2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Tasmania | Local Government Areas

Sorell (M)

Code LGA64810 (LGA)
People 13,194
Male 6,530
Female 6,664
Median age 40
Families 3,723
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 6,592
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $949
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,257
Median weekly rent $230
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 Sorell (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Total 13,194 -- 495,354 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 6,530 49.5 242,675 49.0 10,634,013 49.4
Female 6,664 50.5 252,679 51.0 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 522 4.0 19,626 4.0 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 13,194 people in Sorell (M) (Local Government Areas) of these 49.5% were male and 50.5% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 4.0% of the population.

Age Sorell (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People
0-4 years 918 7.0 31,182 6.3 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 790 6.0 30,231 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 907 6.9 32,455 6.6 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 827 6.3 32,687 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 683 5.2 29,577 6.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 733 5.6 28,074 5.7 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 755 5.7 27,209 5.5 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 851 6.4 30,908 6.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 932 7.1 33,944 6.9 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,024 7.8 35,030 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,043 7.9 36,528 7.4 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 951 7.2 34,090 6.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 875 6.6 32,733 6.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 628 4.8 25,312 5.1 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 464 3.5 19,449 3.9 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 337 2.6 14,522 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 286 2.2 11,175 2.3 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 194 1.5 10,247 2.1 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 40 -- 40 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Sorell (M) (Local Government Areas) was 40 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.5% of the population.

Registered marital status Sorell (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 5,006 47.3 190,899 47.5 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 406 3.8 13,090 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,254 11.8 39,595 9.9 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 553 5.2 26,245 6.5 949,634 5.5
Never married 3,366 31.8 131,655 32.8 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Sorell (M) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 47.3% were married and 15.7% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Sorell (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 53 -- 53 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 55 -- 54 --
Widowed 76 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Sorell (M) (Local Government Areas) was 53 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status Sorell (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 4,563 47.7 172,039 48.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,380 14.4 41,694 11.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,624 37.9 144,719 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Sorell (M) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 47.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 14.4% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Sorell (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52 -- 53 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 36 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 41 -- 39 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Sorell (M) (Local Government Areas) was 52 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 36 years.

Education Sorell (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Pre-school 114 3.3 4,217 3.0 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 799 22.8 30,054 21.5 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 248 7.1 7,668 5.5 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 61 1.7 4,349 3.1 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 537 15.4 18,175 13.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 183 5.2 6,481 4.6 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 51 1.5 4,952 3.5 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 334 9.5 12,869 9.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 236 6.7 16,530 11.8 932,524 14.3
Other 80 2.3 2,865 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 855 24.4 31,624 22.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 3,498 -- 139,784 -- 6,503,580 --

In Sorell (M) (Local Government Areas) 26.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 31.7% were in primary school, 22.0% in secondary school and 16.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Sorell (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Australia 11,382 86.3 414,261 83.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Sorell (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,378 11.1 69,303 14.9 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 710 5.7 26,629 5.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 470 3.8 18,037 3.9 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 9,840 79.4 351,939 75.5 10,757,087 53.7

In Sorell (M) (Local Government Areas), 79.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 11.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Sorell (M) % Tasmania % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Sorell (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,570 56.1 126,465 54.5 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,959 30.8 76,384 32.9 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 418 6.6 14,452 6.2 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 418 6.6 14,825 6.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 6,365 -- 232,126 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 6,365 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Sorell (M) (Local Government Areas). Of these 56.1% were employed full time, 30.8% were employed part-time and 6.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Sorell (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 625 10.5 27,159 12.5 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 638 10.7 23,356 10.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 696 11.7 25,868 11.9 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,258 21.2 41,655 19.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,313 38.9 84,811 39.0 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Sorell (M) (Local Government Areas), 10.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 38.9% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Sorell (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 43 -- 42 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 42 -- 42 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Sorell (M) (Local Government Areas) was 43 years and for people who were employed part-time was 42 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Sorell (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 516 -- 499 -- 577 --
Family 1,184 -- 1,203 -- 1,481 --
Household 949 -- 948 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Sorell (M) (Local Government Areas) was $516.

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

Unpaid work Sorell (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 7,783 73.5 289,363 72.1 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 3,186 30.1 111,822 27.9 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,368 12.9 46,646 11.6 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,800 17.0 78,249 19.5 3,090,874 17.8

In Sorell (M) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 73.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 30.1% provided care for children and 12.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 17.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Sorell (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,007 19.0 80,975 20.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,939 27.8 106,957 26.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,506 14.2 54,796 13.6 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,333 12.6 46,635 11.6 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Sorell (M) (Local Government Areas), 27.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Sorell (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,547 41.6 56,435 42.1 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,486 39.9 53,219 39.7 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 652 17.5 22,824 17.0 901,637 15.9
Other family 38 1.0 1,718 1.3 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Sorell (M) (Local Government Areas), 39.9% were couple families with children, 41.6% were couple families without children and 17.5% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Sorell (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 21.1 -- 18.5 -- 17.6
Female -- 78.9 -- 81.5 -- 82.4

In Sorell (M) (Local Government Areas) 21.1% of single parents were male and 78.9% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Sorell (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Families without children 1,754 -- 1,771 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,837 -- 1,999 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Sorell (M) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,837 and those without children was $1,754.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Sorell (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 594 19.6 18,916 17.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 121 4.0 5,113 4.7 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 652 21.5 24,509 22.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 397 13.1 14,195 12.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 203 6.7 7,386 6.7 251,191 5.4
Both not working 681 22.5 25,360 23.1 899,598 19.2
Other 211 7.0 6,840 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 172 5.7 7,334 6.7 314,529 6.7

In Sorell (M) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 19.6% had both partners employed full-time, 4.0% had both employed part-time and 21.5% 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 (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 5,132 80.3 192,819 85.6 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,261 19.7 32,494 14.4 934,470 10.7

In Sorell (M) (Local Government Areas), 80.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 19.7% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Sorell (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 4,833 94.2 166,516 86.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 176 3.4 10,329 5.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 93 1.8 14,516 7.5 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 22 0.4 1,355 0.7 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Sorell (M) (Local Government Areas), 94.2% were separate houses, 3.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.8% were flats, units or apartments and 0.4% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Sorell (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 7 0.1 693 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 183 3.6 9,380 4.9 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,156 22.5 39,348 20.4 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 2,707 52.8 99,420 51.6 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,003 19.5 40,675 21.1 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 75 1.5 3,310 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.9 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Sorell (M) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.6% had 1 bedroom, 22.5% had 2 bedrooms and 52.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Sorell (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,697 33.1 69,770 36.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 2,325 45.3 65,922 34.2 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 979 19.1 50,956 26.4 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 19 0.4 1,495 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 112 2.2 4,683 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Sorell (M) (Local Government Areas), 33.1% were owned outright, 45.3% were owned with a mortgage and 19.1% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Sorell (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Family households 3,669 71.5 132,582 68.8 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,353 26.4 54,039 28.0 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 110 2.1 6,205 3.2 321,007 4.1

In Sorell (M) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 71.5% were family households, 26.4% were single person households and 2.1% were group households.

Household income Sorell (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 29.5 -- 30.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.9 -- 5.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Sorell (M) (Local Government Areas), 29.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.9% 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 (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Median rent 230 -- 200 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.1 -- 90.5 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.9 -- 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 (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,257 -- 1,300 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.1 -- 92.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.9 -- 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 (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
None 214 4.2 15,145 7.9 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,689 32.9 68,647 35.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 2,010 39.2 68,499 35.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,075 20.9 34,946 18.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 145 2.8 5,589 2.9 234,292 3.0

In Sorell (M) (Local Government Areas), 32.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 39.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 20.9% 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 Sorell (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 521 -- 19,625 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 260 49.9 9,629 49.1 270,331 49.3
Female 261 50.1 9,996 50.9 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 18 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Sorell (M) (Local Government Areas), there were 521 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 260 (or 49.9%) were male and 261 (or 50.1%) were female. The median age was 18 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Sorell (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.2 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 929 -- 923 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Sorell (M) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $929.

Mortgage and rent Sorell (M) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 230 -- 190 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,213 -- 1,300 -- 1,647 --

In Sorell (M) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $230 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,213.

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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