Webb 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 35,587 56.89% 26,971 43.11%
Management, professional, & related occupations: 7,891 12.61% 8,842 14.13%
Management, business, & financial operations: 4,433 7.09% 2,291 3.66%
Management, except farm managers 3,101 4.96% 1,406 2.25%
Farmers & farm managers 157 0.25% 3 0.00%
Business & financial operations: 1,175 1.88% 882 1.41%
Business operations specialists 573 0.92% 333 0.53%
Financial specialists 602 0.96% 549 0.88%
Professional & related occupations: 3,458 5.53% 6,551 10.47%
Computer & mathematical 207 0.33% 136 0.22%
Architecture & engineering: 288 0.46% 50 0.08%
Architects, surveyors, cartographers, & engineers 130 0.21% 29 0.05%
Drafters, engineering, & mapping technicians 158 0.25% 21 0.03%
Life, physical, & social science 46 0.07% 54 0.09%
Community & social services 402 0.64% 445 0.71%
Legal 242 0.39% 194 0.31%
Education, training, & library 1,344 2.15% 4,266 6.82%
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media 364 0.58% 299 0.48%
Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations: 565 0.90% 1,107 1.77%
Health diagnosing, treating practitioners, & technical operations 422 0.67% 724 1.16%
Health technologists & technicians 143 0.23% 383 0.61%
Service occupations: 5,122 8.19% 5,986 9.57%
Healthcare support 190 0.30% 1,495 2.39%
Protective services: 2,007 3.21% 237 0.38%
Fire fighting, prevention & law enforcement, including supervisors 1,447 2.31% 100 0.16%
Other protective service workers, including supervisors 560 0.90% 137 0.22%
Food preparation & serving related occupations 1,422 2.27% 1,645 2.63%
Building & grounds cleaning & maintenance 1,268 2.03% 1,386 2.22%
Personal care & service 235 0.38% 1,223 1.95%
Sales & office occupations: 7,483 11.96% 10,628 16.99%
Sales & related occupations 3,766 6.02% 4,618 7.38%
Office & administrative support 3,717 5.94% 6,010 9.61%
Farming, fishing, & forestry occupations 299 0.48% 50 0.08%
Construction, extraction, & maintenance occupations: 6,983 11.16% 136 0.22%
Construction & extraction: 4,652 7.44% 57 0.09%
Supervisors, construction & extraction 569 0.91% 12 0.02%
Construction trades 3,882 6.21% 45 0.07%
Extraction 201 0.32% 0 0.00%
Installation, maintenance, & repair 2,331 3.73% 79 0.13%
Production, transportation, & material moving occupations: 7,809 12.48% 1,329 2.12%
Production 1,692 2.70% 858 1.37%
Transportation & material moving: 6,117 9.78% 471 0.75%
Supervisors, transportation & material moving 418 0.67% 52 0.08%
Aircraft & traffic control 31 0.05% 0 0.00%
Motor vehicle operators 3,358 5.37% 135 0.22%
Rail, water & other transportation 276 0.44% 40 0.06%
Material moving 2,034 3.25% 244 0.39%
Industry by Sex, Employed Civilian Population Age 16+, 2000
Percent of Percent of
Male Workforce Female Workforce
Total Employed 35,587 56.89% 26,971 43.11%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, & mining: 1,391 2.22% 196 0.31%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting 455 0.73% 79 0.13%
Mining 936 1.50% 117 0.19%
Construction 4,908 7.85% 340 0.54%
Manufacturing 1,704 2.72% 693 1.11%
Wholesale trade 1,734 2.77% 865 1.38%
Retail trade 4,432 7.08% 4,308 6.89%
Transportation, warehousing, & utilities: 6,900 11.03% 1,794 2.87%
Transportation & warehousing 6,506 10.40% 1,737 2.78%
Utilities 394 0.63% 57 0.09%
Information 478 0.76% 256 0.41%
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental & leasing: 1,171 1.87% 1,617 2.58%
Finance & insurance 797 1.27% 1,246 1.99%
Real estate & rental & leasing 374 0.60% 371 0.59%
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, & waste: 2,187 3.50% 1,390 2.22%
Professional, scientific, & technical services 1,089 1.74% 918 1.47%
Management of companies & enterprises 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
Administrative & support & waste management services 1,098 1.76% 472 0.75%
Educational, health & social services: 3,820 6.11% 10,508 16.80%
Educational services 2,458 3.93% 5,760 9.21%
Health care & social assistance 1,362 2.18% 4,748 7.59%
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation & food: 2,221 3.55% 2,144 3.43%
Arts, entertainment, & recreation 218 0.35% 168 0.27%
Accommodation & food services 2,003 3.20% 1,976 3.16%
Other services (except public administration) 1,779 2.84% 1,614 2.58%
Public administration 2,862 4.57% 1,246 1.99%

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

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