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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 1,094.7.

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 Foothills1,094.794
Berwick (South)1,071.585
Berwick - Beaconsfield1,066.183
Casey Growth Area1,059.079
Cranbourne South1,059.079
Berwick Township - Beaconsfield1,056.378
Clyde - Clyde North1,045.472
Botanic Ridge - Junction Village1,042.570
Narre Warren South1,040.469
Clyde North - Clyde Growth Area1,036.467
Casey Farm1,033.765
Cranbourne East1,029.362
Devon Meadows1,026.561
Cardinia Shire1,024.359
Greater Melbourne1,020.357
South East Metropolitan Region1,016.555
City of Wyndham1,013.453
Casey Coast1,009.751
Endeavour Hills1,007.850
City of Casey1,006.549
Narre Warren1,003.348
City of Melton1,002.147
Cranbourne North1,000.446
City of Whittlesea988.640
Cranbourne West952.825
Hampton Park946.023
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.