Sorrento Demographics (VIC) Local Stats

Sorrento (3943) is a suburb of Melbourne, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria. It is about 62 kms from VIC's capital city of Melbourne. Sorrento is in the federal electorate of Flinders.

In the 2011 census the population of Sorrento was 1,448 and is comprised of approximately 51.7% females and 48.3% males.

The median/average age of the population of Sorrento is 63 years of age.

79.9% of people living in the suburb of Sorrento were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 5.5% England, 1.6% Italy, 1.0% Scotland, 0.8% New Zealand, 0.7% Egypt, 0.6% Ireland, 0.5% Northern Ireland, 0.5% Netherlands, 0.4% Poland, 0.3% Hungary, 0.3% South Africa, 0.3% France, 0.3% Inadequately described, 0.3% Germany.

90.2% of people living in Sorrento speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 5.4% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.1% Italian, 0.4% French, 0.3% Greek, 0.2% Hungarian, 0.2% Spanish, 0.2% Croatian, 0.2% Other, 0.2% Dutch.

The religious makeup of Sorrento is 25.2% No religion, 24.7% Catholic, 24.4% Anglican, 8.4% Religious affiliation not stated, 5.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, 5.2% Uniting Church, 1.5% Eastern Orthodox, 1.1% Christian, nfd, 1.0% Baptist, 0.7% Other religious affiliation .

61.8% of people are married, 16.5% have never married and 8.8% are divorced and 2.1% are separated. There are 143 widowed people living in Sorrento.

45.6% of the people living in Sorrento over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 44.0% are working on a part time basis. Sorrento has an unemployment rate of 2.8%.

The main occupations of people living in Sorrento are 22.8% Professionals, 20.5% Managers, 15.2% Technicians & trades workers, 11.7% Clerical & administrative workers, 10.7% Sales workers, 7.6% Community & personal service workers, 7.4% Labourers, 2.5% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated, 1.6% Machinery operators & drivers.

The main industries people from Sorrento work in are 14.0% Accommodation and food services, 13.2% Retail trade, 11.9% Health care and social assistance, 11.7% Construction, 11.1% Professional, scientific and technical services, 5.1% Manufacturing, 4.3% Education and training, 3.9% Rental, hiring and real estate services, 3.9% Wholesale trade.

64.5% of homes are fully owned, and 16.6% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 14.6% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $539 per week and the median household income is $892 per week.

The median rent in Sorrento is $230 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1410 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Sorrento postcode 3943

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