Cameron 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 59,200 54.36% 49,704 45.64%
Management, professional, & related occupations: 13,842 12.71% 16,276 14.95%
Management, business, & financial operations: 6,225 5.72% 3,625 3.33%
Management, except farm managers 4,429 4.07% 2,510 2.30%
Farmers & farm managers 354 0.33% 42 0.04%
Business & financial operations: 1,442 1.32% 1,073 0.99%
Business operations specialists 809 0.74% 349 0.32%
Financial specialists 633 0.58% 724 0.66%
Professional & related occupations: 7,617 6.99% 12,651 11.62%
Computer & mathematical 314 0.29% 142 0.13%
Architecture & engineering: 839 0.77% 76 0.07%
Architects, surveyors, cartographers, & engineers 452 0.42% 34 0.03%
Drafters, engineering, & mapping technicians 387 0.36% 42 0.04%
Life, physical, & social science 257 0.24% 111 0.10%
Community & social services 938 0.86% 1,154 1.06%
Legal 397 0.36% 293 0.27%
Education, training, & library 2,559 2.35% 7,557 6.94%
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media 758 0.70% 458 0.42%
Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations: 1,555 1.43% 2,860 2.63%
Health diagnosing, treating practitioners, & technical operations 1,040 0.95% 1,667 1.53%
Health technologists & technicians 515 0.47% 1,193 1.10%
Service occupations: 9,935 9.12% 11,604 10.66%
Healthcare support 541 0.50% 3,043 2.79%
Protective services: 2,970 2.73% 352 0.32%
Fire fighting, prevention & law enforcement, including supervisors 1,989 1.83% 155 0.14%
Other protective service workers, including supervisors 981 0.90% 197 0.18%
Food preparation & serving related occupations 2,788 2.56% 3,372 3.10%
Building & grounds cleaning & maintenance 3,052 2.80% 2,477 2.27%
Personal care & service 584 0.54% 2,360 2.17%
Sales & office occupations: 10,495 9.64% 16,589 15.23%
Sales & related occupations 6,268 5.76% 6,381 5.86%
Office & administrative support 4,227 3.88% 10,208 9.37%
Farming, fishing, & forestry occupations 1,328 1.22% 222 0.20%
Construction, extraction, & maintenance occupations: 11,122 10.21% 256 0.24%
Construction & extraction: 6,626 6.08% 125 0.11%
Supervisors, construction & extraction 723 0.66% 9 0.01%
Construction trades 5,874 5.39% 116 0.11%
Extraction 29 0.03% 0 0.00%
Installation, maintenance, & repair 4,496 4.13% 131 0.12%
Production, transportation, & material moving occupations: 12,478 11.46% 4,757 4.37%
Production 5,419 4.98% 3,825 3.51%
Transportation & material moving: 7,059 6.48% 932 0.86%
Supervisors, transportation & material moving 214 0.20% 73 0.07%
Aircraft & traffic control 29 0.03% 0 0.00%
Motor vehicle operators 4,209 3.86% 187 0.17%
Rail, water & other transportation 251 0.23% 46 0.04%
Material moving 2,356 2.16% 626 0.57%
Industry by Sex, Employed Civilian Population Age 16+, 2000
Percent of Percent of
Male Workforce Female Workforce
Total Employed 59,200 54.36% 49,704 45.64%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, & mining: 2,023 1.86% 294 0.27%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting 1,832 1.68% 272 0.25%
Mining 191 0.18% 22 0.02%
Construction 7,407 6.80% 516 0.47%
Manufacturing 7,029 6.45% 4,269 3.92%
Wholesale trade 2,822 2.59% 1,191 1.09%
Retail trade 7,120 6.54% 6,367 5.85%
Transportation, warehousing, & utilities: 5,016 4.61% 1,007 0.92%
Transportation & warehousing 4,056 3.72% 804 0.74%
Utilities 960 0.88% 203 0.19%
Information 954 0.88% 705 0.65%
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental & leasing: 2,439 2.24% 2,882 2.65%
Finance & insurance 1,164 1.07% 1,808 1.66%
Real estate & rental & leasing 1,275 1.17% 1,074 0.99%
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, & waste: 3,789 3.48% 2,722 2.50%
Professional, scientific, & technical services 1,462 1.34% 1,596 1.47%
Management of companies & enterprises 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
Administrative & support & waste management services 2,327 2.14% 1,126 1.03%
Educational, health & social services: 8,462 7.77% 20,714 19.02%
Educational services 5,124 4.71% 10,501 9.64%
Health care & social assistance 3,338 3.07% 10,213 9.38%
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation & food: 4,614 4.24% 4,514 4.14%
Arts, entertainment, & recreation 697 0.64% 374 0.34%
Accommodation & food services 3,917 3.60% 4,140 3.80%
Other services (except public administration) 3,716 3.41% 2,583 2.37%
Public administration 3,809 3.50% 1,940 1.78%

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

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