Worcester 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 193,963 52.86% 172,979 47.14%
Management, professional, & related occupations: 67,964 18.52% 70,016 19.08%
Management, business, & financial operations: 29,775 8.11% 21,357 5.82%
Management, except farm managers 22,313 6.08% 12,257 3.34%
Farmers & farm managers 344 0.09% 205 0.06%
Business & financial operations: 7,118 1.94% 8,895 2.42%
Business operations specialists 3,868 1.05% 4,761 1.30%
Financial specialists 3,250 0.89% 4,134 1.13%
Professional & related occupations: 38,189 10.41% 48,659 13.26%
Computer & mathematical 8,669 2.36% 3,335 0.91%
Architecture & engineering: 8,993 2.45% 1,114 0.30%
Architects, surveyors, cartographers, & engineers 6,901 1.88% 660 0.18%
Drafters, engineering, & mapping technicians 2,092 0.57% 454 0.12%
Life, physical, & social science 2,598 0.71% 1,852 0.50%
Community & social services 2,522 0.69% 3,707 1.01%
Legal 1,447 0.39% 1,514 0.41%
Education, training, & library 6,144 1.67% 17,328 4.72%
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media 3,180 0.87% 3,398 0.93%
Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations: 4,636 1.26% 16,411 4.47%
Health diagnosing, treating practitioners, & technical operations 3,415 0.93% 11,591 3.16%
Health technologists & technicians 1,221 0.33% 4,820 1.31%
Service occupations: 21,717 5.92% 29,117 7.94%
Healthcare support 1,264 0.34% 7,827 2.13%
Protective services: 6,509 1.77% 1,104 0.30%
Fire fighting, prevention & law enforcement, including supervisors 4,674 1.27% 393 0.11%
Other protective service workers, including supervisors 1,835 0.50% 711 0.19%
Food preparation & serving related occupations 5,895 1.61% 9,601 2.62%
Building & grounds cleaning & maintenance 6,287 1.71% 2,963 0.81%
Personal care & service 1,762 0.48% 7,622 2.08%
Sales & office occupations: 34,560 9.42% 59,158 16.12%
Sales & related occupations 19,906 5.42% 17,827 4.86%
Office & administrative support 14,654 3.99% 41,331 11.26%
Farming, fishing, & forestry occupations 432 0.12% 153 0.04%
Construction, extraction, & maintenance occupations: 28,806 7.85% 1,029 0.28%
Construction & extraction: 16,415 4.47% 346 0.09%
Supervisors, construction & extraction 2,368 0.65% 39 0.01%
Construction trades 13,788 3.76% 300 0.08%
Extraction 259 0.07% 7 0.00%
Installation, maintenance, & repair 12,391 3.38% 683 0.19%
Production, transportation, & material moving occupations: 40,484 11.03% 13,506 3.68%
Production 24,922 6.79% 10,383 2.83%
Transportation & material moving: 15,562 4.24% 3,123 0.85%
Supervisors, transportation & material moving 333 0.09% 86 0.02%
Aircraft & traffic control 108 0.03% 9 0.00%
Motor vehicle operators 8,479 2.31% 1,276 0.35%
Rail, water & other transportation 770 0.21% 108 0.03%
Material moving 5,872 1.60% 1,644 0.45%
Industry by Sex, Employed Civilian Population Age 16+, 2000
Percent of Percent of
Male Workforce Female Workforce
Total Employed 193,963 52.86% 172,979 47.14%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, & mining: 1,183 0.32% 567 0.15%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting 951 0.26% 563 0.15%
Mining 232 0.06% 4 0.00%
Construction 18,691 5.09% 1,647 0.45%
Manufacturing 49,238 13.42% 20,817 5.67%
Wholesale trade 9,319 2.54% 3,806 1.04%
Retail trade 22,535 6.14% 20,288 5.53%
Transportation, warehousing, & utilities: 10,836 2.95% 3,827 1.04%
Transportation & warehousing 8,711 2.37% 3,066 0.84%
Utilities 2,125 0.58% 761 0.21%
Information 6,120 1.67% 5,058 1.38%
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental & leasing: 9,692 2.64% 15,043 4.10%
Finance & insurance 7,053 1.92% 12,679 3.46%
Real estate & rental & leasing 2,639 0.72% 2,364 0.64%
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, & waste: 17,908 4.88% 12,935 3.53%
Professional, scientific, & technical services 12,200 3.32% 8,527 2.32%
Management of companies & enterprises 85 0.02% 92 0.03%
Administrative & support & waste management services 5,623 1.53% 4,316 1.18%
Educational, health & social services: 22,009 6.00% 63,515 17.31%
Educational services 11,673 3.18% 24,702 6.73%
Health care & social assistance 10,336 2.82% 38,813 10.58%
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation & food: 9,477 2.58% 11,901 3.24%
Arts, entertainment, & recreation 2,158 0.59% 2,008 0.55%
Accommodation & food services 7,319 1.99% 9,893 2.70%
Other services (except public administration) 8,230 2.24% 7,580 2.07%
Public administration 8,725 2.38% 5,995 1.63%

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

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