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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Somers

Code SSC21229 (SSC)
People 1,427
Male 710
Female 717
Median age 48
Families 386
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 1,097
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,361
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,400
Median weekly rent $270
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Somers % Victoria % Australia %
Total 1,427 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 710 49.8 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 717 50.2 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 3 0.2 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 1,427 people in Somers (State Suburbs) of these 49.8% were male and 50.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.2% of the population.

Age Somers % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 84 5.9 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 81 5.7 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 88 6.2 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 83 5.8 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 52 3.6 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 16 1.1 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 68 4.8 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 75 5.3 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 101 7.1 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 100 7.0 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 118 8.3 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 104 7.3 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 112 7.9 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 125 8.8 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 87 6.1 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 55 3.9 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 35 2.5 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 42 2.9 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 48 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Somers (State Suburbs) was 48 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 23.9% of the population.

Registered marital status Somers % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 657 56.0 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 31 2.6 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 122 10.4 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 75 6.4 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 288 24.6 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Somers (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 56.0% were married and 13.0% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Somers % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 58 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 29 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Somers (State Suburbs) was 58 years and the median age of people never married was 29 years.

Social marital status Somers % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 551 56.2 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 118 12.0 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 312 31.8 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Somers (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 56.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.0% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Somers % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 55 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 45 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 50 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Somers (State Suburbs) was 55 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 45 years.

Education Somers % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 31 7.9 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 92 23.5 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 9 2.3 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 6 1.5 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 47 12.0 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 11 2.8 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 31 7.9 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 19 4.8 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 36 9.2 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 7 1.8 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 103 26.3 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 392 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Somers (State Suburbs) 27.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.3% were in primary school, 22.4% in secondary school and 14.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Somers % Victoria % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Somers % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 1,118 78.3 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Somers % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 272 20.4 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 106 8.0 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 81 6.1 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 874 65.6 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Somers (State Suburbs), 65.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 20.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Somers % Victoria % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Somers % Victoria % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Somers % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 338 51.4 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 259 39.4 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 32 4.9 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 29 4.4 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 658 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 658 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Somers (State Suburbs). Of these 51.4% were employed full time, 39.4% were employed part-time and 4.4% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Somers % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 94 14.8 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 83 13.1 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 80 12.6 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 84 13.3 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 257 40.6 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Somers (State Suburbs), 14.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 13.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 40.6% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Somers % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 45 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 47 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Somers (State Suburbs) was 45 years and for people who were employed part-time was 47 years.

Occupation Somers % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Somers % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Somers % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 630 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,707 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,361 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Somers (State Suburbs) was $630.

Travel to work, top responses Somers % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Somers % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 906 77.3 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 352 30.1 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 171 14.6 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 356 30.3 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Somers (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 77.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 30.1% provided care for children and 14.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 30.3% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Somers % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 217 18.5 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 342 29.2 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 215 18.3 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 133 11.3 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Somers (State Suburbs), 29.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 18.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.3% worked 30 hours or more.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition | weekly incomes | employment status of couple families

Families — family composition
Family composition Somers % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 184 47.8 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 161 41.8 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 37 9.6 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 3 0.8 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Somers (State Suburbs), 41.8% were couple families with children, 47.8% were couple families without children and 9.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Somers % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 18.9 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 81.1 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Somers (State Suburbs) 18.9% of single parents were male and 81.1% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Somers % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 2,166 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,206 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Somers (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,206 and those without children was $2,166.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Somers % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 48 14.0 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 16 4.7 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 90 26.2 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 36 10.5 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 21 6.1 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 87 25.4 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 25 7.3 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 20 5.8 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Somers (State Suburbs), of couple families, 14.0% had both partners employed full-time, 4.7% had both employed part-time and 26.2% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling type Somers % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 530 49.4 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 542 50.6 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Somers (State Suburbs), 49.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 50.6% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Somers % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 523 98.7 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 0 0.0 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 0 0.0 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 7 1.3 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Somers (State Suburbs), 98.7% were separate houses, 0.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.0% were flats, units or apartments and 1.3% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Somers % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 4 0.8 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 73 13.8 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 275 51.9 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 175 33.0 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 3 0.6 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.2 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Somers (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 0.8% had 1 bedroom, 13.8% had 2 bedrooms and 51.9% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Somers % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 255 48.1 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 188 35.5 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 78 14.7 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 3 0.6 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 6 1.1 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Somers (State Suburbs), 48.1% were owned outright, 35.5% were owned with a mortgage and 14.7% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Somers % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 386 72.8 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 141 26.6 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 3 0.6 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Somers (State Suburbs), of all households, 72.8% were family households, 26.6% were single person households and 0.6% were group households.

Household income Somers % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 20.3 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 10.3 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Somers (State Suburbs), 20.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 10.3% of households had a weekly income of more than $3,000.

Dwellings — mortgage & rent

Proportions are calculated using all tenure types for occupied private dwellings. This excludes visitor only and other non-classifiable households.

Rent weekly payments Somers % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 270 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 96.1 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 3.9 -- 9.1 -- 10.4
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households whose rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which are not renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Mortgage monthly repayments Somers % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,400 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.3 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.7 -- 10.1 -- 9.9
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households who own their dwelling, and whose mortgage payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which were renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Dwellings — number of motor vehicles
Number of registered motor vehicles Somers % Victoria % Australia %
None 15 2.8 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 165 31.2 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 257 48.7 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 85 16.1 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 6 1.1 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Somers (State Suburbs), 31.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 48.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 16.1% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

Expand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people category,
includes selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
People characteristics Somers % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 4 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 4 100.0 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 0 0.0 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 21 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Somers (State Suburbs), there were 4 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 4 (or 100.0%) were male and 0 (or 0.0%) were female. The median age was 21 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Somers % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,750 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Somers (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,750.

Mortgage and rent Somers % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 0 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 4,333 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Somers (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $0 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $4,333.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 28/03/2013

Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. This may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics | It contains data from the 2011 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2011 | Release date of this QuickStat was 28 March 2013 | 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 2011 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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