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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
Area2011 indexPercentile
Holgate - Matcham - Erina Heights1,102.896
Avoca Beach - Picketts Valley - Copacabana - MacMasters Beach1,072.886
Broken Bay1,063.381
Lisarow - Mount Elliot1,062.881
Forresters Beach - Wamberal - Terrigal - North Avoca1,062.281
Mountains North1,039.068
Yattalunga - Saratoga - Davistown1,036.467
Kincumber South - Bensville - Empire Bay1,035.366
Point Clare - Tascott - Koolewong1,029.462
Narara - Niagara Park1,013.253
Greater Sydney1,011.352
Gosford City1,006.349
Erina - Green Point1,000.746
New South Wales995.843
Mountains South993.642
East Gosford - Point Frederick - Springfield989.641
Central Coast Region980.136
Regional NSW968.631
North Gosford - Wyoming967.131
Umina Beach957.227
Gosford - West Gosford939.121
Woy Woy - Blackwall921.716
Ettalong Beach - Booker Bay899.612
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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.