The natural resources and mining industry, sometimes called a “super sector,” comprises two distinct sectors — agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, which engages in growing crops, raising animals and harvesting timber and fish; and mining, quarrying and oil and gas extraction, which extracts naturally occurring minerals and gases. In 2016, natural resources and mining contributed $122.6 billion to Texas’ economy. Women account for 22 percent of the state's 290,000 jobs in this industry.
THIS INDUSTRY CONTRIBUTED
to state GDP in 2016.
Jobs Held by Texas Women in this industry:
These jobs generate additional business activities that ultimately support nearly 73,000 jobs in other industries of the Texas economy.
Sources: BEA, U.S. Census Bureau
Texas has a higher share of women working in mining, quarrying and oil and gas extraction than the nation as a whole.
Based on location quotient (LQ), a measure of employment concentration in a given area, the concentration of mining, quarrying and oil and gas extraction jobs held by Texas women is 1.28 times higher than in the national sector.
Sources: Emsi and Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
|Description||2017 Total Jobs||Avg. Annual Earnings Per Job**||2017 Women’s Jobs||Women's Share of Jobs|
|Natural Resources and Mining||292,301||$122,645||65,452||22%|
|Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting||78,563||$37,208||21,269||27%|
|Animal Production and Aquaculture||25,160||$40,690||7,051||28%|
|Forestry and Logging||1,669||$57,046||247||15%|
|Fishing, Hunting and Trapping||568||$49,024||134||24%|
|Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry||29,801||$34,516||8,217||28%|
|Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction||213,738||$154,048||44,183||21%|
|Oil and Gas Extraction||83,349||$227,437||24,717||30%|
|Mining (except Oil and Gas)||11,032||$88,294||1,614||15%|
|Support Activities for Mining||119,356||$108,877||17,852||15%|
Women working in mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction had the highest average monthly earnings in 2016 ($8,997).
From 2010 to 2016, women working in agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting saw their average monthly earnings increase from $2,110 to $2,600.
|Subsector||Earnings 2010||Earnings 2016|
|Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting||$2,110||$2,600||23%|
|Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction||$7,591||$8,997||19%|
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
In the Natural Resources and Mining Industry, for every…
…in all other industries
of the Texas economy.
Sources: Emsi, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Texas women working in natural resources and mining generate additional business activities that ultimately support about 73,000 jobs in other industries throughout the state economy. Though women do not account for high shares of employment in the natural resources and mining industry or its sectors, the concentration of jobs held by women in some of the industry’s various subsectors is higher in Texas than in the nation.