Demographics

Population (ABS Estimated   resident population release March 2012)

No

13,467

Males

%

49.1

Females

%

50.1

Persons aged 14 years and under

No

929

Persons aged 15 years and over

No

10,666

Persons aged 65 years and older

No

1,872

Median age (Australian   median age 37 years)

years

39

Area

Km2

582.6

Total number of dwellings (ABS December 2010)

No

4,728

Homes owned

 

3,640

Homes rented

 

848

Other

 

240

Unemployed (ABS June 2010)

 

366

Unemployment rate

%

5.9

Participation rate

%

59

Major occupations (ABS June 2009)

%

 

Managers

 

9.3

Professionals

12.1

Trade persons and related workers

13.7

Community and Personal Service Workers

11.9

Clerical and Administrative Workers

19.3

Sales Workers

8.0

Machinery Operators and Drivers

6.3

Labourers

12.7

 

Community profiles for Sorell and other Local Government Areas (LGAs) are now available on the Australian Bureau of Statistics web site. The profiles aim at providing key consensus characteristics relating to persons, families and dwellings.

These profiles are excellent tools for researching, analysing and future planning, enabling Council to better service its community.

Go to www.abs.gov.au for a breakdown of statistics relating to the Sorell municipality and its townships.