2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Tasmania | Urban Centres and Localities

Port Sorell

Code UCL612800 (UCL)
People 2,211
Male 1,082
Female 1,129
Median age 47
Australian citizenship 2,035
People born overseas 200
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 20
Families 633
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 1,372
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $686
Median monthly mortgage repayment $945
Median weekly rent $160
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Port Sorell % Australia %
Total 2,211 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 1,082 48.9 9,799,252 49.4
Female 1,129 51.1 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 76 3.4 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 2,211 people were usually resident in Port Sorell (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 48.9% were male and 51.1% were female. Of the total population 3.4% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Port Sorell % Australia %
People
0-4 years 115 5.2 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 227 10.3 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 216 9.8 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 773 35.0 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 372 16.8 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 507 22.9 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 47 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 15.5% of people usually resident in Port Sorell (Urban Centres and Localities) were children aged 0-14 years, and 39.8% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 47 years.

Selected characteristics Port Sorell % Australia %
Australian citizenship 2,035 92.0 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 200 9.0 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 20 0.9 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 92.0% of people usually resident in Port Sorell (Urban Centres and Localities) were Australian citizens, 9.0% were born overseas and 0.9% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Port Sorell % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,092 58.5 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 236 12.6 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 137 7.3 936,813 5.9
Never married 408 21.8 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 58.5% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Port Sorell (Urban Centres and Localities) were married, 12.6% were either separated or divorced, 7.3% were widowed and 21.8% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Port Sorell % Australia %
Australia 1,906 86.2 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Port Sorell % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Port Sorell % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 505 53.5 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 292 30.9 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 46 4.9 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 29 3.1 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 72 7.6 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 850 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 944 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 944 people aged 15 years and over in Port Sorell (Urban Centres and Localities) were in the labour force. Of these 53.5% worked full-time, 30.9% worked part-time, 4.9% were away from work, 3.1% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 7.6% were unemployed. 850 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Port Sorell % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 366 -- 466 --
Family 942 -- 1,171 --
Household 686 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Port Sorell (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $366, the median family income was $942 and the median household income was $686.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Port Sorell % Australia %
Couple family without children 357 56.4 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 201 31.8 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 75 11.8 823,254 15.8
Other family 0 0.0 89,686 1.7
Total families 633 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 633 families in Port Sorell (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 56.4% were couple families without children, 31.8% were couple families with children, 11.8% 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 Port Sorell % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 962 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 1,372 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 962 occupied private dwellings were counted in Port Sorell (Urban Centres and Localities).

Dwelling structure Port Sorell % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 798 83.0 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 40 4.2 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 99 10.3 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 25 2.6 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Port Sorell (Urban Centres and Localities), 83.0% were separate houses, 4.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 10.3% were flats, units or apartments and 2.6% were other dwellings.

Tenure Port Sorell % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 420 43.7 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 235 24.4 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 243 25.3 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 13 1.4 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 49 5.1 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Port Sorell (Urban Centres and Localities), 43.7% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 24.4% were owned with a mortgage and 25.3% were rented.

Landlord type Port Sorell % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 115 47.3 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 4 1.6 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 117 48.1 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 5 2.1 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Port Sorell (Urban Centres and Localities), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 47.3% were rented from a real estate agent, 1.6% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 48.1% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Port Sorell % Australia %
Median weekly rent 160 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 945 -- 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 Port Sorell (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly rent was $160. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $945. The average people per household was 2.2 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Port Sorell % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 635 66.0 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 257 26.7 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 18 1.9 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Port Sorell (Urban Centres and Localities), 66.0% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 26.7% were single (or lone) person households and 1.9% 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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