2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | State Suburbs

Merriwagga

Code SSC11522 (SSC)
People 169
Male 96
Female 73
Median age 44
Families 49
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 102
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $756
Median monthly mortgage repayments $823
Median weekly rent $0
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.1
Community profile

QuickStats Search

Loading map...
Each of the sections below is expandable. Select once to expand the section and display the hidden content. Select again to collapse the section and hide the content. To access the hidden content within each section, select the section to display the content, then use arrow keys to navigate down to the expanded content.

Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Merriwagga % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 169 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 96 56.8 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 73 43.2 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 15 8.9 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 169 people in Merriwagga (State Suburbs) of these 56.8% were male and 43.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 8.9% of the population.

Age Merriwagga % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 11 6.6 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 13 7.8 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 11 6.6 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 6 3.6 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 3 1.8 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 13 7.8 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 10 6.0 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 10 6.0 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 7 4.2 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 13 7.8 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 11 6.6 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 20 12.0 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 12 7.2 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 11 6.6 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 7 4.2 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 3 1.8 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 6 3.6 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 0 0.0 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 44 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Merriwagga (State Suburbs) was 44 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 16.2% of the population.

Registered marital status Merriwagga % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 75 54.7 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 8 5.8 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 14 10.2 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 11 8.0 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 29 21.2 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Merriwagga (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 54.7% were married and 14.6% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Merriwagga % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 47 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 57 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 55 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Merriwagga (State Suburbs) was 47 years and the median age of people never married was 55 years.

Social marital status Merriwagga % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 71 56.8 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 13 10.4 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 41 32.8 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Merriwagga (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 56.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.4% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Merriwagga % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 45 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 60 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 59 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Merriwagga (State Suburbs) was 45 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 60 years.

Education Merriwagga % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 3 8.8 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 15 44.1 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 0 0.0 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 0 0.0 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 3 8.8 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 0 0.0 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 3 8.8 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 3 8.8 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 0 0.0 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 0 0.0 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 7 20.6 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 34 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Merriwagga (State Suburbs) 18.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 44.1% were in primary school, 17.6% in secondary school and 8.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Merriwagga % New South Wales % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Merriwagga % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 161 95.8 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Merriwagga % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 8 4.9 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 10 6.1 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 6 3.7 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 140 85.4 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Merriwagga (State Suburbs), 85.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 4.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Merriwagga % New South Wales % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Merriwagga % New South Wales % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Merriwagga % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 74 71.8 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 23 22.3 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 3 2.9 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 3 2.9 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 103 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 103 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Merriwagga (State Suburbs). Of these 71.8% were employed full time, 22.3% were employed part-time and 2.9% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Merriwagga % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 11 10.7 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 8 7.8 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 4 3.9 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 13 12.6 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 61 59.2 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Merriwagga (State Suburbs), 10.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 7.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 59.2% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Merriwagga % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 45 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 57 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Merriwagga (State Suburbs) was 45 years and for people who were employed part-time was 57 years.

Occupation Merriwagga % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Merriwagga % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Merriwagga % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 537 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 939 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 756 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Merriwagga (State Suburbs) was $537.

Travel to work, top responses Merriwagga % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Merriwagga % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 100 73.0 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 34 25.2 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 22 16.1 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 46 34.1 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Merriwagga (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 73.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 25.2% provided care for children and 16.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 34.1% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Merriwagga % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 20 14.6 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 41 29.9 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 21 15.3 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 19 13.9 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Merriwagga (State Suburbs), 29.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 15.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 13.9% worked 30 hours or more.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition | weekly incomes | employment status of couple families

Families — family composition
Family composition Merriwagga % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 26 53.1 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 19 38.8 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 0 0.0 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 4 8.2 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Merriwagga (State Suburbs), 38.8% were couple families with children, 53.1% were couple families without children and 0.0% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Merriwagga % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 100.0 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 0.0 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Merriwagga (State Suburbs) 100.0% of single parents were male and 0.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Merriwagga % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,536 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,312 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Merriwagga (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,312 and those without children was $1,536.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Merriwagga % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 16 36.4 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 0 0.0 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 13 29.5 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 4 9.1 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 0 0.0 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 6 13.6 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 0 0.0 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 5 11.4 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Merriwagga (State Suburbs), of couple families, 36.4% had both partners employed full-time, 0.0% had both employed part-time and 29.5% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling type Merriwagga % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 69 73.4 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 25 26.6 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Merriwagga (State Suburbs), 73.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 26.6% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Merriwagga % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 70 100.0 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 0 0.0 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 0 0.0 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 0 0.0 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Merriwagga (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.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Merriwagga % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 4 5.8 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 0 0.0 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 10 14.5 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 29 42.0 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 22 31.9 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 4 5.8 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Merriwagga (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 0.0% had 1 bedroom, 14.5% had 2 bedrooms and 42.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.5 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Merriwagga % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 41 58.6 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 12 17.1 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 17 24.3 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 0 0.0 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 0 0.0 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Merriwagga (State Suburbs), 58.6% were owned outright, 17.1% were owned with a mortgage and 24.3% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Merriwagga % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 49 69.0 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 18 25.4 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 4 5.6 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Merriwagga (State Suburbs), of all households, 69.0% were family households, 25.4% were single person households and 5.6% were group households.

Household income Merriwagga % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 46.8 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 6.5 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Merriwagga (State Suburbs), 46.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 6.5% of households had a weekly income of more than $3,000.

Dwellings — mortgage & rent

Proportions are calculated using all tenure types for occupied private dwellings. This excludes visitor only and other non-classifiable households.

Rent weekly payments Merriwagga % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 0 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 100.0 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 0.0 -- 11.6 -- 10.4
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households whose rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which are not renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Mortgage monthly repayments Merriwagga % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 823 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.8 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 4.2 -- 10.5 -- 9.9
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households who own their dwelling, and whose mortgage payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which were renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Dwellings — number of motor vehicles
Number of registered motor vehicles Merriwagga % New South Wales % Australia %
None 4 5.8 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 12 17.4 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 31 44.9 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 22 31.9 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 0 0.0 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Merriwagga (State Suburbs), 17.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 44.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 31.9% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

Expand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people category,
includes selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
People characteristics Merriwagga % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 15 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 7 46.7 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 8 53.3 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Merriwagga (State Suburbs), there were 15 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 7 (or 46.7%) were male and 8 (or 53.3%) were female. The median age was 19 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Merriwagga % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.5 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 2,250 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Merriwagga (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3, with 1.5 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $2,250.

Mortgage and rent Merriwagga % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 0 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 650 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Merriwagga (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $0 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $650.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 28/03/2013

Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. This may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics | It contains data from the 2011 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2011 | Release date of this QuickStat was 28 March 2013 | 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 2011 Census Dictionary. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

Back to Top