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SEIFA - disadvantage by small area

In 2011, Craigburn Farm - Coromandel Valley had the lowest level of disadvantage in the City of Mitcham, with a SEIFA index score of 1,121.7.

The City of Mitcham 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 Mitcham's small areas and benchmark areas
Area2011 indexPercentile
Craigburn Farm - Coromandel Valley1,121.799
Urrbrae - Springfield and District1,110.797
Colonel Light Gardens1,103.696
Hawthorndene - Upper Sturt1,097.394
Hills Region1,094.094
Westbourne Park1,093.994
Eden Hills1,091.793
North - East Region1,083.590
Lower Mitcham1,081.289
Torrens Park - Lynton1,079.989
Bellevue Heights1,076.887
City of Mitcham1,068.384
Cumberland Park1,067.083
Clarence Gardens1,053.576
West Region1,019.457
Melrose Park1,006.549
Daw Park1,005.249
Greater Adelaide993.242
South Australia983.337
Bedford Park978.135
St Marys966.330
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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011. Compiled and presented in by .id , the population experts.