2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Merrigum

Code SSC20882 (SSC)
People 672
Male 339
Female 333
Median age 38
Families 188
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 297
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $917
Median monthly mortgage repayments $997
Median weekly rent $180
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.1
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Merrigum % Victoria % Australia %
Total 672 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 339 50.4 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 333 49.6 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 20 3.0 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 672 people in Merrigum (State Suburbs) of these 50.4% were male and 49.6% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.0% of the population.

Age Merrigum % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 35 5.2 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 46 6.9 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 38 5.7 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 43 6.4 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 40 6.0 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 23 3.4 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 44 6.6 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 60 8.9 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 40 6.0 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 59 8.8 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 57 8.5 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 57 8.5 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 46 6.9 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 34 5.1 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 14 2.1 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 19 2.8 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 8 1.2 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 8 1.2 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 38 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Merrigum (State Suburbs) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 13.1% of the population.

Registered marital status Merrigum % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 272 49.7 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 24 4.4 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 49 9.0 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 26 4.8 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 176 32.2 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Merrigum (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 49.7% were married and 13.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Merrigum % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 53 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 52 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 76 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Merrigum (State Suburbs) was 53 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Merrigum % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 247 49.7 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 66 13.3 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 184 37.0 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Merrigum (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 49.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 13.3% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Merrigum % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 53 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 41 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 35 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Merrigum (State Suburbs) was 53 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 41 years.

Education Merrigum % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 20 10.0 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 36 18.0 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 10 5.0 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 6 3.0 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 30 15.0 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 16 8.0 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 14 7.0 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 10 5.0 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 3 1.5 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 55 27.5 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 200 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Merrigum (State Suburbs) 29.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 26.0% were in primary school, 23.5% in secondary school and 11.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Merrigum % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 553 82.5 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Merrigum % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 114 18.0 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 39 6.1 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 27 4.3 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 455 71.7 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Merrigum (State Suburbs), 71.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 18.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Merrigum % Victoria % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Merrigum % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 204 61.4 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 80 24.1 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 22 6.6 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 26 7.8 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 332 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 332 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Merrigum (State Suburbs). Of these 61.4% were employed full time, 24.1% were employed part-time and 7.8% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Merrigum % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 25 8.3 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 23 7.6 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 29 9.6 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 43 14.2 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 163 53.8 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Merrigum (State Suburbs), 8.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 7.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 53.8% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Merrigum % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 46 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 48 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Merrigum (State Suburbs) was 46 years and for people who were employed part-time was 48 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Merrigum % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 414 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,159 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 917 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Merrigum (State Suburbs) was $414.

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

Unpaid work Merrigum % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 376 68.5 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 166 30.2 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 57 10.4 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 129 23.6 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Merrigum (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 68.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 30.2% provided care for children and 10.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 23.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Merrigum % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 117 21.3 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 125 22.7 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 59 10.7 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 77 14.0 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Merrigum (State Suburbs), 22.7% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 14.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Merrigum % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 75 39.9 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 87 46.3 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 26 13.8 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 0 0.0 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Merrigum (State Suburbs), 46.3% were couple families with children, 39.9% were couple families without children and 13.8% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Merrigum % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 30.4 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 69.6 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Merrigum (State Suburbs) 30.4% of single parents were male and 69.6% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Merrigum % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 1,361 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,708 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Merrigum (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,708 and those without children was $1,361.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Merrigum % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 31 19.3 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 4 2.5 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 39 24.2 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 25 15.5 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 10 6.2 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 30 18.6 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 10 6.2 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 12 7.5 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Merrigum (State Suburbs), of couple families, 19.3% had both partners employed full-time, 2.5% had both employed part-time and 24.2% 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 Merrigum % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 252 90.3 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 27 9.7 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Merrigum (State Suburbs), 90.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.7% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Merrigum % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 246 98.0 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 0 0.0 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 0 0.0 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 5 2.0 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Merrigum (State Suburbs), 98.0% were separate houses, 0.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.0% were flats, units or apartments and 2.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Merrigum % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 4 1.6 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 9 3.6 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 35 14.1 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 146 58.6 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 48 19.3 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 7 2.8 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Merrigum (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 3.6% had 1 bedroom, 14.1% had 2 bedrooms and 58.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.6 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Merrigum % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 98 39.2 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 101 40.4 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 43 17.2 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 3 1.2 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 5 2.0 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Merrigum (State Suburbs), 39.2% were owned outright, 40.4% were owned with a mortgage and 17.2% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Merrigum % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 180 72.6 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 63 25.4 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 5 2.0 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Merrigum (State Suburbs), of all households, 72.6% were family households, 25.4% were single person households and 2.0% were group households.

Household income Merrigum % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 35.8 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 1.8 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Merrigum (State Suburbs), 35.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 1.8% 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 Merrigum % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 180 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.4 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 4.6 -- 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 Merrigum % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 997 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.3 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.7 -- 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 Merrigum % Victoria % Australia %
None 11 4.4 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 66 26.3 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 92 36.7 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 74 29.5 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 8 3.2 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Merrigum (State Suburbs), 26.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 29.5% 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 Merrigum % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 21 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 9 42.9 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 12 57.1 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 21 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Merrigum (State Suburbs), there were 21 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 9 (or 42.9%) were male and 12 (or 57.1%) were female. The median age was 21 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Merrigum % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 966 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Merrigum (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $966.

Mortgage and rent Merrigum % 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 1,842 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Merrigum (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 $1,842.

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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