Resource Programs
        • Industry 92311: Administration of Education Programs
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 923110: Administration of Education Programs
        • Industry 92312: Administration of Public Health Programs
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 923120: Administration of Public Health Programs
        • Industry 92313: Administration of Human Resource Programs (except Education, Public Health, and Veterans’ Affairs Programs)
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 923130: Administration of Human Resource Programs (except Education, Public Health, and Veterans’ Affairs Programs)
        • Industry 92314: Administration of Veterans’ Affairs
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 923140: Administration of Veterans’ Affairs
    • Subsector 924: Administration of Environmental Quality Programs
      • Industry Group 9241: Administration of Environmental Quality Programs
        • Industry 92411: Administration of Air and Water Resource and Solid Waste Management Programs
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 924110: Administration of Air and Water Resource and Solid Waste Management Programs
        • Industry 92412: Administration of Conservation Programs
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 924120: Administration of Conservation Programs
    • Subsector 925: Administration of Housing Programs, Urban Planning, and Community Development
      • Industry Group 9251: Administration of Housing Programs, Urban Planning, and Community Development
        • Industry 92511: Administration of Housing Programs
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 925110: Administration of Housing Programs
        • Industry 92512: Administration of Urban Planning and Community and Rural Development
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 925120: Administration of Urban Planning and Community and Rural Development
    • Subsector 926: Administration of Economic Programs
      • Industry Group 9261: Administration of Economic Program
        • Industry 92611: Administration of General Economic Programs
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 926110: Administration of General Economic Programs
        • Industry 92612: Regulation and Administration of Transportation Programs
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 926120: Regulation and Administration of Transportation Programs
        • Industry 92613: Regulation and Administration of Communications, Electric, Gas, and Other Utilities
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 926130: Regulation and Administration of Communications, Electric, Gas, and Other Utilities
        • Industry 92614: Regulation of Agricultural Marketing and Commodities
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 926140: Regulation of Agricultural Marketing and Commodities
        • Industry 92615: Regulation, Licensing, and Inspection of Miscellaneous Commercial Sectors
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 926150: Regulation, Licensing, and Inspection of Miscellaneous Commercial Sectors
    • Subsector 927: Space Research and Technology
    • Subsector 928: National Security and International Affairs

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