Somerset Demographics (TAS) Local Stats

Somerset (7322) is a suburb of Tasmania, North West, Tasmania. It is about 239 kms from TAS's capital city of Hobart. Somerset is in the federal electorate of Braddon.

In the 2011 census the population of Somerset was 3,975 and is comprised of approximately 52.1% females and 47.9% males.

The median/average age of the population of Somerset is 42 years of age.

88.1% of people living in the suburb of Somerset were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.3% England, 0.6% New Zealand, 0.5% Netherlands, 0.4% Scotland, 0.2% Denmark, 0.2% India, 0.2% Germany, 0.2% Hungary, 0.2% Zambia, 0.1% Finland, 0.1% Iran, 0.1% China , 0.1% South Africa, 0.1% Northern Ireland.

94.9% of people living in Somerset speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 3.5% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.8% Other, 0.2% Dutch, 0.1% Mandarin, 0.1% Hindi, 0.1% Australian Indigenous Languages , 0.1% Hungarian, 0.1% Persian, 0.1% Polish.

The religious makeup of Somerset is 30.0% No religion, 23.9% Anglican, 16.1% Catholic, 10.0% Religious affiliation not stated, 7.3% Uniting Church, 4.4% Baptist, 2.9% Christian, nfd, 1.4% Presbyterian and Reformed, 0.9% Pentecostal, 0.5% Lutheran.

47.8% of people are married, 30.5% have never married and 9.9% are divorced and 3.0% are separated. There are 285 widowed people living in Somerset.

57.2% of the people living in Somerset over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 29.3% are working on a part time basis. Somerset has an unemployment rate of 7.3%.

The main occupations of people living in Somerset are 19.1% Technicians & trades workers, 13.5% Professionals, 12.8% Clerical & administrative workers, 12.8% Labourers, 11.7% Community & personal service workers, 10.7% Sales workers, 9.7% Machinery operators & drivers, 8.3% Managers, 1.4% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Somerset work in are 13.9% Manufacturing, 12.9% Health care and social assistance, 12.6% Retail trade, 8.2% Education and training, 6.1% Public administration and safety, 6.1% Construction, 5.7% Wholesale trade, 5.4% Other services, 5.3% Accommodation and food services.

39.9% of homes are fully owned, and 31.1% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 25.8% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $423 per week and the median household income is $796 per week.

The median rent in Somerset is $175 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1185 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Somerset postcode 7322

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