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SEIFA - disadvantage by small area

In 2011, Picnic Point had the lowest level of disadvantage in Bankstown City, with a SEIFA index score of 1,080.8.

Bankstown City SEIFA Index of Disadvantage measures the relative level of socio-economic disadvantage based on a range of Census characteristics. It is a good place to start to get a general view of the relative level of disadvantage in one area compared to others and is used to advocate for an area based on its level of disadvantage.

The index is derived from attributes that reflect disadvantage such as low income, low educational attainment, high unemployment, and jobs in relatively unskilled occupations.  When targeting services to disadvantaged communities, it is important to also look at these underlying characteristics as they can differ markedly between areas with similar SEIFA scores and shed light on the type of disadvantage being experienced.

A higher score on the index means a lower level of disadvantage. A lower score on the index means a higher level of disadvantage.

The percentile column indicates the approximate position of this small area in a ranked list of Australia’s suburbs and localities. It’s meant to give an indication of where the area sits within the whole nation. A higher number indicates a higher socio-economic status. For instance, a percentile of 72 indicates that approximately 72% of Australia’s suburbs have a SEIFA index lower than this area (more disadvantaged), while 28% are higher.

Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage
Bankstown City's small areas and benchmark areas
Area2011 indexPercentile
Picnic Point1,080.889
Padstow Heights1,050.074
Greater Sydney1,011.352
Georges Hall1,010.652
South Ward1,004.948
East Hills999.145
New South Wales995.843
Revesby - Revesby Heights985.038
West Ward980.236
Condell Park - Bankstown Aerodrome935.820
Bankstown City931.719
Bass Hill - Lansdowne926.417
Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill907.313
Greenacre - Chullora904.112
Mount Lewis890.410
East Ward885.09
Bankstown Balance884.89
Chester Hill880.59
North Ward877.59
Bankstown CBD850.66
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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011. Compiled and presented in by .id , the population experts.