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Sorrento (WA)

Code SSC50714 (SSC)
People 7,371
Male 3,599
Female 3,772
Median age 43
Families 2,109
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 2,869
Average people per household 2.8
Median weekly household income $2,065
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,167
Median weekly rent $425
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.2
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Sorrento (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 7,371 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 3,599 48.8 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 3,772 51.2 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 18 0.2 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 7,371 people in Sorrento (WA) (State Suburbs) of these 48.8% were male and 51.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.2% of the population.

Age Sorrento (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 332 4.5 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 424 5.8 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 519 7.0 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 602 8.2 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 519 7.0 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 276 3.7 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 235 3.2 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 378 5.1 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 504 6.8 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 587 8.0 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 665 9.0 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 651 8.8 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 633 8.6 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 428 5.8 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 239 3.2 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 162 2.2 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 104 1.4 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 113 1.5 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 43 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Sorrento (WA) (State Suburbs) was 43 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.2% of the population.

Registered marital status Sorrento (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 3,661 60.1 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 117 1.9 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 359 5.9 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 264 4.3 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,693 27.8 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Sorrento (WA) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 60.1% were married and 7.8% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Sorrento (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 54 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 52 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 57 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 22 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Sorrento (WA) (State Suburbs) was 54 years and the median age of people never married was 22 years.

Social marital status Sorrento (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 3,328 60.1 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 286 5.2 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,925 34.8 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Sorrento (WA) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 60.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 5.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Sorrento (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 54 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 41 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 24 -- 31 -- 33 --

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

Education Sorrento (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 81 3.5 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 306 13.2 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 189 8.2 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 130 5.6 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 138 6.0 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 161 7.0 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 235 10.1 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 110 4.7 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 476 20.6 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 24 1.0 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 466 20.1 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,316 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Sorrento (WA) (State Suburbs) 31.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 26.9% were in primary school, 23.0% in secondary school and 25.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Sorrento (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Sorrento (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 4,806 65.2 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Sorrento (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 2,782 40.0 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 639 9.2 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 445 6.4 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 3,093 44.4 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Sorrento (WA) (State Suburbs), 44.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 40.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Sorrento (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Sorrento (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Sorrento (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,188 54.5 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,475 36.8 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 230 5.7 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 118 2.9 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 4,011 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 4,011 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Sorrento (WA) (State Suburbs). Of these 54.5% were employed full time, 36.8% were employed part-time and 2.9% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Sorrento (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 626 16.1 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 460 11.8 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 394 10.1 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 422 10.8 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,758 45.1 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Sorrento (WA) (State Suburbs), 16.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 45.1% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Sorrento (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 47 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 44 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Sorrento (WA) (State Suburbs) was 47 years and for people who were employed part-time was 44 years.

Occupation Sorrento (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Sorrento (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Sorrento (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 768 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 2,461 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 2,065 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Sorrento (WA) (State Suburbs) was $768.

Travel to work, top responses Sorrento (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Sorrento (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 4,602 75.5 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,817 29.8 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 660 10.8 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,320 21.7 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Sorrento (WA) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 75.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.8% provided care for children and 10.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 21.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Sorrento (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,507 24.7 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,563 25.6 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 893 14.7 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 639 10.5 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Sorrento (WA) (State Suburbs), 25.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.5% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Sorrento (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 792 37.6 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,087 51.5 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 196 9.3 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 34 1.6 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Sorrento (WA) (State Suburbs), 51.5% were couple families with children, 37.6% were couple families without children and 9.3% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Sorrento (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 19.6 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 80.4 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Sorrento (WA) (State Suburbs) 19.6% of single parents were male and 80.4% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Sorrento (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,625 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,149 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Sorrento (WA) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,149 and those without children was $2,625.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Sorrento (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 308 16.4 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 101 5.4 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 515 27.4 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 293 15.6 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 105 5.6 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 292 15.6 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 105 5.6 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 158 8.4 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Sorrento (WA) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 16.4% had both partners employed full-time, 5.4% had both employed part-time and 27.4% 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 Sorrento (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,555 93.3 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 183 6.7 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Sorrento (WA) (State Suburbs), 93.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 6.7% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Sorrento (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,230 87.2 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 36 1.4 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 287 11.2 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 0 0.0 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Sorrento (WA) (State Suburbs), 87.2% were separate houses, 1.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 11.2% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Sorrento (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 28 1.1 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 22 0.9 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 94 3.7 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 770 30.1 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,608 62.9 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 33 1.3 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.7 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Sorrento (WA) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 0.9% had 1 bedroom, 3.7% had 2 bedrooms and 30.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.7. The average household size was 2.8 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Sorrento (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,193 46.7 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 930 36.4 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 368 14.4 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 10 0.4 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 54 2.1 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Sorrento (WA) (State Suburbs), 46.7% were owned outright, 36.4% were owned with a mortgage and 14.4% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Sorrento (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 2,072 81.2 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 445 17.4 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 36 1.4 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Sorrento (WA) (State Suburbs), of all households, 81.2% were family households, 17.4% were single person households and 1.4% were group households.

Household income Sorrento (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 15.7 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 26.9 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Sorrento (WA) (State Suburbs), 15.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 26.9% 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 Sorrento (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 425 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.2 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 4.8 -- 8.9 -- 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 Sorrento (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.4 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.6 -- 10.2 -- 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 Sorrento (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
None 96 3.8 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 534 20.9 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,174 46.0 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 701 27.4 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 49 1.9 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Sorrento (WA) (State Suburbs), 20.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 46.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 27.4% 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 Sorrento (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 17 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 10 58.8 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 7 41.2 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 35 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Sorrento (WA) (State Suburbs), there were 17 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 10 (or 58.8%) were male and 7 (or 41.2%) were female. The median age was 35 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Sorrento (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.8 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 2,750 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Sorrento (WA) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.8, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $2,750.

Mortgage and rent Sorrento (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 420 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Sorrento (WA) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $420 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,300.

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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