Durham 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 58,490 51.14% 55,885 48.86%
Management, professional, & related occupations: 24,379 21.31% 28,036 24.51%
Management, business, & financial operations: 8,055 7.04% 8,057 7.04%
Management, except farm managers 5,941 5.19% 4,755 4.16%
Farmers & farm managers 36 0.03% 68 0.06%
Business & financial operations: 2,078 1.82% 3,234 2.83%
Business operations specialists 1,102 0.96% 2,008 1.76%
Financial specialists 976 0.85% 1,226 1.07%
Professional & related occupations: 16,324 14.27% 19,979 17.47%
Computer & mathematical 3,641 3.18% 1,877 1.64%
Architecture & engineering: 1,688 1.48% 442 0.39%
Architects, surveyors, cartographers, & engineers 1,337 1.17% 259 0.23%
Drafters, engineering, & mapping technicians 351 0.31% 183 0.16%
Life, physical, & social science 2,125 1.86% 1,921 1.68%
Community & social services 805 0.70% 1,476 1.29%
Legal 498 0.44% 610 0.53%
Education, training, & library 3,323 2.91% 6,004 5.25%
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media 1,280 1.12% 1,174 1.03%
Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations: 2,964 2.59% 6,475 5.66%
Health diagnosing, treating practitioners, & technical operations 2,186 1.91% 4,511 3.94%
Health technologists & technicians 778 0.68% 1,964 1.72%
Service occupations: 7,430 6.50% 7,854 6.87%
Healthcare support 442 0.39% 1,700 1.49%
Protective services: 1,552 1.36% 345 0.30%
Fire fighting, prevention & law enforcement, including supervisors 841 0.74% 143 0.13%
Other protective service workers, including supervisors 711 0.62% 202 0.18%
Food preparation & serving related occupations 2,335 2.04% 2,313 2.02%
Building & grounds cleaning & maintenance 2,543 2.22% 1,563 1.37%
Personal care & service 558 0.49% 1,933 1.69%
Sales & office occupations: 9,783 8.55% 16,873 14.75%
Sales & related occupations 4,879 4.27% 5,015 4.38%
Office & administrative support 4,904 4.29% 11,858 10.37%
Farming, fishing, & forestry occupations 138 0.12% 68 0.06%
Construction, extraction, & maintenance occupations: 9,085 7.94% 451 0.39%
Construction & extraction: 6,407 5.60% 259 0.23%
Supervisors, construction & extraction 563 0.49% 29 0.03%
Construction trades 5,839 5.11% 230 0.20%
Extraction 5 0.00% 0 0.00%
Installation, maintenance, & repair 2,678 2.34% 192 0.17%
Production, transportation, & material moving occupations: 7,675 6.71% 2,603 2.28%
Production 3,531 3.09% 2,000 1.75%
Transportation & material moving: 4,144 3.62% 603 0.53%
Supervisors, transportation & material moving 133 0.12% 21 0.02%
Aircraft & traffic control 67 0.06% 0 0.00%
Motor vehicle operators 2,180 1.91% 217 0.19%
Rail, water & other transportation 88 0.08% 5 0.00%
Material moving 1,676 1.47% 360 0.31%
Industry by Sex, Employed Civilian Population Age 16+, 2000
Percent of Percent of
Male Workforce Female Workforce
Total Employed 58,490 51.14% 55,885 48.86%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, & mining: 179 0.16% 154 0.13%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting 142 0.12% 154 0.13%
Mining 37 0.03% 0 0.00%
Construction 7,206 6.30% 611 0.53%
Manufacturing 7,571 6.62% 4,406 3.85%
Wholesale trade 1,566 1.37% 547 0.48%
Retail trade 5,137 4.49% 4,381 3.83%
Transportation, warehousing, & utilities: 3,065 2.68% 875 0.77%
Transportation & warehousing 2,546 2.23% 721 0.63%
Utilities 519 0.45% 154 0.13%
Information 2,384 2.08% 2,180 1.91%
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental & leasing: 2,629 2.30% 3,804 3.33%
Finance & insurance 1,634 1.43% 2,887 2.52%
Real estate & rental & leasing 995 0.87% 917 0.80%
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, & waste: 7,802 6.82% 6,395 5.59%
Professional, scientific, & technical services 5,197 4.54% 4,837 4.23%
Management of companies & enterprises 31 0.03% 0 0.00%
Administrative & support & waste management services 2,574 2.25% 1,558 1.36%
Educational, health & social services: 11,770 10.29% 24,168 21.13%
Educational services 6,302 5.51% 9,593 8.39%
Health care & social assistance 5,468 4.78% 14,575 12.74%
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation & food: 4,113 3.60% 3,703 3.24%
Arts, entertainment, & recreation 792 0.69% 658 0.58%
Accommodation & food services 3,321 2.90% 3,045 2.66%
Other services (except public administration) 2,585 2.26% 2,361 2.06%
Public administration 2,483 2.17% 2,300 2.01%

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

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