Erie 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 219,452 50.90% 211,722 49.10%
Management, professional, & related occupations: 70,724 16.40% 79,003 18.32%
Management, business, & financial operations: 31,290 7.26% 21,835 5.06%
Management, except farm managers 22,126 5.13% 12,609 2.92%
Farmers & farm managers 422 0.10% 131 0.03%
Business & financial operations: 8,742 2.03% 9,095 2.11%
Business operations specialists 3,976 0.92% 4,284 0.99%
Financial specialists 4,766 1.11% 4,811 1.12%
Professional & related occupations: 39,434 9.15% 57,168 13.26%
Computer & mathematical 5,189 1.20% 2,237 0.52%
Architecture & engineering: 7,166 1.66% 855 0.20%
Architects, surveyors, cartographers, & engineers 5,148 1.19% 550 0.13%
Drafters, engineering, & mapping technicians 2,018 0.47% 305 0.07%
Life, physical, & social science 2,074 0.48% 1,392 0.32%
Community & social services 3,152 0.73% 4,995 1.16%
Legal 3,009 0.70% 2,623 0.61%
Education, training, & library 8,903 2.06% 21,489 4.98%
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media 3,180 0.74% 2,947 0.68%
Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations: 6,761 1.57% 20,630 4.78%
Health diagnosing, treating practitioners, & technical operations 5,212 1.21% 13,960 3.24%
Health technologists & technicians 1,549 0.36% 6,670 1.55%
Service occupations: 29,198 6.77% 38,087 8.83%
Healthcare support 1,661 0.39% 9,842 2.28%
Protective services: 8,474 1.97% 1,953 0.45%
Fire fighting, prevention & law enforcement, including supervisors 6,244 1.45% 832 0.19%
Other protective service workers, including supervisors 2,230 0.52% 1,121 0.26%
Food preparation & serving related occupations 9,599 2.23% 13,823 3.21%
Building & grounds cleaning & maintenance 7,423 1.72% 4,390 1.02%
Personal care & service 2,041 0.47% 8,079 1.87%
Sales & office occupations: 41,916 9.72% 79,346 18.40%
Sales & related occupations 23,887 5.54% 24,737 5.74%
Office & administrative support 18,029 4.18% 54,609 12.67%
Farming, fishing, & forestry occupations 448 0.10% 268 0.06%
Construction, extraction, & maintenance occupations: 28,538 6.62% 853 0.20%
Construction & extraction: 14,203 3.29% 278 0.06%
Supervisors, construction & extraction 1,858 0.43% 46 0.01%
Construction trades 12,276 2.85% 227 0.05%
Extraction 69 0.02% 5 0.00%
Installation, maintenance, & repair 14,335 3.32% 575 0.13%
Production, transportation, & material moving occupations: 48,628 11.28% 14,165 3.29%
Production 27,258 6.32% 10,158 2.36%
Transportation & material moving: 21,370 4.96% 4,007 0.93%
Supervisors, transportation & material moving 593 0.14% 148 0.03%
Aircraft & traffic control 245 0.06% 26 0.01%
Motor vehicle operators 10,785 2.50% 1,857 0.43%
Rail, water & other transportation 1,330 0.31% 151 0.04%
Material moving 8,417 1.95% 1,825 0.42%
Industry by Sex, Employed Civilian Population Age 16+, 2000
Percent of Percent of
Male Workforce Female Workforce
Total Employed 219,452 50.90% 211,722 49.10%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, & mining: 1,090 0.25% 409 0.09%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting 893 0.21% 385 0.09%
Mining 197 0.05% 24 0.01%
Construction 17,048 3.95% 2,130 0.49%
Manufacturing 46,035 10.68% 16,218 3.76%
Wholesale trade 12,739 2.95% 5,938 1.38%
Retail trade 24,303 5.64% 26,629 6.18%
Transportation, warehousing, & utilities: 16,516 3.83% 5,695 1.32%
Transportation & warehousing 13,531 3.14% 4,793 1.11%
Utilities 2,985 0.69% 902 0.21%
Information 5,449 1.26% 4,785 1.11%
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental & leasing: 11,236 2.61% 17,451 4.05%
Finance & insurance 7,844 1.82% 14,700 3.41%
Real estate & rental & leasing 3,392 0.79% 2,751 0.64%
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, & waste: 18,037 4.18% 16,619 3.85%
Professional, scientific, & technical services 10,782 2.50% 10,208 2.37%
Management of companies & enterprises 84 0.02% 114 0.03%
Administrative & support & waste management services 7,171 1.66% 6,297 1.46%
Educational, health & social services: 29,124 6.75% 81,191 18.83%
Educational services 14,991 3.48% 31,952 7.41%
Health care & social assistance 14,133 3.28% 49,239 11.42%
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation & food: 15,438 3.58% 16,905 3.92%
Arts, entertainment, & recreation 3,214 0.75% 2,284 0.53%
Accommodation & food services 12,224 2.84% 14,621 3.39%
Other services (except public administration) 9,647 2.24% 9,900 2.30%
Public administration 12,790 2.97% 7,852 1.82%

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

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