Data Dictionary: ACS 2006 (1-Year Estimates)
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Table: B24010. Sex By Occupation For The Civilian Employed Population 16 Years And Over [253]
Universe: Universe: Civilian employed population 16 years and over
Table Details
B24010. Sex By Occupation For The Civilian Employed Population 16 Years And Over
Universe: Universe: Civilian employed population 16 years and over
Variable Label
B24010001
B24010002
B24010003
B24010004
B24010005
B24010006
B24010007
B24010008
B24010009
B24010010
B24010011
B24010012
B24010013
B24010014
B24010015
B24010016
B24010017
B24010018
B24010019
B24010020
B24010021
B24010022
B24010023
B24010024
B24010025
B24010026
B24010027
B24010028
B24010029
B24010030
B24010031
B24010032
B24010033
B24010034
B24010035
B24010036
B24010037
B24010038
B24010039
B24010040
B24010041
B24010042
B24010043
B24010044
B24010045
B24010046
B24010047
B24010048
B24010049
B24010050
B24010051
B24010052
B24010053
B24010054
B24010055
B24010056
B24010057
B24010058
B24010059
B24010060
B24010061
B24010062
B24010063
B24010064
B24010065
B24010066
B24010067
B24010068
B24010069
B24010070
B24010071
B24010072
B24010073
B24010074
B24010075
B24010076
B24010077
B24010078
B24010079
B24010080
B24010081
B24010082
B24010083
B24010084
B24010085
B24010086
B24010087
B24010088
B24010089
B24010090
B24010091
B24010092
B24010093
B24010094
B24010095
B24010096
B24010097
B24010098
B24010099
B24010100
B24010101
B24010102
B24010103
B24010104
B24010105
B24010106
B24010107
B24010108
B24010109
B24010110
B24010111
B24010112
B24010113
B24010114
B24010115
B24010116
B24010117
B24010118
B24010119
B24010120
B24010121
B24010122
B24010123
B24010124
B24010125
B24010126
B24010127
B24010128
B24010129
B24010130
B24010131
B24010132
B24010133
B24010134
B24010135
B24010136
B24010137
B24010138
B24010139
B24010140
B24010141
B24010142
B24010143
B24010144
B24010145
B24010146
B24010147
B24010148
B24010149
B24010150
B24010151
B24010152
B24010153
B24010154
B24010155
B24010156
B24010157
B24010158
B24010159
B24010160
B24010161
B24010162
B24010163
B24010164
B24010165
B24010166
B24010167
B24010168
B24010169
B24010170
B24010171
B24010172
B24010173
B24010174
B24010175
B24010176
B24010177
B24010178
B24010179
B24010180
B24010181
B24010182
B24010183
B24010184
B24010185
B24010186
B24010187
B24010188
B24010189
B24010190
B24010191
B24010192
B24010193
B24010194
B24010195
B24010196
B24010197
B24010198
B24010199
B24010200
B24010201
B24010202
B24010203
B24010204
B24010205
B24010206
B24010207
B24010208
B24010209
B24010210
B24010211
B24010212
B24010213
B24010214
B24010215
B24010216
B24010217
B24010218
B24010219
B24010220
B24010221
B24010222
B24010223
B24010224
B24010225
B24010226
B24010227
B24010228
B24010229
B24010230
B24010231
B24010232
B24010233
B24010234
B24010235
B24010236
B24010237
B24010238
B24010239
B24010240
B24010241
B24010242
B24010243
B24010244
B24010245
B24010246
B24010247
B24010248
B24010249
B24010250
B24010251
B24010252
B24010253
Relevant Documentation:
Excerpt from: Social Explorer; U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey 2006 Summary File: Technical Documentation.
 
Sex
The data on sex were derived from answers to Question 1. Individuals were asked to mark either "male" or "female" to indicate their sex. For most cases in which sex was not reported, the appropriate entry was determined from the person's given (i.e., first) name and household relationship. Otherwise, sex was imputed according to the relationship to the householder and the age of the person.
Sex Ratio
The sex ratio represents the balance between the male and female populations. Ratios above 100 indicate a larger male population, and ratios below 100 indicate a larger female population. This measure is derived by dividing the total number of males by the total number of females and then multiplying by 100. It is rounded to the nearest tenth.
Limitation of the data
Beginning in 2006, the population in group quarters (GQ) is included in the ACS. Some types of GQ populations have sex distributions that are very different from the household population. The inclusion of the GQ population could therefore have a noticeable impact on the sex distribution. This is particularly true for areas with a substantial GQ population.
The Census Bureau tested the changes introduced to the 2006 version of the sex question in the 2006 ACS Grid-Sequential Test (http://www.census.gov/acs/www/Downloads/ACS-MP-09_Grid-Sequential_Test_Final_Report.pdf). The results of this testing show that the changes may introduce an inconsistency in the data produced for this question as observed from the years 2006 to 2006.
Question/Concept History
The sex question has remained the same.
Excerpt from: Social Explorer; U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey 2006 Summary File: Technical Documentation.
 
Occupation
The data on occupation were derived from answers to Questions 39 and 40. Written responses to the occupation questions are coded using the occupational classification system developed for the 2000 census and modified in 2002. This system consists of 509 specific occupational categories, for employed people, including military, arranged into 23 major occupational groups. This classification was developed based on the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Manual: 2000 , published by the Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget. Some occupation groups are related closely to certain industries. Operators of transportation equipment, farm operators and workers, and healthcare providers account for major portions of their respective industries of transportation, agriculture, and health care. However, the industry categories include people in other occupations. For example, people employed in agriculture include truck drivers and bookkeepers; people employed in the transportation industry include mechanics, freight handlers, and payroll clerks; and people employed in the health care profession include janitors, security guards, and secretaries.
Excerpt from: Social Explorer; U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey 2006 Summary File: Technical Documentation.
 
Civilian Employed
This term is defined exactly the same as the term "employed" above.
Excerpt from: Social Explorer; U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey 2006 Summary File: Technical Documentation.
 
Age
The data on age were derived from answers to Question 2. The age classification is based on the age of the person in complete years at the time of interview. Both age and date of birth are used in combination to calculate the most accurate age at the time of the interview. Inconsistently reported and missing values are assigned or imputed based on the values of other variables for that person, from other people in the household, or from people in other households ("hot deck" imputation). Data on age are used to determine the applicability of other questions for a particular individual and to classify other characteristics in tabulations. Age data are needed to interpret most social and economic characteristics used to plan and analyze programs and policies. Therefore, age data are tabulated by many different age groupings, such as 5-year age groups.
Median Age
The median age is the age that divides the population into two equal-size groups. Half of the population is older than the median age and half is younger. Median age is based on a standard distribution of the population by single years of age and is shown to the nearest tenth of a year. (See the sections on "Standard Distributions" and "Medians" under "Derived Measures.")
Age Dependency Ratio
The age dependency ratio is derived by dividing the combined under-18 and 65-and-over populations by the 18-to-64 population and multiplying by 100.
Old-Age Dependency Ratio
The old-age dependency ratio is derived by dividing the population 65 years and over by the 18-to-64 population and multiplying by 100.
Child Dependency Ratio
The child dependency ratio is derived by dividing the population under 18 years by the 18-to-64 population, and multiplying by 100.
Limitation of the Data
Caution should be taken when comparing population in age groups across time. The entire population continually ages into older age groups over time and babies fill in the youngest age group. Therefore, the population of a certain age is made up of a completely different group of people in 2000 and 2006. Since populations occasionally experience booms/increases and busts/decreases in births, deaths, or migration (for example, the postwar Baby Boom from 1946-1964), one should not necessarily expect that the population in an age group in Census 2000 should be similar in size or proportion to the population in the same age group in the 2006 ACS. For example, Baby Boomers were age 36 to 54 in Census 2000 while they were age 44 to 62 in the 2006 ACS. Therefore, the age group 55 to 59 would show a considerable increase in population when comparing Census 2000 data with the 2006 ACS data.
Beginning in 2006, the population in group quarters (GQ) is included in the ACS. Some types of GQ populations have age distributions that are very different from the household population. The inclusion of the GQ population could therefore have a noticeable impact on the age distribution. This is particularly true for areas with a substantial GQ population.
Question/Concept History
The 1996-2002 American Community Survey question asked for month, day, and year of birth before age. Since 2003, the American Community Survey question asked for age, followed by month, day, and year of birth. In 2006, an additional instruction was provided with the age and date of birth question on the American Community Survey questionnaire to report babies as age 0 when the child was less than 1 year old. The addition of this instruction occurred after 2005 National Census Test results indicated increased accuracy of age reporting for babies less than one year old.