Matanuska-Susitna Borough

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 13,811 55.29% 11,170 44.71%
Management, professional, & related occupations: 3,605 14.43% 3,908 15.64%
Management, business, & financial operations: 1,516 6.07% 1,144 4.58%
Management, except farm managers 1,214 4.86% 597 2.39%
Farmers & farm managers 44 0.18% 22 0.09%
Business & financial operations: 258 1.03% 525 2.10%
Business operations specialists 135 0.54% 249 1.00%
Financial specialists 123 0.49% 276 1.10%
Professional & related occupations: 2,089 8.36% 2,764 11.06%
Computer & mathematical 196 0.78% 54 0.22%
Architecture & engineering: 543 2.17% 69 0.28%
Architects, surveyors, cartographers, & engineers 305 1.22% 29 0.12%
Drafters, engineering, & mapping technicians 238 0.95% 40 0.16%
Life, physical, & social science 185 0.74% 96 0.38%
Community & social services 168 0.67% 295 1.18%
Legal 61 0.24% 86 0.34%
Education, training, & library 412 1.65% 1,154 4.62%
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media 207 0.83% 212 0.85%
Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations: 317 1.27% 798 3.19%
Health diagnosing, treating practitioners, & technical operations 188 0.75% 588 2.35%
Health technologists & technicians 129 0.52% 210 0.84%
Service occupations: 1,657 6.63% 2,384 9.54%
Healthcare support 46 0.18% 403 1.61%
Protective services: 468 1.87% 112 0.45%
Fire fighting, prevention & law enforcement, including supervisors 308 1.23% 53 0.21%
Other protective service workers, including supervisors 160 0.64% 59 0.24%
Food preparation & serving related occupations 442 1.77% 791 3.17%
Building & grounds cleaning & maintenance 473 1.89% 292 1.17%
Personal care & service 228 0.91% 786 3.15%
Sales & office occupations: 2,059 8.24% 4,259 17.05%
Sales & related occupations 1,192 4.77% 1,338 5.36%
Office & administrative support 867 3.47% 2,921 11.69%
Farming, fishing, & forestry occupations 161 0.64% 61 0.24%
Construction, extraction, & maintenance occupations: 4,253 17.02% 149 0.60%
Construction & extraction: 2,560 10.25% 72 0.29%
Supervisors, construction & extraction 287 1.15% 0 0.00%
Construction trades 2,113 8.46% 61 0.24%
Extraction 160 0.64% 11 0.04%
Installation, maintenance, & repair 1,693 6.78% 77 0.31%
Production, transportation, & material moving occupations: 2,076 8.31% 409 1.64%
Production 646 2.59% 156 0.62%
Transportation & material moving: 1,430 5.72% 253 1.01%
Supervisors, transportation & material moving 55 0.22% 0 0.00%
Aircraft & traffic control 148 0.59% 21 0.08%
Motor vehicle operators 706 2.83% 115 0.46%
Rail, water & other transportation 159 0.64% 15 0.06%
Material moving 362 1.45% 102 0.41%
Industry by Sex, Employed Civilian Population Age 16+, 2000
Percent of Percent of
Male Workforce Female Workforce
Total Employed 13,811 55.29% 11,170 44.71%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, & mining: 1,230 4.92% 183 0.73%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting 275 1.10% 138 0.55%
Mining 955 3.82% 45 0.18%
Construction 2,576 10.31% 265 1.06%
Manufacturing 457 1.83% 137 0.55%
Wholesale trade 453 1.81% 153 0.61%
Retail trade 1,670 6.69% 1,547 6.19%
Transportation, warehousing, & utilities: 1,562 6.25% 484 1.94%
Transportation & warehousing 1,332 5.33% 397 1.59%
Utilities 230 0.92% 87 0.35%
Information 408 1.63% 569 2.28%
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental & leasing: 369 1.48% 555 2.22%
Finance & insurance 164 0.66% 414 1.66%
Real estate & rental & leasing 205 0.82% 141 0.56%
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, & waste: 909 3.64% 750 3.00%
Professional, scientific, & technical services 535 2.14% 494 1.98%
Management of companies & enterprises 0 0.00% 7 0.03%
Administrative & support & waste management services 374 1.50% 249 1.00%
Educational, health & social services: 1,366 5.47% 3,946 15.80%
Educational services 800 3.20% 1,667 6.67%
Health care & social assistance 566 2.27% 2,279 9.12%
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation & food: 932 3.73% 1,127 4.51%
Arts, entertainment, & recreation 272 1.09% 137 0.55%
Accommodation & food services 660 2.64% 990 3.96%
Other services (except public administration) 686 2.75% 662 2.65%
Public administration 1,193 4.78% 792 3.17%

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

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