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SEIFA - disadvantage by small area

In 2011, Unley Park had the lowest level of disadvantage in the City of Unley, with a SEIFA index score of 1,113.6.

The City of Unley 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 Unley's small areas and benchmark areas
Area2011 indexPercentile
Unley Park1,113.698
Unley Park Ward1,095.694
City of Burnside1,081.489
Hyde Park1,080.389
Myrtle Bank1,072.285
Clarence Park Ward1,071.885
Unley Ward1,066.783
Town of Walkerville1,065.082
City of Unley1,064.982
Fullarton Ward1,057.778
Kings Park1,055.177
Parkside Ward1,053.776
Goodwood Ward1,052.976
Clarence Park1,049.974
Eastern Region Alliance area1,042.470
Eastern Region Alliance area1,042.470
City of Prospect1,041.770
City of Tea Tree Gully1,037.567
Black Forest1,035.166
Everard Park1,027.361
City of Norwood Payneham St Peters1,024.860
City of Campbelltown1,010.752
Greater Adelaide993.242
South Australia983.337
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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011. Compiled and presented in by .id , the population experts.