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The 2015 Estimated Resident Population for Seaford is 16,996, with a population density of 13.63 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Seaford is bounded by Eel Race Road and the Eel Race drain in the north, the Mornington Peninsula Freeway and the Peninsula Link in the east, the Frankston-Dandenong Road, Overton Road and the Nepean Highway in the south, and Port Phillip Bay in the west.

Name origin

Seaford is named to describe its location – near the sea.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with land used mainly for farming. Growth took place in the early 1900s, with Seaford established as a seaside resort town in the 1910s. Significant development occurred during the 1950s and 1960s. The population declined slightly between 1991 and 2006 as few new dwellings were added to the area and the average number of persons living in each dwelling declined. The population increased slightly between 2006 and 2011 as new dwellings were added to the area.

Land use

Seaford is an established residential and industrial area, with some small commercial areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include Edithvale-Seaford Wetlands, Seaford Beach, Frankston City Motorcycle Park, Frankston BMX Club, Seaford Village Shopping Centre, Armstrongs Reserve, Austin Reserve, Belvedere Reserve, Belvedere Bushland Reserve, Crystal Park, East Seaford Reserve, Kananook Reserve, Kananook Creek Reserve, Keast Park, Maple Street Reserve, R F Miles Reserve, Riviera Reserve, Seaford Reserve, Seaford Foreshore Reserve, Seaford North Reserve, Kananook Walking Trail and a number of schools.