2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

Meridan Plains

Code SSC31041 (SSC)
People 1,699
Male 792
Female 907
Median age 39
Families 530
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 711
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $940
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,200
Median weekly rent $400
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Total 1,699 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 792 46.6 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 907 53.4 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 6 0.4 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 1,699 people in Meridan Plains (State Suburbs) of these 46.6% were male and 53.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.4% of the population.

Age Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 140 8.2 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 125 7.4 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 121 7.1 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 62 3.6 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 53 3.1 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 103 6.1 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 125 7.4 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 134 7.9 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 118 6.9 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 65 3.8 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 59 3.5 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 51 3.0 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 93 5.5 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 135 7.9 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 127 7.5 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 109 6.4 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 54 3.2 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 25 1.5 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 39 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Meridan Plains (State Suburbs) was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 22.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 26.7% of the population.

Registered marital status Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 857 64.9 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 31 2.3 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 108 8.2 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 74 5.6 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 251 19.0 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Meridan Plains (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 64.9% were married and 10.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 55 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 53 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 57 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 75 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Meridan Plains (State Suburbs) was 55 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 801 65.3 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 142 11.6 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 283 23.1 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Meridan Plains (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 65.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.6% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 55 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 33 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 44 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Meridan Plains (State Suburbs) was 55 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 33 years.

Education Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 36 8.5 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 105 24.8 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 16 3.8 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 54 12.7 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 44 10.4 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 4 0.9 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 33 7.8 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 15 3.5 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 45 10.6 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 7 1.7 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 65 15.3 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 424 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Meridan Plains (State Suburbs) 24.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 41.2% were in primary school, 18.8% in secondary school and 14.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 1,234 72.7 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 461 28.1 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 123 7.5 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 97 5.9 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 962 58.6 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Meridan Plains (State Suburbs), 58.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 28.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 394 57.5 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 211 30.8 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 39 5.7 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 41 6.0 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 685 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 685 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Meridan Plains (State Suburbs). Of these 57.5% were employed full time, 30.8% were employed part-time and 6.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 69 10.7 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 56 8.7 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 84 13.0 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 111 17.2 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 287 44.5 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Meridan Plains (State Suburbs), 10.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 44.5% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 37 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 39 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Meridan Plains (State Suburbs) was 37 years and for people who were employed part-time was 39 years.

Occupation Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 501 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,148 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 940 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Meridan Plains (State Suburbs) was $501.

Travel to work, top responses Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,035 78.3 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 434 32.9 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 130 9.8 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 240 18.2 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Meridan Plains (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 78.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 32.9% provided care for children and 9.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 18.2% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 250 18.9 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 371 28.1 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 232 17.6 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 183 13.9 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Meridan Plains (State Suburbs), 28.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 17.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 13.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 277 52.4 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 204 38.6 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 43 8.1 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 5 0.9 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Meridan Plains (State Suburbs), 38.6% were couple families with children, 52.4% were couple families without children and 8.1% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 6.8 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 93.2 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Meridan Plains (State Suburbs) 6.8% of single parents were male and 93.2% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 2,012 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,989 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Meridan Plains (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,989 and those without children was $2,012.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 69 14.2 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 17 3.5 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 80 16.5 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 63 13.0 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 16 3.3 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 173 35.6 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 31 6.4 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 37 7.6 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Meridan Plains (State Suburbs), of couple families, 14.2% had both partners employed full-time, 3.5% had both employed part-time and 16.5% 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 Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 660 94.0 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 42 6.0 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Meridan Plains (State Suburbs), 94.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 6.0% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 555 84.0 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 106 16.0 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 0 0.0 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 0 0.0 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Meridan Plains (State Suburbs), 84.0% were separate houses, 16.0% 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 Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 4 0.6 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 191 28.8 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 190 28.7 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 275 41.5 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 3 0.5 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Meridan Plains (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 0.6% had 1 bedroom, 28.8% had 2 bedrooms and 28.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.5 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 248 37.5 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 210 31.8 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 148 22.4 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 40 6.1 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 15 2.3 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Meridan Plains (State Suburbs), 37.5% were owned outright, 31.8% were owned with a mortgage and 22.4% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 528 79.9 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 119 18.0 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 14 2.1 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Meridan Plains (State Suburbs), of all households, 79.9% were family households, 18.0% were single person households and 2.1% were group households.

Household income Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 27.1 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 4.5 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Meridan Plains (State Suburbs), 27.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 4.5% 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 Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 400 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.6 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.4 -- 11.9 -- 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 Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,200 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.7 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 12.3 -- 9.7 -- 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 Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %
None 19 2.9 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 319 48.3 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 253 38.3 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 57 8.6 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 13 2.0 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Meridan Plains (State Suburbs), 48.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 38.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 8.6% 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 Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 8 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 5 62.5 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 3 37.5 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 32 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Meridan Plains (State Suburbs), there were 8 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 5 (or 62.5%) were male and 3 (or 37.5%) were female. The median age was 32 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 5 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 900 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Meridan Plains (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 5, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $900.

Mortgage and rent Meridan Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 385 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Meridan Plains (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $385 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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