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Chester County Economic Development
Employment Characteristics

Employment Characteristics

The chart below identifies total employment of people in the prime working age (18-54) and shows employment by sector for full- and part-time workers in our region.

Total Employment
  30-min drive 45-min drive 60-min drive 60-mile radius South Carolina Charlotte Region
Population 2008
(age 18-54)
88,717 405,988 746,393 1,449,926 1,990,691 1,189,681
Employment by Sector (2007)
Sector 30-min drive 45-min drive 60-min drive 60-mile radius South Carolina Charlotte Region
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 1,217 6,136 10,153 30,941 62,521 27,319
Mining 518 2,422 3,543 5,953 8,008 5,316
Utilities 536 2,572 4,556 8,986 12,523 7,075
Construction 8,700 36,123 61,995 110,329 150,351 94,761
Manufacturing 17,292 71,532 119,391 217,955 284,314 191,571
Wholesale trade 5,656 24,263 34,869 60,550 74,786 49,950
Retail trade 14,035 58,770 99,600 188,983 276,550 157,152
Transportation and warehousing 3,461 19,331 28,391 51,675 73,740 42,649
Information 3,733 19,563 28,810 47,930 53,682 37,637
Finance and insurance 8,398 43,413 65,493 116,585 160,318 92,293
Real estate 2,876 17,618 27,707 46,338 63,667 38,232
Professional and business services 4,764 33,117 48,917 82,653 102,338 63,900
Corporate management 363 1,980 2,567 4,493 5,442 3,557
Administrative support and waste management 4,152 20,763 33,264 55,051 68,625 45,480
Education services 5,118 22,155 35,353 88,336 137,898 56,078
Health care 7,097 44,398 69,902 142,090 228,281 105,710
Arts, entertainment, and recreation 3,909 21,738 35,800 59,444 78,839 49,768
Accommodation and food service 7,870 34,368 54,880 99,517 163,543 78,806
Other services 4,352 22,596 37,361 74,015 107,439 59,749
Public administration 1,279 6,584 13,222 32,764 48,043 23,627
 
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