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Shifting Occupational Shares by Sex: 2000 to 2006-2010

July 15, 2013

These two treemaps show change in labor force representation (or share) of men and of women between two time periods, while indicating the extent of this shift and the size of the occupation group relative to other occupations. The smaller treemap is for 22 occupation groupings, while the larger treemap is for more than 500 occupations within those 22 groupings. The relative size of the block signifies the size of the occupation; color shade and intensity show the shift in gender representation, i.e., the deeper the color, the larger the shift. Overall, men’s representation grew in computer occupations and in some production occupations. We also see an increase in women’s representation among many health care occupations, including dentists, veterinarians, pharmacists, and physicians. Little changed among occupations that were mostly male- or female-dominated, such as construction workers and school teachers.This graphic represents a portion of a larger poster that is available at www.census.gov/people/io/publications/wp_posters.html.

SOURCE: 2000 and 2006-2010 Equal Employment Opportunity Tabulation.

NOTE: For more information on the EEO tabulation, please visit www.census.gov/people/eeotabulation/

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