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Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Somerville (Vic.)

Code SSC21231 (SSC)
People 10,730
Male 5,214
Female 5,516
Median age 38
Families 2,963
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 4,114
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,287
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,606
Median weekly rent $280
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.1
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Somerville (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Total 10,730 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 5,214 48.6 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 5,516 51.4 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 61 0.6 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 10,730 people in Somerville (Vic.) (State Suburbs) of these 48.6% were male and 51.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.6% of the population.

Age Somerville (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 690 6.4 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 724 6.7 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 806 7.5 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 806 7.5 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 732 6.8 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 627 5.8 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 563 5.2 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 689 6.4 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 761 7.1 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 874 8.1 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 812 7.6 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 668 6.2 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 612 5.7 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 417 3.9 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 277 2.6 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 250 2.3 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 208 1.9 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 213 2.0 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 38 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Somerville (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 12.7% of the population.

Registered marital status Somerville (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 4,234 49.8 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 288 3.4 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 761 8.9 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 493 5.8 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,733 32.1 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Somerville (Vic.) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 49.8% were married and 12.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Somerville (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 50 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 23 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Somerville (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 50 years and the median age of people never married was 23 years.

Social marital status Somerville (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 4,005 50.6 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 813 10.3 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,092 39.1 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Somerville (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 50.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.3% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Somerville (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 50 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 36 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 31 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Somerville (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 50 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 36 years.

Education Somerville (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 186 5.9 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 765 24.3 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 156 5.0 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 78 2.5 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 502 16.0 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 134 4.3 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 186 5.9 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 287 9.1 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 265 8.4 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 93 3.0 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 491 15.6 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 3,143 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Somerville (Vic.) (State Suburbs) 29.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 31.8% were in primary school, 26.2% in secondary school and 17.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Somerville (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Somerville (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 8,738 81.4 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Somerville (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 2,221 21.6 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 873 8.5 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 638 6.2 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 6,555 63.7 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Somerville (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 63.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 21.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Somerville (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Somerville (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Somerville (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,273 56.9 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,835 31.9 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 412 7.2 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 231 4.0 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 5,751 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 5,751 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Somerville (Vic.) (State Suburbs). Of these 56.9% were employed full time, 31.9% were employed part-time and 4.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Somerville (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 677 12.3 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 559 10.1 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 598 10.8 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 887 16.1 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,386 43.2 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Somerville (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 12.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 43.2% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Somerville (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 42 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 41 -- 40 -- 40 --

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

Occupation Somerville (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Somerville (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Somerville (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 569 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,483 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,287 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Somerville (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was $569.

Travel to work, top responses Somerville (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Somerville (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 6,205 72.9 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,726 32.0 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 969 11.4 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,335 15.7 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Somerville (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 72.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 32.0% provided care for children and 11.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 15.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Somerville (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,955 23.0 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,263 26.6 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,060 12.5 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 926 10.9 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Somerville (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 26.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Somerville (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 990 33.4 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,459 49.2 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 484 16.3 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 30 1.0 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Somerville (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 49.2% were couple families with children, 33.4% were couple families without children and 16.3% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Somerville (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 14.0 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 86.0 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Somerville (Vic.) (State Suburbs) 14.0% of single parents were male and 86.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Somerville (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 1,904 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,095 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Somerville (Vic.) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,095 and those without children was $1,904.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Somerville (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 471 19.2 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 96 3.9 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 688 28.1 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 408 16.7 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 112 4.6 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 359 14.7 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 201 8.2 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 114 4.7 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Somerville (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 19.2% had both partners employed full-time, 3.9% had both employed part-time and 28.1% 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 Somerville (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,815 94.6 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 216 5.4 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Somerville (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 94.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 5.4% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Somerville (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 3,217 84.3 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 358 9.4 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 202 5.3 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 38 1.0 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Somerville (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 84.3% were separate houses, 9.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 5.3% were flats, units or apartments and 1.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Somerville (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 9 0.2 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 91 2.4 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 461 12.1 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,937 50.8 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,255 32.9 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 61 1.6 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.2 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Somerville (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 2.4% had 1 bedroom, 12.1% had 2 bedrooms and 50.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.7 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Somerville (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,087 28.5 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,895 49.7 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 635 16.6 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 80 2.1 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 118 3.1 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Somerville (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 28.5% were owned outright, 49.7% were owned with a mortgage and 16.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Somerville (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 2,907 76.2 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 833 21.8 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 75 2.0 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Somerville (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of all households, 76.2% were family households, 21.8% were single person households and 2.0% were group households.

Household income Somerville (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 21.6 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 8.1 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Somerville (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 21.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 8.1% 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 Somerville (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 280 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.7 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.3 -- 9.1 -- 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 Somerville (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,606 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.0 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 13.0 -- 10.1 -- 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 Somerville (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
None 169 4.4 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,072 28.1 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,537 40.3 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 930 24.4 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 106 2.8 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Somerville (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 28.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 40.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 24.4% 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 Somerville (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 63 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 23 36.5 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 40 63.5 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 13 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Somerville (Vic.) (State Suburbs), there were 63 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 23 (or 36.5%) were male and 40 (or 63.5%) were female. The median age was 13 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Somerville (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,083 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Somerville (Vic.) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.8, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,083.

Mortgage and rent Somerville (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 315 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,775 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Somerville (Vic.) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $315 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,775.

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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