Learn More: 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 Services

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, 2018
Geographic Unit:
Census Tract (aggregated to neighborhoods and cities)

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.

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