2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Merino

Code SSC20879 (SSC)
People 364
Male 183
Female 181
Median age 49
Families 100
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 197
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $749
Median monthly mortgage repayments $494
Median weekly rent $0
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Merino % Victoria % Australia %
Total 364 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 183 50.3 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 181 49.7 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 11 3.0 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 364 people in Merino (State Suburbs) of these 50.3% were male and 49.7% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.0% of the population.

Age Merino % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 10 2.8 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 15 4.1 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 37 10.2 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 20 5.5 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 8 2.2 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 12 3.3 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 9 2.5 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 10 2.8 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 21 5.8 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 37 10.2 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 33 9.1 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 32 8.8 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 24 6.6 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 32 8.8 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 28 7.7 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 20 5.5 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 10 2.8 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 4 1.1 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 49 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Merino (State Suburbs) was 49 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 26.0% of the population.

Registered marital status Merino % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 157 52.7 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 14 4.7 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 48 16.1 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 19 6.4 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 60 20.1 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Merino (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 52.7% were married and 20.5% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Merino % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 57 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 45 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 81 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Merino (State Suburbs) was 57 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Merino % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 146 52.5 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 19 6.8 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 113 40.6 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Merino (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 52.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 6.8% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Merino % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 57 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 50 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 49 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Merino (State Suburbs) was 57 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 50 years.

Education Merino % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 0 0.0 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 27 27.8 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 3 3.1 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 0 0.0 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 20 20.6 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 11 11.3 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 0 0.0 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 6 6.2 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 6 6.2 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 3 3.1 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 21 21.6 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 97 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Merino (State Suburbs) 25.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 31.2% were in primary school, 31.2% in secondary school and 12.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Merino % Victoria % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Merino % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 319 87.9 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Merino % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 37 10.9 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 15 4.4 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 11 3.2 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 278 81.5 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Merino (State Suburbs), 81.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 10.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Merino % Victoria % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Merino % Victoria % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Merino % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 92 57.9 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 54 34.0 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 5 3.1 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 8 5.0 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 159 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 159 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Merino (State Suburbs). Of these 57.9% were employed full time, 34.0% were employed part-time and 5.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Merino % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 18 11.8 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 19 12.4 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 14 9.2 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 16 10.5 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 76 49.7 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Merino (State Suburbs), 11.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 12.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 49.7% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Merino % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 49 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 49 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Merino (State Suburbs) was 49 years and for people who were employed part-time was 49 years.

Occupation Merino % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Merino % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Merino % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 388 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,011 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 749 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Merino (State Suburbs) was $388.

Travel to work, top responses Merino % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Merino % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 221 73.9 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 79 26.6 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 40 13.3 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 120 40.0 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Merino (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 73.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 26.6% provided care for children and 13.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 40.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Merino % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 51 17.1 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 64 21.4 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 41 13.7 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 65 21.7 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Merino (State Suburbs), 21.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 21.7% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Merino % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 48 48.5 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 36 36.4 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 15 15.2 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 0 0.0 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Merino (State Suburbs), 36.4% were couple families with children, 48.5% were couple families without children and 15.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Merino % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 0.0 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 100.0 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

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

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Merino % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 1,718 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,583 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Merino (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,583 and those without children was $1,718.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Merino % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 14 17.1 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 6 7.3 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 20 24.4 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 11 13.4 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 5 6.1 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 19 23.2 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 3 3.7 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 4 4.9 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Merino (State Suburbs), of couple families, 17.1% had both partners employed full-time, 7.3% had both employed part-time and 24.4% 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 Merino % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 160 82.9 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 33 17.1 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Merino (State Suburbs), 82.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 17.1% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Merino % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 155 96.9 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 5 3.1 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 0 0.0 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 0 0.0 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Merino (State Suburbs), 96.9% were separate houses, 3.1% 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 Merino % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 8 5.0 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 31 19.5 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 78 49.1 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 35 22.0 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 7 4.4 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Merino (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 5.0% had 1 bedroom, 19.5% had 2 bedrooms and 49.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.2 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Merino % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 93 58.1 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 39 24.4 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 16 10.0 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 3 1.9 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 9 5.6 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Merino (State Suburbs), 58.1% were owned outright, 24.4% were owned with a mortgage and 10.0% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Merino % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 101 62.7 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 57 35.4 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 3 1.9 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Merino (State Suburbs), of all households, 62.7% were family households, 35.4% were single person households and 1.9% were group households.

Household income Merino % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 43.8 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 2.1 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Merino (State Suburbs), 43.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 2.1% 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 Merino % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 0 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 100.0 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 0.0 -- 9.1 -- 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 Merino % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 494 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 96.6 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 3.4 -- 10.1 -- 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 Merino % Victoria % Australia %
None 6 3.8 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 48 30.2 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 49 30.8 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 41 25.8 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 15 9.4 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Merino (State Suburbs), 30.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 30.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 25.8% 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 Merino % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 10 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 3 30.0 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 7 70.0 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 13 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Merino (State Suburbs), there were 10 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 3 (or 30.0%) were male and 7 (or 70.0%) were female. The median age was 13 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Merino % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 0 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 700 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Merino (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 0, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $700.

Mortgage and rent Merino % Victoria % 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 0 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Merino (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 $0.

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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