Knox 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 13,065 51.27% 12,420 48.73%
Management, professional, & related occupations: 3,014 11.83% 3,802 14.92%
Management, business, & financial operations: 1,441 5.65% 1,075 4.22%
Management, except farm managers 810 3.18% 612 2.40%
Farmers & farm managers 428 1.68% 43 0.17%
Business & financial operations: 203 0.80% 420 1.65%
Business operations specialists 84 0.33% 166 0.65%
Financial specialists 119 0.47% 254 1.00%
Professional & related occupations: 1,573 6.17% 2,727 10.70%
Computer & mathematical 135 0.53% 47 0.18%
Architecture & engineering: 257 1.01% 16 0.06%
Architects, surveyors, cartographers, & engineers 211 0.83% 2 0.01%
Drafters, engineering, & mapping technicians 46 0.18% 14 0.05%
Life, physical, & social science 68 0.27% 34 0.13%
Community & social services 175 0.69% 195 0.77%
Legal 65 0.26% 95 0.37%
Education, training, & library 444 1.74% 1,087 4.27%
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media 157 0.62% 81 0.32%
Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations: 272 1.07% 1,172 4.60%
Health diagnosing, treating practitioners, & technical operations 193 0.76% 768 3.01%
Health technologists & technicians 79 0.31% 404 1.59%
Service occupations: 1,671 6.56% 2,758 10.82%
Healthcare support 79 0.31% 604 2.37%
Protective services: 467 1.83% 149 0.58%
Fire fighting, prevention & law enforcement, including supervisors 343 1.35% 78 0.31%
Other protective service workers, including supervisors 124 0.49% 71 0.28%
Food preparation & serving related occupations 489 1.92% 923 3.62%
Building & grounds cleaning & maintenance 579 2.27% 415 1.63%
Personal care & service 57 0.22% 667 2.62%
Sales & office occupations: 1,804 7.08% 4,108 16.12%
Sales & related occupations 1,062 4.17% 1,513 5.94%
Office & administrative support 742 2.91% 2,595 10.18%
Farming, fishing, & forestry occupations 206 0.81% 25 0.10%
Construction, extraction, & maintenance occupations: 2,076 8.15% 114 0.45%
Construction & extraction: 969 3.80% 53 0.21%
Supervisors, construction & extraction 72 0.28% 0 0.00%
Construction trades 895 3.51% 53 0.21%
Extraction 2 0.01% 0 0.00%
Installation, maintenance, & repair 1,107 4.34% 61 0.24%
Production, transportation, & material moving occupations: 4,294 16.85% 1,613 6.33%
Production 2,169 8.51% 1,278 5.01%
Transportation & material moving: 2,125 8.34% 335 1.31%
Supervisors, transportation & material moving 100 0.39% 15 0.06%
Aircraft & traffic control 7 0.03% 0 0.00%
Motor vehicle operators 812 3.19% 108 0.42%
Rail, water & other transportation 463 1.82% 10 0.04%
Material moving 743 2.92% 202 0.79%
Industry by Sex, Employed Civilian Population Age 16+, 2000
Percent of Percent of
Male Workforce Female Workforce
Total Employed 13,065 51.27% 12,420 48.73%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, & mining: 689 2.70% 115 0.45%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting 685 2.69% 110 0.43%
Mining 4 0.02% 5 0.02%
Construction 1,005 3.94% 143 0.56%
Manufacturing 3,197 12.54% 1,390 5.45%
Wholesale trade 542 2.13% 194 0.76%
Retail trade 1,459 5.72% 1,895 7.44%
Transportation, warehousing, & utilities: 1,795 7.04% 251 0.98%
Transportation & warehousing 1,691 6.64% 251 0.98%
Utilities 104 0.41% 0 0.00%
Information 241 0.95% 267 1.05%
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental & leasing: 308 1.21% 678 2.66%
Finance & insurance 139 0.55% 549 2.15%
Real estate & rental & leasing 169 0.66% 129 0.51%
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, & waste: 560 2.20% 483 1.90%
Professional, scientific, & technical services 243 0.95% 270 1.06%
Management of companies & enterprises 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
Administrative & support & waste management services 317 1.24% 213 0.84%
Educational, health & social services: 1,524 5.98% 4,981 19.54%
Educational services 758 2.97% 1,752 6.87%
Health care & social assistance 766 3.01% 3,229 12.67%
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation & food: 669 2.63% 938 3.68%
Arts, entertainment, & recreation 137 0.54% 101 0.40%
Accommodation & food services 532 2.09% 837 3.28%
Other services (except public administration) 455 1.79% 581 2.28%
Public administration 621 2.44% 504 1.98%

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

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