Shelby 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 12,326 55.26% 9,981 44.74%
Management, professional, & related occupations: 2,684 12.03% 3,017 13.52%
Management, business, & financial operations: 1,534 6.88% 1,201 5.38%
Management, except farm managers 1,073 4.81% 740 3.32%
Farmers & farm managers 249 1.12% 13 0.06%
Business & financial operations: 212 0.95% 448 2.01%
Business operations specialists 109 0.49% 218 0.98%
Financial specialists 103 0.46% 230 1.03%
Professional & related occupations: 1,150 5.16% 1,816 8.14%
Computer & mathematical 110 0.49% 114 0.51%
Architecture & engineering: 341 1.53% 53 0.24%
Architects, surveyors, cartographers, & engineers 223 1.00% 31 0.14%
Drafters, engineering, & mapping technicians 118 0.53% 22 0.10%
Life, physical, & social science 106 0.48% 19 0.09%
Community & social services 90 0.40% 159 0.71%
Legal 30 0.13% 57 0.26%
Education, training, & library 237 1.06% 679 3.04%
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media 105 0.47% 113 0.51%
Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations: 131 0.59% 622 2.79%
Health diagnosing, treating practitioners, & technical operations 97 0.43% 349 1.56%
Health technologists & technicians 34 0.15% 273 1.22%
Service occupations: 1,157 5.19% 1,899 8.51%
Healthcare support 13 0.06% 360 1.61%
Protective services: 309 1.39% 79 0.35%
Fire fighting, prevention & law enforcement, including supervisors 245 1.10% 35 0.16%
Other protective service workers, including supervisors 64 0.29% 44 0.20%
Food preparation & serving related occupations 410 1.84% 686 3.08%
Building & grounds cleaning & maintenance 379 1.70% 273 1.22%
Personal care & service 46 0.21% 501 2.25%
Sales & office occupations: 1,540 6.90% 3,466 15.54%
Sales & related occupations 910 4.08% 1,057 4.74%
Office & administrative support 630 2.82% 2,409 10.80%
Farming, fishing, & forestry occupations 132 0.59% 34 0.15%
Construction, extraction, & maintenance occupations: 2,622 11.75% 55 0.25%
Construction & extraction: 1,569 7.03% 30 0.13%
Supervisors, construction & extraction 288 1.29% 1 0.00%
Construction trades 1,270 5.69% 29 0.13%
Extraction 11 0.05% 0 0.00%
Installation, maintenance, & repair 1,053 4.72% 25 0.11%
Production, transportation, & material moving occupations: 4,191 18.79% 1,510 6.77%
Production 2,447 10.97% 1,179 5.29%
Transportation & material moving: 1,744 7.82% 331 1.48%
Supervisors, transportation & material moving 34 0.15% 30 0.13%
Aircraft & traffic control 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
Motor vehicle operators 825 3.70% 147 0.66%
Rail, water & other transportation 99 0.44% 2 0.01%
Material moving 786 3.52% 152 0.68%
Industry by Sex, Employed Civilian Population Age 16+, 2000
Percent of Percent of
Male Workforce Female Workforce
Total Employed 12,326 55.26% 9,981 44.74%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, & mining: 427 1.91% 67 0.30%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting 408 1.83% 64 0.29%
Mining 19 0.09% 3 0.01%
Construction 1,767 7.92% 200 0.90%
Manufacturing 4,245 19.03% 2,026 9.08%
Wholesale trade 650 2.91% 353 1.58%
Retail trade 1,012 4.54% 1,162 5.21%
Transportation, warehousing, & utilities: 938 4.20% 170 0.76%
Transportation & warehousing 774 3.47% 136 0.61%
Utilities 164 0.74% 34 0.15%
Information 179 0.80% 224 1.00%
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental & leasing: 309 1.39% 870 3.90%
Finance & insurance 200 0.90% 660 2.96%
Real estate & rental & leasing 109 0.49% 210 0.94%
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, & waste: 622 2.79% 484 2.17%
Professional, scientific, & technical services 260 1.17% 258 1.16%
Management of companies & enterprises 0 0.00% 4 0.02%
Administrative & support & waste management services 362 1.62% 222 1.00%
Educational, health & social services: 558 2.50% 2,665 11.95%
Educational services 336 1.51% 1,117 5.01%
Health care & social assistance 222 1.00% 1,548 6.94%
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation & food: 631 2.83% 936 4.20%
Arts, entertainment, & recreation 102 0.46% 134 0.60%
Accommodation & food services 529 2.37% 802 3.60%
Other services (except public administration) 534 2.39% 435 1.95%
Public administration 454 2.04% 389 1.74%

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

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