Northampton 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 68,253 53.40% 59,557 46.60%
Management, professional, & related occupations: 20,280 15.87% 19,911 15.58%
Management, business, & financial operations: 8,618 6.74% 5,808 4.54%
Management, except farm managers 6,372 4.99% 3,326 2.60%
Farmers & farm managers 175 0.14% 44 0.03%
Business & financial operations: 2,071 1.62% 2,438 1.91%
Business operations specialists 1,077 0.84% 1,256 0.98%
Financial specialists 994 0.78% 1,182 0.92%
Professional & related occupations: 11,662 9.12% 14,103 11.03%
Computer & mathematical 1,979 1.55% 768 0.60%
Architecture & engineering: 2,586 2.02% 260 0.20%
Architects, surveyors, cartographers, & engineers 1,788 1.40% 157 0.12%
Drafters, engineering, & mapping technicians 798 0.62% 103 0.08%
Life, physical, & social science 783 0.61% 483 0.38%
Community & social services 756 0.59% 1,174 0.92%
Legal 532 0.42% 326 0.26%
Education, training, & library 2,400 1.88% 5,243 4.10%
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media 977 0.76% 919 0.72%
Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations: 1,649 1.29% 4,930 3.86%
Health diagnosing, treating practitioners, & technical operations 1,351 1.06% 3,281 2.57%
Health technologists & technicians 298 0.23% 1,649 1.29%
Service occupations: 7,262 5.68% 10,677 8.35%
Healthcare support 332 0.26% 2,792 2.18%
Protective services: 1,543 1.21% 336 0.26%
Fire fighting, prevention & law enforcement, including supervisors 1,041 0.81% 124 0.10%
Other protective service workers, including supervisors 502 0.39% 212 0.17%
Food preparation & serving related occupations 2,208 1.73% 3,535 2.77%
Building & grounds cleaning & maintenance 2,686 2.10% 1,381 1.08%
Personal care & service 493 0.39% 2,633 2.06%
Sales & office occupations: 12,287 9.61% 22,284 17.44%
Sales & related occupations 6,733 5.27% 6,818 5.33%
Office & administrative support 5,554 4.35% 15,466 12.10%
Farming, fishing, & forestry occupations 156 0.12% 141 0.11%
Construction, extraction, & maintenance occupations: 11,456 8.96% 267 0.21%
Construction & extraction: 6,094 4.77% 72 0.06%
Supervisors, construction & extraction 699 0.55% 2 0.00%
Construction trades 5,285 4.14% 70 0.05%
Extraction 110 0.09% 0 0.00%
Installation, maintenance, & repair 5,362 4.20% 195 0.15%
Production, transportation, & material moving occupations: 16,812 13.15% 6,277 4.91%
Production 9,128 7.14% 4,892 3.83%
Transportation & material moving: 7,684 6.01% 1,385 1.08%
Supervisors, transportation & material moving 186 0.15% 13 0.01%
Aircraft & traffic control 122 0.10% 0 0.00%
Motor vehicle operators 3,408 2.67% 473 0.37%
Rail, water & other transportation 252 0.20% 17 0.01%
Material moving 3,716 2.91% 882 0.69%
Industry by Sex, Employed Civilian Population Age 16+, 2000
Percent of Percent of
Male Workforce Female Workforce
Total Employed 68,253 53.40% 59,557 46.60%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, & mining: 579 0.45% 195 0.15%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting 399 0.31% 180 0.14%
Mining 180 0.14% 15 0.01%
Construction 7,146 5.59% 665 0.52%
Manufacturing 18,421 14.41% 8,068 6.31%
Wholesale trade 3,070 2.40% 1,264 0.99%
Retail trade 7,414 5.80% 7,216 5.65%
Transportation, warehousing, & utilities: 5,325 4.17% 1,574 1.23%
Transportation & warehousing 4,215 3.30% 1,292 1.01%
Utilities 1,110 0.87% 282 0.22%
Information 2,179 1.70% 1,817 1.42%
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental & leasing: 2,721 2.13% 4,500 3.52%
Finance & insurance 2,009 1.57% 3,840 3.00%
Real estate & rental & leasing 712 0.56% 660 0.52%
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, & waste: 5,351 4.19% 4,584 3.59%
Professional, scientific, & technical services 2,875 2.25% 2,417 1.89%
Management of companies & enterprises 28 0.02% 56 0.04%
Administrative & support & waste management services 2,448 1.92% 2,111 1.65%
Educational, health & social services: 7,818 6.12% 20,831 16.30%
Educational services 4,786 3.74% 7,972 6.24%
Health care & social assistance 3,032 2.37% 12,859 10.06%
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation & food: 3,327 2.60% 4,339 3.39%
Arts, entertainment, & recreation 798 0.62% 719 0.56%
Accommodation & food services 2,529 1.98% 3,620 2.83%
Other services (except public administration) 2,748 2.15% 2,838 2.22%
Public administration 2,154 1.69% 1,666 1.30%

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

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