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City of Moonee Valley
SEIFA - disadvantage by small area

In 2011, Aberfeldie had the lowest level of disadvantage in the City of Moonee Valley, with a SEIFA index score of 1,087.4.

The City of Moonee Valley 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 Moonee Valley's small areas and benchmark areas
Area2011 indexPercentile
Strathmore Heights1,079.688
Essendon West1,061.280
Moonee Ponds1,060.280
Essendon North1,042.370
Keilor East1,030.163
City of Moonee Valley1,027.161
Greater Melbourne1,020.357
Airport West - Essendon Fields1,005.849
Avondale Heights991.842
Ascot Vale990.041
Western Region986.139
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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011. Compiled and presented in by .id , the population experts.