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There were more technicians and trades workers in Seaford in 2011 than any other occupation.

Seaford's occupation statistics quantify the occupations in which the residents work (which may be within the residing area or elsewhere). This will be influenced by the economic base and employment opportunities available in the area, education levels, and the working and social aspirations of the population. When viewed with other indicators, such as Educational Qualifications and Individual Income, Occupation is a key measure for evaluating Seaford's socio-economic status and skill base.

Derived from the two Census questions:

'In the main job held last week, what was the person's occupation?' and 'What are the main tasks that the person himself/herself usually performs in that occupation?'

Persons aged 15 years and over

Occupation of employment
Seaford - (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Managers
1488.79.716810.410.2-20
Professionals
20412.015.718811.614.4+16
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers34420.217.429918.417.4+45
Community and Personal Service Workers
21512.612.118311.310.9+32
Clerical and Administrative Workers
22213.015.521113.015.7+10
Sales Workers
20412.011.019211.811.0+12
Machinery Operators And Drivers
1096.46.21026.36.2+7
map this data in atlas.idLabourers22012.910.925315.613.0-33
Inadequately described
382.21.5251.51.3+13

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

Occupation of employment, 2011
Occupation of employment, 2011 Managers, City of Onkaparinga: 9.7% Professionals, City of Onkaparinga: 15.7% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Onkaparinga: 17.4% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Onkaparinga: 12.1% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Onkaparinga: 15.5% Sales Workers, City of Onkaparinga: 11.0% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Onkaparinga: 6.2% Labourers, City of Onkaparinga: 10.9% Inadequately described, City of Onkaparinga: 1.5% Managers, Seaford: 8.7% Professionals, Seaford: 12.0% Technicians and Trades Workers, Seaford: 20.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, Seaford: 12.6% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Seaford: 13.0% Sales Workers, Seaford: 12.0% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Seaford: 6.4% Labourers, Seaford: 12.9% Inadequately described, Seaford: 2.2%
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 occupation of employment, 2006 to 2011
Change in occupation of employment, 2006 to 2011 Managers, Seaford: -20 Professionals, Seaford: +16 Technicians and Trades Workers, Seaford: +45 Community and Personal Service Workers, Seaford: +32 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Seaford: +10 Sales Workers, Seaford: +12 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Seaford: +7 Labourers, Seaford: -33 Inadequately described, Seaford: +13
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 occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (344 people or 20.2%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (222 people or 13.0%)
  • Labourers (220 people or 12.9%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 786 people in total or 46.1% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, the City of Onkaparinga employed 17.4% in Technicians and Trades Workers; 15.5% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; and 10.9% in Labourers.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (20.2% compared to 17.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Labourers (12.9% compared to 10.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (12.0% compared to 15.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (13.0% compared to 15.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Seaford increased by 83 between 2006 and 2011.

There were no major differences in Seaford between 2006 and 2011.