Iredell 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 33,007 53.93% 28,197 46.07%
Management, professional, & related occupations: 7,877 12.87% 8,988 14.69%
Management, business, & financial operations: 4,434 7.24% 2,737 4.47%
Management, except farm managers 3,160 5.16% 1,400 2.29%
Farmers & farm managers 425 0.69% 126 0.21%
Business & financial operations: 849 1.39% 1,211 1.98%
Business operations specialists 416 0.68% 637 1.04%
Financial specialists 433 0.71% 574 0.94%
Professional & related occupations: 3,443 5.63% 6,251 10.21%
Computer & mathematical 491 0.80% 286 0.47%
Architecture & engineering: 831 1.36% 197 0.32%
Architects, surveyors, cartographers, & engineers 474 0.77% 127 0.21%
Drafters, engineering, & mapping technicians 357 0.58% 70 0.11%
Life, physical, & social science 138 0.23% 166 0.27%
Community & social services 390 0.64% 385 0.63%
Legal 166 0.27% 199 0.33%
Education, training, & library 445 0.73% 2,513 4.11%
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media 396 0.65% 314 0.51%
Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations: 586 0.96% 2,191 3.58%
Health diagnosing, treating practitioners, & technical operations 393 0.64% 1,446 2.36%
Health technologists & technicians 193 0.32% 745 1.22%
Service occupations: 2,605 4.26% 4,364 7.13%
Healthcare support 22 0.04% 1,121 1.83%
Protective services: 722 1.18% 123 0.20%
Fire fighting, prevention & law enforcement, including supervisors 501 0.82% 74 0.12%
Other protective service workers, including supervisors 221 0.36% 49 0.08%
Food preparation & serving related occupations 749 1.22% 1,419 2.32%
Building & grounds cleaning & maintenance 953 1.56% 647 1.06%
Personal care & service 159 0.26% 1,054 1.72%
Sales & office occupations: 5,457 8.92% 9,278 15.16%
Sales & related occupations 3,654 5.97% 3,091 5.05%
Office & administrative support 1,803 2.95% 6,187 10.11%
Farming, fishing, & forestry occupations 240 0.39% 50 0.08%
Construction, extraction, & maintenance occupations: 6,301 10.30% 390 0.64%
Construction & extraction: 3,364 5.50% 173 0.28%
Supervisors, construction & extraction 552 0.90% 11 0.02%
Construction trades 2,787 4.55% 162 0.26%
Extraction 25 0.04% 0 0.00%
Installation, maintenance, & repair 2,937 4.80% 217 0.35%
Production, transportation, & material moving occupations: 10,527 17.20% 5,127 8.38%
Production 6,793 11.10% 4,320 7.06%
Transportation & material moving: 3,734 6.10% 807 1.32%
Supervisors, transportation & material moving 128 0.21% 0 0.00%
Aircraft & traffic control 116 0.19% 15 0.02%
Motor vehicle operators 1,817 2.97% 213 0.35%
Rail, water & other transportation 63 0.10% 37 0.06%
Material moving 1,610 2.63% 542 0.89%
Industry by Sex, Employed Civilian Population Age 16+, 2000
Percent of Percent of
Male Workforce Female Workforce
Total Employed 33,007 53.93% 28,197 46.07%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, & mining: 834 1.36% 241 0.39%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting 788 1.29% 239 0.39%
Mining 46 0.08% 2 0.00%
Construction 4,308 7.04% 432 0.71%
Manufacturing 10,498 17.15% 6,690 10.93%
Wholesale trade 1,986 3.24% 867 1.42%
Retail trade 3,706 6.06% 3,546 5.79%
Transportation, warehousing, & utilities: 2,478 4.05% 674 1.10%
Transportation & warehousing 1,965 3.21% 566 0.92%
Utilities 513 0.84% 108 0.18%
Information 536 0.88% 284 0.46%
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental & leasing: 1,205 1.97% 1,747 2.85%
Finance & insurance 759 1.24% 1,203 1.97%
Real estate & rental & leasing 446 0.73% 544 0.89%
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, & waste: 1,738 2.84% 1,715 2.80%
Professional, scientific, & technical services 955 1.56% 964 1.58%
Management of companies & enterprises 0 0.00% 26 0.04%
Administrative & support & waste management services 783 1.28% 725 1.18%
Educational, health & social services: 1,708 2.79% 8,053 13.16%
Educational services 804 1.31% 3,155 5.15%
Health care & social assistance 904 1.48% 4,898 8.00%
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation & food: 1,776 2.90% 1,980 3.24%
Arts, entertainment, & recreation 885 1.45% 343 0.56%
Accommodation & food services 891 1.46% 1,637 2.67%
Other services (except public administration) 1,294 2.11% 1,417 2.32%
Public administration 940 1.54% 551 0.90%

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

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