Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Census Bureau releases EEO Tabulation

If you are required to submit an EEO-1 report to the federal government, or you are just interested in occupational data, you’ll be pleased to know that the Census Bureau has released the first new Equal Employment Opportunity tabulation in almost a decade.

This tabulation uses the 2006-2010 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates rather than the decennial Census data of past eras. This tabulation is a collection of detailed tables that provide extensive detail about the workforce composition and work characteristics of people across the country.

The EEO Tabulation presents a variety of tables featuring the following variables: detailed occupation (488 categories), EEO occupational groups (14 categories), EEO-1 job categories (9 categories), state and local job groups (8 categories), federal sector job categories (9 categories), industry (90 categories), race and ethnicity, citizenship, sex, educational attainment, older age groups, younger age groups, earnings, unemployment and when last worked.

The visualization that accompanies this post shows just a fraction of the information that is available for detailed occupations. As usual, you can access the EEO data via American Factfinder.  

Not all tables are available for all geographies. For Utah, the tables are available for the state and the following counties, places and some Metropolitan Statistical Areas, including:
• Box Elder County
• Cache County
• Davis County
• Salt Lake County
• Tooele County
• Utah County
• Washington County
• Weber County
• Layton City
• Millcreek CDP
• Ogden City
• Orem City
• Provo City
• St. George City
• Salt Lake City
• South Jordan City
• Taylorsville City
• West Jordan City
• West Valley City

These tables are available by residence geography (where people live), worksite geography (where people work), and commuting flows (tables showing a central worksite and the flow to that worksite of workers from up to nine sources). Data outlined in the tables includes, gender, race/ethnicity, educational attainment, industry, unemployment status, citizenship status, and earnings.