Somerton Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Somerton (2340) is a suburb of Regional NSW, North West Slopes, New South Wales. It is about 330 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Somerton is in the federal electorate of New England.

In the 2011 census the population of Somerton was 573 and is comprised of approximately 48.0% females and 52.0% males.

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

92.7% of people living in the suburb of Somerton were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 1.4% England, 0.7% Germany, 0.7% Scotland, 0.5% New Zealand, 0.5% South Africa, 0.5% United States of America.

95.3% of people living in Somerton speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 3.5% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.7% German, 0.5% Dutch.

The religious makeup of Somerton is 38.0% Anglican, 25.7% Catholic, 12.4% No religion, 7.7% Presbyterian and Reformed, 6.5% Uniting Church, 6.1% Religious affiliation not stated, 2.4% Baptist, 0.7% Christian, nfd, 0.5% Lutheran.

57.5% of people are married, 25.1% have never married and 7.6% are divorced and 4.4% are separated. There are 25 widowed people living in Somerton.

61.1% of the people living in Somerton over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 27.8% are working on a part time basis. Somerton has an unemployment rate of 4.6%.

The main occupations of people living in Somerton are 32.2% Managers, 16.6% Professionals, 10.5% Clerical & administrative workers, 10.5% Labourers, 9.5% Community & personal service workers, 6.8% Technicians & trades workers, 6.4% Machinery operators & drivers, 4.4% Sales workers, 3.1% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Somerton work in are 34.8% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 12.3% Health care and social assistance, 8.2% Education and training, 7.5% Manufacturing, 7.2% Retail trade, 4.8% Professional, scientific and technical services, 4.1% Arts and recreation services, 3.1% Other services, 3.1% Transport, postal and warehousing.

40.3% of homes are fully owned, and 32.7% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 23.7% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $477 per week and the median household income is $942 per week.

The median rent in Somerton is $150 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $873 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Somerton postcode 2340

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