Determining Availability: 2006–2010 Census EEO Tabulation

According to OFCCP’s regulations (41 CFR 60-2.14(d)) contractors “must use the most current and discrete statistical information available to derive availability figures.” In 2012, the U.S. Census Bureau released the 2006–2010 EEO Tabulation (EEO Tab). The EEO Tab provides statistical data on race, ethnicity, sex and other demographic data that allows for an examination of the labor force in the local area. Contractors must use the data in the development of Affirmative Action Programs (AAPs). OFCCP also uses the EEO Tab to evaluate the effectiveness of AAPs when it reviews contractors.

Coming soon: 2014-2018 EEO Tab

Notice for Federal Contractors on Use of the 2010 EEO Tab in the Development of AAPs

2010 EEO Tab

Sample AAP showing how contractors can use the EEO Tab data in conducting a utilization analysis

The U.S. Census Bureau recently developed and released a demonstration project to make the most commonly used Census EEO data tables more accessible to end users while the Census Bureau creates an EEO retrieval tool on its new data dissemination platform.

The EEO Tables Beta Tool initial release is limited to the two most-accessed tables (EEO 1W Occupation by Sex and Race/Ethnicity for Worksite Geography and EEO 1R Occupation by Sex and Race/Ethnicity for Residence Geography) from the previous tool on American FactFinder. The data is accessed by table and geographic selection which includes: Place, County (EEO 1W only), County Sets (EEO 1R only), and Metropolitan/Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA’s). If the tool is found to be useful, the U.S. Census Bureau will add more tables.

Currently, the full set of tables is only available as downloadable CSV files on Census FTP site: 2006-2010 EEO Tables.


Last updated on January 27, 2021