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1960 Census of Population, Supplementary Reports: Industry Group by Occupation: 1960

Report Number PC(S1)-27
Component ID: #ti519793205

The table presented here is a preprint of table 209 from Final Report PC(l)-lD which contains additional summary information on the detailed characteristics of the population.

About 2 million of the 17 1/2 million Americans who worked in manufacturing at the time of the 1960 Census were in clerical occupations, 1 1/3 million were in professional occupations, and 900,000 and 660,000 were in managerial and sales occupations, respectively. Thus, close to 5 million, or almost 30 percent, of the persons working in manufacturing in 1960 were in white-collar occupations.

Among the various types of manufacturing activity, there were substantial differences in occupational structure in 1960. For example, better than 1 out of every 5 persons employed in the manufacture of aircraft and parts was in the professional category. On the other hand, only about 1 in 100 workers in the manufacture of apparel and other fabricated textile products was in a professional occupation. For manufacturing as a whole, professionals constituted about 1 out of every 13 workers.

This report presents a cross-classification of industry group by occupation. The data, which relate to employed men and women in the United States, show (1) the occupational structure of each of 43 industry groups and (2) the industrial attachments of the males in each of 57 occupation categories and the females in each of 30 occupation categories. These figures constitute a summary of the 25-percent sample statistics published in the 1960 Census Series PC(l)-D final reports for the individual States.

The PDF to the right contains the 8-page report.

Component ID: #ti702095047

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