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District Council of Mount Barker

SEIFA - disadvantage by small area

In 2011, Echunga and District had the lowest level of disadvantage in the District Council of Mount Barker, with a SEIFA index score of 1,079.6.

The District Council of Mount Barker 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
District Council of Mount Barker's small areas and benchmark areas
Area2011 indexPercentile
Echunga and District1,079.688
Littlehampton and District1,075.687
Eastern District1,073.186
Country Townships1,062.581
Meadows and District1,060.880
Hahndorf and District1,060.179
Adelaide Hills Region1,059.979
Macclesfield and District1,047.073
District Council of Mount Barker1,032.464
Nairne and District1,029.162
Greater Mount Barker999.846
Greater Adelaide993.242
South Australia983.337
Mount Barker - Wistow and District977.135
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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.