Ross 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 16,888 54.49% 14,106 45.51%
Management, professional, & related occupations: 3,326 10.73% 4,083 13.17%
Management, business, & financial operations: 1,459 4.71% 1,153 3.72%
Management, except farm managers 1,039 3.35% 721 2.33%
Farmers & farm managers 169 0.55% 20 0.06%
Business & financial operations: 251 0.81% 412 1.33%
Business operations specialists 105 0.34% 167 0.54%
Financial specialists 146 0.47% 245 0.79%
Professional & related occupations: 1,867 6.02% 2,930 9.45%
Computer & mathematical 197 0.64% 88 0.28%
Architecture & engineering: 414 1.34% 35 0.11%
Architects, surveyors, cartographers, & engineers 285 0.92% 23 0.07%
Drafters, engineering, & mapping technicians 129 0.42% 12 0.04%
Life, physical, & social science 109 0.35% 20 0.06%
Community & social services 160 0.52% 263 0.85%
Legal 45 0.15% 81 0.26%
Education, training, & library 366 1.18% 1,111 3.58%
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media 131 0.42% 154 0.50%
Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations: 445 1.44% 1,178 3.80%
Health diagnosing, treating practitioners, & technical operations 363 1.17% 676 2.18%
Health technologists & technicians 82 0.26% 502 1.62%
Service occupations: 2,422 7.81% 3,012 9.72%
Healthcare support 113 0.36% 737 2.38%
Protective services: 941 3.04% 220 0.71%
Fire fighting, prevention & law enforcement, including supervisors 809 2.61% 174 0.56%
Other protective service workers, including supervisors 132 0.43% 46 0.15%
Food preparation & serving related occupations 638 2.06% 1,041 3.36%
Building & grounds cleaning & maintenance 653 2.11% 489 1.58%
Personal care & service 77 0.25% 525 1.69%
Sales & office occupations: 2,083 6.72% 4,717 15.22%
Sales & related occupations 1,149 3.71% 1,736 5.60%
Office & administrative support 934 3.01% 2,981 9.62%
Farming, fishing, & forestry occupations 164 0.53% 8 0.03%
Construction, extraction, & maintenance occupations: 3,251 10.49% 89 0.29%
Construction & extraction: 1,791 5.78% 51 0.16%
Supervisors, construction & extraction 192 0.62% 2 0.01%
Construction trades 1,599 5.16% 49 0.16%
Extraction 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
Installation, maintenance, & repair 1,460 4.71% 38 0.12%
Production, transportation, & material moving occupations: 5,642 18.20% 2,197 7.09%
Production 3,131 10.10% 1,541 4.97%
Transportation & material moving: 2,511 8.10% 656 2.12%
Supervisors, transportation & material moving 25 0.08% 2 0.01%
Aircraft & traffic control 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
Motor vehicle operators 1,169 3.77% 269 0.87%
Rail, water & other transportation 84 0.27% 12 0.04%
Material moving 1,233 3.98% 373 1.20%
Industry by Sex, Employed Civilian Population Age 16+, 2000
Percent of Percent of
Male Workforce Female Workforce
Total Employed 16,888 54.49% 14,106 45.51%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, & mining: 403 1.30% 70 0.23%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting 352 1.14% 38 0.12%
Mining 51 0.16% 32 0.10%
Construction 1,867 6.02% 147 0.47%
Manufacturing 5,100 16.45% 2,038 6.58%
Wholesale trade 638 2.06% 179 0.58%
Retail trade 1,609 5.19% 2,219 7.16%
Transportation, warehousing, & utilities: 1,330 4.29% 327 1.06%
Transportation & warehousing 1,142 3.68% 240 0.77%
Utilities 188 0.61% 87 0.28%
Information 383 1.24% 424 1.37%
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental & leasing: 375 1.21% 622 2.01%
Finance & insurance 192 0.62% 454 1.46%
Real estate & rental & leasing 183 0.59% 168 0.54%
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, & waste: 903 2.91% 642 2.07%
Professional, scientific, & technical services 407 1.31% 374 1.21%
Management of companies & enterprises 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
Administrative & support & waste management services 496 1.60% 268 0.86%
Educational, health & social services: 1,455 4.69% 4,662 15.04%
Educational services 544 1.76% 1,603 5.17%
Health care & social assistance 911 2.94% 3,059 9.87%
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation & food: 917 2.96% 1,252 4.04%
Arts, entertainment, & recreation 141 0.45% 60 0.19%
Accommodation & food services 776 2.50% 1,192 3.85%
Other services (except public administration) 645 2.08% 837 2.70%
Public administration 1,263 4.07% 687 2.22%

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

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