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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Tasmania | State Suburbs

Sorell

Code SSC61316 (SSC)
People 1,546
Male 693
Female 853
Median age 46
Australian citizenship 1,427
People born overseas 100
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 5
Families 424
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 673
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $599
Median monthly mortgage repayment $888
Median weekly rent $130
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Sorell % Australia %
Total 1,546 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 693 44.8 9,799,252 49.4
Female 853 55.2 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 51 3.3 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 1,546 people were usually resident in Sorell (State Suburbs): of these 44.8% were male and 55.2% were female. Of the total population 3.3% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Sorell % Australia %
People
0-4 years 88 5.7 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 162 10.5 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 166 10.7 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 481 31.1 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 181 11.7 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 466 30.1 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 46 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 16.2% of people usually resident in Sorell (State Suburbs) were children aged 0-14 years, and 41.8% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 46 years.

Selected characteristics Sorell % Australia %
Australian citizenship 1,427 92.3 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 100 6.5 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 5 0.3 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 92.3% of people usually resident in Sorell (State Suburbs) were Australian citizens, 6.5% were born overseas and 0.3% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Sorell % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 609 47.1 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 169 13.1 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 203 15.7 936,813 5.9
Never married 318 24.6 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 47.1% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Sorell (State Suburbs) were married, 13.1% were either separated or divorced, 15.7% were widowed and 24.6% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Sorell % Australia %
Australia 1,341 86.7 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Sorell % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Sorell % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Sorell % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 298 53.7 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 170 30.6 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 22 4.0 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 19 3.4 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 46 8.3 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 678 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 555 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 555 people aged 15 years and over in Sorell (State Suburbs) were in the labour force. Of these 53.7% worked full-time, 30.6% worked part-time, 4.0% were away from work, 3.4% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 8.3% were unemployed. 678 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Sorell % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Sorell % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Sorell % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 324 -- 466 --
Family 782 -- 1,171 --
Household 599 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Sorell (State Suburbs), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $324, the median family income was $782 and the median household income was $599.

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includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Sorell % Australia %
Couple family without children 189 44.6 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 156 36.8 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 79 18.6 823,254 15.8
Other family 0 0.0 89,686 1.7
Total families 424 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 424 families in Sorell (State Suburbs): of these 44.6% were couple families without children, 36.8% were couple families with children, 18.6% were one parent families and 0.0% were other families.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwellings include visitor only and other not-classifiable households unless otherwise stated

Dwelling type Sorell % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 648 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 673 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 648 occupied private dwellings were counted in Sorell (State Suburbs).

Dwelling structure Sorell % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 537 82.9 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 14 2.2 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 97 15.0 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 0 0.0 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Sorell (State Suburbs), 82.9% were separate houses, 2.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 15.0% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Tenure Sorell % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 260 40.1 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 177 27.3 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 172 26.5 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 4 0.6 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 35 5.4 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Sorell (State Suburbs), 40.1% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 27.3% were owned with a mortgage and 26.5% were rented.

Landlord type Sorell % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 28 16.3 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 65 37.8 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 74 43.0 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 10 5.8 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Sorell (State Suburbs), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 16.3% were rented from a real estate agent, 37.8% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 43.0% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Sorell % Australia %
Median weekly rent 130 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 888 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.2 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Sorell (State Suburbs), the median weekly rent was $130. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $888. The average people per household was 2.2 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Sorell % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 420 64.8 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 205 31.6 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 7 1.1 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Sorell (State Suburbs), 64.8% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 31.6% were single (or lone) person households and 1.1% were group households.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 25/10/2007

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. These adjustments may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages in QuickStats. For more information refer to Introduced Random Error. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

Census Data Quality.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. These adjustments may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages in QuickStats. For more information refer to Introduced Random Error in the 2006 Census Dictionary. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

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