2011 Census QuickStats

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Merrylands West

Code SSC11525 (SSC)
People 6,188
Male 2,959
Female 3,229
Median age 35
Families 1,530
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 2,397
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $994
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,900
Median weekly rent $318
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.4
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Merrylands West % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 6,188 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 2,959 47.8 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 3,229 52.2 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 44 0.7 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 6,188 people in Merrylands West (State Suburbs) of these 47.8% were male and 52.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.7% of the population.

Age Merrylands West % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 467 7.5 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 392 6.3 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 382 6.2 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 414 6.7 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 472 7.6 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 496 8.0 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 428 6.9 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 413 6.7 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 383 6.2 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 400 6.5 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 373 6.0 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 294 4.8 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 280 4.5 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 197 3.2 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 196 3.2 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 190 3.1 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 188 3.0 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 221 3.6 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 35 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Merrylands West (State Suburbs) was 35 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 16.0% of the population.

Registered marital status Merrylands West % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,348 47.5 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 198 4.0 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 407 8.2 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 423 8.6 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,569 31.7 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Merrylands West (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 47.5% were married and 12.2% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Merrylands West % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 47 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 47 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 81 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Merrylands West (State Suburbs) was 47 years and the median age of people never married was 24 years.

Social marital status Merrylands West % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,108 47.6 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 188 4.2 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,133 48.2 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Merrylands West (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 47.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 4.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Merrylands West % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 47 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 35 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 33 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Merrylands West (State Suburbs) was 47 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 35 years.

Education Merrylands West % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 92 4.4 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 259 12.4 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 151 7.2 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 34 1.6 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 220 10.5 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 148 7.1 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 33 1.6 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 153 7.3 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 250 11.9 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 38 1.8 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 716 34.2 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,094 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Merrylands West (State Suburbs) 33.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 21.2% were in primary school, 19.1% in secondary school and 19.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Merrylands West % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 3,186 51.5 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Merrylands West % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 3,540 63.7 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 395 7.1 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 183 3.3 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,440 25.9 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Merrylands West (State Suburbs), 25.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 63.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Merrylands West % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,551 60.7 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 633 24.8 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 187 7.3 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 186 7.3 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 2,557 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 2,557 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Merrylands West (State Suburbs). Of these 60.7% were employed full time, 24.8% were employed part-time and 7.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Merrylands West % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 213 9.0 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 204 8.6 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 216 9.1 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 547 23.0 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,004 42.3 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Merrylands West (State Suburbs), 9.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 42.3% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Merrylands West % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 39 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 38 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Merrylands West (State Suburbs) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 38 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Merrylands West % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 462 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,201 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 994 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Merrylands West (State Suburbs) was $462.

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

Unpaid work Merrylands West % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,780 56.2 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,164 23.6 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 482 9.7 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 496 10.0 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Merrylands West (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 56.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 23.6% provided care for children and 9.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 10.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Merrylands West % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 989 20.0 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 934 18.9 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 432 8.7 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 427 8.6 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Merrylands West (State Suburbs), 18.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 8.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Merrylands West % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 448 29.3 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 719 47.0 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 326 21.3 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 38 2.5 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Merrylands West (State Suburbs), 47.0% were couple families with children, 29.3% were couple families without children and 21.3% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Merrylands West % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.5 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.5 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Merrylands West (State Suburbs) 16.5% of single parents were male and 83.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Merrylands West % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 2,007 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,209 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Merrylands West (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,209 and those without children was $2,007.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Merrylands West % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 216 18.6 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 31 2.7 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 154 13.2 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 252 21.7 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 83 7.1 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 292 25.1 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 69 5.9 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 66 5.7 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Merrylands West (State Suburbs), of couple families, 18.6% had both partners employed full-time, 2.7% had both employed part-time and 13.2% 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 West % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,117 92.4 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 175 7.6 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Merrylands West (State Suburbs), 92.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.6% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Merrylands West % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,021 48.2 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 531 25.0 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 548 25.8 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 15 0.7 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Merrylands West (State Suburbs), 48.2% were separate houses, 25.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 25.8% were flats, units or apartments and 0.7% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Merrylands West % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 13 0.6 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 142 6.7 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 704 33.2 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 764 36.1 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 443 20.9 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 53 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 2.7 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Merrylands West (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 6.7% had 1 bedroom, 33.2% had 2 bedrooms and 36.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.8. The average household size was 2.7 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Merrylands West % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 622 29.4 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 599 28.3 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 762 36.0 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 58 2.7 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 78 3.7 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Merrylands West (State Suburbs), 29.4% were owned outright, 28.3% were owned with a mortgage and 36.0% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Merrylands West % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 1,475 69.6 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 592 28.0 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 51 2.4 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Merrylands West (State Suburbs), of all households, 69.6% were family households, 28.0% were single person households and 2.4% were group households.

Household income Merrylands West % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 31.4 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 6.9 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Merrylands West (State Suburbs), 31.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 6.9% 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 West % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 318 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 82.8 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 17.2 -- 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 West % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,900 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.6 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 12.4 -- 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 West % New South Wales % Australia %
None 322 15.2 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 847 40.0 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 613 28.9 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 245 11.6 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 92 4.3 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Merrylands West (State Suburbs), 40.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 28.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 11.6% 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 West % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 43 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 19 44.2 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 24 55.8 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 31 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Merrylands West (State Suburbs), there were 43 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 19 (or 44.2%) were male and 24 (or 55.8%) were female. The median age was 31 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Merrylands West % 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 3.6 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 860 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Merrylands West (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.6, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $860.

Mortgage and rent Merrylands West % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 368 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 729 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Merrylands West (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $368 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $729.

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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