Columbia 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 15,728 53.16% 13,859 46.84%
Management, professional, & related occupations: 4,812 16.26% 5,141 17.38%
Management, business, & financial operations: 2,183 7.38% 1,443 4.88%
Management, except farm managers 1,490 5.04% 915 3.09%
Farmers & farm managers 250 0.84% 30 0.10%
Business & financial operations: 443 1.50% 498 1.68%
Business operations specialists 211 0.71% 239 0.81%
Financial specialists 232 0.78% 259 0.88%
Professional & related occupations: 2,629 8.89% 3,698 12.50%
Computer & mathematical 230 0.78% 162 0.55%
Architecture & engineering: 398 1.35% 53 0.18%
Architects, surveyors, cartographers, & engineers 289 0.98% 31 0.10%
Drafters, engineering, & mapping technicians 109 0.37% 22 0.07%
Life, physical, & social science 96 0.32% 88 0.30%
Community & social services 231 0.78% 298 1.01%
Legal 248 0.84% 145 0.49%
Education, training, & library 509 1.72% 1,230 4.16%
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media 534 1.80% 407 1.38%
Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations: 383 1.29% 1,315 4.44%
Health diagnosing, treating practitioners, & technical operations 293 0.99% 968 3.27%
Health technologists & technicians 90 0.30% 347 1.17%
Service occupations: 2,200 7.44% 2,757 9.32%
Healthcare support 116 0.39% 817 2.76%
Protective services: 636 2.15% 86 0.29%
Fire fighting, prevention & law enforcement, including supervisors 473 1.60% 46 0.16%
Other protective service workers, including supervisors 163 0.55% 40 0.14%
Food preparation & serving related occupations 460 1.55% 808 2.73%
Building & grounds cleaning & maintenance 729 2.46% 391 1.32%
Personal care & service 259 0.88% 655 2.21%
Sales & office occupations: 2,268 7.67% 4,683 15.83%
Sales & related occupations 1,296 4.38% 1,398 4.73%
Office & administrative support 972 3.29% 3,285 11.10%
Farming, fishing, & forestry occupations 304 1.03% 146 0.49%
Construction, extraction, & maintenance occupations: 3,088 10.44% 110 0.37%
Construction & extraction: 2,021 6.83% 46 0.16%
Supervisors, construction & extraction 228 0.77% 0 0.00%
Construction trades 1,762 5.96% 46 0.16%
Extraction 31 0.10% 0 0.00%
Installation, maintenance, & repair 1,067 3.61% 64 0.22%
Production, transportation, & material moving occupations: 3,056 10.33% 1,022 3.45%
Production 1,432 4.84% 758 2.56%
Transportation & material moving: 1,624 5.49% 264 0.89%
Supervisors, transportation & material moving 52 0.18% 11 0.04%
Aircraft & traffic control 38 0.13% 4 0.01%
Motor vehicle operators 906 3.06% 133 0.45%
Rail, water & other transportation 93 0.31% 4 0.01%
Material moving 535 1.81% 112 0.38%
Industry by Sex, Employed Civilian Population Age 16+, 2000
Percent of Percent of
Male Workforce Female Workforce
Total Employed 15,728 53.16% 13,859 46.84%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, & mining: 668 2.26% 255 0.86%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting 633 2.14% 255 0.86%
Mining 35 0.12% 0 0.00%
Construction 2,386 8.06% 202 0.68%
Manufacturing 2,065 6.98% 1,018 3.44%
Wholesale trade 607 2.05% 195 0.66%
Retail trade 1,635 5.53% 1,538 5.20%
Transportation, warehousing, & utilities: 1,032 3.49% 320 1.08%
Transportation & warehousing 888 3.00% 296 1.00%
Utilities 144 0.49% 24 0.08%
Information 498 1.68% 385 1.30%
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental & leasing: 606 2.05% 871 2.94%
Finance & insurance 423 1.43% 736 2.49%
Real estate & rental & leasing 183 0.62% 135 0.46%
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, & waste: 1,315 4.44% 1,055 3.57%
Professional, scientific, & technical services 932 3.15% 808 2.73%
Management of companies & enterprises 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
Administrative & support & waste management services 383 1.29% 247 0.83%
Educational, health & social services: 1,952 6.60% 5,302 17.92%
Educational services 961 3.25% 1,879 6.35%
Health care & social assistance 991 3.35% 3,423 11.57%
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation & food: 930 3.14% 1,027 3.47%
Arts, entertainment, & recreation 327 1.11% 301 1.02%
Accommodation & food services 603 2.04% 726 2.45%
Other services (except public administration) 673 2.27% 746 2.52%
Public administration 1,361 4.60% 945 3.19%

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

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