Skagit 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 24,636 53.87% 21,093 46.13%
Management, professional, & related occupations: 6,111 13.36% 6,917 15.13%
Management, business, & financial operations: 3,113 6.81% 2,097 4.59%
Management, except farm managers 2,148 4.70% 1,288 2.82%
Farmers & farm managers 323 0.71% 80 0.17%
Business & financial operations: 642 1.40% 729 1.59%
Business operations specialists 351 0.77% 375 0.82%
Financial specialists 291 0.64% 354 0.77%
Professional & related occupations: 2,998 6.56% 4,820 10.54%
Computer & mathematical 293 0.64% 119 0.26%
Architecture & engineering: 598 1.31% 129 0.28%
Architects, surveyors, cartographers, & engineers 415 0.91% 93 0.20%
Drafters, engineering, & mapping technicians 183 0.40% 36 0.08%
Life, physical, & social science 247 0.54% 113 0.25%
Community & social services 240 0.52% 411 0.90%
Legal 99 0.22% 226 0.49%
Education, training, & library 576 1.26% 2,039 4.46%
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, & media 403 0.88% 388 0.85%
Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations: 542 1.19% 1,395 3.05%
Health diagnosing, treating practitioners, & technical operations 473 1.03% 905 1.98%
Health technologists & technicians 69 0.15% 490 1.07%
Service occupations: 2,877 6.29% 4,295 9.39%
Healthcare support 83 0.18% 751 1.64%
Protective services: 598 1.31% 162 0.35%
Fire fighting, prevention & law enforcement, including supervisors 398 0.87% 47 0.10%
Other protective service workers, including supervisors 200 0.44% 115 0.25%
Food preparation & serving related occupations 1,009 2.21% 1,608 3.52%
Building & grounds cleaning & maintenance 923 2.02% 659 1.44%
Personal care & service 264 0.58% 1,115 2.44%
Sales & office occupations: 3,526 7.71% 7,822 17.11%
Sales & related occupations 2,200 4.81% 2,925 6.40%
Office & administrative support 1,326 2.90% 4,897 10.71%
Farming, fishing, & forestry occupations 1,366 2.99% 442 0.97%
Construction, extraction, & maintenance occupations: 5,027 10.99% 243 0.53%
Construction & extraction: 3,134 6.85% 113 0.25%
Supervisors, construction & extraction 405 0.89% 19 0.04%
Construction trades 2,721 5.95% 94 0.21%
Extraction 8 0.02% 0 0.00%
Installation, maintenance, & repair 1,893 4.14% 130 0.28%
Production, transportation, & material moving occupations: 5,729 12.53% 1,374 3.00%
Production 3,246 7.10% 813 1.78%
Transportation & material moving: 2,483 5.43% 561 1.23%
Supervisors, transportation & material moving 56 0.12% 7 0.02%
Aircraft & traffic control 61 0.13% 0 0.00%
Motor vehicle operators 1,199 2.62% 262 0.57%
Rail, water & other transportation 245 0.54% 53 0.12%
Material moving 922 2.02% 239 0.52%
Industry by Sex, Employed Civilian Population Age 16+, 2000
Percent of Percent of
Male Workforce Female Workforce
Total Employed 24,636 53.87% 21,093 46.13%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, & mining: 2,136 4.67% 549 1.20%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting 2,092 4.57% 531 1.16%
Mining 44 0.10% 18 0.04%
Construction 3,631 7.94% 477 1.04%
Manufacturing 4,810 10.52% 1,360 2.97%
Wholesale trade 1,286 2.81% 590 1.29%
Retail trade 2,552 5.58% 3,373 7.38%
Transportation, warehousing, & utilities: 1,606 3.51% 477 1.04%
Transportation & warehousing 1,199 2.62% 375 0.82%
Utilities 407 0.89% 102 0.22%
Information 461 1.01% 460 1.01%
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental & leasing: 706 1.54% 1,341 2.93%
Finance & insurance 346 0.76% 948 2.07%
Real estate & rental & leasing 360 0.79% 393 0.86%
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, & waste: 1,645 3.60% 1,178 2.58%
Professional, scientific, & technical services 941 2.06% 780 1.71%
Management of companies & enterprises 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
Administrative & support & waste management services 704 1.54% 398 0.87%
Educational, health & social services: 1,750 3.83% 6,738 14.73%
Educational services 983 2.15% 2,935 6.42%
Health care & social assistance 767 1.68% 3,803 8.32%
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation & food: 2,066 4.52% 2,532 5.54%
Arts, entertainment, & recreation 738 1.61% 607 1.33%
Accommodation & food services 1,328 2.90% 1,925 4.21%
Other services (except public administration) 936 2.05% 1,091 2.39%
Public administration 1,051 2.30% 927 2.03%

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

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