Neighborhood Workforce Drill Downs
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Employment and Training Institute
has prepared easy- to-use, free downloads of 2000 Census data on workers
residing in each U.S. census tract. Researchers, business developers,
public officials, and neighborhood organizations can use these tables to
examine the characteristics of the resident workforce for any combination
of tracts. These drill downs can be used together with the same set of
tables for place-of-work drill downs to assess spatial and skill
mismatches between resident workers and jobs in and out of their
Each table profiles jobs held by employed residents who live in the census tracts, regardless of whether the residents work in this neighborhood or elsewhere.
Ten tables are provided for each census tract or combinations of tracts.
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:
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 www.census.gov/geo/www/maps/descriptwindows/outline.htm. 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.
March 14, 2005