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Workers by Industry

Variable Definitions:

Residents Working in an Industry (20): The percentage of residents in an area working in each of the industry sectors in the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).

The industry sectors are:
  • Accommodation & Food Services
  • Administrative & Support & Waste Management and Remediation Services
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting
  • Arts, Entertainment & Recreation
  • Construction
  • Educational Services
  • Finance & Insurance
  • Healthcare & Social Assistance
  • Information
  • Management of Companies & Enterprises
  • Manufacturing
  • Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction
  • Professional, Scientific & Technical Services
  • Public Administration
  • Real Estate & Rental & Leasing
  • Retail Trade
  • Transportation & Warehousing
  • Utilities
  • Wholesale Trade
  • Other Service

American Community Survey, 5-year estimates, Table S2404

Years Available:
2006-2010, 2007-2011, 2008-2012, 2009-2013, 2010-14, 2011-15, 2012-16, 2013-17, 2014-18

Why are these variables important to measure?

Residents Working in an Industry:
The percentage of residents in a neighborhood working in a particular sector has a variety of applications for different economic actors. For policymakers, these variables can show an economic and employment profile in a neighborhood, providing information about potential health and education resources that may be important to workers in some sectors more than others. Comparing these variables with the number of jobs in a particular industry provides information about which sectors are employing the most local residents in their area, which can affect issues related to childcare, transportation, and the environment.

“American Community Survey and Puerto Rico Community Survey 2015 Subject Definitions.” United States Census Bureau: American Community Survey, 2015. Link

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