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Somerton (NSW)

Code SSC12092 (SSC)
People 573
Male 298
Female 275
Median age 43
Families 156
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 260
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $942
Median monthly mortgage repayments $873
Median weekly rent $150
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.3
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Somerton (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 573 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 298 52.0 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 275 48.0 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 32 5.6 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 573 people in Somerton (NSW) (State Suburbs) of these 52.0% were male and 48.0% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 5.6% of the population.

Age Somerton (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 24 4.2 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 34 5.9 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 58 10.1 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 40 7.0 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 25 4.3 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 20 3.5 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 15 2.6 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 40 7.0 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 42 7.3 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 42 7.3 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 52 9.0 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 51 8.9 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 39 6.8 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 41 7.1 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 17 3.0 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 18 3.1 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 12 2.1 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 5 0.9 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 43 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Somerton (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 43 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 15.9% of the population.

Registered marital status Somerton (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 264 57.4 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 21 4.6 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 34 7.4 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 25 5.4 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 116 25.2 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Somerton (NSW) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 57.4% were married and 12.0% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Somerton (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 54 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 46 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 58 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 74 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 23 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Somerton (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 54 years and the median age of people never married was 23 years.

Social marital status Somerton (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 243 58.4 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 35 8.4 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 138 33.2 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Somerton (NSW) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 58.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 8.4% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Somerton (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 54 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 41 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 38 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Somerton (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 54 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 41 years.

Education Somerton (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 5 3.1 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 33 20.4 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 7 4.3 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 4 2.5 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 40 24.7 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 12 7.4 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 13 8.0 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 9 5.6 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 12 7.4 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 3 1.9 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 24 14.8 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 162 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Somerton (NSW) (State Suburbs) 28.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.3% were in primary school, 40.4% in secondary school and 13.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Somerton (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Somerton (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 531 92.3 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Somerton (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 36 6.7 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 17 3.1 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 15 2.8 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 473 87.4 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Somerton (NSW) (State Suburbs), 87.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 6.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Somerton (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Somerton (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Somerton (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 184 59.7 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 83 26.9 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 27 8.8 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 14 4.5 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 308 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 308 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Somerton (NSW) (State Suburbs). Of these 59.7% were employed full time, 26.9% were employed part-time and 4.5% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Somerton (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 34 11.6 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 23 7.9 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 30 10.3 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 29 9.9 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 156 53.4 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Somerton (NSW) (State Suburbs), 11.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 7.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 53.4% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Somerton (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 50 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 52 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Somerton (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 50 years and for people who were employed part-time was 52 years.

Occupation Somerton (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Somerton (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Somerton (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 477 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,102 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 942 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Somerton (NSW) (State Suburbs) was $477.

Travel to work, top responses Somerton (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Somerton (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 346 75.1 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 130 28.3 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 82 17.8 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 120 26.0 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Somerton (NSW) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 75.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.3% provided care for children and 17.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 26.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Somerton (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 93 20.2 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 127 27.6 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 77 16.7 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 48 10.4 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Somerton (NSW) (State Suburbs), 27.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 16.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.4% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Somerton (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 74 47.7 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 64 41.3 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 14 9.0 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 3 1.9 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Somerton (NSW) (State Suburbs), 41.3% were couple families with children, 47.7% were couple families without children and 9.0% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Somerton (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 28.6 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 71.4 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Somerton (NSW) (State Suburbs) 28.6% of single parents were male and 71.4% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Somerton (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,024 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,692 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Somerton (NSW) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,692 and those without children was $1,024.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Somerton (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 37 26.2 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 3 2.1 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 34 24.1 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 19 13.5 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 14 9.9 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 16 11.3 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 12 8.5 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 6 4.3 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Somerton (NSW) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 26.2% had both partners employed full-time, 2.1% had both employed part-time and 24.1% 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 Somerton (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 211 85.8 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 35 14.2 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Somerton (NSW) (State Suburbs), 85.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 14.2% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Somerton (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 200 95.2 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 0 0.0 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 3 1.4 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 7 3.3 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Somerton (NSW) (State Suburbs), 95.2% were separate houses, 0.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.4% were flats, units or apartments and 3.3% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Somerton (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 9 4.3 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 15 7.2 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 85 40.7 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 94 45.0 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 6 2.9 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.5 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Somerton (NSW) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 4.3% had 1 bedroom, 7.2% had 2 bedrooms and 40.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.5. The average household size was 2.6 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Somerton (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 85 40.5 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 69 32.9 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 49 23.3 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 3 1.4 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 4 1.9 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Somerton (NSW) (State Suburbs), 40.5% were owned outright, 32.9% were owned with a mortgage and 23.3% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Somerton (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 159 76.1 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 45 21.5 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 5 2.4 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Somerton (NSW) (State Suburbs), of all households, 76.1% were family households, 21.5% were single person households and 2.4% were group households.

Household income Somerton (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 25.0 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 7.4 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Somerton (NSW) (State Suburbs), 25.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 7.4% 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 Somerton (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 150 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.4 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.6 -- 11.6 -- 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 Somerton (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 873 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.4 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.6 -- 10.5 -- 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 Somerton (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 5 2.4 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 42 20.1 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 92 44.0 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 61 29.2 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 9 4.3 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Somerton (NSW) (State Suburbs), 20.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 44.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 29.2% 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 Somerton (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 31 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 14 45.2 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 17 54.8 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 37 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Somerton (NSW) (State Suburbs), there were 31 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 14 (or 45.2%) were male and 17 (or 54.8%) were female. The median age was 37 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Somerton (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 5 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,031 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Somerton (NSW) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 5, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,031.

Mortgage and rent Somerton (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 115 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,467 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Somerton (NSW) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $115 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,467.

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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