Houston 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 5,183 51.29% 4,922 48.71%
Management, professional, & related occupations: 1,590 15.73% 1,801 17.82%
Management, business, & financial operations: 932 9.22% 551 5.45%
Management, except farm managers 370 3.66% 281 2.78%
Farmers & farm managers 450 4.45% 72 0.71%
Business & financial operations: 112 1.11% 198 1.96%
Business operations specialists 60 0.59% 51 0.50%
Financial specialists 52 0.51% 147 1.45%
Professional & related occupations: 658 6.51% 1,250 12.37%
Computer & mathematical 76 0.75% 61 0.60%
Architecture & engineering: 102 1.01% 10 0.10%
Architects, surveyors, cartographers, & engineers 72 0.71% 2 0.02%
Drafters, engineering, & mapping technicians 30 0.30% 8 0.08%
Life, physical, & social science 58 0.57% 13 0.13%
Community & social services 67 0.66% 140 1.39%
Legal 25 0.25% 12 0.12%
Education, training, & library 178 1.76% 409 4.05%
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media 63 0.62% 106 1.05%
Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations: 89 0.88% 499 4.94%
Health diagnosing, treating practitioners, & technical operations 78 0.77% 342 3.38%
Health technologists & technicians 11 0.11% 157 1.55%
Service occupations: 382 3.78% 1,081 10.70%
Healthcare support 26 0.26% 312 3.09%
Protective services: 30 0.30% 11 0.11%
Fire fighting, prevention & law enforcement, including supervisors 21 0.21% 9 0.09%
Other protective service workers, including supervisors 9 0.09% 2 0.02%
Food preparation & serving related occupations 88 0.87% 341 3.37%
Building & grounds cleaning & maintenance 215 2.13% 132 1.31%
Personal care & service 23 0.23% 285 2.82%
Sales & office occupations: 786 7.78% 1,502 14.86%
Sales & related occupations 549 5.43% 472 4.67%
Office & administrative support 237 2.35% 1,030 10.19%
Farming, fishing, & forestry occupations 190 1.88% 40 0.40%
Construction, extraction, & maintenance occupations: 1,031 10.20% 16 0.16%
Construction & extraction: 554 5.48% 12 0.12%
Supervisors, construction & extraction 51 0.50% 0 0.00%
Construction trades 503 4.98% 12 0.12%
Extraction 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
Installation, maintenance, & repair 477 4.72% 4 0.04%
Production, transportation, & material moving occupations: 1,204 11.91% 482 4.77%
Production 645 6.38% 422 4.18%
Transportation & material moving: 559 5.53% 60 0.59%
Supervisors, transportation & material moving 6 0.06% 0 0.00%
Aircraft & traffic control 7 0.07% 0 0.00%
Motor vehicle operators 308 3.05% 8 0.08%
Rail, water & other transportation 60 0.59% 10 0.10%
Material moving 178 1.76% 42 0.42%
Industry by Sex, Employed Civilian Population Age 16+, 2000
Percent of Percent of
Male Workforce Female Workforce
Total Employed 5,183 51.29% 4,922 48.71%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, & mining: 667 6.60% 134 1.33%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting 665 6.58% 134 1.33%
Mining 2 0.02% 0 0.00%
Construction 656 6.49% 27 0.27%
Manufacturing 971 9.61% 525 5.20%
Wholesale trade 302 2.99% 113 1.12%
Retail trade 637 6.30% 638 6.31%
Transportation, warehousing, & utilities: 365 3.61% 56 0.55%
Transportation & warehousing 301 2.98% 45 0.45%
Utilities 64 0.63% 11 0.11%
Information 113 1.12% 166 1.64%
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental & leasing: 133 1.32% 234 2.32%
Finance & insurance 87 0.86% 185 1.83%
Real estate & rental & leasing 46 0.46% 49 0.48%
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, & waste: 289 2.86% 270 2.67%
Professional, scientific, & technical services 152 1.50% 206 2.04%
Management of companies & enterprises 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
Administrative & support & waste management services 137 1.36% 64 0.63%
Educational, health & social services: 509 5.04% 2,117 20.95%
Educational services 283 2.80% 617 6.11%
Health care & social assistance 226 2.24% 1,500 14.84%
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation & food: 190 1.88% 303 3.00%
Arts, entertainment, & recreation 61 0.60% 24 0.24%
Accommodation & food services 129 1.28% 279 2.76%
Other services (except public administration) 218 2.16% 209 2.07%
Public administration 133 1.32% 130 1.29%

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

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