SEIFA - disadvantage by small area
In 2011, Holgate - Matcham - Erina Heights had the lowest level of disadvantage in Gosford City, with a SEIFA index score of 1,102.8.
Gosford City 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|
|Gosford City's small areas and benchmark areas|
|190||Holgate - Matcham - Erina Heights||1,102.8||40004||Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage||96|
|100||Avoca Beach - Picketts Valley - Copacabana - MacMasters Beach||1,072.8||40004||Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage||86|
|110||Broken Bay||1,063.3||40004||Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage||81|
|230||Lisarow - Mount Elliot||1,062.8||40004||Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage||81|
|170||Forresters Beach - Wamberal - Terrigal - North Avoca||1,062.2||40004||Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage||81|
|200||Kariong||1,039.0||40004||Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage||68|
|120||Mountains North||1,039.0||40004||Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage||68|
|290||Yattalunga - Saratoga - Davistown||1,036.4||40004||Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage||67|
|220||Kincumber South - Bensville - Empire Bay||1,035.3||40004||Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage||66|
|260||Point Clare - Tascott - Koolewong||1,029.4||40004||Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage||62|
|240||Narara - Niagara Park||1,013.2||40004||Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage||53|
|20||Greater Sydney||1,011.3||40004||Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage||52|
|10||Gosford City||1,006.3||40004||Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage||49|
|50||Australia||1,002.0||40004||Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage||47|
|150||Erina - Green Point||1,000.7||40004||Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage||46|
|210||Kincumber||996.7||40004||Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage||44|
|40||New South Wales||995.8||40004||Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage||43|
|130||Mountains South||993.6||40004||Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage||42|
|140||East Gosford - Point Frederick - Springfield||989.6||40004||Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage||41|
|30||Central Coast Region||980.1||40004||Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage||36|
|35||Regional NSW||968.6||40004||Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage||31|
|250||North Gosford - Wyoming||967.1||40004||Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage||31|
|270||Umina Beach||957.2||40004||Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage||27|
|180||Gosford - West Gosford||939.1||40004||Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage||21|
|280||Woy Woy - Blackwall||921.7||40004||Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage||16|
|160||Ettalong Beach - Booker Bay||899.6||40004||Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage||12|
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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2011. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
(Usual residence data)