Port Sorell Demographics (TAS) Local Stats

Port Sorell (7307) is a suburb of Tasmania, Launceston, Tasmania. It is about 201 kms from TAS's capital city of Hobart. Port Sorell is in the federal electorate of Lyons.

In the 2011 census the population of Port Sorell was 1,801 and is comprised of approximately 49.8% females and 50.2% males.

The median/average age of the population of Port Sorell is 45 years of age.

83.4% of people living in the suburb of Port Sorell were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 5.5% England, 1.2% New Zealand, 0.9% Netherlands, 0.3% Wales, 0.3% South Africa, 0.3% Malta, 0.3% Switzerland, 0.3% Austria, 0.3% Ireland, 0.3% Italy, 0.3% Thailand, 0.3% Inadequately described, 0.3% Poland, 0.3% United States of America.

95.2% of people living in Port Sorell speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 2.6% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.3% Thai, 0.3% Russian, 0.3% Other, 0.3% Dutch, 0.3% Polish, 0.2% Spanish, 0.2% Arabic, 0.2% German.

The religious makeup of Port Sorell is 29.2% No religion, 25.5% Anglican, 15.3% Catholic, 9.3% Religious affiliation not stated, 7.5% Uniting Church, 2.7% Baptist, 2.5% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.2% Christian, nfd, 1.1% Other religious affiliation , 0.7% Jehovah's Witnesses.

56.1% of people are married, 24.5% have never married and 9.7% are divorced and 3.8% are separated. There are 88 widowed people living in Port Sorell.

54.4% of the people living in Port Sorell over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 31.8% are working on a part time basis. Port Sorell has an unemployment rate of 6.5%.

The main occupations of people living in Port Sorell are 18.9% Technicians & trades workers, 16.4% Professionals, 13.2% Labourers, 12.1% Managers, 11.1% Clerical & administrative workers, 9.7% Sales workers, 9.1% Community & personal service workers, 8.8% Machinery operators & drivers, 0.7% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Port Sorell work in are 13.4% Construction, 11.3% Health care and social assistance, 10.8% Manufacturing, 10.3% Retail trade, 7.3% Education and training, 7.2% Accommodation and food services, 6.3% Transport, postal and warehousing, 5.3% Public administration and safety, 4.1% Other services.

41.9% of homes are fully owned, and 34.9% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 20.6% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $498 per week and the median household income is $908 per week.

The median rent in Port Sorell is $210 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1260 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Port Sorell postcode 7307

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