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Central Coast Council area

SEIFA - disadvantage by small area

In 2011, Holgate - Matcham - Erina Heights had the lowest level of disadvantage in the Central Coast Council area, with a SEIFA index score of 1,102.8.

The Central Coast Council area 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
Central Coast Council area's small areas and benchmark areas
Area2011 indexPercentile
Holgate - Matcham - Erina Heights1,102.896
Avoca Beach - Picketts Valley - Copacabana - MacMasters Beach1,072.886
Coastal District1,068.284
Forresters Beach - Wamberal1,067.683
Valleys District1,064.482
Lisarow - Mount Elliot1,062.881
Terrigal - North Avoca1,058.379
Kincumber South - Bensville - Empire Bay - Killcare1,047.073
West Brisbane Water District1,037.968
Gosford East Ward1,037.167
Point Clare - Tascott - Koolewong - Woy Woy Bay1,037.067
Yattalunga - Saratoga - Davistown1,036.467
Ourimbah - Palmdale - Kangy Angy1,029.763
Ourimbah District1,029.763
East Brisbane Water District1,026.661
Hamlyn Terrace1,025.960
Green Point1,018.456
Warnervale - Wadalba District1,016.855
Mountains District1,015.855
Narara - Niagara Park1,013.153
Greater Sydney1,011.352
Tuggerah - Mardi1,010.452
Warnervale - Wallarah - Bushells Ridge1,007.150
Narara Valley District1,001.147
Berkeley Vale - Chittaway Bay - Glenning Valley998.445
New South Wales995.843
Southern Lakes District984.738
Wyong Ward982.537
Central Coast Council area980.136
Noraville - Norah Head977.635
East Gosford - Point Frederick976.234
Bateau Bay974.734
Gosford Central District973.633
The Entrance Ward972.833
Killarney Vale - Tumbi Umbi969.732
Gosford West Ward969.432
Tuggerawong - Tacoma - Rocky Point969.332
Regional NSW968.631
North Gosford - Wyoming967.131
Gwandalan - Summerland Point961.228
Umina Beach - Pearl Beach - Patonga960.728
Kanwal - Wyongah957.527
Gosford - West Gosford954.526
Northern Lakes District951.925
Lake Munmorah - Chain Valley Bay951.625
Blue Haven949.224
Wyong District940.221
Budgewoi Ward937.820
Peninsula District937.020
Mannering Park932.019
The Entrance District929.018
Budgewoi - Halekulani - Buff Point927.317
San Remo - Budgewoi District927.217
Woy Woy - Blackwall921.716
Long Jetty - Shelly Beach - Toowoon Bay - Blue Bay915.815
Gorokan District913.914
Toukley District909.313
Charmhaven - Lake Haven905.713
Ettalong Beach - Booker Bay899.612
San Remo - Doyalson - Colongra897.411
Toukley - Canton Beach859.97
The Entrance - The Entrance North852.96
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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.