St. Louis 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 48,402 51.44% 45,693 48.56%
Management, professional, & related occupations: 12,876 13.68% 15,784 16.77%
Management, business, & financial operations: 5,378 5.72% 4,131 4.39%
Management, except farm managers 3,806 4.04% 2,421 2.57%
Farmers & farm managers 193 0.21% 49 0.05%
Business & financial operations: 1,379 1.47% 1,661 1.77%
Business operations specialists 705 0.75% 850 0.90%
Financial specialists 674 0.72% 811 0.86%
Professional & related occupations: 7,498 7.97% 11,653 12.38%
Computer & mathematical 577 0.61% 286 0.30%
Architecture & engineering: 1,250 1.33% 154 0.16%
Architects, surveyors, cartographers, & engineers 788 0.84% 90 0.10%
Drafters, engineering, & mapping technicians 462 0.49% 64 0.07%
Life, physical, & social science 614 0.65% 292 0.31%
Community & social services 832 0.88% 1,292 1.37%
Legal 335 0.36% 294 0.31%
Education, training, & library 1,553 1.65% 3,789 4.03%
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media 912 0.97% 806 0.86%
Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations: 1,425 1.51% 4,740 5.04%
Health diagnosing, treating practitioners, & technical operations 1,035 1.10% 2,691 2.86%
Health technologists & technicians 390 0.41% 2,049 2.18%
Service occupations: 6,109 6.49% 11,027 11.72%
Healthcare support 265 0.28% 2,655 2.82%
Protective services: 1,246 1.32% 251 0.27%
Fire fighting, prevention & law enforcement, including supervisors 850 0.90% 138 0.15%
Other protective service workers, including supervisors 396 0.42% 113 0.12%
Food preparation & serving related occupations 2,297 2.44% 4,171 4.43%
Building & grounds cleaning & maintenance 1,797 1.91% 1,481 1.57%
Personal care & service 504 0.54% 2,469 2.62%
Sales & office occupations: 8,712 9.26% 15,932 16.93%
Sales & related occupations 5,533 5.88% 5,794 6.16%
Office & administrative support 3,179 3.38% 10,138 10.77%
Farming, fishing, & forestry occupations 348 0.37% 93 0.10%
Construction, extraction, & maintenance occupations: 10,836 11.52% 379 0.40%
Construction & extraction: 5,803 6.17% 249 0.26%
Supervisors, construction & extraction 662 0.70% 27 0.03%
Construction trades 4,603 4.89% 152 0.16%
Extraction 538 0.57% 70 0.07%
Installation, maintenance, & repair 5,033 5.35% 130 0.14%
Production, transportation, & material moving occupations: 9,521 10.12% 2,478 2.63%
Production 4,311 4.58% 1,705 1.81%
Transportation & material moving: 5,210 5.54% 773 0.82%
Supervisors, transportation & material moving 107 0.11% 29 0.03%
Aircraft & traffic control 83 0.09% 2 0.00%
Motor vehicle operators 2,768 2.94% 257 0.27%
Rail, water & other transportation 643 0.68% 65 0.07%
Material moving 1,609 1.71% 420 0.45%
Industry by Sex, Employed Civilian Population Age 16+, 2000
Percent of Percent of
Male Workforce Female Workforce
Total Employed 48,402 51.44% 45,693 48.56%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, & mining: 4,811 5.11% 554 0.59%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting 741 0.79% 221 0.23%
Mining 4,070 4.33% 333 0.35%
Construction 5,121 5.44% 469 0.50%
Manufacturing 5,391 5.73% 1,951 2.07%
Wholesale trade 2,190 2.33% 701 0.74%
Retail trade 5,774 6.14% 6,490 6.90%
Transportation, warehousing, & utilities: 4,526 4.81% 1,588 1.69%
Transportation & warehousing 3,607 3.83% 1,321 1.40%
Utilities 919 0.98% 267 0.28%
Information 1,226 1.30% 1,373 1.46%
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental & leasing: 1,848 1.96% 2,462 2.62%
Finance & insurance 1,029 1.09% 1,835 1.95%
Real estate & rental & leasing 819 0.87% 627 0.67%
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, & waste: 2,604 2.77% 2,298 2.44%
Professional, scientific, & technical services 1,525 1.62% 1,339 1.42%
Management of companies & enterprises 14 0.01% 19 0.02%
Administrative & support & waste management services 1,065 1.13% 940 1.00%
Educational, health & social services: 5,985 6.36% 18,166 19.31%
Educational services 3,090 3.28% 6,205 6.59%
Health care & social assistance 2,895 3.08% 11,961 12.71%
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation & food: 4,117 4.38% 5,404 5.74%
Arts, entertainment, & recreation 1,053 1.12% 914 0.97%
Accommodation & food services 3,064 3.26% 4,490 4.77%
Other services (except public administration) 2,138 2.27% 2,558 2.72%
Public administration 2,671 2.84% 1,679 1.78%

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

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