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Tamworth Regional Council

SEIFA - disadvantage by small area

In 2011, Moore Creek - Daruka - Tintinhull - Hallsville had the lowest level of disadvantage in Tamworth Regional Council, with a SEIFA index score of 1,068.4.

Tamworth Regional Council 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
Tamworth Regional Council's small areas and benchmark areas
Area2011 indexPercentile
Moore Creek - Daruka - Tintinhull - Hallsville1,068.484
Warral - Kingswood - Nemingha - Calala (Rural)1,048.773
Western Rural1,042.170
Calala (Residential)1,033.565
Tamworth CBD - East Tamworth1,018.356
New South Wales995.843
Dubbo City977.035
Eastern Highlands975.534
Regional NSW968.631
Tamworth Urban Area960.728
Tamworth Regional Council959.928
North Tamworth959.528
Westdale - Taminda958.527
Oxley Vale956.827
New England and North West SA4949.924
West Tamworth (Central)933.119
Nundle - Rural South928.818
Barraba - Rural North898.611
Manilla and District885.510
South Tamworth872.18
West Tamworth (Coledale)671.62
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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.