Lawrence 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 12,599 53.03% 11,161 46.97%
Management, professional, & related occupations: 2,401 10.11% 3,362 14.15%
Management, business, & financial operations: 1,076 4.53% 751 3.16%
Management, except farm managers 776 3.27% 453 1.91%
Farmers & farm managers 53 0.22% 17 0.07%
Business & financial operations: 247 1.04% 281 1.18%
Business operations specialists 133 0.56% 104 0.44%
Financial specialists 114 0.48% 177 0.74%
Professional & related occupations: 1,325 5.58% 2,611 10.99%
Computer & mathematical 103 0.43% 26 0.11%
Architecture & engineering: 220 0.93% 20 0.08%
Architects, surveyors, cartographers, & engineers 98 0.41% 0 0.00%
Drafters, engineering, & mapping technicians 122 0.51% 20 0.08%
Life, physical, & social science 82 0.35% 28 0.12%
Community & social services 145 0.61% 197 0.83%
Legal 39 0.16% 56 0.24%
Education, training, & library 338 1.42% 1,027 4.32%
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media 66 0.28% 86 0.36%
Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations: 332 1.40% 1,171 4.93%
Health diagnosing, treating practitioners, & technical operations 211 0.89% 634 2.67%
Health technologists & technicians 121 0.51% 537 2.26%
Service occupations: 1,598 6.73% 2,717 11.44%
Healthcare support 130 0.55% 864 3.64%
Protective services: 370 1.56% 50 0.21%
Fire fighting, prevention & law enforcement, including supervisors 226 0.95% 38 0.16%
Other protective service workers, including supervisors 144 0.61% 12 0.05%
Food preparation & serving related occupations 391 1.65% 918 3.86%
Building & grounds cleaning & maintenance 585 2.46% 372 1.57%
Personal care & service 122 0.51% 513 2.16%
Sales & office occupations: 2,188 9.21% 4,467 18.80%
Sales & related occupations 1,368 5.76% 1,749 7.36%
Office & administrative support 820 3.45% 2,718 11.44%
Farming, fishing, & forestry occupations 66 0.28% 8 0.03%
Construction, extraction, & maintenance occupations: 2,642 11.12% 64 0.27%
Construction & extraction: 1,379 5.80% 47 0.20%
Supervisors, construction & extraction 145 0.61% 14 0.06%
Construction trades 1,212 5.10% 33 0.14%
Extraction 22 0.09% 0 0.00%
Installation, maintenance, & repair 1,263 5.32% 17 0.07%
Production, transportation, & material moving occupations: 3,704 15.59% 543 2.29%
Production 1,746 7.35% 365 1.54%
Transportation & material moving: 1,958 8.24% 178 0.75%
Supervisors, transportation & material moving 10 0.04% 10 0.04%
Aircraft & traffic control 19 0.08% 0 0.00%
Motor vehicle operators 971 4.09% 50 0.21%
Rail, water & other transportation 241 1.01% 24 0.10%
Material moving 717 3.02% 94 0.40%
Industry by Sex, Employed Civilian Population Age 16+, 2000
Percent of Percent of
Male Workforce Female Workforce
Total Employed 12,599 53.03% 11,161 46.97%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, & mining: 157 0.66% 17 0.07%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting 120 0.51% 17 0.07%
Mining 37 0.16% 0 0.00%
Construction 1,473 6.20% 121 0.51%
Manufacturing 2,768 11.65% 577 2.43%
Wholesale trade 466 1.96% 172 0.72%
Retail trade 1,777 7.48% 1,808 7.61%
Transportation, warehousing, & utilities: 1,258 5.29% 188 0.79%
Transportation & warehousing 1,049 4.41% 124 0.52%
Utilities 209 0.88% 64 0.27%
Information 244 1.03% 197 0.83%
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental & leasing: 359 1.51% 750 3.16%
Finance & insurance 228 0.96% 609 2.56%
Real estate & rental & leasing 131 0.55% 141 0.59%
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, & waste: 714 3.01% 726 3.06%
Professional, scientific, & technical services 197 0.83% 311 1.31%
Management of companies & enterprises 0 0.00% 3 0.01%
Administrative & support & waste management services 517 2.18% 412 1.73%
Educational, health & social services: 1,521 6.40% 4,595 19.34%
Educational services 792 3.33% 1,556 6.55%
Health care & social assistance 729 3.07% 3,039 12.79%
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation & food: 650 2.74% 883 3.72%
Arts, entertainment, & recreation 104 0.44% 48 0.20%
Accommodation & food services 546 2.30% 835 3.51%
Other services (except public administration) 684 2.88% 583 2.45%
Public administration 528 2.22% 544 2.29%

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

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