O'Brien 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 4,013 54.38% 3,366 45.62%
Management, professional, & related occupations: 976 13.23% 1,114 15.10%
Management, business, & financial operations: 674 9.13% 219 2.97%
Management, except farm managers 171 2.32% 124 1.68%
Farmers & farm managers 447 6.06% 31 0.42%
Business & financial operations: 56 0.76% 64 0.87%
Business operations specialists 37 0.50% 31 0.42%
Financial specialists 19 0.26% 33 0.45%
Professional & related occupations: 302 4.09% 895 12.13%
Computer & mathematical 13 0.18% 4 0.05%
Architecture & engineering: 37 0.50% 19 0.26%
Architects, surveyors, cartographers, & engineers 35 0.47% 2 0.03%
Drafters, engineering, & mapping technicians 2 0.03% 17 0.23%
Life, physical, & social science 36 0.49% 6 0.08%
Community & social services 76 1.03% 159 2.15%
Legal 4 0.05% 13 0.18%
Education, training, & library 99 1.34% 369 5.00%
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media 7 0.09% 33 0.45%
Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations: 30 0.41% 292 3.96%
Health diagnosing, treating practitioners, & technical operations 25 0.34% 185 2.51%
Health technologists & technicians 5 0.07% 107 1.45%
Service occupations: 233 3.16% 874 11.84%
Healthcare support 10 0.14% 232 3.14%
Protective services: 81 1.10% 24 0.33%
Fire fighting, prevention & law enforcement, including supervisors 67 0.91% 10 0.14%
Other protective service workers, including supervisors 14 0.19% 14 0.19%
Food preparation & serving related occupations 63 0.85% 291 3.94%
Building & grounds cleaning & maintenance 75 1.02% 74 1.00%
Personal care & service 4 0.05% 253 3.43%
Sales & office occupations: 485 6.57% 974 13.20%
Sales & related occupations 321 4.35% 217 2.94%
Office & administrative support 164 2.22% 757 10.26%
Farming, fishing, & forestry occupations 165 2.24% 19 0.26%
Construction, extraction, & maintenance occupations: 774 10.49% 4 0.05%
Construction & extraction: 436 5.91% 2 0.03%
Supervisors, construction & extraction 43 0.58% 0 0.00%
Construction trades 388 5.26% 2 0.03%
Extraction 5 0.07% 0 0.00%
Installation, maintenance, & repair 338 4.58% 2 0.03%
Production, transportation, & material moving occupations: 1,380 18.70% 381 5.16%
Production 718 9.73% 301 4.08%
Transportation & material moving: 662 8.97% 80 1.08%
Supervisors, transportation & material moving 5 0.07% 0 0.00%
Aircraft & traffic control 12 0.16% 0 0.00%
Motor vehicle operators 321 4.35% 21 0.28%
Rail, water & other transportation 14 0.19% 0 0.00%
Material moving 310 4.20% 59 0.80%
Industry by Sex, Employed Civilian Population Age 16+, 2000
Percent of Percent of
Male Workforce Female Workforce
Total Employed 4,013 54.38% 3,366 45.62%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, & mining: 663 8.98% 99 1.34%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting 661 8.96% 99 1.34%
Mining 2 0.03% 0 0.00%
Construction 415 5.62% 40 0.54%
Manufacturing 1,020 13.82% 365 4.95%
Wholesale trade 275 3.73% 59 0.80%
Retail trade 355 4.81% 360 4.88%
Transportation, warehousing, & utilities: 378 5.12% 102 1.38%
Transportation & warehousing 325 4.40% 97 1.31%
Utilities 53 0.72% 5 0.07%
Information 33 0.45% 118 1.60%
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental & leasing: 82 1.11% 142 1.92%
Finance & insurance 62 0.84% 119 1.61%
Real estate & rental & leasing 20 0.27% 23 0.31%
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, & waste: 96 1.30% 158 2.14%
Professional, scientific, & technical services 38 0.51% 86 1.17%
Management of companies & enterprises 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
Administrative & support & waste management services 58 0.79% 72 0.98%
Educational, health & social services: 237 3.21% 1,564 21.20%
Educational services 137 1.86% 492 6.67%
Health care & social assistance 100 1.36% 1,072 14.53%
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation & food: 115 1.56% 200 2.71%
Arts, entertainment, & recreation 23 0.31% 34 0.46%
Accommodation & food services 92 1.25% 166 2.25%
Other services (except public administration) 218 2.95% 86 1.17%
Public administration 126 1.71% 73 0.99%

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

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