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Seaford

Industry sector of employment

More Seaford residents worked in health care and social assistance than any other industry in 2016.

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?'

Employed persons aged 15 years and over

Industry sector of employment
Seaford - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing80.51.270.41.1+1
Mining160.90.9130.80.9+3
Manufacturing1448.18.120812.211.2-64
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services321.81.4412.41.5-9
Construction24613.99.922813.49.7+17
Retail Trade20411.512.222513.313.0-21
Wholesale trade412.32.5442.63.3-3
Accommodation and Food Services965.46.01086.45.6-13
Transport, Postal and Warehousing744.23.8714.23.7+3
Information Media and Telecommunications171.01.380.51.4+9
Financial and Insurance Services422.43.0261.63.3+16
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services261.51.2120.71.1+14
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services523.04.3533.24.3-1
Administrative and Support Services724.14.0714.23.7+2
Public Administration and Safety1297.36.71096.46.4+21
Education and Training1327.47.81247.37.0+8
Health Care and Social Assistance29016.416.822213.015.2+68
Arts and Recreation Services251.51.30--1.2+26
Other Services764.34.5855.04.5-9
Inadequately described or not stated442.53.1422.51.7+3

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Industry sector of employment, 2016
Industry sector of employment, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Onkaparinga: 1.2% Mining, City of Onkaparinga: 0.9% Manufacturing, City of Onkaparinga: 8.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Onkaparinga: 1.4% Construction, City of Onkaparinga: 9.9% Retail Trade, City of Onkaparinga: 12.2% Wholesale trade, City of Onkaparinga: 2.5% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Onkaparinga: 6.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Onkaparinga: 3.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Onkaparinga: 1.3% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Onkaparinga: 3.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Onkaparinga: 1.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Onkaparinga: 4.3% Administrative and Support Services, City of Onkaparinga: 4.0% Public Administration and Safety, City of Onkaparinga: 6.7% Education and Training, City of Onkaparinga: 7.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Onkaparinga: 16.8% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Onkaparinga: 1.3% Other Services, City of Onkaparinga: 4.5% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Seaford: 0.5% Mining, Seaford: 0.9% Manufacturing, Seaford: 8.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Seaford: 1.8% Construction, Seaford: 13.9% Retail Trade, Seaford: 11.5% Wholesale trade, Seaford: 2.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Seaford: 5.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Seaford: 4.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Seaford: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Seaford: 2.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Seaford: 1.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Seaford: 3.0% Administrative and Support Services, Seaford: 4.1% Public Administration and Safety, Seaford: 7.3% Education and Training, Seaford: 7.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Seaford: 16.4% Arts and Recreation Services, Seaford: 1.5% Other Services, Seaford: 4.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in industry sector of employment, 2011 to 2016
Change in industry sector of employment, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Seaford: +1 Mining, Seaford: +3 Manufacturing, Seaford: -64 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Seaford: -9 Construction, Seaford: +17 Retail Trade, Seaford: -21 Wholesale trade, Seaford: -3 Accommodation and Food Services, Seaford: -13 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Seaford: +3 Information Media and Telecommunications, Seaford: +9 Financial and Insurance Services, Seaford: +16 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Seaford: +14 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Seaford: -1 Administrative and Support Services, Seaford: +2 Public Administration and Safety, Seaford: +21 Education and Training, Seaford: +8 Health Care and Social Assistance, Seaford: +68 Arts and Recreation Services, Seaford: +26 Other Services, Seaford: -9
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (290 people or 16.4%)
  • Construction (246 people or 13.9%)
  • Retail Trade (204 people or 11.5%)

In combination, these three industries employed 740 people in total or 41.8% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, the City of Onkaparinga employed 16.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.9% in Construction; and 12.2% in Retail Trade.

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 (13.9% compared to 9.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (3.0% compared to 4.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Seaford increased by 72 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident population between 2011 and 2016 in Seaford were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+68 persons)
  • Manufacturing (-64 persons)

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