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SEIFA - disadvantage by small area

In 2011, Parap - Woolner - Bayview had the lowest level of disadvantage in City of Darwin, with a SEIFA index score of 1,104.9.

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.

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 Darwin's small areas and benchmark areas
Area2011 indexPercentile
Parap - Woolner - Bayview1,104.996
Larrakeyah - The Gardens1,093.894
Berrimah - Coonawarra - Winnellie1,089.392
Leanyer - Lee Point1,059.279
Fannie Bay - East Point1,058.479
Stuart Park1,050.775
Tiwi - Brinkin1,037.868
Rapid Creek1,036.067
City of Darwin1,034.666
Alawa - Nakara - Casuarina1,030.863
Greater Darwin1,029.863
Moil - Jingili1,025.660
Wagaman - Wanguri1,008.951
Malak - Marrara986.039
Ludmilla - RAAF Base - The Narrows972.933
Coconut Grove950.524
Northern Territory925.817
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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011. Compiled and presented in by .id , the population experts.