DuPage 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 259,363 54.47% 216,809 45.53%
Management, professional, & related occupations: 114,739 24.10% 93,518 19.64%
Management, business, & financial operations: 58,415 12.27% 35,633 7.48%
Management, except farm managers 42,562 8.94% 20,817 4.37%
Farmers & farm managers 123 0.03% 54 0.01%
Business & financial operations: 15,730 3.30% 14,762 3.10%
Business operations specialists 7,693 1.62% 7,687 1.61%
Financial specialists 8,037 1.69% 7,075 1.49%
Professional & related occupations: 56,324 11.83% 57,885 12.16%
Computer & mathematical 17,250 3.62% 6,847 1.44%
Architecture & engineering: 12,349 2.59% 1,615 0.34%
Architects, surveyors, cartographers, & engineers 10,422 2.19% 1,142 0.24%
Drafters, engineering, & mapping technicians 1,927 0.40% 473 0.10%
Life, physical, & social science 2,911 0.61% 2,326 0.49%
Community & social services 2,000 0.42% 3,212 0.67%
Legal 3,857 0.81% 2,587 0.54%
Education, training, & library 6,558 1.38% 20,287 4.26%
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media 5,081 1.07% 4,663 0.98%
Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations: 6,318 1.33% 16,348 3.43%
Health diagnosing, treating practitioners, & technical operations 5,626 1.18% 13,014 2.73%
Health technologists & technicians 692 0.15% 3,334 0.70%
Service occupations: 20,576 4.32% 24,231 5.09%
Healthcare support 694 0.15% 3,653 0.77%
Protective services: 4,517 0.95% 812 0.17%
Fire fighting, prevention & law enforcement, including supervisors 3,043 0.64% 274 0.06%
Other protective service workers, including supervisors 1,474 0.31% 538 0.11%
Food preparation & serving related occupations 7,548 1.59% 7,389 1.55%
Building & grounds cleaning & maintenance 5,609 1.18% 2,699 0.57%
Personal care & service 2,208 0.46% 9,678 2.03%
Sales & office occupations: 57,347 12.04% 86,610 18.19%
Sales & related occupations 37,606 7.90% 27,521 5.78%
Office & administrative support 19,741 4.15% 59,089 12.41%
Farming, fishing, & forestry occupations 196 0.04% 68 0.01%
Construction, extraction, & maintenance occupations: 29,676 6.23% 1,067 0.22%
Construction & extraction: 16,871 3.54% 387 0.08%
Supervisors, construction & extraction 2,263 0.48% 89 0.02%
Construction trades 14,578 3.06% 298 0.06%
Extraction 30 0.01% 0 0.00%
Installation, maintenance, & repair 12,805 2.69% 680 0.14%
Production, transportation, & material moving occupations: 36,829 7.73% 11,315 2.38%
Production 19,641 4.12% 8,003 1.68%
Transportation & material moving: 17,188 3.61% 3,312 0.70%
Supervisors, transportation & material moving 684 0.14% 192 0.04%
Aircraft & traffic control 599 0.13% 68 0.01%
Motor vehicle operators 9,033 1.90% 855 0.18%
Rail, water & other transportation 877 0.18% 115 0.02%
Material moving 5,995 1.26% 2,082 0.44%
Industry by Sex, Employed Civilian Population Age 16+, 2000
Percent of Percent of
Male Workforce Female Workforce
Total Employed 259,363 54.47% 216,809 45.53%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, & mining: 574 0.12% 226 0.05%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting 419 0.09% 190 0.04%
Mining 155 0.03% 36 0.01%
Construction 22,166 4.66% 3,142 0.66%
Manufacturing 49,217 10.34% 22,185 4.66%
Wholesale trade 16,413 3.45% 8,997 1.89%
Retail trade 28,473 5.98% 26,825 5.63%
Transportation, warehousing, & utilities: 18,075 3.80% 8,299 1.74%
Transportation & warehousing 15,618 3.28% 7,568 1.59%
Utilities 2,457 0.52% 731 0.15%
Information 10,889 2.29% 8,272 1.74%
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental & leasing: 22,790 4.79% 23,524 4.94%
Finance & insurance 17,755 3.73% 18,036 3.79%
Real estate & rental & leasing 5,035 1.06% 5,488 1.15%
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, & waste: 37,005 7.77% 26,249 5.51%
Professional, scientific, & technical services 28,518 5.99% 18,111 3.80%
Management of companies & enterprises 338 0.07% 396 0.08%
Administrative & support & waste management services 8,149 1.71% 7,742 1.63%
Educational, health & social services: 21,465 4.51% 60,143 12.63%
Educational services 11,012 2.31% 26,844 5.64%
Health care & social assistance 10,453 2.20% 33,299 6.99%
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation & food: 15,456 3.25% 14,222 2.99%
Arts, entertainment, & recreation 4,142 0.87% 3,814 0.80%
Accommodation & food services 11,314 2.38% 10,408 2.19%
Other services (except public administration) 9,938 2.09% 10,603 2.23%
Public administration 6,902 1.45% 4,122 0.87%

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

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