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1970 Census: Population, Subject Reports: Occupation by Industry


This report presents national statistics from the 1970 Census of Population cross-classifying occupation by industry for the employed and the experienced unemployed.

The text consists of an introduction and Appendices A through D, which appear after the tables.

Content of the Tables

  • Tables 1-7 – occupation and industry by selected social and economic characteristics
  • Table 8 – detailed occupation and detailed industry for employed persons


  • Appendix A. General Information Concerning the Data
  • Appendix B. Definitions and Explanations of Subject Characteristics
  • Appendix C. Accuracy of the Data
  • Appendix D. Publication and Computer Summary Tape Program

Sample size. The statistics in this report are based on a sample inflated to represent the total population. Tables 1 to 7 are based on the 5-percent sample and table 8 on the 20-percent sample. (See "Data Collection Procedures" in Appendix A.) Statistics for a given occupation or industry category in table 8 may differ from the corresponding figure in tables 1 to 7 because of sampling variability.

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A Note on Language

Census statistics date back to 1790 and reflect the growth and change of the United States. Past census reports contain some terms that today’s readers may consider obsolete and inappropriate. As part of our goal to be open and transparent with the public, we are improving access to all Census Bureau original publications and statistics, which serve as a guide to the nation's history.

Page Last Revised - October 8, 2021
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