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Wollondilly Shire

SEIFA - disadvantage by small area

In 2011, Camden Park - Mount Hunter - Cawdor had the lowest level of disadvantage in Wollondilly Shire, with a SEIFA index score of 1,102.2.

Wollondilly Shire 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
Wollondilly Shire's small areas and benchmark areas
Area2011 indexPercentile
Camden Park - Mount Hunter - Cawdor1,102.296
Orangeville - Werombi and District1,087.091
Menangle - Razorback1,079.288
Douglas Park - Wilton1,062.081
Picton - Mowbray Park - Maldon1,042.670
The Oaks - Belimbla Park - Glenmore1,042.470
Appin - Cataract - Darkes Forest1,037.667
Wollondilly Shire1,033.665
Wallacia - Warragamba - Silverdale1,031.864
Wingecarribee Shire1,023.859
Thirlmere - Lakesland1,021.658
Bargo - Yanderra - Pheasants Nest1,014.454
Greater Sydney1,011.352
Buxton - Couridjah1,010.952
Australia1,002.047
New South Wales995.843
Oakdale - Nattai - National Park990.041
MACROC984.038
Tahmoor960.028
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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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