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SEIFA - disadvantage by small area

In 2011, Coromandel East - Cherry Gardens - Chandlers Hill - Ironbank had the lowest level of disadvantage in the City of Onkaparinga, with a SEIFA index score of 1,114.4.

The City of Onkaparinga 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 Onkaparinga's small areas and benchmark areas
Area2011 indexPercentile
Coromandel East - Cherry Gardens - Chandlers Hill - Ironbank1,114.498
Coromandel Valley1,110.397
Flagstaff Hill1,091.293
Hills North District1,088.692
Onkaparinga Hills1,080.389
Clarendon - Kangarilla - Blewitt Springs - Kuitpo - Dorset Vale1,074.587
Northern District1,066.183
McLaren Flat1,062.181
Happy Valley1,059.579
Aberfoyle Park1,056.578
Willunga and Surrounds1,049.474
Hills South District1,042.770
O'Halloran Hill - Darlington1,039.969
McLaren Vale1,028.862
Old Reynella1,024.659
Port Noarlunga South1,017.856
Maslin Beach1,009.551
Reynella East1,004.948
Seaford Meadows997.544
City of Onkaparinga993.442
Greater Adelaide993.242
Central South District991.541
Port Noarlunga984.338
South Australia983.337
Seaford Rise - Seaford Heights981.136
Old Noarlunga975.534
Aldinga Beach964.029
Southern District962.229
Sellicks Beach961.028
Aldinga - Port Willunga955.526
Central North District944.222
Morphett Vale943.922
Christies Beach928.918
Noarlunga Centre - Noarlunga Downs908.013
O'Sullivan Beach901.612
Huntfield Heights893.611
Christie Downs820.15
Hackham West816.05
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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011. Compiled and presented in by .id , the population experts.