Chester 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 7,592 51.40% 7,179 48.60%
Management, professional, & related occupations: 1,076 7.28% 1,851 12.53%
Management, business, & financial operations: 483 3.27% 533 3.61%
Management, except farm managers 286 1.94% 294 1.99%
Farmers & farm managers 43 0.29% 6 0.04%
Business & financial operations: 154 1.04% 233 1.58%
Business operations specialists 71 0.48% 114 0.77%
Financial specialists 83 0.56% 119 0.81%
Professional & related occupations: 593 4.01% 1,318 8.92%
Computer & mathematical 46 0.31% 12 0.08%
Architecture & engineering: 154 1.04% 31 0.21%
Architects, surveyors, cartographers, & engineers 78 0.53% 9 0.06%
Drafters, engineering, & mapping technicians 76 0.51% 22 0.15%
Life, physical, & social science 44 0.30% 44 0.30%
Community & social services 118 0.80% 134 0.91%
Legal 12 0.08% 26 0.18%
Education, training, & library 101 0.68% 603 4.08%
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media 34 0.23% 55 0.37%
Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations: 84 0.57% 413 2.80%
Health diagnosing, treating practitioners, & technical operations 57 0.39% 225 1.52%
Health technologists & technicians 27 0.18% 188 1.27%
Service occupations: 715 4.84% 1,222 8.27%
Healthcare support 26 0.18% 242 1.64%
Protective services: 254 1.72% 53 0.36%
Fire fighting, prevention & law enforcement, including supervisors 137 0.93% 23 0.16%
Other protective service workers, including supervisors 117 0.79% 30 0.20%
Food preparation & serving related occupations 138 0.93% 435 2.94%
Building & grounds cleaning & maintenance 264 1.79% 200 1.35%
Personal care & service 33 0.22% 292 1.98%
Sales & office occupations: 926 6.27% 2,250 15.23%
Sales & related occupations 504 3.41% 842 5.70%
Office & administrative support 422 2.86% 1,408 9.53%
Farming, fishing, & forestry occupations 90 0.61% 39 0.26%
Construction, extraction, & maintenance occupations: 1,907 12.91% 76 0.51%
Construction & extraction: 1,013 6.86% 47 0.32%
Supervisors, construction & extraction 156 1.06% 0 0.00%
Construction trades 857 5.80% 45 0.30%
Extraction 0 0.00% 2 0.01%
Installation, maintenance, & repair 894 6.05% 29 0.20%
Production, transportation, & material moving occupations: 2,878 19.48% 1,741 11.79%
Production 1,785 12.08% 1,482 10.03%
Transportation & material moving: 1,093 7.40% 259 1.75%
Supervisors, transportation & material moving 29 0.20% 13 0.09%
Aircraft & traffic control 2 0.01% 0 0.00%
Motor vehicle operators 524 3.55% 29 0.20%
Rail, water & other transportation 26 0.18% 7 0.05%
Material moving 512 3.47% 210 1.42%
Industry by Sex, Employed Civilian Population Age 16+, 2000
Percent of Percent of
Male Workforce Female Workforce
Total Employed 7,592 51.40% 7,179 48.60%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, & mining: 167 1.13% 31 0.21%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting 161 1.09% 29 0.20%
Mining 6 0.04% 2 0.01%
Construction 1,114 7.54% 55 0.37%
Manufacturing 2,854 19.32% 1,892 12.81%
Wholesale trade 367 2.48% 288 1.95%
Retail trade 563 3.81% 931 6.30%
Transportation, warehousing, & utilities: 621 4.20% 142 0.96%
Transportation & warehousing 443 3.00% 121 0.82%
Utilities 178 1.21% 21 0.14%
Information 124 0.84% 161 1.09%
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental & leasing: 135 0.91% 272 1.84%
Finance & insurance 85 0.58% 253 1.71%
Real estate & rental & leasing 50 0.34% 19 0.13%
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, & waste: 355 2.40% 227 1.54%
Professional, scientific, & technical services 100 0.68% 104 0.70%
Management of companies & enterprises 6 0.04% 0 0.00%
Administrative & support & waste management services 249 1.69% 123 0.83%
Educational, health & social services: 395 2.67% 1,918 12.98%
Educational services 203 1.37% 766 5.19%
Health care & social assistance 192 1.30% 1,152 7.80%
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation & food: 258 1.75% 673 4.56%
Arts, entertainment, & recreation 90 0.61% 141 0.95%
Accommodation & food services 168 1.14% 532 3.60%
Other services (except public administration) 411 2.78% 361 2.44%
Public administration 228 1.54% 228 1.54%

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

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