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SEIFA - disadvantage by small area

In 2011, Casey Foothills had the lowest level of disadvantage in the City of Casey, with a SEIFA index score of 1,092.4.

The City of Casey 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 Casey's small areas and benchmark areas
Area2011 indexPercentile
Casey Foothills1,092.493
Cranbourne South1,059.079
Berwick - Beaconsfield1,055.577
Berwick Township - Beaconsfield1,052.476
Berwick (South)1,052.375
Clyde - Clyde North1,034.265
Casey Farm1,033.265
Devon Meadows1,026.561
Cardinia Shire1,024.359
Greater Melbourne1,020.357
Clyde North - Clyde Growth Area1,020.157
South East Metropolitan Region1,016.555
City of Wyndham1,013.453
Cranbourne East1,011.352
Casey Coast1,009.751
City of Casey1,006.549
City of Melton1,002.147
City of Whittlesea988.640
Cranbourne North969.732
Casey Growth Area963.229
Hampton Park944.322
Cranbourne West942.222
Botanic Ridge - Junction Village930.018
City of Greater Dandenong894.911
Doveton - Eumemmerring842.36
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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011. Compiled and presented in by .id , the population experts.