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Table 5. Self-employed persons with home-based businesses by selected characteristics, May 2004


     Table 5.  Self-employed persons with home-based businesses by selected characteristics, May 2004
     
     (Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                              
                                                                              Self-employed persons with home-based businesses (2)            
                                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                              
                                                          Self-                         Percent distribution by hours worked at home          
                                                         employed          Percent of                       (3)                         Mean  
                       Characteristic                    persons          self-employ-                                                 weekly 
                                                           who               ed who                                                    hours  
                                                        worked at  Total    worked at                               8 hours or more   usually 
                                                         home (1)          home with a           Hours   Less than                   worked at
                                                                           home-based   Total     vary    8 hours                       home  
                                                                            business                                Total   35 hours          
                                                                                                                            or more           
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
       Total, 16 years and over........................    6,960    4,627      66.5     100.0     37.7      13.3     48.7     22.3      25.4  
     Men...............................................    4,056    2,471      60.9     100.0     38.3      16.7     44.6     18.9      22.7  
     Women.............................................    2,904    2,156      74.2     100.0     37.1       9.4     53.5     26.2      28.3  
                                                                                                                                              
                         Occupation                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                              
     Management, professional, and related                                                                                                    
        occupations....................................    3,458    2,103      60.8     100.0     38.5       9.9     51.3     23.8      26.6  
       Management, business, and financial operations                                                                                         
         occupations...................................    2,067    1,289      62.3     100.0     39.7       9.7     50.3     23.3      25.6  
       Professional and related occupations............    1,390      814      58.6     100.0     36.6      10.0     53.0     24.5      28.0  
     Service occupations...............................      774      662      85.4     100.0     23.2       9.4     67.3     44.3      34.4  
     Sales and office occupations......................    1,657      990      59.8     100.0     41.4      12.5     46.0     16.1      23.0  
       Sales and related occupations...................    1,323      725      54.8     100.0     43.6      11.3     44.9     15.3      23.3  
       Office and administrative support occupations...      334      265      79.2     100.0     35.4      15.5     49.2     18.3      22.1  
     Natural resources, construction, and maintenance                                                                                         
        occupations....................................      765      620      81.0     100.0     43.0      27.8     28.5      5.3      12.8  
       Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations......        1        1      (4)      100.0     (4)       (4)      (4)      (4)       20.0  
       Construction and extraction occupations.........      568      481      84.6     100.0     42.8      31.6     24.8      3.0       9.8  
       Installation, maintenance, and repair                                                                                                  
        occupations....................................      196      138      70.6     100.0     43.9      14.8     41.2     13.2      23.2  
     Production, transportation, and material moving                                                                                          
        occupations....................................      306      253      82.4     100.0     41.9      19.7     38.4     19.5      22.3  
       Production occupations..........................      180      151      84.0     100.0     38.5      13.5     48.0     26.5      28.2  
       Transportation and material moving                                                                                                     
        occupations....................................      127      102      80.2     100.0     47.0      28.8     24.2      9.2      12.1  
                                                                                                                                              
                          Industry                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                              
     Mining............................................       11        6      (4)      100.0     (4)       (4)      (4)      (4)        9.2  
     Construction......................................    1,086      843      77.6     100.0     40.9      27.1     31.5      5.1      12.2  
     Manufacturing.....................................      271      182      67.0     100.0     28.5       9.3     62.2     38.6      31.6  
     Wholesale and retail trade........................    1,011      585      57.9     100.0     46.4      11.6     42.0     14.9      23.9  
     Transportation and utilities......................      181      124      68.3     100.0     42.6      28.9     28.5     15.4      15.1  
     Information.......................................      181      136      74.9     100.0     30.7       6.6     62.7     37.8      32.1  
     Financial activities..............................      848      443      52.2     100.0     39.5       7.9     52.2     22.4      26.5  
     Professional and business services................    1,658    1,182      71.3     100.0     41.7      10.2     47.8     23.2      26.6  
     Education and health services.....................      885      585      66.0     100.0     20.5       9.0     70.1     49.4      35.5  
     Leisure and hospitality...........................      452      288      63.8     100.0     39.3       5.5     54.9     20.3      29.0  
     Other services....................................      375      255      68.0     100.0     32.4      12.6     55.0     16.6      24.3  
                                                                                                                                              
           Race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                              
     White.............................................    6,163    4,147      67.3     100.0     37.4      14.0     48.4     21.7      24.8  
     Black or African American.........................      386      255      65.9     100.0     43.9       1.0     54.1     30.8      34.6  
     Asian.............................................      242       97      40.3     100.0     26.3      19.9     53.8     25.6      24.2  
     Hispanic or Latino ethnicity......................      431      307      71.1     100.0     45.4      13.7     40.9     24.3      26.3  
                                                                                                                                              
                  Educational attainment                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                              
       Total, 25 years and over........................    6,815    4,499      66.0     100.0     37.6      13.4     48.8     22.4      25.4  
     Less than a high school diploma...................      318      275      86.6     100.0     43.7      12.6     43.8     22.2      28.3  
     High school graduates, no college (5).............    1,420    1,087      76.6     100.0     36.2      19.5     43.9     22.2      23.3  
     Some college or associate degree..................    2,092    1,434      68.5     100.0     39.2      10.9     49.6     20.7      25.8  
     Bachelor's degree and higher (6)..................    2,985    1,703      57.0     100.0     36.0      11.7     52.0     24.1      25.9  

       1 Includes persons who worked at home at least once per week but did not report the number of hours usually worked.
       2 Refers to self-employed persons who worked at home and reported that they ran their business from home and no other location.
       3 Persons who did not report the number of hours worked are included in the total but are not shown separately.
       4 Data not shown where the base is less than 75,000.
       5 Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.
       6 Includes persons with bachelor's, master's, professional, and doctoral degrees.
       NOTE:  Data refer to self-employed persons, regardless of whether their business is incorporated, in nonagricultural industries who
     reported that they usually work at home at least once per week as part of their primary job.  Estimates for the above race groups (white,
     black or African American, and Asian) do not sum to totals because data are not presented for all races.  In addition, persons whose
     ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race and, therefore, are classified by ethnicity as well as by race.





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