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SEIFA - disadvantage by small area

In 2011, Canning Vale had the lowest level of disadvantage in the City of Canning, with a SEIFA index score of 1,095.2.

The City of Canning 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
City of Canning's small areas and benchmark areas
Area2011 indexPercentile
Canning Vale1,095.294
Shelley1,088.292
Rossmoyne1,081.389
Willetton - Leeming (part)1,079.088
Riverton1,053.076
Parkwood1,036.267
City of Canning1,034.265
Greater Perth1,033.465
Ferndale1,028.462
Western Australia1,021.558
East Cannington1,017.456
Wilson1,006.349
City of Gosnells1,004.148
Australia1,002.047
Lynwood989.440
Queens Park Study Area974.634
St James973.833
Cannington972.633
Queens Park - Welshpool934.119
Bentley911.514
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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

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