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SEIFA - disadvantage by small area

In 2011, Warranwood had the lowest level of disadvantage in the City of Maroondah, with a SEIFA index score of 1,109.2.

The City of Maroondah 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 Maroondah's small areas and benchmark areas
Area2011 indexPercentile
Warranwood1,109.297
Croydon Hills1,098.795
Ringwood North1,094.194
Kilsyth South1,080.589
City of Manningham1,071.485
Croydon North1,071.285
Heathmont1,069.284
Eastern Metropolitan Region1,056.878
City of Knox1,049.374
City of Maroondah1,043.971
Yarra Ranges Shire1,037.167
Ringwood East1,035.866
Greater Melbourne1,020.357
Bayswater North1,011.152
Bayswater North Community Renewal Area1,010.852
Victoria1,009.651
Ringwood1,008.250
Croydon1,002.147
Australia1,002.047
Ringwood Metropolitan Activity Centre919.015
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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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