Albemarle 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 20,357 51.43% 19,227 48.57%
Management, professional, & related occupations: 10,636 26.87% 9,905 25.02%
Management, business, & financial operations: 4,274 10.80% 2,615 6.61%
Management, except farm managers 3,039 7.68% 1,637 4.14%
Farmers & farm managers 295 0.75% 46 0.12%
Business & financial operations: 940 2.37% 932 2.35%
Business operations specialists 461 1.16% 473 1.19%
Financial specialists 479 1.21% 459 1.16%
Professional & related occupations: 6,362 16.07% 7,290 18.42%
Computer & mathematical 975 2.46% 418 1.06%
Architecture & engineering: 770 1.95% 177 0.45%
Architects, surveyors, cartographers, & engineers 571 1.44% 133 0.34%
Drafters, engineering, & mapping technicians 199 0.50% 44 0.11%
Life, physical, & social science 746 1.88% 411 1.04%
Community & social services 250 0.63% 421 1.06%
Legal 453 1.14% 311 0.79%
Education, training, & library 1,534 3.88% 2,467 6.23%
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media 466 1.18% 600 1.52%
Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations: 1,168 2.95% 2,485 6.28%
Health diagnosing, treating practitioners, & technical operations 984 2.49% 1,922 4.86%
Health technologists & technicians 184 0.46% 563 1.42%
Service occupations: 1,781 4.50% 2,634 6.65%
Healthcare support 88 0.22% 497 1.26%
Protective services: 350 0.88% 91 0.23%
Fire fighting, prevention & law enforcement, including supervisors 256 0.65% 26 0.07%
Other protective service workers, including supervisors 94 0.24% 65 0.16%
Food preparation & serving related occupations 596 1.51% 731 1.85%
Building & grounds cleaning & maintenance 545 1.38% 532 1.34%
Personal care & service 202 0.51% 783 1.98%
Sales & office occupations: 2,997 7.57% 5,863 14.81%
Sales & related occupations 1,856 4.69% 1,790 4.52%
Office & administrative support 1,141 2.88% 4,073 10.29%
Farming, fishing, & forestry occupations 200 0.51% 49 0.12%
Construction, extraction, & maintenance occupations: 2,934 7.41% 127 0.32%
Construction & extraction: 2,139 5.40% 71 0.18%
Supervisors, construction & extraction 294 0.74% 8 0.02%
Construction trades 1,813 4.58% 55 0.14%
Extraction 32 0.08% 8 0.02%
Installation, maintenance, & repair 795 2.01% 56 0.14%
Production, transportation, & material moving occupations: 1,809 4.57% 649 1.64%
Production 693 1.75% 389 0.98%
Transportation & material moving: 1,116 2.82% 260 0.66%
Supervisors, transportation & material moving 37 0.09% 0 0.00%
Aircraft & traffic control 123 0.31% 11 0.03%
Motor vehicle operators 488 1.23% 144 0.36%
Rail, water & other transportation 43 0.11% 9 0.02%
Material moving 425 1.07% 96 0.24%
Industry by Sex, Employed Civilian Population Age 16+, 2000
Percent of Percent of
Male Workforce Female Workforce
Total Employed 20,357 51.43% 19,227 48.57%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, & mining: 657 1.66% 210 0.53%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting 606 1.53% 188 0.47%
Mining 51 0.13% 22 0.06%
Construction 2,770 7.00% 283 0.71%
Manufacturing 1,874 4.73% 926 2.34%
Wholesale trade 571 1.44% 180 0.45%
Retail trade 1,885 4.76% 1,839 4.65%
Transportation, warehousing, & utilities: 789 1.99% 241 0.61%
Transportation & warehousing 664 1.68% 235 0.59%
Utilities 125 0.32% 6 0.02%
Information 624 1.58% 615 1.55%
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental & leasing: 1,295 3.27% 1,566 3.96%
Finance & insurance 850 2.15% 1,217 3.07%
Real estate & rental & leasing 445 1.12% 349 0.88%
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, & waste: 2,127 5.37% 1,663 4.20%
Professional, scientific, & technical services 1,591 4.02% 1,169 2.95%
Management of companies & enterprises 22 0.06% 11 0.03%
Administrative & support & waste management services 514 1.30% 483 1.22%
Educational, health & social services: 4,818 12.17% 8,826 22.30%
Educational services 3,041 7.68% 4,226 10.68%
Health care & social assistance 1,777 4.49% 4,600 11.62%
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation & food: 1,391 3.51% 1,317 3.33%
Arts, entertainment, & recreation 442 1.12% 340 0.86%
Accommodation & food services 949 2.40% 977 2.47%
Other services (except public administration) 783 1.98% 1,011 2.55%
Public administration 773 1.95% 550 1.39%

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

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