Appomattox 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 3,440 53.72% 2,964 46.28%
Management, professional, & related occupations: 581 9.07% 823 12.85%
Management, business, & financial operations: 222 3.47% 181 2.83%
Management, except farm managers 119 1.86% 92 1.44%
Farmers & farm managers 50 0.78% 0 0.00%
Business & financial operations: 53 0.83% 89 1.39%
Business operations specialists 29 0.45% 57 0.89%
Financial specialists 24 0.37% 32 0.50%
Professional & related occupations: 359 5.61% 642 10.02%
Computer & mathematical 35 0.55% 12 0.19%
Architecture & engineering: 85 1.33% 64 1.00%
Architects, surveyors, cartographers, & engineers 60 0.94% 34 0.53%
Drafters, engineering, & mapping technicians 25 0.39% 30 0.47%
Life, physical, & social science 85 1.33% 12 0.19%
Community & social services 60 0.94% 25 0.39%
Legal 4 0.06% 4 0.06%
Education, training, & library 38 0.59% 255 3.98%
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media 11 0.17% 38 0.59%
Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations: 41 0.64% 232 3.62%
Health diagnosing, treating practitioners, & technical operations 29 0.45% 155 2.42%
Health technologists & technicians 12 0.19% 77 1.20%
Service occupations: 280 4.37% 604 9.43%
Healthcare support 0 0.00% 155 2.42%
Protective services: 104 1.62% 41 0.64%
Fire fighting, prevention & law enforcement, including supervisors 74 1.16% 35 0.55%
Other protective service workers, including supervisors 30 0.47% 6 0.09%
Food preparation & serving related occupations 21 0.33% 220 3.44%
Building & grounds cleaning & maintenance 125 1.95% 90 1.41%
Personal care & service 30 0.47% 98 1.53%
Sales & office occupations: 422 6.59% 1,014 15.83%
Sales & related occupations 250 3.90% 319 4.98%
Office & administrative support 172 2.69% 695 10.85%
Farming, fishing, & forestry occupations 48 0.75% 10 0.16%
Construction, extraction, & maintenance occupations: 892 13.93% 76 1.19%
Construction & extraction: 483 7.54% 8 0.12%
Supervisors, construction & extraction 53 0.83% 0 0.00%
Construction trades 421 6.57% 8 0.12%
Extraction 9 0.14% 0 0.00%
Installation, maintenance, & repair 409 6.39% 68 1.06%
Production, transportation, & material moving occupations: 1,217 19.00% 437 6.82%
Production 751 11.73% 337 5.26%
Transportation & material moving: 466 7.28% 100 1.56%
Supervisors, transportation & material moving 0 0.00% 7 0.11%
Aircraft & traffic control 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
Motor vehicle operators 236 3.69% 38 0.59%
Rail, water & other transportation 32 0.50% 6 0.09%
Material moving 198 3.09% 49 0.77%
Industry by Sex, Employed Civilian Population Age 16+, 2000
Percent of Percent of
Male Workforce Female Workforce
Total Employed 3,440 53.72% 2,964 46.28%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, & mining: 176 2.75% 10 0.16%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting 137 2.14% 10 0.16%
Mining 39 0.61% 0 0.00%
Construction 536 8.37% 63 0.98%
Manufacturing 1,209 18.88% 556 8.68%
Wholesale trade 139 2.17% 62 0.97%
Retail trade 322 5.03% 342 5.34%
Transportation, warehousing, & utilities: 248 3.87% 74 1.16%
Transportation & warehousing 200 3.12% 61 0.95%
Utilities 48 0.75% 13 0.20%
Information 41 0.64% 51 0.80%
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental & leasing: 90 1.41% 173 2.70%
Finance & insurance 75 1.17% 139 2.17%
Real estate & rental & leasing 15 0.23% 34 0.53%
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, & waste: 152 2.37% 151 2.36%
Professional, scientific, & technical services 65 1.01% 91 1.42%
Management of companies & enterprises 5 0.08% 0 0.00%
Administrative & support & waste management services 82 1.28% 60 0.94%
Educational, health & social services: 173 2.70% 964 15.05%
Educational services 94 1.47% 392 6.12%
Health care & social assistance 79 1.23% 572 8.93%
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation & food: 77 1.20% 208 3.25%
Arts, entertainment, & recreation 38 0.59% 11 0.17%
Accommodation & food services 39 0.61% 197 3.08%
Other services (except public administration) 149 2.33% 161 2.51%
Public administration 128 2.00% 149 2.33%

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

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