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City of West Torrens

SEIFA - disadvantage by small area

In 2011, Lockleys had the lowest level of disadvantage in the City of West Torrens, with a SEIFA index score of 1,055.3.

The City of West Torrens 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 West Torrens's small areas and benchmark areas
Area2011 indexPercentile
Fulham - West Beach1,047.473
Lockleys Ward1,041.670
Novar Gardens - Glenelg North1,027.661
Airport Ward1,015.855
Morphett Ward1,012.653
Keswick Ward1,002.847
Kurralta Park - Glandore1,000.046
Camden Park999.746
City of West Torrens997.745
Greater Adelaide993.242
North Plympton - Netley992.842
South Australia983.337
Marleston - Ashford - Keswick982.337
Plympton Ward981.637
Mile End977.135
Richmond - West Richmond - Mile End South970.832
Thebarton Ward968.931
Hilton Ward962.929
Brooklyn Park - Adelaide Airport962.729
Cowandilla - Hilton949.524
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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011. Compiled and presented in by .id , the population experts.