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SEIFA - disadvantage by small area

In 2011, Sorrento had the lowest level of disadvantage in the City of Joondalup, with a SEIFA index score of 1,112.7.

The City of Joondalup 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 Joondalup's small areas and benchmark areas
Area2011 indexPercentile
Sorrento1,112.798
Hillarys1,108.797
Connolly1,106.897
Duncraig1,105.897
Marmion1,104.096
South Ward1,097.795
Ocean Reef1,097.194
Woodvale1,096.594
Mullaloo1,096.494
South-West Ward1,095.594
Kallaroo1,091.793
Currambine1,088.092
Kingsley1,082.890
City of Joondalup1,082.489
North Ward1,077.287
South-East Ward1,077.187
Kinross1,074.386
North-Central Ward1,073.986
Edgewater1,071.985
Central Ward1,069.584
Greenwood1,069.384
Padbury1,063.481
Warwick1,061.980
North West Metropolitan Region1,054.076
Joondalup1,042.070
Beldon1,033.865
Greater Perth1,033.465
Joondalup City Centre1,030.063
Craigie1,030.063
Heathridge1,028.262
Western Australia1,021.558
Australia1,002.047
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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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