Ellis 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 29,253 54.65% 24,275 45.35%
Management, professional, & related occupations: 7,300 13.64% 8,280 15.47%
Management, business, & financial operations: 3,878 7.24% 2,922 5.46%
Management, except farm managers 2,870 5.36% 1,707 3.19%
Farmers & farm managers 162 0.30% 30 0.06%
Business & financial operations: 846 1.58% 1,185 2.21%
Business operations specialists 491 0.92% 633 1.18%
Financial specialists 355 0.66% 552 1.03%
Professional & related occupations: 3,422 6.39% 5,358 10.01%
Computer & mathematical 670 1.25% 296 0.55%
Architecture & engineering: 792 1.48% 69 0.13%
Architects, surveyors, cartographers, & engineers 521 0.97% 33 0.06%
Drafters, engineering, & mapping technicians 271 0.51% 36 0.07%
Life, physical, & social science 149 0.28% 59 0.11%
Community & social services 307 0.57% 238 0.44%
Legal 139 0.26% 263 0.49%
Education, training, & library 618 1.15% 2,876 5.37%
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media 358 0.67% 234 0.44%
Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations: 389 0.73% 1,323 2.47%
Health diagnosing, treating practitioners, & technical operations 331 0.62% 907 1.69%
Health technologists & technicians 58 0.11% 416 0.78%
Service occupations: 2,678 5.00% 4,014 7.50%
Healthcare support 69 0.13% 682 1.27%
Protective services: 870 1.63% 184 0.34%
Fire fighting, prevention & law enforcement, including supervisors 688 1.29% 136 0.25%
Other protective service workers, including supervisors 182 0.34% 48 0.09%
Food preparation & serving related occupations 653 1.22% 1,326 2.48%
Building & grounds cleaning & maintenance 943 1.76% 678 1.27%
Personal care & service 143 0.27% 1,144 2.14%
Sales & office occupations: 4,719 8.82% 9,588 17.91%
Sales & related occupations 3,000 5.60% 2,744 5.13%
Office & administrative support 1,719 3.21% 6,844 12.79%
Farming, fishing, & forestry occupations 168 0.31% 50 0.09%
Construction, extraction, & maintenance occupations: 6,770 12.65% 262 0.49%
Construction & extraction: 3,717 6.94% 131 0.24%
Supervisors, construction & extraction 617 1.15% 22 0.04%
Construction trades 3,097 5.79% 107 0.20%
Extraction 3 0.01% 2 0.00%
Installation, maintenance, & repair 3,053 5.70% 131 0.24%
Production, transportation, & material moving occupations: 7,618 14.23% 2,081 3.89%
Production 4,474 8.36% 1,526 2.85%
Transportation & material moving: 3,144 5.87% 555 1.04%
Supervisors, transportation & material moving 97 0.18% 32 0.06%
Aircraft & traffic control 90 0.17% 0 0.00%
Motor vehicle operators 1,687 3.15% 213 0.40%
Rail, water & other transportation 163 0.30% 33 0.06%
Material moving 1,107 2.07% 277 0.52%
Industry by Sex, Employed Civilian Population Age 16+, 2000
Percent of Percent of
Male Workforce Female Workforce
Total Employed 29,253 54.65% 24,275 45.35%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, & mining: 481 0.90% 206 0.38%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting 362 0.68% 94 0.18%
Mining 119 0.22% 112 0.21%
Construction 4,446 8.31% 614 1.15%
Manufacturing 7,347 13.73% 2,869 5.36%
Wholesale trade 1,404 2.62% 781 1.46%
Retail trade 3,303 6.17% 2,962 5.53%
Transportation, warehousing, & utilities: 2,657 4.96% 781 1.46%
Transportation & warehousing 1,981 3.70% 637 1.19%
Utilities 676 1.26% 144 0.27%
Information 947 1.77% 790 1.48%
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental & leasing: 1,385 2.59% 2,521 4.71%
Finance & insurance 903 1.69% 2,054 3.84%
Real estate & rental & leasing 482 0.90% 467 0.87%
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, & waste: 1,703 3.18% 1,799 3.36%
Professional, scientific, & technical services 891 1.66% 1,174 2.19%
Management of companies & enterprises 0 0.00% 28 0.05%
Administrative & support & waste management services 812 1.52% 597 1.12%
Educational, health & social services: 1,669 3.12% 7,280 13.60%
Educational services 1,002 1.87% 3,806 7.11%
Health care & social assistance 667 1.25% 3,474 6.49%
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation & food: 1,204 2.25% 1,692 3.16%
Arts, entertainment, & recreation 245 0.46% 186 0.35%
Accommodation & food services 959 1.79% 1,506 2.81%
Other services (except public administration) 1,476 2.76% 1,190 2.22%
Public administration 1,231 2.30% 790 1.48%

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

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