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MEDIA RELEASE
March 26, 2008
Embargoed 11.30 am (AEDT)
24/2008

ABS releases measures of socio-economic advantage and disadvantage

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released today a series of four measures, called Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA), which compare the relative social and economic conditions of cities, towns and suburbs across Australia.

According to the ABS the most disadvantaged areas of Australia are located in remote areas of Northern Territory and Queensland, while the most advantaged areas are located in capital cities such as Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Melbourne (ranked using the Index of Relative Socio-economic Advantage and Disadvantage).

SEIFA is calculated on a range of variables from the 2006 Census. Each index summarises a different aspect of the socio-economic conditions of people living in an area. The indexes broadly compare areas and therefore areas ranked at the top and bottom are likely to show similar levels of advantage or disadvantage.

The four indexes in SEIFA 2006 are:
  1. The Index of Relative Socio-economic Advantage and Disadvantage: is a continuum of advantage (high values) to disadvantage (low values), and is derived from Census variables related to both advantage and disadvantage. Media are recommended to use this index.
  2. The Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage: focuses primarily on disadvantage, and is derived from Census variables like low income, low educational attainment, unemployment, and dwellings without motor vehicles. Note: This index cannot be reversed to show advantaged areas.
  3. The Index of Economic Resources: focuses on the financial aspects of advantage and disadvantage, using Census variables relating to residents' incomes, housing expenditure and assets.
  4. The Index of Education and Occupation: includes Census variables relating to educational attainment, employment and vocational skills.

Further information can be found in Census of Population and Housing: Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA), Australia - Data only 2006 (cat. no. 2033.0.55.001) and Information Paper: An Introduction to Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA), 2006 (cat. no. 2039.0).

Media note: Socio-economic status is a complex concept to capture. The ABS recommends caution when reporting. The indexes show an average ranking of an area. The socio-economic conditions of individual residents in any one area will vary, and there may be relatively advantaged residents living in areas labelled as disadvantaged, and vice versa. Due to the design of the indexes it is not possible to measure socio-economic changes over time.



Index of Relative Socio-economic Advantage and Disadvantage

AUSTRALIA
Statistical Local Areas

Most disadvantaged

Rank in Australia
Statistical Local Area (SLA)
State
Usual Resident Population

1
Jilkminggan
NT
273
2
Belyuen
NT
173
3
Yarrabah
QLD
2,372
4
Palm Island
QLD
1,982
5
Walangeri Ngumpinku
NT
463
6
East Arnhem - Bal
NT
6,522
7
Kowanyama
QLD
1,020
8
Napranum
QLD
840
9
Daguragu
NT
543
10
Marngarr
NT
275
11
Umagico
QLD
229
12
Cherbourg
QLD
1,128
13
Boigu
QLD
284
14
Yugul Mangi
NT
1,642
15
Injinoo
QLD
417
16
Tanami
NT
2,440
17
Nyirranggulung Mardrulk Ngadberre
NT
936
18
Nauiyu Nambiyu
NT
395
19
Sandover
NT
2,772
20
Wujal Wujal
QLD
325



Most advantaged

Rank in Australia
Statistical Local Area (SLA)
State
Usual Resident Population

1
Barton
ACT
940
2
Forrest
ACT
1,191
3
Ku-ring-gai
NSW
101,084
4
O'Malley
ACT
685
5
Pullenvale
QLD
3,153
6
Fig Tree Pocket
QLD
3,259
7
Mosman
NSW
26,236
8
Chapman
ACT
2,693
9
Peppermint Grove
WA
1,582
10
Woollahra
NSW
50,162
11
Fadden
ACT
3,214
12
North Sydney
NSW
58,257
13
Bruce
ACT
3,387
14
Brookfield
QLD
4,467
15
Newstead
QLD
4,819
16
Chapel Hill
QLD
9,983
17
Cottesloe
WA
7,257
18
Melbourne - S'bank-D'lands
VIC
13,304
19
Weetangera
ACT
2,545
20
Lane Cove
NSW
30,427




The above tables list the top and bottom ten ranked Statistical Local Areas (SLAs) in Australia, according to the Index of Relative Socio-economic Advantage and Disadvantage. There were a total of 1,395 SLAs with SEIFA scores in Australia.

Here we have listed only a small selection of the most advantaged and disadvantaged areas for one of the four SEIFA measures. Due to the complexity involved in measuring socio-economic status, the ABS recommends some caution when reporting. Areas ranked in the top twenty are likely to have similar levels of socio-economic advantage, and areas in the bottom twenty are likely to have similar levels of socio-economic disadvantage. Ranking for areas will change depending on which index is used.

For background information on different areas the ABS recommends using Census QuickStats or Census Basic Community Profiles, available at <www.censusdata.abs.gov.au>.

To compare socio-economic conditions between larger geographic areas, such as capital cities or States, please refer to:SEIFA Population Distributions for Larger Areas, 2006 (ABS cat. no. 2033.0.55.001)


Index of Relative Socio-economic Advantage and Disadvantage

NEW SOUTH WALES
Local Government Areas

Most disadvantaged

Rank in NSW
Local Government Area (LGA)
Usual Resident Population

1
Brewarrina
1,945
2
Central Darling
1,938
3
Walgett
6,944
4
Richmond Valley
21,312
5
Coonamble
4,210
6
Kempsey
27,386
7
Nambucca
17,896
8
Wellington
8,122
9
Broken Hill
19,363
10
Tenterfield
6,533




Most advantaged

Rank in NSW
Local Government Area (LGA)
Usual Resident Population

1
Ku-ring-gai
101,084
2
Mosman
26,236
3
Woollahra
50,162
4
North Sydney
58,257
5
Lane Cove
30,427
6
Manly
37,111
7
Willoughby
63,604
8
Hunter's Hill
13,242
9
Baulkham Hills
159,391
10
Pittwater
54,156




GREATER SYDNEY
Statistical Local Areas

Most disadvantaged

Rank in Sydney
Statistical Local Area (SLA)
Usual Resident Population

1
Fairfield - East
110,302
2
Blacktown - South-West
93,663
3
Parramatta - South
31,506
4
Bankstown - North-East
56,401
5
Wyong - North-East
72,188
6
Campbelltown - North
74,765
7
Bankstown - North-West
62,353
8
Liverpool - East
96,497
9
Canterbury
129,963
10
Campbelltown - South
68,310



Most advantaged

Rank in Sydney
Statistical Local Area (SLA)
Usual Resident Population

1
Ku-ring-gai
101,084
2
Mosman
26,236
3
Woollahra
50,162
4
North Sydney
58,257
5
Lane Cove
30,427
6
Manly
37,111
7
Willoughby
63,604
8
Hunter's Hill
13,242
9
Baulkham Hills - North
50,771
10
Baulkham Hills - Central
68,337




The above tables list the top and bottom ten ranked Local Government Areas (LGAs) in New South Wales, and the top and bottom ten ranked Statistical Local Areas (SLAs) in Greater Sydney, according to the Index of Relative Socio-economic Advantage and Disadvantage. There are a total of 153 LGAs with SEIFA scores in New South Wales, and 64 SLAs in Greater Sydney (i.e. the Sydney Statistical Division).

Here we have listed only a small selection of the most advantaged and disadvantaged areas for one of the four SEIFA measures. Due to the complexity involved in measuring socio-economic status, the ABS recommends some caution when reporting. Areas ranked in the top ten are likely to have similar levels of socio-economic advantage, and areas in the bottom ten are likely to have similar levels of socio-economic disadvantage. Ranking for areas will change depending on which index is used.

SEIFA indexes show an average ranking for areas. The socio-economic conditions of individual residents in any one area will vary, and there may be relatively advantaged residents living in areas labelled as disadvantaged and vice versa. For example, the Fairfield - East SLA was ranked the most disadvantaged (i.e. the lowest ranked) SLA in Sydney. However, on breaking this area down into Census Collection Districts, the ABS found that around one-third of residents fell into the most disadvantaged areas while the other two-thirds lived in less disadvantaged areas.

For background information on different areas the ABS recommends using Census QuickStats or Census Basic Community Profiles, available at <www.censusdata.abs.gov.au>.


Index of Relative Socio-economic Advantage and Disadvantage

VICTORIA
Local Government Areas

Most disadvantaged

Rank in VIC
Local Government Area (LGA)
Usual Resident Population

1
Central Goldfields
12,326
2
Loddon
7,838
3
Pyrenees
6,557
4
Hindmarsh
6,041
5
Yarriambiack
7,519
6
Northern Grampians
11,911
7
Greater Dandenong
125,520
8
Buloke
6,852
9
Gannawarra
11,297
10
Ararat
11,255


Most advantaged

Rank in VIC
Local Government Area (LGA)
Usual Resident Population

1
Boroondara
154,451
2
Bayside
87,937
3
Stonnington
89,884
4
Melbourne
71,380
5
Port Phillip
85,097
6
Nillumbik
59,791
7
Manningham
109,917
8
Glen Eira
124,084
9
Yarra
69,330
10
Monash
161,242



GREATER MELBOURNE
Statistical Local Areas


Most disadvantaged

Rank in Melbourne
Statistical Local Area (SLA)
Usual Resident Population

1
Hume - Broadmeadows
61,692
2
Brimbank - Sunshine
81,227
3
Gr. Dandenong - Bal
70,673
4
Whittlesea - South-West
58,631
5
Gr. Dandenong - Dandenong
54,847
6
Cardinia - South
5,288
7
Moreland - North
46,707
8
Casey - Cranbourne
63,916
9
Melton - Bal
39,430
10
Yarra Ranges - Central
14,821


Most advantaged

Rank in Melbourne
Statistical Local Area (SLA)
Usual Resident Population

1
Melbourne - S'bank-D'lands
13,304
2
Bayside - Brighton
35,412
3
Boroondara - Kew
28,657
4
Boroondara - Camberwell S.
48,967
5
Stonnington - Malvern
44,728
6
Manningham - East
15,030
7
Boroondara - Camberwell N.
43,337
8
Boroondara - Hawthorn
33,490
9
Port Phillip - West
35,299
10
Nillumbik - South
27,370



The above tables list the top and bottom ten ranked Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Victoria, and the top and bottom ten ranked Statistical Local Areas (SLAs) in Greater Melbourne, according to the Index of Relative Socio-economic Advantage and Disadvantage. There are a total of 80 LGAs with SEIFA scores in Victoria, and 79 SLAs in Greater Melbourne (i.e. the Melbourne Statistical Division).

Here we have listed only a small selection of the most advantaged and disadvantaged areas for one of the four SEIFA measures. Due to the complexity involved in measuring socio-economic status, the ABS recommends some caution when reporting. Areas ranked in the top ten are likely to have similar levels of socio-economic advantage, and areas in the bottom ten are likely to have similar levels of socio-economic disadvantage. Ranking for areas will change depending on which index is used.

SEIFA indexes show an average ranking for areas. The socio-economic conditions of individual residents in any one area will vary, and there may be relatively advantaged residents living in areas labelled as disadvantaged and vice versa. For example, the Hume - Broadmeadows SLA was the lowest ranked SLA in Melbourne. However, on breaking this area down into Census Collection Districts the ABS found that around half of residents fell into the most disadvantaged areas while the other half lived in less disadvantaged areas.

For background information on different areas the ABS recommends using Census QuickStats or Census Basic Community Profiles, available at <www.censusdata.abs.gov.au>.


Index of Relative Socio-economic Advantage and Disadvantage

QUEENSLAND
Local Government Areas

Most disadvantaged

Rank in QLD
Local Government Area (LGA)
Usual Resident Population

1
Yarrabah
2,372
2
Palm Island
1,982
3
Kowanyama
1,020
4
Napranum
840
5
Umagico
229
6
Cherbourg
1,128
7
Boigu
284
8
Injinoo
417
9
Wujal Wujal
325
10
Hope Vale
779


Most advantaged

Rank in QLD
Local Government Area (LGA)
Usual Resident Population

1
Brisbane
956,131
2
Weipa
2,831
3
Pine Rivers
141,140
4
Crow's Nest
12,642
5
Redland
127,628
6
Belyando
10,455
7
Gold Coast
472,281
8
Peak Downs
3,188
9
Cambooya
5,818
10
Maroochy
142,840




GREATER BRISBANE
Statistical Local Areas

Most disadvantaged

Rank in Brisbane
Statistical Local Area (SLA)
Usual Resident Population

1
Inala
13,169
2
Wacol
4,452
3
Woodridge
18,453
4
Kingston
12,834
5
Acacia Ridge
6,859
6
Redland - Bal
6,910
7
Caboolture - Central
18,269
8
Marsden
19,302
9
Deception Bay
20,365
10
Waterford West
5,493



Most advantaged

Rank in Brisbane
Statistical Local Area (SLA)
Usual Resident Population

1
Pullenvale
3,153
2
Fig Tree Pocket
3,259
3
Brookfield
4,467
4
Newstead
4,819
5
Chapel Hill
9,983
6
City - Inner
2,718
7
Mount Ommaney
2,199
8
Chelmer
2,560
9
Pinjarra Hills
410
10
Anstead
1,102



The above tables list the top and bottom ten ranked Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Queensland, and the top and bottom ten ranked Statistical Local Areas (SLAs) in Greater Brisbane, according to the Index of Relative Socio-economic Advantage and Disadvantage. There are a total of 157 LGAs with SEIFA scores in Queensland, and 215 SLAs in Greater Brisbane (i.e. the Brisbane Statistical Division).

Here we have listed only a small selection of the most advantaged and disadvantaged areas for one of the four SEIFA measures. Due to the complexity involved in measuring socio-economic status, the ABS recommends some caution when reporting. Areas ranked in the top ten are likely to have similar levels of socio-economic advantage, and areas in the bottom ten are likely to have similar levels of socio-economic disadvantage. Ranking for areas will change depending on which index is used.

SEIFA indexes show an average ranking for areas. The socio-economic conditions of individual residents in any one area will vary, and there may be relatively advantaged residents living in areas labelled as disadvantaged and vice versa. For example, the Caboolture - Central SLA was among the lowest ranked SLAs in Brisbane. However, on breaking this area down into Census Collection Districts, the ABS found that less than half of residents fell into the most disadvantaged areas while the other half lived in less disadvantaged areas.

For background information on different areas the ABS recommends using Census QuickStats or Census Basic Community Profiles, available at <www.censusdata.abs.gov.au>.


Index of Relative Socio-economic Advantage and Disadvantage


SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Local Government Areas

Most disadvantaged

Rank
in SA
Local Government Area (LGA)
Usual Resident Population

1
Anangu Pitjantjatjara
2,232
2
Peterborough
1,902
3
Playford
70,010
4
Port Pirie City & Dists
17,142
5
Murray Bridge
17,679
6
Coober Pedy
1,913
7
Whyalla
21,416
8
Copper Coast
11,445
9
Mid Murray
8,037
10
Port Augusta
13,876




Most advantaged

Rank
in SA
Local Government Area (LGA)
Usual Resident Population

1
Burnside
41,956
2
Walkerville
6,964
3
Adelaide
16,660
4
Unley
35,999
5
Roxby Downs
4,054
6
Mitcham
61,852
7
Adelaide Hills
37,858
8
Norwood Payneham St Peter
33,732
9
Prospect
19,294
10
Holdfast Bay
33,302



GREATER ADELAIDE
Statistical Local Areas

Most disadvantaged

Rank
in Adelaide
Statistical Local Area
(SLA)
Usual Resident Population

1
Playford - Elizabeth
24,495
2
Playford - West Central
13,000
3
Port Adel. Enfield - Park
14,687
4
Onkaparinga - North Coast
17,215
5
Salisbury - Inner North
24,121
6
Port Adel. Enfield - Port
10,355
7
Salisbury - Central
26,857
8
Port Adel. Enfield - Inner
19,319
9
Onkaparinga - Hackham
13,731
10
Onkaparinga - Morphet
23,049




Most advantaged

Rank
in Adelaide
Statistical Local Area
(SLA)
Usual Resident Population

1
Burnside - South-West
20,886
2
Adelaide Hills - Central
12,483
3
Burnside - North-East
21,070
4
Mitcham - North-East
15,381
5
Adelaide Hills - Ranges
10,066
6
Walkerville
6,964
7
Mitcham - Hills
24,036
8
Unley - East
19,234
9
Adelaide
16,660
10
Unley - West
16,765



The above tables list the top and bottom ten ranked Local Government Areas (LGAs) in South Australia, and the top and bottom ten ranked Statistical Local Areas (SLAs) in Greater Adelaide, according to the Index of Relative Socio-economic Advantage and Disadvantage. There are a total of 70 LGAs with SEIFA scores in South Australia, and 54 SLAs in Greater Adelaide (i.e. the Adelaide Statistical Division).

Here we have listed only a small selection of the most advantaged and disadvantaged areas for one of the four SEIFA measures. Due to the complexity involved in measuring socio-economic status, the ABS recommends some caution when reporting. Areas ranked in the top ten are likely to have similar levels of socio-economic advantage, and areas in the bottom ten are likely to have similar levels of socio-economic disadvantage. Ranking for areas will change depending on which index is used.

SEIFA indexes show an average ranking for areas. The socio-economic conditions of individual residents in any one area will vary, and there may be relatively advantaged residents living in areas labelled as disadvantaged and vice versa. For example, the Salisbury - Central SLA was one of the lowest ranked SLAs in Adelaide. However, on breaking this area down into Census Collection Districts, the ABS found that around one-third of residents fell into the most disadvantaged areas while two-thirds of residents lived in less disadvantaged areas.

For background information on different areas the ABS recommends using Census QuickStats or Census Basic Community Profiles, available at <www.censusdata.abs.gov.au>.



Index of Relative Socio-economic Advantage and Disadvantage
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Local Government Areas




Most disadvantaged

Rank
in WA
Local Government Area (LGA)
Usual Resident Population

1
Halls Creek
3,136
2
Ngaanyatjarraku
1,334
3
Wiluna
680
4
Menzies
216
5
Derby-West Kimberley
6,507
6
Upper Gascoyne
285
7
Laverton
729
8
Cue
324
9
Kellerberrin
1,181
10
Meekatharra
1,135



Most advantaged

Rank
in WA
Local Government Area (LGA)
Usual Resident Population

1
Peppermint Grove
1,582
2
Cottesloe
7,257
3
Nedlands
20,335
4
Cambridge
23,756
5
Claremont
8,939
6
Subiaco
16,379
7
East Fremantle
6,698
8
Perth
11,573
9
Mosman Park
8,251
10
South Perth
38,360




GREATER PERTH
Statistical Local Areas

Most disadvantaged

Rank
in Perth
Statistical Local
Area (SLA)
Usual Resident Population

1
Kwinana
23,195
2
Belmont
30,331
3
Armadale
50,537
4
Wanneroo - South
41,486
5
Stirling - Central
98,737
6
Bassendean
13,463
7
Gosnells
91,579
8
Swan
93,279
9
Rockingham
84,309
10
Bayswater
55,800



Most advantaged

Rank
in Perth
Statistical Local Area (SLA)
Usual Resident Population

1
Peppermint Grove
1,582
2
Cottesloe
7,257
3
Nedlands
20,335
4
Cambridge
23,756
5
Claremont
8,939
6
Subiaco
16,379
7
East Fremantle
6,698
8
Perth - Remainder
10,494
9
Mosman Park
8,251
10
Stirling - South-East
15,697



The above tables list the top and bottom ten ranked Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Western Australia, and the top and bottom ten ranked Statistical Local Areas (SLAs) in Greater Perth, according to the Index of Relative Socio-economic Advantage and Disadvantage. There are a total of 142 LGAs with SEIFA scores in Western Australia, and 37 SLAs in Greater Perth (i.e. the Perth Statistical Division).

Here we have listed only a small selection of the most advantaged and disadvantaged areas for one of the four SEIFA measures. Due to the complexity involved in measuring socio-economic status, the ABS recommends some caution when reporting. Areas ranked in the top ten are likely to have similar levels of socio-economic advantage, and areas in the bottom ten are likely to have similar levels of socio-economic disadvantage. Ranking for areas will change depending on which index is used.

SEIFA indexes show an average ranking for areas. The socio-economic conditions of individual residents in any one area will vary, and there may be relatively advantaged residents living in areas labelled as disadvantaged and vice versa. For example, the Kwinana SLA was the lowest ranked SLA in Perth. However, on breaking this area down into Census Collection Districts, the ABS found that around one-fifth of residents fell into the most disadvantaged areas while four-fifths lived in less disadvantaged areas.

For background information on different areas the ABS recommends using Census QuickStats or Census Basic Community Profiles, available at <www.censusdata.abs.gov.au>.


Index of Relative Socio-economic Advantage and Disadvantage

TASMANIA
Statistical Local Areas


Most disadvantaged

Rank
in TAS
Statistical Local Area
(SLA)
Usual Resident Population

1
Brighton
14,120
2
George Town - Pt A
5,501
3
Derwent Valley - Pt A
6,541
4
Central Highlands
2,242
5
Break O'Day
6,068
6
Tasman
2,238
7
West Coast
5,003
8
Dorset
6,999
9
Southern Midlands
5,670
10
Circular Head
7,954



Most advantaged

Rank
in TAS
Statistical Local Area (SLA)
Usual Resident Population

1
Hobart - Remainder
47,246
2
Hobart - Inner
455
3
Launceston - Inner
255
4
Kingborough - Pt A
28,220
5
West Tamar - Pt A
18,916
6
Meander Valley - Pt A
8,231
7
Clarence
49,638
8
Kingborough - Pt B
2,619
9
West Tamar - Pt B
1,897
10
Latrobe - Pt B
728



The above tables list the top and bottom ten ranked Statistical Local Areas (SLAs) in Tasmania, according to the Index of Relative Socio-economic Advantage and Disadvantage. There are a total of 43 SLAs in Tasmania.

Here we have listed only a small selection of the most advantaged and disadvantaged areas for one of the four SEIFA measures. Due to the complexity involved in measuring socio-economic status, the ABS recommends some caution when reporting. Areas ranked in the top ten are likely to have similar levels of socio-economic advantage, and areas in the bottom ten are likely to have similar levels of socio-economic disadvantage. Ranking for areas will change depending on which index is used.

SEIFA indexes show an average ranking for areas. The socio-economic conditions of individual residents in any one area will vary, and there may be relatively advantaged residents living in areas labelled as disadvantaged and vice versa. For example, the Brighton SLA was the lowest ranked SLA in Tasmania. However, on breaking this area down into Census Collection Districts, the ABS found that slightly less than half of residents fell into the most disadvantaged areas while more than half lived in less disadvantaged areas.

For background information on different areas the ABS recommends using Census QuickStats or Census Basic Community Profiles, available at <www.censusdata.abs.gov.au>.


Index of Relative Socio-economic Advantage and Disadvantage


NORTHERN TERRITORY
Local Government Areas


Most disadvantaged

Rank
in NT
Local Government Area (LGA)
Usual Resident Population

1
Jilkminggan
273
2
Belyuen
173
3
Walangeri Ngumpinku
463
4
Daguragu
543
5
Marngarr
275
6
Yugul Mangi
1,642
7
Nyirranggulung Mardrulk Ngadberre
936
8
Nauiyu Nambiyu
395
9
Kunbarllanjnja
882
10
Ltyentye Purte
541



Most advantaged

Rank
in NT
Local Government Area (LGA)
Usual Resident Population

1
Jabiru
1,136
2
Darwin
66,290
3
Alice Springs
23,891
4
Litchfield
15,555
5
Palmerston
23,718
6
Katherine
8,191
7
Cox Peninsula
294
8
Coomalie
1,105
9
Mataranka
251
10
Tennant Creek
2,921



GREATER DARWIN
Statistical Local Areas

Most disadvantaged

Rank
in Darwin
Statistical Local Area (SLA)
Usual Resident Population

1
Lee Point-Leanyer Swamp
127
2
Moulden
3,363
3
Gray
3,294
4
Narrows
653
5
Winnellie
305
6
Karama
4,777
7
Coconut Grove
2,593
8
Ludmilla
1,702
9
Malak
3,263
10
Woodroffe
3,454


Most advantaged

Rank
in Darwin
Statistical Local Area (SLA)
Usual Resident Population

1
Bayview-Woolner
1,759
2
Larrakeyah
3,037
3
Durack
2,685
4
Brinkin
1,039
5
Gunn-Palmerston City
2,380
6
Stuart Park
3,493
7
Fannie Bay
2,434
8
Palmerston - Bal
2,835
9
Nakara
1,913
10
Rapid Creek
2,934



The above tables list the top and bottom ten ranked Local Government Areas (LGAs) in the Northern Territory, and the top and bottom ten ranked Statistical Local Areas (SLAs) in Greater Darwin, according to the Index of Relative Socio-economic Advantage and Disadvantage. There are a total of 34 LGAs with SEIFA scores in the Northern Territory, and 40 SLAs in Greater Darwin (i.e. the Darwin Statistical Division).

Here we have listed only a small selection of the most advantaged and disadvantaged areas for one of the four SEIFA measures. Due to the complexity involved in measuring socio-economic status, the ABS recommends some caution when reporting. Areas ranked in the top ten are likely to have similar levels of socio-economic advantage, and areas in the bottom ten are likely to have similar levels of socio-economic disadvantage. Ranking for areas will change depending on which index is used.

SEIFA indexes show an average ranking for areas. The socio-economic conditions of individual residents in any one area will vary, and there may be relatively advantaged residents living in areas labelled as disadvantaged and vice versa. For example, the Karama SLA was one of the lowest ranked SLAs in Darwin. However, on breaking this area down into Census Collection Districts, the ABS found that around one-eigth of residents lived in relatively advantaged areas.

For background information on different areas the ABS recommends using Census QuickStats or Census Basic Community Profiles, available at <www.censusdata.abs.gov.au>.


Index of Relative Socio-economic Advantage and Disadvantage

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY
Statistical Local Areas

Most disadvantaged

Rank
in ACT
Statistical Local Area (SLA)
Usual Resident Population

1
Symonston
469
2
Oaks Estate
243
3
Charnwood
3,020
4
Tuggeranong - SSD Bal
66
5
Richardson
3,231
6
Fyshwick
54
7
Weston Creek-Stromlo - SSD Bal
15
8
Holt
4,697
9
Page
2,694
10
Scullin
2,794



Most advantaged

Rank
in ACT
Statistical Local Area (SLA)
Usual Resident Population

1
Barton
940
2
Forrest
1,191
3
O'Malley
685
4
Chapman
2,693
5
Fadden
3,214
6
Bruce
3,387
7
Weetangera
2,545
8
Harrison
304
9
Kingston
2,451
10
Garran
3,176



The above tables list the top and bottom ten ranked Statistical Local Areas (SLAs) in the Australian Capital Territory, according to the Index of Relative Socio-economic Advantage and Disadvantage. There are a total of 103 SLAs in ACT.

Here we have listed only a small selection of the most advantaged and disadvantaged areas for one of the four SEIFA measures. Due to the complexity involved in measuring socio-economic status, the ABS recommends some caution when reporting. Areas ranked in the top ten are likely to have similar levels of socio-economic advantage, and areas in the bottom ten are likely to have similar levels of socio-economic disadvantage. Ranking for areas will change depending on which index is used.

SEIFA indexes show an average ranking for areas. The socio-economic conditions of individual residents in any one area will vary, and there may be relatively advantaged residents living in areas labelled as disadvantaged and vice versa. For example, the Charnwood SLA was one of the lowest ranked SLAs in the ACT. However, on breaking this area down into Census Collection Districts, the ABS found that around one-quarter of residents lived in relatively advantaged areas.

For background information on different areas the ABS recommends using Census QuickStats or Census Basic Community Profiles, available at <www.censusdata.abs.gov.au>.

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