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Somerset (R)

Code LGA36580 (LGA)
People 21,639
Male 10,926
Female 10,713
Median age 41
Families 6,036
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 9,502
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $928
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,500
Median weekly rent $240
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Somerset (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Total 21,639 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 10,926 50.5 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 10,713 49.5 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 612 2.8 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 21,639 people in Somerset (R) (Local Government Areas) of these 50.5% were male and 49.5% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.8% of the population.

Age Somerset (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,450 6.7 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,496 6.9 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,630 7.5 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,387 6.4 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 887 4.1 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 967 4.5 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,111 5.1 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,405 6.5 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,459 6.7 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,557 7.2 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,652 7.6 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,572 7.3 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,647 7.6 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 1,317 6.1 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 951 4.4 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 540 2.5 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 333 1.5 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 279 1.3 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 41 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Somerset (R) (Local Government Areas) was 41 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 15.8% of the population.

Registered marital status Somerset (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 8,854 51.9 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 638 3.7 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,863 10.9 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 943 5.5 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 4,763 27.9 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Somerset (R) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 51.9% were married and 14.7% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Somerset (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 53 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 74 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Somerset (R) (Local Government Areas) was 53 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Somerset (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 8,082 52.6 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,772 11.5 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 5,514 35.9 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Somerset (R) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 52.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.5% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Somerset (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 53 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 39 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 41 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Somerset (R) (Local Government Areas) was 53 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 39 years.

Education Somerset (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 217 3.8 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,805 31.4 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 73 1.3 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 132 2.3 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 1,027 17.9 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 103 1.8 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 241 4.2 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 304 5.3 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 311 5.4 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 98 1.7 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,442 25.1 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 5,753 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Somerset (R) (Local Government Areas) 26.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 35.0% were in primary school, 23.8% in secondary school and 10.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Somerset (R) % Queensland % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Somerset (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 17,933 82.9 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Somerset (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 3,090 15.2 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,258 6.2 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 939 4.6 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 14,997 73.9 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Somerset (R) (Local Government Areas), 73.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 15.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Somerset (R) % Queensland % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Somerset (R) % Queensland % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Somerset (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 5,356 57.2 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,809 30.0 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 582 6.2 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 614 6.6 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 9,361 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 9,361 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Somerset (R) (Local Government Areas). Of these 57.2% were employed full time, 30.0% were employed part-time and 6.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Somerset (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 912 10.4 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 830 9.5 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 1,060 12.1 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,423 16.3 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 3,937 45.0 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Somerset (R) (Local Government Areas), 10.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 45.0% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Somerset (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 44 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 43 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Somerset (R) (Local Government Areas) was 44 years and for people who were employed part-time was 43 years.

Occupation Somerset (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Somerset (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Somerset (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 445 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,069 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 928 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Somerset (R) (Local Government Areas) was $445.

Travel to work, top responses Somerset (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Somerset (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 12,025 70.5 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 4,832 28.3 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 2,058 12.1 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 3,570 20.9 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Somerset (R) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 70.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.3% provided care for children and 12.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Somerset (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,880 16.9 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 4,145 24.3 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 2,413 14.1 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 2,590 15.2 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Somerset (R) (Local Government Areas), 24.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 15.2% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Somerset (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,652 43.9 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 2,407 39.9 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 905 15.0 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 72 1.2 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Somerset (R) (Local Government Areas), 39.9% were couple families with children, 43.9% were couple families without children and 15.0% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Somerset (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 18.5 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 81.5 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Somerset (R) (Local Government Areas) 18.5% of single parents were male and 81.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Somerset (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 1,598 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,853 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Somerset (R) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,853 and those without children was $1,598.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Somerset (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 893 17.7 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 201 4.0 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 879 17.4 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 845 16.7 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 337 6.7 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,272 25.2 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 289 5.7 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 336 6.7 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Somerset (R) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 17.7% had both partners employed full-time, 4.0% had both employed part-time and 17.4% 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 Somerset (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 7,818 85.3 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,348 14.7 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Somerset (R) (Local Government Areas), 85.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 14.7% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Somerset (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 7,483 95.7 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 39 0.5 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 108 1.4 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 184 2.4 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Somerset (R) (Local Government Areas), 95.7% were separate houses, 0.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.4% were flats, units or apartments and 2.4% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Somerset (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 44 0.6 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 241 3.1 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,075 13.8 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 3,438 44.0 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 2,848 36.4 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 171 2.2 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.2 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Somerset (R) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.1% had 1 bedroom, 13.8% had 2 bedrooms and 44.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.6 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Somerset (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 2,851 36.5 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 2,909 37.2 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,787 22.9 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 70 0.9 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 200 2.6 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Somerset (R) (Local Government Areas), 36.5% were owned outright, 37.2% were owned with a mortgage and 22.9% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Somerset (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 5,886 75.3 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,709 21.9 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 222 2.8 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Somerset (R) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 75.3% were family households, 21.9% were single person households and 2.8% were group households.

Household income Somerset (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 30.4 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 4.1 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Somerset (R) (Local Government Areas), 30.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 4.1% 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 Somerset (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 240 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.9 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.1 -- 11.9 -- 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 Somerset (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,500 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.2 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.8 -- 9.7 -- 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 Somerset (R) % Queensland % Australia %
None 291 3.7 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 2,533 32.4 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 2,876 36.8 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,867 23.9 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 248 3.2 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Somerset (R) (Local Government Areas), 32.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 23.9% 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 Somerset (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 613 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 309 50.4 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 304 49.6 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 16 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Somerset (R) (Local Government Areas), there were 613 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 309 (or 50.4%) were male and 304 (or 49.6%) were female. The median age was 16 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Somerset (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.5 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 903 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Somerset (R) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.5, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $903.

Mortgage and rent Somerset (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 245 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,647 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Somerset (R) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $245 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,647.

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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