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West Feliciana Parish

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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 2,317 53.03% 2,052 46.97%
Management, professional, & related occupations: 619 14.17% 768 17.58%
Management, business, & financial operations: 284 6.50% 255 5.84%
Management, except farm managers 166 3.80% 161 3.69%
Farmers & farm managers 70 1.60% 29 0.66%
Business & financial operations: 48 1.10% 65 1.49%
Business operations specialists 22 0.50% 16 0.37%
Financial specialists 26 0.60% 49 1.12%
Professional & related occupations: 335 7.67% 513 11.74%
Computer & mathematical 28 0.64% 0 0.00%
Architecture & engineering: 92 2.11% 10 0.23%
Architects, surveyors, cartographers, & engineers 60 1.37% 0 0.00%
Drafters, engineering, & mapping technicians 32 0.73% 10 0.23%
Life, physical, & social science 39 0.89% 6 0.14%
Community & social services 17 0.39% 40 0.92%
Legal 9 0.21% 19 0.43%
Education, training, & library 32 0.73% 279 6.39%
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media 34 0.78% 15 0.34%
Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations: 84 1.92% 144 3.30%
Health diagnosing, treating practitioners, & technical operations 47 1.08% 73 1.67%
Health technologists & technicians 37 0.85% 71 1.63%
Service occupations: 400 9.16% 565 12.93%
Healthcare support 7 0.16% 102 2.33%
Protective services: 272 6.23% 191 4.37%
Fire fighting, prevention & law enforcement, including supervisors 179 4.10% 145 3.32%
Other protective service workers, including supervisors 93 2.13% 46 1.05%
Food preparation & serving related occupations 31 0.71% 140 3.20%
Building & grounds cleaning & maintenance 58 1.33% 66 1.51%
Personal care & service 32 0.73% 66 1.51%
Sales & office occupations: 284 6.50% 599 13.71%
Sales & related occupations 165 3.78% 136 3.11%
Office & administrative support 119 2.72% 463 10.60%
Farming, fishing, & forestry occupations 16 0.37% 12 0.27%
Construction, extraction, & maintenance occupations: 395 9.04% 14 0.32%
Construction & extraction: 237 5.42% 13 0.30%
Supervisors, construction & extraction 20 0.46% 6 0.14%
Construction trades 184 4.21% 7 0.16%
Extraction 33 0.76% 0 0.00%
Installation, maintenance, & repair 158 3.62% 1 0.02%
Production, transportation, & material moving occupations: 603 13.80% 94 2.15%
Production 405 9.27% 46 1.05%
Transportation & material moving: 198 4.53% 48 1.10%
Supervisors, transportation & material moving 8 0.18% 0 0.00%
Aircraft & traffic control 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
Motor vehicle operators 128 2.93% 27 0.62%
Rail, water & other transportation 25 0.57% 6 0.14%
Material moving 37 0.85% 15 0.34%
Industry by Sex, Employed Civilian Population Age 16+, 2000
Percent of Percent of
Male Workforce Female Workforce
Total Employed 2,317 53.03% 2,052 46.97%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, & mining: 154 3.52% 50 1.14%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting 99 2.27% 47 1.08%
Mining 55 1.26% 3 0.07%
Construction 268 6.13% 22 0.50%
Manufacturing 557 12.75% 125 2.86%
Wholesale trade 61 1.40% 6 0.14%
Retail trade 127 2.91% 196 4.49%
Transportation, warehousing, & utilities: 304 6.96% 75 1.72%
Transportation & warehousing 127 2.91% 48 1.10%
Utilities 177 4.05% 27 0.62%
Information 26 0.60% 17 0.39%
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental & leasing: 71 1.63% 106 2.43%
Finance & insurance 49 1.12% 92 2.11%
Real estate & rental & leasing 22 0.50% 14 0.32%
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, & waste: 108 2.47% 144 3.30%
Professional, scientific, & technical services 58 1.33% 90 2.06%
Management of companies & enterprises 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
Administrative & support & waste management services 50 1.14% 54 1.24%
Educational, health & social services: 99 2.27% 726 16.62%
Educational services 42 0.96% 373 8.54%
Health care & social assistance 57 1.30% 353 8.08%
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation & food: 71 1.63% 221 5.06%
Arts, entertainment, & recreation 28 0.64% 59 1.35%
Accommodation & food services 43 0.98% 162 3.71%
Other services (except public administration) 81 1.85% 44 1.01%
Public administration 390 8.93% 320 7.32%

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

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