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SEIFA - disadvantage by Local Government Area

In 2011, City of Darwin scored 1,034.6 on the SEIFA Index of Disadvantage.

City of Darwin 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 Northern Territory
Local Government Area2011 index
Unincorporated NT1,039.4
Darwin (C)1,034.6
Litchfield (M)1,030.4
Palmerston (C)1,018.1
Alice Springs (T)1,005.6
Wagait (S)983.6
Katherine (T)939.9
Coomalie (S)885.1
Barkly (S)680.0
West Arnhem (S)658.7
Tiwi Islands (S)602.5
MacDonnell (S)591.9
Victoria-Daly (S)581.0
Roper Gulf (S)577.7
Central Desert (S)557.5
East Arnhem (S)520.9
Belyuen (S)508.0
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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.

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