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SEIFA - disadvantage by small area

In 2011, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson had the lowest level of disadvantage in the City of Charles Sturt, with a SEIFA index score of 1,060.3.

The City of Charles Sturt 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 Charles Sturt's small areas and benchmark areas
Area2011 indexPercentile
West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson1,060.380
Henley Ward1,045.372
West Beach - Henley Beach South1,045.172
Grange - Henley Beach1,042.570
Fulham Gardens - Flinders Park - Kidman Park1,019.657
Semaphore Park Ward1,013.053
Greater Adelaide993.242
Grange Ward987.139
Findon Ward985.838
Woodville South - Beverley and District985.138
South Australia983.337
Cheltenham - Woodville - Woodville Park - St Clair979.035
City of Charles Sturt976.234
Beverley Ward974.334
Seaton (South)966.530
West Croydon and District954.726
West Woodville Ward952.825
Hindmarsh Ward952.725
Woodville West952.525
Brompton and District942.322
Semaphore Park932.319
Royal Park - Albert Park - Hendon931.418
Woodville Ward909.313
Seaton (North)876.89
Pennington - Woodville North - Athol Park856.27
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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011. Compiled and presented in by .id , the population experts.