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Seaford

Industry sector of employment

More Seaford residents worked in manufacturing than any other industry in 2011.

Seaford’s industry statistics identify the industry sectors in which the residents work (which may be within the residing area or elsewhere). This will be influenced by the skill base and socio-economic status of the residents as well as the industries and employment opportunities present in the region.

When viewed in conjunction with Residents Place of Work data and Method of Travel to Work, industry sector statistics provide insights into the relationship between the economic and residential role of the area.

Derived from the two Census questions:

'What best describes the business of your employer?' and 'What are the main goods produced or main services provided by your employers business?'

Persons aged 15 years and over

Industry sector of employment
Seaford - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing120.20.4300.40.4-18
Mining40.10.200.00.2+4
Manufacturing1,03313.814.01,16016.516.5-127
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services731.01.0500.70.8+23
Construction87911.711.672710.410.4+152
Wholesale trade4365.85.44226.05.8+14
Retail Trade82311.012.384112.013.2-18
Accommodation and Food Services3504.75.13374.85.1+13
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3444.64.23084.44.6+36
Information Media and Telecommunications1732.31.51842.61.7-11
Financial and Insurance Services2102.82.81361.92.7+74
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services871.21.4871.21.50
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3564.84.93495.04.8+7
Administrative and Support Services2653.53.42753.93.2-10
Public Administration and Safety3825.14.43344.84.4+48
Education and Training5437.36.94506.46.2+93
Health Care and Social Assistance85011.411.973710.510.6+113
Arts and Recreation Services1271.71.5981.41.2+29
Other Services2953.94.33184.54.3-23
Inadequately described or not stated2423.22.81702.42.6+72

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Industry sector of employment, 2011
Industry sector of employment, 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Frankston City: 0.4% Mining, Frankston City: 0.2% Manufacturing, Frankston City: 14.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Frankston City: 1.0% Construction, Frankston City: 11.6% Wholesale trade, Frankston City: 5.4% Retail Trade, Frankston City: 12.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Frankston City: 5.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Frankston City: 4.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Frankston City: 1.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Frankston City: 2.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Frankston City: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Frankston City: 4.9% Administrative and Support Services, Frankston City: 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, Frankston City: 4.4% Education and Training, Frankston City: 6.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, Frankston City: 11.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Frankston City: 1.5% Other Services, Frankston City: 4.3% Inadequately described or not stated, Frankston City: 2.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Seaford: 0.2% Mining, Seaford: 0.1% Manufacturing, Seaford: 13.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Seaford: 1.0% Construction, Seaford: 11.7% Wholesale trade, Seaford: 5.8% Retail Trade, Seaford: 11.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Seaford: 4.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Seaford: 4.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Seaford: 2.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Seaford: 2.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Seaford: 1.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Seaford: 4.8% Administrative and Support Services, Seaford: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, Seaford: 5.1% Education and Training, Seaford: 7.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Seaford: 11.4% Arts and Recreation Services, Seaford: 1.7% Other Services, Seaford: 3.9% Inadequately described or not stated, Seaford: 3.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in industry sector of employment, 2006 to 2011
Change in industry sector of employment, 2006 to 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Seaford: -18 Mining, Seaford: +4 Manufacturing, Seaford: -127 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Seaford: +23 Construction, Seaford: +152 Wholesale trade, Seaford: +14 Retail Trade, Seaford: -18 Accommodation and Food Services, Seaford: +13 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Seaford: +36 Information Media and Telecommunications, Seaford: -11 Financial and Insurance Services, Seaford: +74 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Seaford: 0 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Seaford: +7 Administrative and Support Services, Seaford: -10 Public Administration and Safety, Seaford: +48 Education and Training, Seaford: +93 Health Care and Social Assistance, Seaford: +113 Arts and Recreation Services, Seaford: +29 Other Services, Seaford: -23 Inadequately described or not stated, Seaford: +72
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident population in Seaford in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (1,033 people or 13.8%)
  • Construction (879 people or 11.7%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (850 people or 11.4%)

In combination, these three industries employed 2,762 people in total or 36.9% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, Frankston City employed 14.0% in Manufacturing; 11.6% in Construction; and 11.9% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major difference between the jobs held by the population of Seaford and Frankston City was:

  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in retail trade (11.0% compared to 12.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Seaford increased by 471 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident population between 2006 and 2011 in Seaford were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+152 persons)
  • Manufacturing (-127 persons)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+113 persons)
  • Education and Training (+93 persons)