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SEIFA - disadvantage by Local Government Area

In 2011, the City of Mitcham scored 1,068.3 on the SEIFA Index of Disadvantage.

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.

Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage
Local Government Areas in South Australia
Local Government Area2011 index
Adelaide Hills (DC)1,081.1
Burnside (C)1,081.4
Roxby Downs (M)1,095.5
Mitcham (C)1,068.3
Adelaide (C)1,013.0
Alexandrina (DC)987.1
Anangu Pitjantjatjara (AC)593.5
Barossa (DC)1,017.2
Barunga West (DC)954.5
Berri and Barmera (DC)904.0
Campbelltown (C)1,010.7
Ceduna (DC)931.7
Charles Sturt (C)976.2
Clare and Gilbert Valleys (DC)1,002.2
Cleve (DC)1,017.6
Coober Pedy (DC)869.6
Copper Coast (DC)927.2
Elliston (DC)990.8
Flinders Ranges (DC)955.2
Franklin Harbour (DC)975.4
Gawler (T)966.2
Goyder (DC)942.2
Grant (DC)1,018.4
Holdfast Bay (C)1,039.2
Kangaroo Island (DC)983.3
Karoonda East Murray (DC)985.6
Kimba (DC)1,044.6
Kingston (DC)975.4
Light (RegC)1,025.7
Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC)1,015.2
Loxton Waikerie (DC)947.4
Mallala (DC)980.4
Maralinga Tjarutja (AC)692.2
Marion (C)999.7
Mid Murray (DC)936.7
Mount Barker (DC)1,032.4
Mount Gambier (C)927.0
Mount Remarkable (DC)982.5
Murray Bridge (RC)900.6
Naracoorte and Lucindale (DC)995.7
Northern Areas (DC)981.7
Norwood Payneham St Peters (C)1,024.8
Onkaparinga (C)993.4
Orroroo/Carrieton (DC)993.3
Peterborough (DC)797.6
Playford (C)871.3
Port Adelaide Enfield (C)929.7
Port Augusta (C)905.8
Port Lincoln (C)949.8
Port Pirie City and Dists (M)893.1
Prospect (C)1,041.7
Renmark Paringa (DC)916.5
Robe (DC)1,013.2
Salisbury (C)936.7
Southern Mallee (DC)988.4
Streaky Bay (DC)988.9
Tatiara (DC)996.2
Tea Tree Gully (C)1,037.5
The Coorong (DC)948.7
Tumby Bay (DC)979.9
Unley (C)1,064.9
Victor Harbor (C)968.0
Wakefield (DC)941.7
Walkerville (M)1,065.0
Wattle Range (DC)945.5
West Torrens (C)997.7
Whyalla (C)905.5
Wudinna (DC)1,022.8
Yankalilla (DC)972.2
Yorke Peninsula (DC)951.7
Unincorporated SA924.3
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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011. Compiled and presented in by .id , the population experts.