Norfolk 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 174,565 51.72% 162,973 48.28%
Management, professional, & related occupations: 81,626 24.18% 80,892 23.97%
Management, business, & financial operations: 38,525 11.41% 27,986 8.29%
Management, except farm managers 26,016 7.71% 16,465 4.88%
Farmers & farm managers 87 0.03% 54 0.02%
Business & financial operations: 12,422 3.68% 11,467 3.40%
Business operations specialists 4,928 1.46% 5,321 1.58%
Financial specialists 7,494 2.22% 6,146 1.82%
Professional & related occupations: 43,101 12.77% 52,906 15.67%
Computer & mathematical 10,856 3.22% 4,983 1.48%
Architecture & engineering: 7,482 2.22% 1,150 0.34%
Architects, surveyors, cartographers, & engineers 6,395 1.89% 868 0.26%
Drafters, engineering, & mapping technicians 1,087 0.32% 282 0.08%
Life, physical, & social science 3,312 0.98% 2,756 0.82%
Community & social services 1,619 0.48% 3,376 1.00%
Legal 4,220 1.25% 2,995 0.89%
Education, training, & library 5,706 1.69% 15,758 4.67%
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media 3,431 1.02% 4,534 1.34%
Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations: 6,475 1.92% 17,354 5.14%
Health diagnosing, treating practitioners, & technical operations 5,419 1.61% 13,811 4.09%
Health technologists & technicians 1,056 0.31% 3,543 1.05%
Service occupations: 18,246 5.41% 19,682 5.83%
Healthcare support 604 0.18% 4,119 1.22%
Protective services: 5,879 1.74% 886 0.26%
Fire fighting, prevention & law enforcement, including supervisors 4,269 1.26% 206 0.06%
Other protective service workers, including supervisors 1,610 0.48% 680 0.20%
Food preparation & serving related occupations 5,981 1.77% 6,621 1.96%
Building & grounds cleaning & maintenance 4,226 1.25% 1,554 0.46%
Personal care & service 1,556 0.46% 6,502 1.93%
Sales & office occupations: 34,392 10.19% 56,173 16.64%
Sales & related occupations 20,543 6.09% 17,015 5.04%
Office & administrative support 13,849 4.10% 39,158 11.60%
Farming, fishing, & forestry occupations 186 0.06% 66 0.02%
Construction, extraction, & maintenance occupations: 22,158 6.56% 768 0.23%
Construction & extraction: 13,697 4.06% 358 0.11%
Supervisors, construction & extraction 1,833 0.54% 101 0.03%
Construction trades 11,841 3.51% 257 0.08%
Extraction 23 0.01% 0 0.00%
Installation, maintenance, & repair 8,461 2.51% 410 0.12%
Production, transportation, & material moving occupations: 17,957 5.32% 5,392 1.60%
Production 8,033 2.38% 3,883 1.15%
Transportation & material moving: 9,924 2.94% 1,509 0.45%
Supervisors, transportation & material moving 389 0.12% 34 0.01%
Aircraft & traffic control 59 0.02% 9 0.00%
Motor vehicle operators 5,594 1.66% 734 0.22%
Rail, water & other transportation 728 0.22% 79 0.02%
Material moving 3,154 0.93% 653 0.19%
Industry by Sex, Employed Civilian Population Age 16+, 2000
Percent of Percent of
Male Workforce Female Workforce
Total Employed 174,565 51.72% 162,973 48.28%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, & mining: 364 0.11% 150 0.04%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting 282 0.08% 125 0.04%
Mining 82 0.02% 25 0.01%
Construction 16,639 4.93% 1,995 0.59%
Manufacturing 19,927 5.90% 8,974 2.66%
Wholesale trade 8,049 2.38% 4,005 1.19%
Retail trade 19,249 5.70% 17,521 5.19%
Transportation, warehousing, & utilities: 9,321 2.76% 3,575 1.06%
Transportation & warehousing 7,654 2.27% 2,991 0.89%
Utilities 1,667 0.49% 584 0.17%
Information 7,597 2.25% 6,433 1.91%
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental & leasing: 19,685 5.83% 21,089 6.25%
Finance & insurance 15,754 4.67% 17,675 5.24%
Real estate & rental & leasing 3,931 1.16% 3,414 1.01%
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, & waste: 26,202 7.76% 19,808 5.87%
Professional, scientific, & technical services 20,704 6.13% 14,948 4.43%
Management of companies & enterprises 366 0.11% 434 0.13%
Administrative & support & waste management services 5,132 1.52% 4,426 1.31%
Educational, health & social services: 21,921 6.49% 57,498 17.03%
Educational services 10,634 3.15% 22,171 6.57%
Health care & social assistance 11,287 3.34% 35,327 10.47%
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation & food: 10,073 2.98% 9,924 2.94%
Arts, entertainment, & recreation 2,344 0.69% 2,025 0.60%
Accommodation & food services 7,729 2.29% 7,899 2.34%
Other services (except public administration) 6,727 1.99% 6,921 2.05%
Public administration 8,811 2.61% 5,080 1.51%

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

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