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Work and Jobs in Oak Island, North Carolina (NC) Detailed Stats
Occupations, Industries, Unemployment, Workers, Commute


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Based on the data from 2000 / 2016 when the population of Oak Island, North Carolina was 6,571 / 7,840

Most common industries

Most common industries
Most common industries for males
Most common industries for females

Most common industries

Industry

All

Males

Females

Construction16.7%
(508)
24.7%
(403)
7.5%
(105)
Public administration7.5%
(229)
7.1%
(116)
8.0%
(113)
Health care7.0%
(212)
1.5%
(25)
13.3%
(187)
Educational services6.4%
(194)
3.8%
(62)
9.4%
(132)
Real estate and rental and leasing6.1%
(184)
5.2%
(85)
7.0%
(99)
Accommodation and food services5.8%
(175)
4.3%
(70)
7.5%
(105)
Utilities5.8%
(175)
8.8%
(143)
2.3%
(32)
Professional, scientific, and technical services4.4%
(133)
5.0%
(81)
3.7%
(52)
Finance and insurance4.2%
(129)
0.6%
(9)
8.5%
(120)
Department and other general merchandise stores3.4%
(104)
2.4%
(39)
4.6%
(65)
Social assistance3.2%
(97)
1.4%
(23)
5.3%
(74)
Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations2.8%
(85)
1.6%
(26)
4.2%
(59)
Food and beverage stores2.8%
(84)
3.1%
(51)
2.3%
(33)
Arts, entertainment, and recreation2.6%
(79)
3.9%
(64)
1.1%
(15)
Repair and maintenance2.5%
(77)
2.8%
(46)
2.2%
(31)
Administrative and support and waste management services2.5%
(76)
3.7%
(61)
1.1%
(15)
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers1.7%
(53)
2.5%
(40)
0.9%
(13)
Other direct selling establishments1.2%
(37)
1.4%
(23)
1.0%
(14)
Furniture and home furnishings, and household appliance stores1.0%
(29)
0.8%
(13)
1.1%
(16)
Machinery0.9%
(27)
0.9%
(15)
0.9%
(12)
Printing and related support activities0.9%
(26)
1.5%
(24)
0.1%
(2)
Used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores0.8%
(24)
0.1%
(2)
1.6%
(22)
Paper0.7%
(21)
0.6%
(10)
0.8%
(11)
Chemicals0.6%
(19)
1.2%
(19)
0.0%
(0)
Personal and laundry services0.6%
(19)
0.5%
(8)
0.8%
(11)
Broadcasting and telecommunications0.6%
(17)
1.0%
(17)
0.0%
(0)
Nonmetallic mineral products0.5%
(15)
0.9%
(15)
0.0%
(0)
Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers0.5%
(14)
0.4%
(7)
0.5%
(7)
Plastics and rubber products0.5%
(14)
0.9%
(14)
0.0%
(0)
Water transportation0.4%
(13)
0.1%
(2)
0.8%
(11)
Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers0.4%
(13)
0.8%
(13)
0.0%
(0)
Paper and paper products merchant wholesalers0.4%
(11)
0.7%
(11)
0.0%
(0)
Miscellaneous manufacturing0.4%
(11)
0.7%
(11)
0.0%
(0)
Electrical equipment, appliances, and components0.4%
(11)
0.7%
(11)
0.0%
(0)
Professional and commercial equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers0.3%
(10)
0.0%
(0)
0.7%
(10)
Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers0.3%
(10)
0.0%
(0)
0.7%
(10)
Private households0.3%
(9)
0.1%
(1)
0.6%
(8)
Alcoholic beverages merchant wholesalers0.3%
(9)
0.6%
(9)
0.0%
(0)
Truck transportation0.3%
(9)
0.6%
(9)
0.0%
(0)
Clothing and accessories, including shoe, stores0.3%
(8)
0.4%
(6)
0.1%
(2)
Publishing, and motion picture and sound recording industries0.3%
(8)
0.0%
(0)
0.6%
(8)
Furniture and home furnishing merchant wholesalers0.3%
(8)
0.0%
(0)
0.6%
(8)
Computer and electronic products0.3%
(8)
0.5%
(8)
0.0%
(0)
Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers0.2%
(7)
0.4%
(7)
0.0%
(0)
Petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers0.2%
(7)
0.4%
(7)
0.0%
(0)
Motor vehicles, parts and supplies merchant wholesalers0.2%
(6)
0.4%
(6)
0.0%
(0)
Warehousing and storage0.2%
(6)
0.4%
(6)
0.0%
(0)
Gasoline stations0.1%
(4)
0.0%
(0)
0.3%
(4)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting0.1%
(4)
0.2%
(4)
0.0%
(0)
Sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores0.1%
(2)
0.1%
(2)
0.0%
(0)
Fuel dealers0.1%
(2)
0.1%
(2)
0.0%
(0)
U. S. Postal service0.1%
(2)
0.1%
(2)
0.0%
(0)
Furniture and related product manufacturing0.1%
(2)
0.1%
(2)
0.0%
(0)

Unemployment in Oak Island

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 4.9%Males
  • 6.9%Females
  • Unemployment by race in 2000
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 3.7%Males
  • 3.3%Females

Time leaving home to go to work

Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2016
12:00 a.m. to 4:59 a.m.:
Oak Island:

3.0% (80)
North Carolina:

3.9% (170,218)
5:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m.:
Oak Island:

4.4% (114)
North Carolina:

3.4% (147,747)
5:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.:
Oak Island:

7.8% (204)
North Carolina:

4.5% (197,812)
6:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m.:
Oak Island:

6.7% (175)
North Carolina:

9.1% (397,260)
6:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m.:
Oak Island:

5.5% (145)
North Carolina:

10.0% (437,912)
7:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m.:
Oak Island:

13.3% (349)
North Carolina:

15.9% (694,114)
7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m.:
Oak Island:

12.3% (323)
North Carolina:

13.3% (583,047)
8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m.:
Oak Island:

6.9% (181)
North Carolina:

10.8% (473,371)
8:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m.:
Oak Island:

14.2% (371)
North Carolina:

5.1% (221,161)
9:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m.:
Oak Island:

10.9% (285)
North Carolina:

6.0% (262,583)
10:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m.:
Oak Island:

3.0% (78)
North Carolina:

2.5% (110,440)
11:00 a.m. to 11:59 a.m.:
Oak Island:

1.4% (35)
North Carolina:

1.3% (56,383)
12:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m.:
Oak Island:

5.9% (155)
North Carolina:

6.8% (295,778)
4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.:
Oak Island:

5.2% (137)
North Carolina:

7.5% (328,216)
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2000
12:00 a.m. to 4:59 a.m.:
Oak Island:

1.7% (52)
North Carolina:

2.6% (100,622)
5:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m.:
Oak Island:

2.2% (64)
North Carolina:

2.4% (92,195)
5:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.:
Oak Island:

5.2% (155)
North Carolina:

4.3% (165,079)
6:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m.:
Oak Island:

8.6% (256)
North Carolina:

9.2% (352,565)
6:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m.:
Oak Island:

11.4% (340)
North Carolina:

12.0% (460,363)
7:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m.:
Oak Island:

13.0% (386)
North Carolina:

15.8% (606,151)
7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m.:
Oak Island:

17.2% (512)
North Carolina:

16.7% (642,254)
8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m.:
Oak Island:

9.8% (293)
North Carolina:

10.0% (383,802)
8:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m.:
Oak Island:

5.2% (155)
North Carolina:

4.4% (169,515)
9:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m.:
Oak Island:

9.0% (267)
North Carolina:

4.4% (167,594)
10:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m.:
Oak Island:

2.0% (60)
North Carolina:

1.8% (67,524)
11:00 a.m. to 11:59 a.m.:
Oak Island:

0.8% (23)
North Carolina:

0.8% (30,822)
12:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m.:
Oak Island:

2.2% (64)
North Carolina:

6.1% (234,783)
4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.:
Oak Island:

8.5% (253)
North Carolina:

6.8% (261,553)
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2016 - Males
12:00 a.m. to 4:59 a.m. - Males:
Oak Island:

0.6% (8)
North Carolina:

4.9% (112,322)
5:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m. - Males:
Oak Island:

5.2% (72)
North Carolina:

4.5% (102,442)
5:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m. - Males:
Oak Island:

15.0% (208)
North Carolina:

5.7% (129,996)
6:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m. - Males:
Oak Island:

4.8% (66)
North Carolina:

11.0% (252,450)
6:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m. - Males:
Oak Island:

7.2% (100)
North Carolina:

10.7% (246,337)
7:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m. - Males:
Oak Island:

20.8% (290)
North Carolina:

15.2% (350,609)
7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m. - Males:
Oak Island:

10.6% (147)
North Carolina:

11.8% (270,486)
8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m. - Males:
Oak Island:

8.7% (121)
North Carolina:

10.0% (228,858)
8:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m. - Males:
Oak Island:

7.4% (103)
North Carolina:

4.0% (92,951)
9:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m. - Males:
Oak Island:

4.9% (68)
North Carolina:

5.1% (117,953)
10:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m. - Males:
Oak Island:

4.1% (56)
North Carolina:

2.1% (47,440)
11:00 a.m. to 11:59 a.m. - Males:
Oak Island:

3.2% (45)
North Carolina:

1.0% (23,613)
12:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m. - Males:
Oak Island:

3.8% (53)
North Carolina:

6.4% (148,300)
4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. - Males:
Oak Island:

4.7% (65)
North Carolina:

7.6% (175,893)
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2016 - Females
12:00 a.m. to 4:59 a.m. - Females:
Oak Island:

6.3% (77)
North Carolina:

2.8% (57,896)
5:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m. - Females:
Oak Island:

1.0% (12)
North Carolina:

2.2% (45,305)
5:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m. - Females:
Oak Island:

0.8% (10)
North Carolina:

3.3% (67,816)
6:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m. - Females:
Oak Island:

11.5% (141)
North Carolina:

7.0% (144,810)
6:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m. - Females:
Oak Island:

3.5% (42)
North Carolina:

9.2% (191,575)
7:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m. - Females:
Oak Island:

6.3% (78)
North Carolina:

16.5% (343,505)
7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m. - Females:
Oak Island:

13.4% (164)
North Carolina:

15.1% (312,561)
8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m. - Females:
Oak Island:

5.7% (70)
North Carolina:

11.8% (244,513)
8:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m. - Females:
Oak Island:

21.8% (267)
North Carolina:

6.2% (128,210)
9:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m. - Females:
Oak Island:

17.7% (217)
North Carolina:

7.0% (144,630)
10:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m. - Females:
Oak Island:

2.1% (26)
North Carolina:

3.0% (63,000)
11:00 a.m. to 11:59 a.m. - Females:
Oak Island:

0.3% (4)
North Carolina:

1.6% (32,770)
12:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m. - Females:
Oak Island:

6.8% (83)
North Carolina:

7.1% (147,478)
4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. - Females:
Oak Island:

5.9% (72)
North Carolina:

7.3% (152,323)

Travel time to work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 85.2%
Number of people working at home: 168 (5.6% of all workers)
Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,564 (-23.8%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 813 (27.3%)
Travel time to work (in minutes) by means of transportation
Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2016
Working at home in 2016
Less than 5 minutes:
Oak Island:

5.8% (103)
North Carolina:

2.6% (112,684)
5 to 9 minutes:
Oak Island:

21.0% (374)
North Carolina:

9.4% (412,771)
10 to 14 minutes:
Oak Island:

18.1% (321)
North Carolina:

14.6% (639,072)
15 to 19 minutes:
Oak Island:

21.5% (382)
North Carolina:

17.1% (747,774)
20 to 24 minutes:
Oak Island:

7.6% (135)
North Carolina:

15.7% (687,971)
25 to 29 minutes:
Oak Island:

2.2% (38)
North Carolina:

7.1% (311,793)
30 to 34 minutes:
Oak Island:

7.8% (139)
North Carolina:

13.9% (606,452)
35 to 39 minutes:
Oak Island:

1.3% (24)
North Carolina:

3.2% (141,216)
40 to 44 minutes:
Oak Island:

2.1% (37)
North Carolina:

3.4% (147,571)
45 to 59 minutes:
Oak Island:

6.2% (110)
North Carolina:

7.2% (314,671)
60 to 89 minutes:
Oak Island:

3.8% (68)
North Carolina:

4.0% (175,654)
90 or more minutes:
Oak Island:

0.4% (7)
North Carolina:

1.7% (75,742)
Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2000
Working at home in 2000
Less than 5 minutes:
Oak Island:

4.5% (135)
North Carolina:

2.9% (112,337)
5 to 9 minutes:
Oak Island:

10.7% (319)
North Carolina:

10.2% (391,604)
10 to 14 minutes:
Oak Island:

15.0% (447)
North Carolina:

15.7% (604,412)
15 to 19 minutes:
Oak Island:

14.0% (416)
North Carolina:

17.5% (670,644)
20 to 24 minutes:
Oak Island:

15.1% (449)
North Carolina:

15.5% (592,941)
25 to 29 minutes:
Oak Island:

5.9% (175)
North Carolina:

5.9% (225,523)
30 to 34 minutes:
Oak Island:

9.9% (294)
North Carolina:

12.9% (496,268)
35 to 39 minutes:
Oak Island:

1.5% (45)
North Carolina:

2.4% (92,870)
40 to 44 minutes:
Oak Island:

2.8% (83)
North Carolina:

2.6% (100,049)
45 to 59 minutes:
Oak Island:

9.0% (267)
North Carolina:

6.1% (233,614)
60 to 89 minutes:
Oak Island:

6.3% (186)
North Carolina:

3.4% (129,556)
90 or more minutes:
Oak Island:

2.2% (64)
North Carolina:

2.2% (85,004)
Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2016 - Males
Less than 5 minutes - Males:
Oak Island:

2.4% (25)
North Carolina:

2.8% (64,256)
5 to 9 minutes - Males:
Oak Island:

19.7% (202)
North Carolina:

9.1% (207,747)
10 to 14 minutes - Males:
Oak Island:

15.2% (156)
North Carolina:

13.8% (316,188)
15 to 19 minutes - Males:
Oak Island:

23.1% (237)
North Carolina:

16.1% (369,919)
20 to 24 minutes - Males:
Oak Island:

8.1% (83)
North Carolina:

15.4% (353,838)
25 to 29 minutes - Males:
Oak Island:

2.2% (23)
North Carolina:

6.8% (154,898)
30 to 34 minutes - Males:
Oak Island:

9.1% (93)
North Carolina:

14.3% (327,741)
35 to 39 minutes - Males:
Oak Island:

1.7% (17)
North Carolina:

3.6% (82,073)
40 to 44 minutes - Males:
Oak Island:

2.0% (20)
North Carolina:

3.5% (79,709)
45 to 59 minutes - Males:
Oak Island:

7.2% (74)
North Carolina:

7.8% (177,778)
60 to 89 minutes - Males:
Oak Island:

5.0% (52)
North Carolina:

4.7% (107,303)
90 or more minutes - Males:
Oak Island:

1.1% (12)
North Carolina:

2.3% (51,751)
Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2016 - Females
Less than 5 minutes - Females:
Oak Island:

10.1% (75)
North Carolina:

2.3% (48,428)
5 to 9 minutes - Females:
Oak Island:

23.2% (171)
North Carolina:

9.9% (205,024)
10 to 14 minutes - Females:
Oak Island:

21.0% (155)
North Carolina:

15.5% (322,884)
15 to 19 minutes - Females:
Oak Island:

14.7% (108)
North Carolina:

18.2% (377,855)
20 to 24 minutes - Females:
Oak Island:

6.9% (51)
North Carolina:

16.1% (334,133)
25 to 29 minutes - Females:
Oak Island:

1.8% (13)
North Carolina:

7.5% (156,895)
30 to 34 minutes - Females:
Oak Island:

4.1% (30)
North Carolina:

13.4% (278,711)
45 to 59 minutes - Females:
Oak Island:

4.6% (34)
North Carolina:

6.6% (136,893)

Means of transportation to work

Means of transportation to work in 2016 - Oak Island
Means of transportation to work in 2016 - North Carolina
Drove car alone:
Oak Island:

80.9% (1,648)
North Carolina:

81.4% (1,824,230)
Carpooled:
Oak Island:

9.7% (198)
North Carolina:

9.2% (184,278)
Other means:
Oak Island:

1.7% (34)
North Carolina:

1.1% (18,272)
Means of transportation to work in 2000 - Oak Island
Means of transportation to work in 2000 - North Carolina
Drove car alone:
Oak Island:

80.3% (2,391)
North Carolina:

79.4% (3,046,666)
Carpooled:
Oak Island:

11.0% (327)
North Carolina:

14.0% (538,264)
Ferryboat:
Oak Island:

0.8% (23)
North Carolina:

0.0% (273)
Taxicab:
Oak Island:

0.5% (16)
North Carolina:

0.1% (5,087)
Motorcycle:
Oak Island:

0.9% (28)
North Carolina:

0.1% (3,610)
Bicycle:
Oak Island:

1.4% (42)
North Carolina:

0.2% (6,840)
Walked:
Oak Island:

0.9% (27)
North Carolina:

1.9% (74,147)
Other means:
Oak Island:

0.9% (26)
North Carolina:

0.8% (30,492)
Means of transportation to work in 2016 - Oak Island (Males)
Means of transportation to work in 2016 - North Carolina (Males)
Drove car alone - Males:
Oak Island:

77.4% (961)
North Carolina:

80.2% (1,824,230)
Carpooled - Males:
Oak Island:

12.4% (155)
North Carolina:

9.9% (184,278)
Other means - Males:
Oak Island:

1.9% (23)
North Carolina:

1.3% (18,272)
Means of transportation to work in 2016 - Oak Island (Females)
Means of transportation to work in 2016 - North Carolina (Females)
Drove car alone - Females:
Oak Island:

86.3% (688)
North Carolina:

82.7% (1,824,230)
Carpooled - Females:
Oak Island:

5.6% (45)
North Carolina:

8.4% (184,278)
Other means - Females:
Oak Island:

1.3% (10)
North Carolina:

0.8% (18,272)

Private vehicle occupancy

Private vehicle occupancy in 2016
Drove alone:
Oak Island:

92.2% (2,549)
North Carolina:

89.9% (3,763,121)
In 2 person carpool:
Oak Island:

6.7% (186)
North Carolina:

7.6% (319,940)
In 3 person carpool:
Oak Island:

1.0% (27)
North Carolina:

1.5% (60,716)
In 4 person carpool:
Oak Island:

0.1% (4)
North Carolina:

0.5% (21,823)
Private vehicle occupancy in 2000
Drove alone:
Oak Island:

88.0% (2,391)
North Carolina:

85.0% (3,046,666)
In 2 person carpool:
Oak Island:

9.2% (249)
North Carolina:

11.2% (400,358)
In 3 person carpool:
Oak Island:

2.0% (54)
North Carolina:

2.3% (81,334)
In 4 person carpool:
Oak Island:

0.2% (5)
North Carolina:

0.8% (30,152)
In 7+ person carpool:
Oak Island:

0.7% (19)
North Carolina:

0.3% (9,552)

Class of Workers

Class of Workers
Employee of private company:
Oak Island:

60.2% (1,830)
North Carolina:

70.1% (2,681,729)
Self-employed in own incorporated business:
Oak Island:

5.6% (171)
North Carolina:

3.2% (122,691)
Private not-for-profit wage and salary workers:
Oak Island:

7.1% (215)
North Carolina:

5.5% (208,520)
Local government workers:
Oak Island:

8.2% (249)
North Carolina:

5.6% (213,936)
State government workers:
Oak Island:

4.8% (145)
North Carolina:

6.8% (261,070)
Federal government workers:
Oak Island:

2.8% (84)
North Carolina:

2.1% (81,224)
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business:
Oak Island:

10.5% (320)
North Carolina:

6.4% (245,017)
Unpaid family workers:
Oak Island:

0.8% (24)
North Carolina:

0.3% (10,554)
Class of Workers - Males
Employee of private company - Males:
Oak Island:

62.5% (1,018)
North Carolina:

72.8% (1,474,251)
Self-employed in own incorporated business - Males:
Oak Island:

6.3% (102)
North Carolina:

4.4% (89,296)
Private not-for-profit wage and salary workers - Males:
Oak Island:

2.9% (48)
North Carolina:

3.4% (69,677)
Local government workers - Males:
Oak Island:

7.7% (125)
North Carolina:

4.2% (85,279)
State government workers - Males:
Oak Island:

1.3% (21)
North Carolina:

4.7% (95,509)
Federal government workers - Males:
Oak Island:

3.0% (49)
North Carolina:

2.2% (44,612)
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business - Males:
Oak Island:

15.8% (258)
North Carolina:

7.9% (160,482)
Unpaid family workers - Males:
Oak Island:

0.6% (9)
North Carolina:

0.3% (5,072)
Class of Workers - Females
Employee of private company - Females:
Oak Island:

57.7% (812)
North Carolina:

67.1% (1,207,478)
Self-employed in own incorporated business - Females:
Oak Island:

4.9% (69)
North Carolina:

1.9% (33,395)
Private not-for-profit wage and salary workers - Females:
Oak Island:

11.9% (167)
North Carolina:

7.7% (138,843)
Local government workers - Females:
Oak Island:

8.8% (124)
North Carolina:

7.1% (128,657)
State government workers - Females:
Oak Island:

8.8% (124)
North Carolina:

9.2% (165,561)
Federal government workers - Females:
Oak Island:

2.5% (35)
North Carolina:

2.0% (36,612)
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business - Females:
Oak Island:

4.4% (62)
North Carolina:

4.7% (84,535)
Unpaid family workers - Females:
Oak Island:

1.1% (15)
North Carolina:

0.3% (5,482)
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