Alleghany 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 3,222 57.72% 2,360 42.28%
Management, professional, & related occupations: 596 10.68% 710 12.72%
Management, business, & financial operations: 323 5.79% 176 3.15%
Management, except farm managers 190 3.40% 100 1.79%
Farmers & farm managers 37 0.66% 5 0.09%
Business & financial operations: 96 1.72% 71 1.27%
Business operations specialists 60 1.07% 42 0.75%
Financial specialists 36 0.64% 29 0.52%
Professional & related occupations: 273 4.89% 534 9.57%
Computer & mathematical 16 0.29% 0 0.00%
Architecture & engineering: 95 1.70% 13 0.23%
Architects, surveyors, cartographers, & engineers 66 1.18% 13 0.23%
Drafters, engineering, & mapping technicians 29 0.52% 0 0.00%
Life, physical, & social science 19 0.34% 12 0.21%
Community & social services 38 0.68% 41 0.73%
Legal 13 0.23% 23 0.41%
Education, training, & library 39 0.70% 219 3.92%
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media 14 0.25% 14 0.25%
Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations: 39 0.70% 212 3.80%
Health diagnosing, treating practitioners, & technical operations 16 0.29% 152 2.72%
Health technologists & technicians 23 0.41% 60 1.07%
Service occupations: 262 4.69% 457 8.19%
Healthcare support 0 0.00% 83 1.49%
Protective services: 62 1.11% 8 0.14%
Fire fighting, prevention & law enforcement, including supervisors 42 0.75% 8 0.14%
Other protective service workers, including supervisors 20 0.36% 0 0.00%
Food preparation & serving related occupations 58 1.04% 181 3.24%
Building & grounds cleaning & maintenance 122 2.19% 67 1.20%
Personal care & service 20 0.36% 118 2.11%
Sales & office occupations: 310 5.55% 830 14.87%
Sales & related occupations 164 2.94% 258 4.62%
Office & administrative support 146 2.62% 572 10.25%
Farming, fishing, & forestry occupations 66 1.18% 14 0.25%
Construction, extraction, & maintenance occupations: 729 13.06% 22 0.39%
Construction & extraction: 425 7.61% 13 0.23%
Supervisors, construction & extraction 70 1.25% 0 0.00%
Construction trades 355 6.36% 13 0.23%
Extraction 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
Installation, maintenance, & repair 304 5.45% 9 0.16%
Production, transportation, & material moving occupations: 1,259 22.55% 327 5.86%
Production 796 14.26% 219 3.92%
Transportation & material moving: 463 8.29% 108 1.93%
Supervisors, transportation & material moving 12 0.21% 7 0.13%
Aircraft & traffic control 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
Motor vehicle operators 168 3.01% 36 0.64%
Rail, water & other transportation 56 1.00% 0 0.00%
Material moving 227 4.07% 65 1.16%
Industry by Sex, Employed Civilian Population Age 16+, 2000
Percent of Percent of
Male Workforce Female Workforce
Total Employed 3,222 57.72% 2,360 42.28%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, & mining: 129 2.31% 28 0.50%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting 129 2.31% 28 0.50%
Mining 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
Construction 427 7.65% 46 0.82%
Manufacturing 1,439 25.78% 347 6.22%
Wholesale trade 111 1.99% 16 0.29%
Retail trade 226 4.05% 358 6.41%
Transportation, warehousing, & utilities: 241 4.32% 34 0.61%
Transportation & warehousing 210 3.76% 34 0.61%
Utilities 31 0.56% 0 0.00%
Information 53 0.95% 93 1.67%
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental & leasing: 30 0.54% 65 1.16%
Finance & insurance 28 0.50% 65 1.16%
Real estate & rental & leasing 2 0.04% 0 0.00%
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, & waste: 78 1.40% 105 1.88%
Professional, scientific, & technical services 27 0.48% 63 1.13%
Management of companies & enterprises 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
Administrative & support & waste management services 51 0.91% 42 0.75%
Educational, health & social services: 147 2.63% 856 15.34%
Educational services 73 1.31% 370 6.63%
Health care & social assistance 74 1.33% 486 8.71%
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation & food: 141 2.53% 168 3.01%
Arts, entertainment, & recreation 13 0.23% 18 0.32%
Accommodation & food services 128 2.29% 150 2.69%
Other services (except public administration) 136 2.44% 143 2.56%
Public administration 64 1.15% 101 1.81%

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

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