SEIFA allows research into the socio-economic well-being of Australian communities and areas of advantage and disadvantage.
SEIFA indexes were first produced in 1990 and from 1986 onwards are available from the ABS website.There are four indexes:
- Index of Relative Socio-Economic Disadvantage,
- Index of Relative Socio-Economic Advantage/Disadvantage,
- Index of Economic Resources, and
- Index of Education and Occupations