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SEIFA - disadvantage by small area

In 2011, Mount Cotton had the lowest level of disadvantage in Redland City, with a SEIFA index score of 1,099.5.

Redland City 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
Redland City's small areas and benchmark areas
Area2011 indexPercentile
Mount Cotton1,099.595
Sheldon1,080.889
Thornlands1,071.985
Ormiston1,071.085
Wellington Point1,069.484
Redland Bay1,052.175
Redland City Mainland1,040.569
Birkdale1,039.969
Redland City1,029.462
Victoria Point1,023.559
Capalaba1,020.457
Cleveland1,019.457
Greater Brisbane1,018.256
Alexandra Hills1,018.256
South East Queensland1,016.355
Australia1,002.047
Queensland1,001.547
Thorneside1,000.246
Coochiemudlo Island926.917
North Stradbroke Island924.417
Southern Moreton Bay Islands823.15
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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.

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