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Seaford

Industry sector of employment

More Seaford residents worked in construction 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%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing70.41.1231.41.6-16
Mining130.80.9100.60.6+4
Manufacturing20812.211.225815.915.2-50
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services412.41.5120.71.0+29
Construction22913.49.718411.48.3+45
Wholesale trade452.63.3332.03.2+12
Retail Trade22613.313.022513.913.50
Accommodation and Food Services1096.45.6996.15.2+9
Transport, Postal and Warehousing714.23.7613.74.0+11
Information Media and Telecommunications80.51.4231.41.4-15
Financial and Insurance Services261.63.3332.03.3-6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services120.71.130.21.3+9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services543.24.3503.14.1+4
Administrative and Support Services714.23.7724.43.6-1
Public Administration and Safety1096.46.4955.96.0+14
Education and Training1247.37.01026.36.6+22
Health Care and Social Assistance22213.015.221413.213.8+9
Arts and Recreation Services00.01.2231.41.1-23
Other Services855.04.5603.74.4+26
Inadequately described or not stated422.51.7422.61.80

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, City of Onkaparinga: 1.1% Mining, City of Onkaparinga: 0.9% Manufacturing, City of Onkaparinga: 11.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Onkaparinga: 1.5% Construction, City of Onkaparinga: 9.7% Wholesale trade, City of Onkaparinga: 3.3% Retail Trade, City of Onkaparinga: 13.0% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Onkaparinga: 5.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Onkaparinga: 3.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Onkaparinga: 1.4% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Onkaparinga: 3.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Onkaparinga: 1.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Onkaparinga: 4.3% Administrative and Support Services, City of Onkaparinga: 3.7% Public Administration and Safety, City of Onkaparinga: 6.4% Education and Training, City of Onkaparinga: 7.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Onkaparinga: 15.2% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Onkaparinga: 1.2% Other Services, City of Onkaparinga: 4.5% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Onkaparinga: 1.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Seaford: 0.4% Mining, Seaford: 0.8% Manufacturing, Seaford: 12.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Seaford: 2.4% Construction, Seaford: 13.4% Wholesale trade, Seaford: 2.6% Retail Trade, Seaford: 13.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Seaford: 6.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Seaford: 4.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Seaford: 0.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Seaford: 1.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Seaford: 0.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Seaford: 3.2% Administrative and Support Services, Seaford: 4.2% Public Administration and Safety, Seaford: 6.4% Education and Training, Seaford: 7.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Seaford: 13.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Seaford: 0.0% Other Services, Seaford: 5.0% Inadequately described or not stated, Seaford: 2.5%
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: -16 Mining, Seaford: +4 Manufacturing, Seaford: -50 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Seaford: +29 Construction, Seaford: +45 Wholesale trade, Seaford: +12 Retail Trade, Seaford: 0 Accommodation and Food Services, Seaford: +9 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Seaford: +11 Information Media and Telecommunications, Seaford: -15 Financial and Insurance Services, Seaford: -6 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Seaford: +9 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Seaford: +4 Administrative and Support Services, Seaford: -1 Public Administration and Safety, Seaford: +14 Education and Training, Seaford: +22 Health Care and Social Assistance, Seaford: +9 Arts and Recreation Services, Seaford: -23 Other Services, Seaford: +26 Inadequately described or not stated, Seaford: 0
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:

  • Construction (229 people or 13.4%)
  • Retail Trade (226 people or 13.3%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (222 people or 13.0%)

In combination, these three industries employed 677 people in total or 39.7% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, the City of Onkaparinga employed 9.7% in Construction; 13.0% in Retail Trade; and 15.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of Seaford and the City of Onkaparinga were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in construction (13.4% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in health care and social assistance (13.0% compared to 15.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in financial and insurance services (1.6% compared to 3.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in arts and recreation services (0.0% compared to 1.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Seaford increased by 84 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Manufacturing (-50 persons)