2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | New South Wales | State Suburbs

Merrylands

Code SSC11524 (SSC)
People 26,658
Male 13,249
Female 13,409
Median age 32
Families 6,767
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 9,465
Average people per household 3
Median weekly household income $1,042
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,998
Median weekly rent $320
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.5
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Merrylands % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 26,658 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 13,249 49.7 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 13,409 50.3 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 205 0.8 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 26,658 people in Merrylands (State Suburbs) of these 49.7% were male and 50.3% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.8% of the population.

Age Merrylands % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 2,252 8.4 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,796 6.7 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,722 6.5 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,762 6.6 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 2,197 8.2 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 2,537 9.5 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 2,277 8.5 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,861 7.0 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,703 6.4 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,690 6.3 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,519 5.7 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,335 5.0 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,096 4.1 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 873 3.3 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 640 2.4 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 550 2.1 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 495 1.9 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 352 1.3 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 32 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Merrylands (State Suburbs) was 32 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 10.9% of the population.

Registered marital status Merrylands % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 10,640 50.9 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 764 3.7 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,375 6.6 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,129 5.4 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 6,987 33.4 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Merrylands (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 50.9% were married and 10.2% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Merrylands % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 44 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 45 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 52 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 75 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Merrylands (State Suburbs) was 44 years and the median age of people never married was 24 years.

Social marital status Merrylands % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 9,707 50.4 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 708 3.7 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 8,864 46.0 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Merrylands (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 50.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 3.7% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Merrylands % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 45 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 35 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 30 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Merrylands (State Suburbs) was 45 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 35 years.

Education Merrylands % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 432 4.8 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,178 13.1 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 745 8.3 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 130 1.4 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 907 10.1 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 717 8.0 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 91 1.0 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 871 9.7 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 1,137 12.7 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 250 2.8 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 2,530 28.1 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 8,988 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Merrylands (State Suburbs) 33.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 22.8% were in primary school, 19.1% in secondary school and 22.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Merrylands % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 12,417 46.6 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Merrylands % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 17,766 73.3 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,555 6.4 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 765 3.2 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 4,151 17.1 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Merrylands (State Suburbs), 17.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 73.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Merrylands % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 6,592 59.6 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,720 24.6 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 734 6.6 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 1,017 9.2 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 11,063 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 11,063 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Merrylands (State Suburbs). Of these 59.6% were employed full time, 24.6% were employed part-time and 9.2% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Merrylands % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 923 9.2 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 914 9.1 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 879 8.8 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 2,520 25.1 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 4,072 40.5 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Merrylands (State Suburbs), 9.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 40.5% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Merrylands % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 37 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 34 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Merrylands (State Suburbs) was 37 years and for people who were employed part-time was 34 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Merrylands % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 418 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,125 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,042 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Merrylands (State Suburbs) was $418.

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

Unpaid work Merrylands % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 11,754 56.3 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 5,185 24.8 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 2,424 11.6 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,816 8.7 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Merrylands (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 56.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 24.8% provided care for children and 11.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 8.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Merrylands % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 4,069 19.5 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 3,982 19.1 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,774 8.5 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,932 9.2 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Merrylands (State Suburbs), 19.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 8.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.2% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Merrylands % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,831 27.1 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 3,465 51.2 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 1,304 19.3 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 166 2.5 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Merrylands (State Suburbs), 51.2% were couple families with children, 27.1% were couple families without children and 19.3% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Merrylands % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 14.5 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 85.5 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Merrylands (State Suburbs) 14.5% of single parents were male and 85.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Merrylands % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,905 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,047 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Merrylands (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,047 and those without children was $1,905.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Merrylands % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 874 16.5 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 146 2.8 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 625 11.8 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 1,166 22.0 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 425 8.0 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,414 26.7 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 327 6.2 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 316 6.0 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Merrylands (State Suburbs), of couple families, 16.5% had both partners employed full-time, 2.8% had both employed part-time and 11.8% 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 Merrylands % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 8,384 94.1 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 529 5.9 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Merrylands (State Suburbs), 94.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 5.9% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Merrylands % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 4,964 59.2 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 972 11.6 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 2,432 29.0 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 10 0.1 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Merrylands (State Suburbs), 59.2% were separate houses, 11.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 29.0% were flats, units or apartments and 0.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Merrylands % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 41 0.5 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 287 3.4 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 3,051 36.4 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 3,090 36.8 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,707 20.4 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 210 2.5 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.8 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Merrylands (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 3.4% had 1 bedroom, 36.4% had 2 bedrooms and 36.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.8. The average household size was 3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Merrylands % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 2,360 28.1 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 2,393 28.5 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 3,295 39.3 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 54 0.6 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 285 3.4 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Merrylands (State Suburbs), 28.1% were owned outright, 28.5% were owned with a mortgage and 39.3% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Merrylands % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 6,377 76.0 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,751 20.9 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 258 3.1 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Merrylands (State Suburbs), of all households, 76.0% were family households, 20.9% were single person households and 3.1% were group households.

Household income Merrylands % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 27.4 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 6.8 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Merrylands (State Suburbs), 27.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 6.8% 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 Merrylands % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 320 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 81.3 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 18.7 -- 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 Merrylands % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,998 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.4 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 12.6 -- 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 Merrylands % New South Wales % Australia %
None 1,278 15.2 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 3,395 40.5 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 2,325 27.7 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,048 12.5 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 339 4.0 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Merrylands (State Suburbs), 40.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 27.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 12.5% 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 Merrylands % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 203 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 107 52.7 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 96 47.3 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 26 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Merrylands (State Suburbs), there were 203 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 107 (or 52.7%) were male and 96 (or 47.3%) were female. The median age was 26 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Merrylands % 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 2.6 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 766 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Merrylands (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.6, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $766.

Mortgage and rent Merrylands % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 150 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 867 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Merrylands (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $150 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $867.

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

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