2033.0.55.001 - Census of Population and Housing: Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA), Australia, 2016 Quality Declaration 
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The four indexes included in SEIFA are:

  • the Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage (IRSD)
  • the Index of Relative Socio-economic Advantage and Disadvantage (IRSAD)
  • the Index of Economic Resources (IER)
  • the Index of Education and Occupation (IEO)

These indexes are described in the following pages.

Each index aims to capture a slightly different aspect of relative advantage and/or disadvantage and is constructed using different variables. It is therefore likely that the same area will have different rankings on each index. For example, it is possible for an area to rank relatively lowly in the Disadvantage index but not in the Advantage and Disadvantage index, because these indexes include different variables.