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1970 Census - Population, Subject Reports: Occupational Characteristics


This report presents national statistics on occupation cross-classified by selected social and economic characteristics for the experienced civilian labor force and employed persons. The data are based on the 1970 Census of Population.

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

Content of the Tables

Occupation statistics are shown by such characteristics as age, race, Spanish origin, years of school completed, marital status, family relationship, hours worked, weeks worked in 1969, class of worker, earnings and family income in 1969, and residence in 1965.

  • Tables 1-37 – experienced civilian labor force
  • Tables 38-51 – employed persons
    • Table 51 – detailed occupations for the experienced unemployed and for persons not in the labor force but who worked at some time between 1960 and 1970


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

Sample size. All statistics in this report are based on the 5-percent sample adjusted to represent the total population

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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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