Table 12
Distribution of employment by occupations, 1987, 1999 and 2009

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Table 12
Distribution of employment by occupations, 1987, 1999 and 2009
Table summary
This table displays the results of Distribution of employment by occupations. The information is grouped by Occupations appearing as row headers and is grouped by 1987, 1999, 2009, Women, Men, Women as a percentage of total occupations appearing as column headers, calculated using percentage as a unit of measure
Occupations 1987 1999 2009
Women Men Women as
a percentage
of total occupations
Women Men Women as
a percentage
of total occupations
Women Men Women as
a
percentage
of total occupations
percentage
Managerial
Senior management 0.3 0.8 21.0 0.4 0.8 28.2 0.3 0.6 31.6
Other management 5.7 9.7 30.7 6.9 10.6 35.5 6.7 10.4 37.4
Total management 6.0 10.5 30.1 7.2 11.3 35.1 7.0 11.0 37.0
Professsional
Business and finance 1.9 2.3 38.3 3.1 2.7 49.3 3.6 3.2 51.2
Natural sciences/engineering/mathematics 2.3 7.0 19.5 3.0 9.6 20.7 3.3 10.6 22.3
Social sciences/religion 4.3 2.0 61.4 5.8 2.4 67.7 7.7 2.7 72.5
Teaching 3.8 2.6 52.3 5.2 2.7 61.9 5.8 2.7 65.9
Doctors/dentists/other health 0.9 0.9 43.1 1.1 1.0 47.3 1.5 1.1 55.2
Nursing/therapy/other health related 8.3 0.9 87.1 8.1 1.1 86.3 9.1 1.2 87.1
Artistics/literary/recreational 2.7 2.1 48.4 3.4 2.4 54.1 3.7 2.9 54.4
Total professional 24.1 18.0 50.4 29.7 21.9 53.4 34.7 24.4 56.7
Clerical and administrative 29.7 7.9 73.9 24.6 6.8 75.4 23.2 6.9 75.5
Sales and services 30.0 18.4 55.2 29.4 18.6 57.3 28.9 20.1 56.9
Primary 2.3 7.2 19.7 1.9 5.9 21.6 1.3 4.9 19.5
Trades, transport and construction 2.1 28.9 5.2 2.0 26.1 6.0 2.0 26.3 6.4
Processing, manufacturing and utilities 5.8 9.1 32.4 5.2 9.3 32.2 2.9 6.3 30.1
Total occupations1 100.0 100.0 43.0 100.0 100.0 45.9 100.0 100.0 47.9
Total Employed (thousands) 5,307.7 7,025.3 6,609.6 7,797.2 8,076.2 8,772.7
1. Includes occupations that are not classified.
Source: Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey.