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Wyong Shire

SEIFA - disadvantage by small area

In 2011, Rural West - Mardi Rural had the lowest level of disadvantage in Wyong Shire, with a SEIFA index score of 1,057.3.

Wyong 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
Wyong Shire's small areas and benchmark areas
Area2011 indexPercentile
Rural West - Mardi Rural1,057.378
Woongarrah - Warnervale remainder - Charmhaven (part)1,038.468
Ourimbah - Rural South1,030.163
Greater Sydney1,011.352
Tuggerah - Mardi - Chittaway Point - Tacoma South1,009.651
Tumbi Umbi1,009.451
Gosford City1,006.349
Hamlyn Terrace - Wadalba1,003.448
Berkeley Vale - Chittaway Bay - Glenning Valley - Fountaindale998.445
New South Wales995.843
Bateau Bay - Shelly Beach980.436
Central Coast SA4980.136
Central Coast979.836
Tuggerawong - Tacoma - Rocky Point970.032
Regional NSW968.631
Gwandalan - Summerland Point961.228
Kanwal - Wyongah954.626
Lake Munmorah - Chain Valley Bay952.625
Wyong Shire951.725
Blue Haven949.224
Killarney Vale940.421
Noraville - Norah Head - Canton Beach936.320
Mannering Park932.019
Budgewoi - Halekulani - Buff Point927.317
Lake Haven - Charmhaven (part)905.013
San Remo - Doyalson897.111
Long Jetty - Blue Bay - Toowoon Bay897.011
The Entrance - North Entrance852.96
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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.