Forsyth 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 30,013 57.96% 21,766 42.04%
Management, professional, & related occupations: 12,118 23.40% 9,168 17.71%
Management, business, & financial operations: 7,750 14.97% 3,907 7.55%
Management, except farm managers 5,934 11.46% 2,395 4.63%
Farmers & farm managers 77 0.15% 38 0.07%
Business & financial operations: 1,739 3.36% 1,474 2.85%
Business operations specialists 853 1.65% 725 1.40%
Financial specialists 886 1.71% 749 1.45%
Professional & related occupations: 4,368 8.44% 5,261 10.16%
Computer & mathematical 1,736 3.35% 716 1.38%
Architecture & engineering: 1,057 2.04% 126 0.24%
Architects, surveyors, cartographers, & engineers 761 1.47% 77 0.15%
Drafters, engineering, & mapping technicians 296 0.57% 49 0.09%
Life, physical, & social science 190 0.37% 99 0.19%
Community & social services 157 0.30% 148 0.29%
Legal 144 0.28% 313 0.60%
Education, training, & library 375 0.72% 2,028 3.92%
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media 416 0.80% 430 0.83%
Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations: 293 0.57% 1,401 2.71%
Health diagnosing, treating practitioners, & technical operations 232 0.45% 996 1.92%
Health technologists & technicians 61 0.12% 405 0.78%
Service occupations: 2,013 3.89% 2,798 5.40%
Healthcare support 39 0.08% 362 0.70%
Protective services: 580 1.12% 53 0.10%
Fire fighting, prevention & law enforcement, including supervisors 414 0.80% 31 0.06%
Other protective service workers, including supervisors 166 0.32% 22 0.04%
Food preparation & serving related occupations 450 0.87% 917 1.77%
Building & grounds cleaning & maintenance 727 1.40% 424 0.82%
Personal care & service 217 0.42% 1,042 2.01%
Sales & office occupations: 6,506 12.56% 8,543 16.50%
Sales & related occupations 4,630 8.94% 3,040 5.87%
Office & administrative support 1,876 3.62% 5,503 10.63%
Farming, fishing, & forestry occupations 202 0.39% 46 0.09%
Construction, extraction, & maintenance occupations: 5,528 10.68% 149 0.29%
Construction & extraction: 3,719 7.18% 59 0.11%
Supervisors, construction & extraction 597 1.15% 24 0.05%
Construction trades 3,088 5.96% 35 0.07%
Extraction 34 0.07% 0 0.00%
Installation, maintenance, & repair 1,809 3.49% 90 0.17%
Production, transportation, & material moving occupations: 3,646 7.04% 1,062 2.05%
Production 2,087 4.03% 644 1.24%
Transportation & material moving: 1,559 3.01% 418 0.81%
Supervisors, transportation & material moving 41 0.08% 26 0.05%
Aircraft & traffic control 78 0.15% 0 0.00%
Motor vehicle operators 817 1.58% 239 0.46%
Rail, water & other transportation 76 0.15% 4 0.01%
Material moving 547 1.06% 149 0.29%
Industry by Sex, Employed Civilian Population Age 16+, 2000
Percent of Percent of
Male Workforce Female Workforce
Total Employed 30,013 57.96% 21,766 42.04%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, & mining: 328 0.63% 94 0.18%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting 276 0.53% 77 0.15%
Mining 52 0.10% 17 0.03%
Construction 4,782 9.24% 678 1.31%
Manufacturing 5,044 9.74% 2,067 3.99%
Wholesale trade 1,892 3.65% 848 1.64%
Retail trade 3,731 7.21% 2,884 5.57%
Transportation, warehousing, & utilities: 1,710 3.30% 630 1.22%
Transportation & warehousing 1,193 2.30% 517 1.00%
Utilities 517 1.00% 113 0.22%
Information 1,805 3.49% 885 1.71%
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental & leasing: 2,172 4.19% 2,417 4.67%
Finance & insurance 1,725 3.33% 1,721 3.32%
Real estate & rental & leasing 447 0.86% 696 1.34%
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, & waste: 4,185 8.08% 2,689 5.19%
Professional, scientific, & technical services 2,729 5.27% 1,897 3.66%
Management of companies & enterprises 26 0.05% 7 0.01%
Administrative & support & waste management services 1,430 2.76% 785 1.52%
Educational, health & social services: 1,180 2.28% 5,559 10.74%
Educational services 611 1.18% 2,492 4.81%
Health care & social assistance 569 1.10% 3,067 5.92%
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation & food: 1,258 2.43% 1,459 2.82%
Arts, entertainment, & recreation 608 1.17% 359 0.69%
Accommodation & food services 650 1.26% 1,100 2.12%
Other services (except public administration) 1,149 2.22% 1,036 2.00%
Public administration 777 1.50% 520 1.00%

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

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