Business Place-of-Work Drill Downs

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Employment and Training Institute, working with Southern University at New Orleans, now provides Business Place-of-Work Drill Downs, which show the characteristics of jobs in each neighborhood in the U.S. by type of employer, industry, earnings, occupations, and means of transportation to work. The drilldowns are presented for use in business plans, economic development proposals, and academic research.

Each table profiles the status of all workers employed in the neighborhood, whether or not they are residents.

ETI/SUNO Business Place-of-Work Drill Downs for Census Tracts
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Six drilldown tables are provided for each census tract or combination of tracts.

  • Table 1: Workers by Industry Place-of-Work
  • Table 2: Worker Earnings by Industry Place-of-Work
  • Table 3: Occupations by Sex for Place-of-Work
  • Table 4: Class of Worker by Place-of-Work
  • Table 5: Hours Worked per Week by Place-of-Work
  • Table 6: Means of Transportation to Work by Industry Place-of-Work

The reports offer a first-time examination of the Census Transportation Planning Package (CTPP 2000) place-of-work data from the perspective of central city neighborhoods seeking greater business and employment opportunities for their residents. For a description of the methodology and definitions used, see the Business and Diversity Methodology Page. Unless otherwise noted in the methodology, employment status is shown for persons 16 years and older who worked full-time or part-time during in the "reference week" (typically, the week ending on April 1, 2000). For those who worked at two or more jobs, the data refer to the job at which the person worked the most hours.

ETI Drill Down Tool Kit Reports Are Available Free for All U.S. Census Tracts

The following drill down reports are available to aid local communities and business development:

  • Business Place-of-Work Drill Downs detail the characteristics of employees working in each neighborhood by type of employer, industry, earnings, occupations, and means of transportation to work for all census tracts in the U.S.

  • Employer Diversity Drill Downs identify the race/Hispanic origin of the workforce employed in each U.S. census tract by industry, occupation, and type of employer. Tables also show the earnings of workers employed in each neighborhood by race/ethnicity and by age, and the poverty status of workers by means of transportation to work.

  • Neighborhood Workforce Drill Downs detail jobs held by employed residents who live in each census tract by industry, earnings, occupations, and ethnic origin. Tables also show worker earnings by race/Hispanic origin and by age, and the poverty status of workers by means of transportation to work.

  • Purchasing Power Profiles show the retail potential for 16 different types of consumer expenditures for all census tracts and residential ZIP codes in the U.S. For the 100 largest metro areas, each ZIP code is ranked on spending per square mile for each retail category.

  • Urban Markets Retail Sales Leakage/Surplus Drill Downs show the difference between the purchasing power of residents in urban census tracts compared to the retail sales estimated to result from retail employees in the tract. Free estimates of each neighborhood's retail sales "leakage" or "surplus" are provided for all census tracts in the 100 largest metro areas in the U.S.

  • The ETI Drill Down Tool Kit also includes a Methodology Page describing data sources and definitions.

To Find Census Tracts in Your Community

You can locate the census tract for a specific address at the U.S. Census Bureau Factfinder Advanced Geography Search page using the GEOGRAPHY "address search" or "map" option.

For maps of census tracts in any community, go to the Click on "Census Tract Outline Maps 2000." Select your state, then county. Then select the PDF file for your county or select the first PDF file to locate the tracts for your part of the county.

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Page updated March 14, 2005
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