DemographicsSomerset (Tas.) is approximately 26.89 square kilometres. In 2016 the population of Somerset (Tas.) was 3903. The population is 49% male and 51% female. On average the monthly mortgage repayments in Somerset (Tas.) are $1000 to $1399. The most common weekly income bracket is $300 to $399 per week. Weekly rents in the area are on average $225 to $275.
DescriptionSomerset is a small township to the west of Burnie, Tasmania, Australia. Today the city of Burnie encompasses the entire Burnie- Somerset urban area; however, the town is part of the Waratah/Wynyard municipal area. The township of Somerset is located only 6km west of Burnie on the Cam River. In recent years the township has grown in popularity bringing more local residents and industrial developments. Somerset is an attractive resort town with wide beaches and a more than adequate shopping centre. As this popular residential area of Tasmania expands Burnie, Cooee and Somerset are becoming one major regional city. Somerset is on the Cam River. Its strategic location at the junction of the Bass Hwy to Smithton and the north west, and the Murchison Hwy to Queenstown and the west coast make it a popular stopover for travellers along both highways. At Somerset there is an extensive beach and an attractive foreshore and development has seen large industry in the town including plywood mills and a large freezing and canning factory. There are several hotels and motels and a caravan park.