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Greater Western Sydney Region

SEIFA - disadvantage by Local Government Area

In 2011, the Greater Western Sydney Region scored 979.8 on the SEIFA Index of Disadvantage.

The Greater Western Sydney Region 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.

Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage
Local Government Areas in New South Wales
Local Government Area2011 index
Ku-ring-gai (A)1,120.7
Mosman (A)1,110.7
Woollahra (A)1,107.0
Lane Cove (A)1,106.9
North Sydney (A)1,104.8
Manly (A)1,099.4
Pittwater (A)1,094.4
Hunters Hill (A)1,092.2
Hornsby (A)1,085.2
Willoughby (C)1,083.5
Palerang (A)1,081.7
Waverley (A)1,079.6
Leichhardt (A)1,078.9
Warringah (A)1,077.3
Sutherland Shire (A)1,074.6
Canada Bay (A)1,067.0
Yass Valley (A)1,060.6
Kiama (A)1,054.6
Ryde (C)1,050.4
Snowy River (A)1,050.0
Queanbeyan (C)1,045.7
Randwick (C)1,042.7
Conargo (A)1,040.1
Kogarah (C)1,036.2
Parramatta (C)1,032.8
Wingecarribee (A)1,023.8
Strathfield (A)1,022.1
Unincorporated NSW1,021.8
Marrickville (A)1,021.6
Sydney (C)1,019.9
Ashfield (A)1,015.4
Singleton (A)1,013.0
Hurstville (C)1,006.9
Upper Lachlan Shire (A)1,006.3
Gosford (C)1,006.3
Cabonne (A)1,000.3
Lockhart (A)999.3
Jerilderie (A)997.6
Wagga Wagga (C)997.6
Burwood (A)996.1
Lake Macquarie (C)994.8
Newcastle (C)993.9
Maitland (C)992.8
Rockdale (C)991.2
Bathurst Regional (A)991.0
Cooma-Monaro (A)990.6
Greater Hume Shire (A)989.3
Ballina (A)988.7
Dungog (A)988.5
Murray (A)987.7
Armidale Dumaresq (A)986.9
Uralla (A)984.7
Blayney (A)982.2
Upper Hunter Shire (A)981.5
Port Stephens (A)979.9
Greater Western Sydney Region979.8
Wollongong (C)979.6
Albury (C)978.6
Dubbo (C)977.0
Orange (C)977.0
Byron (A)976.6
Oberon (A)975.9
Wakool (A)975.7
Botany Bay (C)975.7
Coolamon (A)975.1
Bland (A)974.5
Walcha (A)973.9
Port Macquarie-Hastings (A)968.9
Carrathool (A)968.8
Bega Valley (A)968.7
Shellharbour (C)968.6
Muswellbrook (A)968.2
Corowa Shire (A)967.8
Holroyd (C)965.6
Boorowa (A)963.8
Griffith (C)963.7
Gundagai (A)961.6
Mid-Western Regional (A)961.5
Tamworth Regional (A)959.9
Tweed (A)958.5
Coffs Harbour (C)958.4
Wentworth (A)957.4
Cobar (A)956.7
Eurobodalla (A)955.8
Temora (A)955.6
Shoalhaven (C)954.6
Leeton (A)954.5
Tumbarumba (A)954.3
Berrigan (A)954.1
Narrabri (A)953.4
Lismore (C)952.7
Bombala (A)952.5
Wyong (A)951.7
Goulburn Mulwaree (A)951.4
Tumut Shire (A)951.3
Gloucester (A)951.0
Bellingen (A)950.1
Young (A)947.3
Forbes (A)946.8
Gunnedah (A)946.7
Balranald (A)946.2
Bogan (A)946.1
Weddin (A)945.0
Parkes (A)943.5
Harden (A)941.9
Junee (A)941.7
Deniliquin (A)941.6
Cootamundra (A)941.5
Warren (A)941.2
Gwydir (A)939.9
Lachlan (A)938.1
Urana (A)937.1
Cessnock (C)936.4
Bourke (A)932.6
Great Lakes (A)932.3
Bankstown (C)931.7
Guyra (A)931.0
Murrumbidgee (A)928.3
Cowra (A)928.0
Hay (A)927.0
Narromine (A)926.6
Narrandera (A)925.2
Lithgow (C)924.2
Canterbury (C)922.0
Glen Innes Severn (A)921.8
Inverell (A)921.4
Liverpool Plains (A)921.3
Clarence Valley (A)919.4
Auburn (C)916.7
Tenterfield (A)915.4
Moree Plains (A)915.1
Greater Taree (C)913.7
Warrumbungle Shire (A)911.3
Gilgandra (A)910.6
Kyogle (A)907.1
Nambucca (A)900.0
Broken Hill (C)899.6
Richmond Valley (A)899.5
Wellington (A)893.2
Kempsey (A)879.7
Coonamble (A)879.6
Walgett (A)856.2
Central Darling (A)824.4
Brewarrina (A)788.4
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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011. Compiled and presented in by .id , the population experts.