Sorrento Demographics (WA) Local Stats

Sorrento (6020) is a suburb of Perth, Northern Suburbs, Western Australia. It is about 18 kms from WA's capital city of Perth. Sorrento is in the federal electorate of Moore.

In the 2011 census the population of Sorrento was 7,371 and is comprised of approximately 51.2% females and 48.8% males.

The median/average age of the population of Sorrento is 43 years of age.

65.2% of people living in the suburb of Sorrento were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 9.7% England, 3.4% South Africa, 2.0% New Zealand, 1.7% Scotland, 1.2% Ireland, 1.0% Italy, 0.7% India, 0.7% Zimbabwe, 0.6% Germany, 0.5% United States of America, 0.5% Singapore, 0.4% Netherlands, 0.4% Poland, 0.4% Malaysia.

85.9% of people living in Sorrento speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.9% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.7% Italian, 1.4% Other, 0.7% Polish, 0.5% Cantonese, 0.5% French, 0.5% Spanish, 0.5% German, 0.3% Macedonian.

The religious makeup of Sorrento is 31.3% Catholic, 24.1% Anglican, 18.6% No religion, 7.8% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.4% Uniting Church, 2.5% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.5% Christian, nfd, 1.6% Eastern Orthodox, 1.0% Baptist, 1.0% Pentecostal.

60.1% of people are married, 27.8% have never married and 5.9% are divorced and 1.9% are separated. There are 264 widowed people living in Sorrento.

54.5% of the people living in Sorrento over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 36.7% are working on a part time basis. Sorrento has an unemployment rate of 3.0%.

The main occupations of people living in Sorrento are 27.7% Professionals, 16.7% Managers, 16.1% Clerical & administrative workers, 11.5% Technicians & trades workers, 10.6% Sales workers, 8.9% Community & personal service workers, 5.0% Labourers, 2.4% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.1% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Sorrento work in are 11.5% Retail trade, 11.3% Education and training, 10.7% Professional, scientific and technical services, 10.6% Construction, 9.8% Health care and social assistance, 5.6% Public administration and safety, 5.2% Accommodation and food services, 4.9% Manufacturing, 4.5% Financial and insurance services.

46.7% of homes are fully owned, and 36.4% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 14.4% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $768 per week and the median household income is $2065 per week.

The median rent in Sorrento is $425 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2167 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Sorrento postcode 6020

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