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City of Canterbury Bankstown

SEIFA - disadvantage by small area

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

City of Canterbury Bankstown 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 Canterbury Bankstown's small areas and benchmark areas
Area2011 indexPercentile
Picnic Point1,080.889
Padstow - Padstow Heights1,011.752
Greater Sydney1,011.352
Georges Hall1,010.652
Hurlstone Park1,009.451
Revesby Ward1,006.849
Panania - East Hills1,006.649
New South Wales995.843
Revesby - Revesby Heights985.338
Croydon Park (part)984.938
Canterbury Ward964.930
Narwee - Beverley Hills953.226
Condell Park - Bankstown Aerodrome939.821
City of Canterbury Bankstown927.517
Bass Hill - Lansdowne926.117
Bankstown CBD921.016
Birrong - Regents Park - Potts Hill913.914
Bass Hill Ward906.113
Greenacre - Mount Lewis - Chullora903.512
Bankstown Ward899.012
Campsie - Clemton Park898.411
Roselands Ward898.311
Bankstown Balance896.211
Chester Hill880.59
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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011. Compiled and presented in by .id , the population experts.