Orangeburg 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 18,479 50.24% 18,306 49.76%
Management, professional, & related occupations: 3,766 10.24% 5,524 15.02%
Management, business, & financial operations: 1,742 4.74% 1,349 3.67%
Management, except farm managers 1,150 3.13% 816 2.22%
Farmers & farm managers 278 0.76% 25 0.07%
Business & financial operations: 314 0.85% 508 1.38%
Business operations specialists 129 0.35% 250 0.68%
Financial specialists 185 0.50% 258 0.70%
Professional & related occupations: 2,024 5.50% 4,175 11.35%
Computer & mathematical 131 0.36% 93 0.25%
Architecture & engineering: 382 1.04% 96 0.26%
Architects, surveyors, cartographers, & engineers 205 0.56% 34 0.09%
Drafters, engineering, & mapping technicians 177 0.48% 62 0.17%
Life, physical, & social science 129 0.35% 23 0.06%
Community & social services 229 0.62% 531 1.44%
Legal 103 0.28% 95 0.26%
Education, training, & library 541 1.47% 2,091 5.68%
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media 184 0.50% 172 0.47%
Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations: 325 0.88% 1,074 2.92%
Health diagnosing, treating practitioners, & technical operations 211 0.57% 692 1.88%
Health technologists & technicians 114 0.31% 382 1.04%
Service occupations: 1,935 5.26% 3,639 9.89%
Healthcare support 42 0.11% 866 2.35%
Protective services: 409 1.11% 180 0.49%
Fire fighting, prevention & law enforcement, including supervisors 244 0.66% 108 0.29%
Other protective service workers, including supervisors 165 0.45% 72 0.20%
Food preparation & serving related occupations 436 1.19% 1,098 2.98%
Building & grounds cleaning & maintenance 802 2.18% 696 1.89%
Personal care & service 246 0.67% 799 2.17%
Sales & office occupations: 2,756 7.49% 6,448 17.53%
Sales & related occupations 1,537 4.18% 2,580 7.01%
Office & administrative support 1,219 3.31% 3,868 10.52%
Farming, fishing, & forestry occupations 339 0.92% 47 0.13%
Construction, extraction, & maintenance occupations: 3,840 10.44% 157 0.43%
Construction & extraction: 2,152 5.85% 46 0.13%
Supervisors, construction & extraction 306 0.83% 7 0.02%
Construction trades 1,832 4.98% 39 0.11%
Extraction 14 0.04% 0 0.00%
Installation, maintenance, & repair 1,688 4.59% 111 0.30%
Production, transportation, & material moving occupations: 5,843 15.88% 2,491 6.77%
Production 3,488 9.48% 1,945 5.29%
Transportation & material moving: 2,355 6.40% 546 1.48%
Supervisors, transportation & material moving 37 0.10% 11 0.03%
Aircraft & traffic control 3 0.01% 0 0.00%
Motor vehicle operators 1,309 3.56% 209 0.57%
Rail, water & other transportation 19 0.05% 23 0.06%
Material moving 987 2.68% 303 0.82%
Industry by Sex, Employed Civilian Population Age 16+, 2000
Percent of Percent of
Male Workforce Female Workforce
Total Employed 18,479 50.24% 18,306 49.76%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, & mining: 770 2.09% 97 0.26%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting 742 2.02% 97 0.26%
Mining 28 0.08% 0 0.00%
Construction 2,425 6.59% 225 0.61%
Manufacturing 5,409 14.70% 2,890 7.86%
Wholesale trade 629 1.71% 212 0.58%
Retail trade 2,052 5.58% 2,331 6.34%
Transportation, warehousing, & utilities: 1,426 3.88% 342 0.93%
Transportation & warehousing 972 2.64% 266 0.72%
Utilities 454 1.23% 76 0.21%
Information 249 0.68% 317 0.86%
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental & leasing: 477 1.30% 935 2.54%
Finance & insurance 322 0.88% 662 1.80%
Real estate & rental & leasing 155 0.42% 273 0.74%
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, & waste: 918 2.50% 826 2.25%
Professional, scientific, & technical services 401 1.09% 261 0.71%
Management of companies & enterprises 8 0.02% 8 0.02%
Administrative & support & waste management services 509 1.38% 557 1.51%
Educational, health & social services: 1,688 4.59% 6,561 17.84%
Educational services 1,109 3.01% 3,330 9.05%
Health care & social assistance 579 1.57% 3,231 8.78%
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation & food: 937 2.55% 1,685 4.58%
Arts, entertainment, & recreation 263 0.71% 97 0.26%
Accommodation & food services 674 1.83% 1,588 4.32%
Other services (except public administration) 814 2.21% 788 2.14%
Public administration 685 1.86% 1,097 2.98%

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

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