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Merrijig (Mansfield - Vic.)

Code SSC20883 (SSC)
People 705
Male 395
Female 310
Median age 25
Families 115
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 488
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $1,072
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,300
Median weekly rent $180
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.1
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People — demographics & education
People Merrijig (Mansfield - Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Total 705 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 395 56.0 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 310 44.0 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 10 1.4 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 705 people in Merrijig (Mansfield - Vic.) (State Suburbs) of these 56.0% were male and 44.0% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.4% of the population.

Age Merrijig (Mansfield - Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 32 4.5 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 30 4.3 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 122 17.3 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 150 21.3 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 24 3.4 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 34 4.8 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 52 7.4 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 37 5.2 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 39 5.5 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 30 4.3 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 26 3.7 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 38 5.4 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 37 5.2 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 21 3.0 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 9 1.3 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 13 1.8 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 6 0.9 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 5 0.7 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 25 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Merrijig (Mansfield - Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 25 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 26.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 8.1% of the population.

Registered marital status Merrijig (Mansfield - Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 188 36.2 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 12 2.3 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 27 5.2 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 14 2.7 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 278 53.6 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Merrijig (Mansfield - Vic.) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 36.2% were married and 8.1% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Merrijig (Mansfield - Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 55 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 60 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 18 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Merrijig (Mansfield - Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 51 years and the median age of people never married was 18 years.

Social marital status Merrijig (Mansfield - Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 149 48.2 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 47 15.2 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 113 36.6 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Merrijig (Mansfield - Vic.) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 48.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 15.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Merrijig (Mansfield - Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 42 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 45 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Merrijig (Mansfield - Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 51 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 42 years.

Education Merrijig (Mansfield - Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 10 3.0 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 20 6.0 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 11 3.3 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 23 6.9 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 5 1.5 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 209 63.0 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 13 3.9 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 3 0.9 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 3 0.9 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 35 10.5 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 332 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Merrijig (Mansfield - Vic.) (State Suburbs) 47.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 9.4% were in primary school, 71.3% in secondary school and 5.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Merrijig (Mansfield - Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Merrijig (Mansfield - Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 547 77.5 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Merrijig (Mansfield - Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 155 23.1 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 58 8.6 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 46 6.8 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 413 61.5 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Merrijig (Mansfield - Vic.) (State Suburbs), 61.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 23.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Merrijig (Mansfield - Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Merrijig (Mansfield - Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Merrijig (Mansfield - Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 187 67.0 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 77 27.6 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 11 3.9 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 4 1.4 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 279 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 279 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Merrijig (Mansfield - Vic.) (State Suburbs). Of these 67.0% were employed full time, 27.6% were employed part-time and 1.4% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Merrijig (Mansfield - Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 29 10.5 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 17 6.2 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 32 11.6 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 26 9.5 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 161 58.5 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Merrijig (Mansfield - Vic.) (State Suburbs), 10.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 6.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 58.5% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Merrijig (Mansfield - Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 37 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 43 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Merrijig (Mansfield - Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 37 years and for people who were employed part-time was 43 years.

Occupation Merrijig (Mansfield - Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Merrijig (Mansfield - Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Merrijig (Mansfield - Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 451 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,302 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,072 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Merrijig (Mansfield - Vic.) (State Suburbs) was $451.

Travel to work, top responses Merrijig (Mansfield - Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Merrijig (Mansfield - Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 307 59.0 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 102 19.7 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 50 9.6 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 246 47.5 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Merrijig (Mansfield - Vic.) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 59.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 19.7% provided care for children and 9.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 47.5% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Merrijig (Mansfield - Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 116 22.4 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 107 20.7 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 44 8.5 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 38 7.3 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Merrijig (Mansfield - Vic.) (State Suburbs), 20.7% worked 5 to 14 hours, 8.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 7.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Merrijig (Mansfield - Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 62 53.9 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 37 32.2 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 13 11.3 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 3 2.6 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Merrijig (Mansfield - Vic.) (State Suburbs), 32.2% were couple families with children, 53.9% were couple families without children and 11.3% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Merrijig (Mansfield - Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 58.3 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 41.7 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Merrijig (Mansfield - Vic.) (State Suburbs) 58.3% of single parents were male and 41.7% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Merrijig (Mansfield - Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 1,949 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,750 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Merrijig (Mansfield - Vic.) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,750 and those without children was $1,949.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Merrijig (Mansfield - Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 32 31.4 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 5 4.9 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 23 22.5 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 11 10.8 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 8 7.8 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 16 15.7 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 3 2.9 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 4 3.9 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Merrijig (Mansfield - Vic.) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 31.4% had both partners employed full-time, 4.9% had both employed part-time and 22.5% 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 Merrijig (Mansfield - Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 179 38.7 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 284 61.3 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Merrijig (Mansfield - Vic.) (State Suburbs), 38.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 61.3% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Merrijig (Mansfield - Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 174 96.7 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 3 1.7 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 0 0.0 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 3 1.7 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Merrijig (Mansfield - Vic.) (State Suburbs), 96.7% were separate houses, 1.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.0% were flats, units or apartments and 1.7% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Merrijig (Mansfield - Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 4 2.2 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 38 21.2 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 83 46.4 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 54 30.2 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 0 0.0 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Merrijig (Mansfield - Vic.) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 2.2% had 1 bedroom, 21.2% had 2 bedrooms and 46.4% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Merrijig (Mansfield - Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 64 35.6 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 57 31.7 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 52 28.9 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 7 3.9 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 0 0.0 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Merrijig (Mansfield - Vic.) (State Suburbs), 35.6% were owned outright, 31.7% were owned with a mortgage and 28.9% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Merrijig (Mansfield - Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 115 64.6 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 63 35.4 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 0 0.0 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Merrijig (Mansfield - Vic.) (State Suburbs), of all households, 64.6% were family households, 35.4% were single person households and 0.0% were group households.

Household income Merrijig (Mansfield - Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 20.4 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 7.2 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Merrijig (Mansfield - Vic.) (State Suburbs), 20.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 7.2% 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 Merrijig (Mansfield - Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 180 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.9 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 4.1 -- 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 Merrijig (Mansfield - Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.4 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.6 -- 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 Merrijig (Mansfield - Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
None 0 0.0 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 64 35.8 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 72 40.2 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 38 21.2 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 5 2.8 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Merrijig (Mansfield - Vic.) (State Suburbs), 35.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 40.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 21.2% 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 Merrijig (Mansfield - Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 9 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 6 66.7 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 3 33.3 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 15 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Merrijig (Mansfield - Vic.) (State Suburbs), there were 9 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 6 (or 66.7%) were male and 3 (or 33.3%) were female. The median age was 15 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Merrijig (Mansfield - Vic.) % 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 0 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Merrijig (Mansfield - Vic.) (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 $0.

Mortgage and rent Merrijig (Mansfield - Vic.) % 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 4,333 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Merrijig (Mansfield - Vic.) (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 $4,333.

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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