2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Merricks Beach

Code SSC21447 (SSC)
People 144
Male 81
Female 63
Median age 49
Australian citizenship 128
People born overseas 17
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 0
Families 33
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 265
Average people per household 2.1
Median weekly household income $875
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,042
Median weekly rent $150
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People — demographics
People Merricks Beach % Australia %
Total 144 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 81 56.3 9,799,252 49.4
Female 63 43.8 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 0 0.0 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 144 people were usually resident in Merricks Beach (State Suburbs): of these 56.3% were male and 43.8% were female. Of the total population 0.0% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Merricks Beach % Australia %
People
0-4 years 7 4.9 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 18 12.5 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 12 8.3 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 51 35.4 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 12 8.3 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 46 31.9 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 49 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 17.4% of people usually resident in Merricks Beach (State Suburbs) were children aged 0-14 years, and 40.3% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 49 years.

Selected characteristics Merricks Beach % Australia %
Australian citizenship 128 88.9 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 17 11.8 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 0 0.0 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 88.9% of people usually resident in Merricks Beach (State Suburbs) were Australian citizens, 11.8% were born overseas and 0.0% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Merricks Beach % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 63 52.1 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 10 8.3 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 10 8.3 936,813 5.9
Never married 37 30.6 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 52.1% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Merricks Beach (State Suburbs) were married, 8.3% were either separated or divorced, 8.3% were widowed and 30.6% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Merricks Beach % Australia %
Australia 116 80.6 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Merricks Beach % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Merricks Beach % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Merricks Beach % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 32 50.0 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 32 50.0 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 0 0.0 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 0 0.0 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 0 0.0 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 49 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 64 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 64 people aged 15 years and over in Merricks Beach (State Suburbs) were in the labour force. Of these 50.0% worked full-time, 50.0% worked part-time, 0.0% were away from work, 0.0% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 0.0% were unemployed. 49 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Merricks Beach % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Merricks Beach % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Merricks Beach % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 529 -- 466 --
Family 1,080 -- 1,171 --
Household 875 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Merricks Beach (State Suburbs), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $529, the median family income was $1,080 and the median household income was $875.

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includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Merricks Beach % Australia %
Couple family without children 18 54.5 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 12 36.4 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 3 9.1 823,254 15.8
Other family 0 0.0 89,686 1.7
Total families 33 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 33 families in Merricks Beach (State Suburbs): of these 54.5% were couple families without children, 36.4% were couple families with children, 9.1% were one parent families and 0.0% were other families.

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includes dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwellings include visitor only and other not-classifiable households unless otherwise stated

Dwelling type Merricks Beach % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 57 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 265 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 57 occupied private dwellings were counted in Merricks Beach (State Suburbs).

Dwelling structure Merricks Beach % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 57 100.0 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 0 0.0 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 0 0.0 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 0 0.0 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Merricks Beach (State Suburbs), 100.0% were separate houses, 0.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.0% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Tenure Merricks Beach % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 33 57.9 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 10 17.5 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 11 19.3 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 0 0.0 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 4 7.0 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Merricks Beach (State Suburbs), 57.9% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 17.5% were owned with a mortgage and 19.3% were rented.

Landlord type Merricks Beach % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 4 36.4 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 0 0.0 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 8 72.7 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 0 0.0 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Merricks Beach (State Suburbs), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 36.4% were rented from a real estate agent, 0.0% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 72.7% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Merricks Beach % Australia %
Median weekly rent 150 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,042 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.1 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.0 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Merricks Beach (State Suburbs), the median weekly rent was $150. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,042. The average people per household was 2.1 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.0.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Merricks Beach % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 32 56.1 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 22 38.6 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 0 0.0 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Merricks Beach (State Suburbs), 56.1% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 38.6% were single (or lone) person households and 0.0% were group households.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 25/10/2007

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. These adjustments may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages in QuickStats. For more information refer to Introduced Random Error. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

Census Data Quality.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. These adjustments may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages in QuickStats. For more information refer to Introduced Random Error in the 2006 Census Dictionary. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

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