You should search the US Census data via the American FactFinder
database (free on the Web!).
Here's the path to take:
Start at American FactFinder - All Data Sets:
You want the DECENNIAL CENSUS tab (the leftmost one). The default is
the American Community Survey, which will get you information on
occupation and industy X sex, but not X race.
Choose Summary File 4 by clicking in the radio button.
Click "Quick Tables" from the list that appears when you click the radio button.
Now you will tell the system which data tables you want. First,
geographic location. You can break this down by state, MSE, etc. The
default is USA. Click the Add button to include more options, click
Next to move to the next option.
Next is the table that you want to add. I think you probably want
QT-P27, P28, P29, and P30 (Sex by occupation, Sex by occupation
percents, Sex by industry, Sex by industry percents). Hold down the
control key while clicking on these with your mouse, then click Add
Finally you determine the races you want. As you'll see, you can be
very broad (Hispanic/non-Hispanic) or very narrow (Osage). Again,
hold down the control key while clicking with your mouse to select
multiple races. Add them to the search.
Click the Show Result button to get your tables. You'll get a
separate one for each race you choose.
The 2000 census has the most detailed and updated information that
correlates race and sex with occupation/industry. If you're
interested just in sex and occupation/industry I have also found the
path for that in American FactFinder (though it might just be easier
to cut and paste it into a clarification!). Let me know if you want
that information and I'd be happy to help. I didn't bother searching
the web in general for this information - I knew where to look (which
is half the trouble, isn't it!).
Clarification of Answer by
28 Sep 2004 19:57 PDT
Sorry, didn't know you wanted historical data as well.
Try this PDF: http://www2.census.gov/prod2/statcomp/documents/1985-06.pdf
This will get you historical data from the 1960s (though it doesn't
start until the 70s for some races, most likely because thats when
they were sampling). You want tables 653 and following. I got to
them by going to the Table of contents thumbnail, then to section 14:
Labor Force, Employment, and Earnings, then scroll to page 390 of the
PDF (62 of 155 of this section) for the first table.
You can also order US Census data on CD-ROM at the US Census site:
http://www.census.gov/mp/www/rom/StatAbstract2003.html Note that
while AmericanFactfinder picks up with the 1990 Census, the
Statistical Abstracts goes well back.