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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Sorrento (Vic.)

Code SSC21232 (SSC)
People 1,448
Male 699
Female 749
Median age 63
Families 370
Average children per family 1.7
All private dwellings 2,911
Average people per household 2
Median weekly household income $892
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,410
Median weekly rent $230
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Sorrento (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Total 1,448 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 699 48.3 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 749 51.7 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 4 0.3 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 1,448 people in Sorrento (Vic.) (State Suburbs) of these 48.3% were male and 51.7% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.3% of the population.

Age Sorrento (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 39 2.7 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 46 3.2 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 47 3.2 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 27 1.9 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 30 2.1 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 29 2.0 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 29 2.0 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 43 3.0 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 76 5.3 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 54 3.7 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 83 5.7 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 111 7.7 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 189 13.1 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 201 13.9 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 168 11.6 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 121 8.4 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 81 5.6 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 73 5.0 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 63 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Sorrento (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 63 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 9.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 44.9% of the population.

Registered marital status Sorrento (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 811 61.8 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 30 2.3 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 115 8.8 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 141 10.7 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 216 16.5 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Sorrento (Vic.) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 61.8% were married and 11.1% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Sorrento (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 65 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 67 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 59 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 82 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 40 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Sorrento (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 65 years and the median age of people never married was 40 years.

Social marital status Sorrento (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 586 59.0 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 65 6.5 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 342 34.4 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Sorrento (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 59.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 6.5% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Sorrento (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 65 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 52 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 59 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Sorrento (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 65 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 52 years.

Education Sorrento (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 17 6.6 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 29 11.2 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 19 7.4 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 6 2.3 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 25 9.7 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 7 2.7 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 3 1.2 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 18 7.0 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 28 10.9 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 6 2.3 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 100 38.8 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 258 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Sorrento (Vic.) (State Suburbs) 17.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 21.4% were in primary school, 13.6% in secondary school and 17.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Sorrento (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Sorrento (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 1,155 79.8 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Sorrento (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 239 17.6 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 120 8.8 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 60 4.4 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 942 69.2 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Sorrento (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 69.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 17.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Sorrento (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Sorrento (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Sorrento (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 229 45.6 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 216 43.0 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 45 9.0 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 12 2.4 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 502 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 502 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Sorrento (Vic.) (State Suburbs). Of these 45.6% were employed full time, 43.0% were employed part-time and 2.4% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Sorrento (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 88 18.0 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 67 13.7 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 69 14.1 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 49 10.0 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 178 36.3 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Sorrento (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 18.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 13.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 36.3% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Sorrento (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 52 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 57 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Sorrento (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 52 years and for people who were employed part-time was 57 years.

Occupation Sorrento (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Sorrento (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Sorrento (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 539 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,174 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 892 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Sorrento (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was $539.

Travel to work, top responses Sorrento (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Sorrento (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 946 71.9 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 298 22.6 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 195 14.8 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 361 27.5 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Sorrento (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 71.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 22.6% provided care for children and 14.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 27.5% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Sorrento (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 213 16.2 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 352 26.7 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 229 17.4 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 151 11.5 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Sorrento (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 26.7% worked 5 to 14 hours, 17.4% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.5% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Sorrento (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 253 68.2 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 87 23.5 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 28 7.5 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 3 0.8 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Sorrento (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 23.5% were couple families with children, 68.2% were couple families without children and 7.5% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Sorrento (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 10.7 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 89.3 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Sorrento (Vic.) (State Suburbs) 10.7% of single parents were male and 89.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Sorrento (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 2,550 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,866 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Sorrento (Vic.) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,866 and those without children was $2,550.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Sorrento (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 19 5.6 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 17 5.0 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 42 12.4 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 22 6.5 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 30 8.8 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 157 46.3 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 18 5.3 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 34 10.0 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Sorrento (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 5.6% had both partners employed full-time, 5.0% had both employed part-time and 12.4% 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 Sorrento (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 583 20.5 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 2,264 79.5 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Sorrento (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 20.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 79.5% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Sorrento (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 537 92.0 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 33 5.7 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 14 2.4 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 0 0.0 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Sorrento (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 92.0% were separate houses, 5.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.4% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Sorrento (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.5 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 7 1.2 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 80 13.7 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 298 51.2 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 183 31.4 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 11 1.9 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 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Sorrento (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 1.2% had 1 bedroom, 13.7% had 2 bedrooms and 51.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Sorrento (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 373 64.1 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 98 16.8 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 88 15.1 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 11 1.9 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 12 2.1 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Sorrento (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 64.1% were owned outright, 16.8% were owned with a mortgage and 15.1% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Sorrento (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 369 63.4 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 202 34.7 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 11 1.9 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Sorrento (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of all households, 63.4% were family households, 34.7% were single person households and 1.9% were group households.

Household income Sorrento (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 31.7 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 7.8 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Sorrento (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 31.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 7.8% 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 Sorrento (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 230 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.0 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.0 -- 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 Sorrento (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,410 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.2 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.8 -- 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 Sorrento (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
None 31 5.3 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 235 40.4 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 230 39.5 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 67 11.5 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 19 3.3 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Sorrento (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 40.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 39.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 11.5% 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 Sorrento (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 0 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 0 0.0 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 0 0.0 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 0 -- 22 -- 21 --

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

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Sorrento (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 0 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 0 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 0 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Sorrento (Vic.) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 0, with 0 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $0.

Mortgage and rent Sorrento (Vic.) % 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 0 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Sorrento (Vic.) (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 $0.

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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