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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Tasmania | State Suburbs

Sorell

Code SSC60337 (SSC)
People 2,476
Male 1,186
Female 1,290
Median age 44
Families 706
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 1,078
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $879
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,419
Median weekly rent $230
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Sorell % Tasmania % Australia %
Total 2,476 -- 495,354 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,186 47.9 242,675 49.0 10,634,013 49.4
Female 1,290 52.1 252,679 51.0 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 89 3.6 19,626 4.0 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 2,476 people in Sorell (State Suburbs) of these 47.9% were male and 52.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.6% of the population.

Age Sorell % Tasmania % Australia %
People
0-4 years 162 6.5 31,182 6.3 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 135 5.5 30,231 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 151 6.1 32,455 6.6 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 152 6.1 32,687 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 146 5.9 29,577 6.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 127 5.1 28,074 5.7 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 117 4.7 27,209 5.5 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 142 5.7 30,908 6.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 149 6.0 33,944 6.9 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 167 6.7 35,030 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 167 6.7 36,528 7.4 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 144 5.8 34,090 6.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 146 5.9 32,733 6.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 128 5.2 25,312 5.1 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 106 4.3 19,449 3.9 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 116 4.7 14,522 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 116 4.7 11,175 2.3 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 105 4.2 10,247 2.1 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 44 -- 40 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Sorell (State Suburbs) was 44 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 23.1% of the population.

Registered marital status Sorell % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,035 50.9 190,899 47.5 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 52 2.6 13,090 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 186 9.2 39,595 9.9 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 198 9.7 26,245 6.5 949,634 5.5
Never married 561 27.6 131,655 32.8 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Sorell (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 50.9% were married and 11.7% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Sorell % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 55 -- 53 -- 50 --
Separated 46 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 57 -- 55 -- 54 --
Widowed 82 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Sorell (State Suburbs) was 55 years and the median age of people never married was 24 years.

Social marital status Sorell % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 946 51.9 172,039 48.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 194 10.6 41,694 11.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 684 37.5 144,719 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Sorell (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 51.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.6% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Sorell % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 55 -- 53 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 31 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 41 -- 39 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Sorell (State Suburbs) was 55 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 31 years.

Education Sorell % Tasmania % Australia %
Pre-school 17 2.8 4,217 3.0 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 145 24.1 30,054 21.5 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 44 7.3 7,668 5.5 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 12 2.0 4,349 3.1 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 100 16.6 18,175 13.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 29 4.8 6,481 4.6 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 3 0.5 4,952 3.5 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 50 8.3 12,869 9.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 29 4.8 16,530 11.8 932,524 14.3
Other 12 2.0 2,865 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 161 26.7 31,624 22.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 602 -- 139,784 -- 6,503,580 --

In Sorell (State Suburbs) 24.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 33.1% were in primary school, 21.8% in secondary school and 13.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Sorell % Tasmania % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Sorell % Tasmania % Australia %
Australia 2,178 87.9 414,261 83.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Sorell % Tasmania % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 188 8.2 69,303 14.9 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 88 3.8 26,629 5.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 77 3.3 18,037 3.9 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,946 84.6 351,939 75.5 10,757,087 53.7

In Sorell (State Suburbs), 84.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 8.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Sorell % Tasmania % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Sorell % Tasmania % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Sorell % Tasmania % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 632 59.2 126,465 54.5 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 303 28.4 76,384 32.9 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 73 6.8 14,452 6.2 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 60 5.6 14,825 6.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,068 -- 232,126 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 1,068 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Sorell (State Suburbs). Of these 59.2% were employed full time, 28.4% were employed part-time and 5.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Sorell % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 119 11.8 27,159 12.5 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 95 9.4 23,356 10.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 94 9.3 25,868 11.9 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 204 20.2 41,655 19.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 426 42.1 84,811 39.0 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Sorell (State Suburbs), 11.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 42.1% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Sorell % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 41 -- 42 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 42 -- 42 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Sorell (State Suburbs) was 41 years and for people who were employed part-time was 42 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Sorell % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 464 -- 499 -- 577 --
Family 1,086 -- 1,203 -- 1,481 --
Household 879 -- 948 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Sorell (State Suburbs) was $464.

Travel to work, top responses Sorell % Tasmania % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Sorell % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,356 66.7 289,363 72.1 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 509 25.0 111,822 27.9 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 257 12.6 46,646 11.6 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 277 13.6 78,249 19.5 3,090,874 17.8

In Sorell (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 66.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 25.0% provided care for children and 12.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 13.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Sorell % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 369 18.1 80,975 20.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 487 23.9 106,957 26.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 265 13.0 54,796 13.6 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 235 11.6 46,635 11.6 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Sorell (State Suburbs), 23.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Sorell % Tasmania % Australia %
Couple family without children 318 45.0 56,435 42.1 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 263 37.3 53,219 39.7 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 118 16.7 22,824 17.0 901,637 15.9
Other family 7 1.0 1,718 1.3 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Sorell (State Suburbs), 37.3% were couple families with children, 45.0% were couple families without children and 16.7% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Sorell % Tasmania % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 22.4 -- 18.5 -- 17.6
Female -- 77.6 -- 81.5 -- 82.4

In Sorell (State Suburbs) 22.4% of single parents were male and 77.6% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Sorell % Tasmania % Australia %
Families without children 1,595 -- 1,771 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,865 -- 1,999 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Sorell (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,865 and those without children was $1,595.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Sorell % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 117 20.1 18,916 17.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 20 3.4 5,113 4.7 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 110 18.9 24,509 22.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 69 11.9 14,195 12.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 22 3.8 7,386 6.7 251,191 5.4
Both not working 174 29.9 25,360 23.1 899,598 19.2
Other 38 6.5 6,840 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 31 5.3 7,334 6.7 314,529 6.7

In Sorell (State Suburbs), of couple families, 20.1% had both partners employed full-time, 3.4% had both employed part-time and 18.9% 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 Sorell % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 971 92.5 192,819 85.6 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 79 7.5 32,494 14.4 934,470 10.7

In Sorell (State Suburbs), 92.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.5% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Sorell % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 774 79.7 166,516 86.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 114 11.7 10,329 5.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 83 8.5 14,516 7.5 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 0 0.0 1,355 0.7 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Sorell (State Suburbs), 79.7% were separate houses, 11.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 8.5% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Sorell % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 693 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 28 2.9 9,380 4.9 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 207 21.3 39,348 20.4 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 546 56.2 99,420 51.6 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 176 18.1 40,675 21.1 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 14 1.4 3,310 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Sorell (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 2.9% had 1 bedroom, 21.3% had 2 bedrooms and 56.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Sorell % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 350 36.0 69,770 36.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 346 35.6 65,922 34.2 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 242 24.9 50,956 26.4 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 3 0.3 1,495 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 30 3.1 4,683 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Sorell (State Suburbs), 36.0% were owned outright, 35.6% were owned with a mortgage and 24.9% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Sorell % Tasmania % Australia %
Family households 692 71.2 132,582 68.8 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 268 27.6 54,039 28.0 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 12 1.2 6,205 3.2 321,007 4.1

In Sorell (State Suburbs), of all households, 71.2% were family households, 27.6% were single person households and 1.2% were group households.

Household income Sorell % Tasmania % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 32.9 -- 30.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.5 -- 5.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Sorell (State Suburbs), 32.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.5% 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 Sorell % Tasmania % Australia %
Median rent 230 -- 200 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.7 -- 90.5 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.3 -- 9.5 -- 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 Sorell % Tasmania % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,419 -- 1,300 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.8 -- 92.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.2 -- 7.5 -- 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 Sorell % Tasmania % Australia %
None 81 8.4 15,145 7.9 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 355 36.6 68,647 35.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 323 33.3 68,499 35.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 180 18.6 34,946 18.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 31 3.2 5,589 2.9 234,292 3.0

In Sorell (State Suburbs), 36.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 33.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.6% 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 Sorell % Tasmania % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 88 -- 19,625 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 46 52.3 9,629 49.1 270,331 49.3
Female 42 47.7 9,996 50.9 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 26 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Sorell (State Suburbs), there were 88 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 46 (or 52.3%) were male and 42 (or 47.7%) were female. The median age was 26 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Sorell % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.4 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 900 -- 923 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Sorell (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.4, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $900.

Mortgage and rent Sorell % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 190 -- 190 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,387 -- 1,300 -- 1,647 --

In Sorell (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $190 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,387.

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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