Minnehaha 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 42,574 51.41% 40,232 48.59%
Management, professional, & related occupations: 12,107 14.62% 13,289 16.05%
Management, business, & financial operations: 6,004 7.25% 4,568 5.52%
Management, except farm managers 3,633 4.39% 2,338 2.82%
Farmers & farm managers 614 0.74% 146 0.18%
Business & financial operations: 1,757 2.12% 2,084 2.52%
Business operations specialists 780 0.94% 993 1.20%
Financial specialists 977 1.18% 1,091 1.32%
Professional & related occupations: 6,103 7.37% 8,721 10.53%
Computer & mathematical 1,375 1.66% 515 0.62%
Architecture & engineering: 838 1.01% 144 0.17%
Architects, surveyors, cartographers, & engineers 487 0.59% 68 0.08%
Drafters, engineering, & mapping technicians 351 0.42% 76 0.09%
Life, physical, & social science 254 0.31% 135 0.16%
Community & social services 567 0.68% 634 0.77%
Legal 316 0.38% 211 0.25%
Education, training, & library 935 1.13% 2,889 3.49%
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media 653 0.79% 624 0.75%
Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations: 1,165 1.41% 3,569 4.31%
Health diagnosing, treating practitioners, & technical operations 927 1.12% 2,342 2.83%
Health technologists & technicians 238 0.29% 1,227 1.48%
Service occupations: 4,235 5.11% 6,625 8.00%
Healthcare support 155 0.19% 1,299 1.57%
Protective services: 832 1.00% 325 0.39%
Fire fighting, prevention & law enforcement, including supervisors 621 0.75% 78 0.09%
Other protective service workers, including supervisors 211 0.25% 247 0.30%
Food preparation & serving related occupations 1,609 1.94% 2,198 2.65%
Building & grounds cleaning & maintenance 1,246 1.50% 867 1.05%
Personal care & service 393 0.47% 1,936 2.34%
Sales & office occupations: 9,839 11.88% 16,997 20.53%
Sales & related occupations 5,723 6.91% 4,434 5.35%
Office & administrative support 4,116 4.97% 12,563 15.17%
Farming, fishing, & forestry occupations 248 0.30% 87 0.11%
Construction, extraction, & maintenance occupations: 6,912 8.35% 290 0.35%
Construction & extraction: 3,673 4.44% 105 0.13%
Supervisors, construction & extraction 399 0.48% 8 0.01%
Construction trades 3,263 3.94% 97 0.12%
Extraction 11 0.01% 0 0.00%
Installation, maintenance, & repair 3,239 3.91% 185 0.22%
Production, transportation, & material moving occupations: 9,233 11.15% 2,944 3.56%
Production 4,818 5.82% 2,384 2.88%
Transportation & material moving: 4,415 5.33% 560 0.68%
Supervisors, transportation & material moving 123 0.15% 27 0.03%
Aircraft & traffic control 106 0.13% 5 0.01%
Motor vehicle operators 2,368 2.86% 162 0.20%
Rail, water & other transportation 88 0.11% 34 0.04%
Material moving 1,730 2.09% 332 0.40%
Industry by Sex, Employed Civilian Population Age 16+, 2000
Percent of Percent of
Male Workforce Female Workforce
Total Employed 42,574 51.41% 40,232 48.59%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, & mining: 986 1.19% 227 0.27%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting 908 1.10% 225 0.27%
Mining 78 0.09% 2 0.00%
Construction 4,489 5.42% 476 0.57%
Manufacturing 6,850 8.27% 3,276 3.96%
Wholesale trade 2,654 3.21% 977 1.18%
Retail trade 5,560 6.71% 4,727 5.71%
Transportation, warehousing, & utilities: 3,049 3.68% 1,081 1.31%
Transportation & warehousing 2,748 3.32% 965 1.17%
Utilities 301 0.36% 116 0.14%
Information 1,290 1.56% 1,122 1.35%
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental & leasing: 4,316 5.21% 7,408 8.95%
Finance & insurance 3,636 4.39% 6,867 8.29%
Real estate & rental & leasing 680 0.82% 541 0.65%
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, & waste: 2,681 3.24% 2,264 2.73%
Professional, scientific, & technical services 1,612 1.95% 1,346 1.63%
Management of companies & enterprises 11 0.01% 16 0.02%
Administrative & support & waste management services 1,058 1.28% 902 1.09%
Educational, health & social services: 3,753 4.53% 12,477 15.07%
Educational services 1,548 1.87% 3,725 4.50%
Health care & social assistance 2,205 2.66% 8,752 10.57%
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation & food: 2,888 3.49% 3,196 3.86%
Arts, entertainment, & recreation 634 0.77% 591 0.71%
Accommodation & food services 2,254 2.72% 2,605 3.15%
Other services (except public administration) 2,350 2.84% 2,102 2.54%
Public administration 1,708 2.06% 899 1.09%

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

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