Charles 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 30,936 50.85% 29,900 49.15%
Management, professional, & related occupations: 9,971 16.39% 11,735 19.29%
Management, business, & financial operations: 4,150 6.82% 4,689 7.71%
Management, except farm managers 2,877 4.73% 2,299 3.78%
Farmers & farm managers 190 0.31% 51 0.08%
Business & financial operations: 1,083 1.78% 2,339 3.84%
Business operations specialists 588 0.97% 1,270 2.09%
Financial specialists 495 0.81% 1,069 1.76%
Professional & related occupations: 5,821 9.57% 7,046 11.58%
Computer & mathematical 2,068 3.40% 1,492 2.45%
Architecture & engineering: 1,479 2.43% 170 0.28%
Architects, surveyors, cartographers, & engineers 1,099 1.81% 94 0.15%
Drafters, engineering, & mapping technicians 380 0.62% 76 0.12%
Life, physical, & social science 303 0.50% 173 0.28%
Community & social services 249 0.41% 358 0.59%
Legal 209 0.34% 367 0.60%
Education, training, & library 651 1.07% 2,443 4.02%
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media 420 0.69% 391 0.64%
Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations: 442 0.73% 1,652 2.72%
Health diagnosing, treating practitioners, & technical operations 262 0.43% 1,154 1.90%
Health technologists & technicians 180 0.30% 498 0.82%
Service occupations: 4,022 6.61% 4,450 7.31%
Healthcare support 100 0.16% 704 1.16%
Protective services: 1,980 3.25% 488 0.80%
Fire fighting, prevention & law enforcement, including supervisors 1,350 2.22% 248 0.41%
Other protective service workers, including supervisors 630 1.04% 240 0.39%
Food preparation & serving related occupations 1,004 1.65% 1,284 2.11%
Building & grounds cleaning & maintenance 712 1.17% 492 0.81%
Personal care & service 226 0.37% 1,482 2.44%
Sales & office occupations: 4,883 8.03% 12,332 20.27%
Sales & related occupations 2,874 4.72% 2,952 4.85%
Office & administrative support 2,009 3.30% 9,380 15.42%
Farming, fishing, & forestry occupations 132 0.22% 16 0.03%
Construction, extraction, & maintenance occupations: 7,407 12.18% 308 0.51%
Construction & extraction: 4,393 7.22% 138 0.23%
Supervisors, construction & extraction 691 1.14% 27 0.04%
Construction trades 3,631 5.97% 80 0.13%
Extraction 71 0.12% 31 0.05%
Installation, maintenance, & repair 3,014 4.95% 170 0.28%
Production, transportation, & material moving occupations: 4,521 7.43% 1,059 1.74%
Production 1,851 3.04% 601 0.99%
Transportation & material moving: 2,670 4.39% 458 0.75%
Supervisors, transportation & material moving 73 0.12% 47 0.08%
Aircraft & traffic control 100 0.16% 0 0.00%
Motor vehicle operators 1,529 2.51% 317 0.52%
Rail, water & other transportation 86 0.14% 15 0.02%
Material moving 882 1.45% 79 0.13%
Industry by Sex, Employed Civilian Population Age 16+, 2000
Percent of Percent of
Male Workforce Female Workforce
Total Employed 30,936 50.85% 29,900 49.15%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, & mining: 360 0.59% 133 0.22%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting 324 0.53% 120 0.20%
Mining 36 0.06% 13 0.02%
Construction 5,631 9.26% 745 1.22%
Manufacturing 1,720 2.83% 764 1.26%
Wholesale trade 991 1.63% 363 0.60%
Retail trade 3,795 6.24% 3,520 5.79%
Transportation, warehousing, & utilities: 2,684 4.41% 1,061 1.74%
Transportation & warehousing 1,841 3.03% 781 1.28%
Utilities 843 1.39% 280 0.46%
Information 1,106 1.82% 768 1.26%
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental & leasing: 1,056 1.74% 2,056 3.38%
Finance & insurance 573 0.94% 1,579 2.60%
Real estate & rental & leasing 483 0.79% 477 0.78%
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, & waste: 3,181 5.23% 3,299 5.42%
Professional, scientific, & technical services 2,179 3.58% 2,492 4.10%
Management of companies & enterprises 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
Administrative & support & waste management services 1,002 1.65% 807 1.33%
Educational, health & social services: 2,007 3.30% 7,781 12.79%
Educational services 1,177 1.93% 3,311 5.44%
Health care & social assistance 830 1.36% 4,470 7.35%
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation & food: 1,681 2.76% 1,745 2.87%
Arts, entertainment, & recreation 356 0.59% 225 0.37%
Accommodation & food services 1,325 2.18% 1,520 2.50%
Other services (except public administration) 1,458 2.40% 1,996 3.28%
Public administration 5,266 8.66% 5,669 9.32%

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

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