Sussex County

INDUSTRY & OCCUPATION

Not only has the makeup of the American workforce evolved over the past fifty years as more and more women have sought jobs outside the home, but work itself has changed as the service sector has grown and employment in manufacturing has declined.

Occupation by Sex, Employed Civilian Population Age 16+, 2000
Percent of Percent of
Male Workforce Female Workforce
Total Employed 37,154 53.39% 32,442 46.61%
Management, professional, & related occupations: 8,442 12.13% 10,510 15.10%
Management, business, & financial operations: 4,580 6.58% 3,235 4.65%
Management, except farm managers 2,959 4.25% 2,086 3.00%
Farmers & farm managers 709 1.02% 160 0.23%
Business & financial operations: 912 1.31% 989 1.42%
Business operations specialists 504 0.72% 422 0.61%
Financial specialists 408 0.59% 567 0.81%
Professional & related occupations: 3,862 5.55% 7,275 10.45%
Computer & mathematical 339 0.49% 225 0.32%
Architecture & engineering: 763 1.10% 154 0.22%
Architects, surveyors, cartographers, & engineers 433 0.62% 16 0.02%
Drafters, engineering, & mapping technicians 330 0.47% 138 0.20%
Life, physical, & social science 207 0.30% 132 0.19%
Community & social services 562 0.81% 757 1.09%
Legal 150 0.22% 223 0.32%
Education, training, & library 849 1.22% 2,763 3.97%
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media 334 0.48% 438 0.63%
Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations: 658 0.95% 2,583 3.71%
Health diagnosing, treating practitioners, & technical operations 571 0.82% 1,730 2.49%
Health technologists & technicians 87 0.13% 853 1.23%
Service occupations: 5,194 7.46% 6,450 9.27%
Healthcare support 116 0.17% 1,438 2.07%
Protective services: 1,179 1.69% 135 0.19%
Fire fighting, prevention & law enforcement, including supervisors 813 1.17% 72 0.10%
Other protective service workers, including supervisors 366 0.53% 63 0.09%
Food preparation & serving related occupations 1,630 2.34% 2,494 3.58%
Building & grounds cleaning & maintenance 1,701 2.44% 930 1.34%
Personal care & service 568 0.82% 1,453 2.09%
Sales & office occupations: 5,885 8.46% 11,714 16.83%
Sales & related occupations 3,981 5.72% 5,080 7.30%
Office & administrative support 1,904 2.74% 6,634 9.53%
Farming, fishing, & forestry occupations 618 0.89% 261 0.38%
Construction, extraction, & maintenance occupations: 8,585 12.34% 355 0.51%
Construction & extraction: 5,707 8.20% 200 0.29%
Supervisors, construction & extraction 758 1.09% 20 0.03%
Construction trades 4,895 7.03% 180 0.26%
Extraction 54 0.08% 0 0.00%
Installation, maintenance, & repair 2,878 4.14% 155 0.22%
Production, transportation, & material moving occupations: 8,430 12.11% 3,152 4.53%
Production 4,040 5.80% 2,253 3.24%
Transportation & material moving: 4,390 6.31% 899 1.29%
Supervisors, transportation & material moving 87 0.13% 11 0.02%
Aircraft & traffic control 58 0.08% 0 0.00%
Motor vehicle operators 2,372 3.41% 330 0.47%
Rail, water & other transportation 276 0.40% 35 0.05%
Material moving 1,597 2.29% 523 0.75%
Industry by Sex, Employed Civilian Population Age 16+, 2000
Percent of Percent of
Male Workforce Female Workforce
Total Employed 37,154 53.39% 32,442 46.61%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, & mining: 1,474 2.12% 403 0.58%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting 1,472 2.12% 403 0.58%
Mining 2 0.00% 0 0.00%
Construction 7,037 10.11% 661 0.95%
Manufacturing 6,542 9.40% 3,238 4.65%
Wholesale trade 1,518 2.18% 622 0.89%
Retail trade 4,865 6.99% 5,557 7.98%
Transportation, warehousing, & utilities: 2,254 3.24% 695 1.00%
Transportation & warehousing 1,655 2.38% 608 0.87%
Utilities 599 0.86% 87 0.13%
Information 512 0.74% 622 0.89%
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental & leasing: 1,514 2.18% 2,601 3.74%
Finance & insurance 735 1.06% 1,788 2.57%
Real estate & rental & leasing 779 1.12% 813 1.17%
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, & waste: 2,210 3.18% 1,653 2.38%
Professional, scientific, & technical services 1,005 1.44% 1,069 1.54%
Management of companies & enterprises 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
Administrative & support & waste management services 1,205 1.73% 584 0.84%
Educational, health & social services: 2,694 3.87% 10,007 14.38%
Educational services 1,551 2.23% 3,622 5.20%
Health care & social assistance 1,143 1.64% 6,385 9.17%
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation & food: 2,948 4.24% 3,363 4.83%
Arts, entertainment, & recreation 523 0.75% 407 0.58%
Accommodation & food services 2,425 3.48% 2,956 4.25%
Other services (except public administration) 1,583 2.27% 1,399 2.01%
Public administration 2,003 2.88% 1,621 2.33%

Source: Census 2000 analyzed by the Social Science Data Analysis Network (SSDAN).

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