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Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

Mermaid Waters

Code SSC31045 (SSC)
People 11,789
Male 5,702
Female 6,087
Median age 41
Families 3,110
Average children per family 1.7
All private dwellings 5,358
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,093
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,000
Median weekly rent $340
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Mermaid Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Total 11,789 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 5,702 48.4 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 6,087 51.6 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 84 0.7 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 11,789 people in Mermaid Waters (State Suburbs) of these 48.4% were male and 51.6% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.7% of the population.

Age Mermaid Waters % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 570 4.8 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 634 5.4 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 627 5.3 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 649 5.5 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 758 6.4 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 869 7.4 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 729 6.2 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 840 7.1 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 852 7.2 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 765 6.5 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 748 6.3 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 702 6.0 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 817 6.9 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 659 5.6 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 525 4.5 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 412 3.5 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 334 2.8 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 299 2.5 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 41 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Mermaid Waters (State Suburbs) was 41 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 15.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 18.9% of the population.

Registered marital status Mermaid Waters % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 4,470 44.9 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 311 3.1 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,078 10.8 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 655 6.6 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 3,443 34.6 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Mermaid Waters (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 44.9% were married and 13.9% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Mermaid Waters % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 55 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Mermaid Waters (State Suburbs) was 55 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status Mermaid Waters % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 4,060 45.4 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 868 9.7 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 4,015 44.9 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Mermaid Waters (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 45.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.7% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Mermaid Waters % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 55 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 38 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 38 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Mermaid Waters (State Suburbs) was 55 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 38 years.

Education Mermaid Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 129 3.8 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 508 14.9 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 179 5.3 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 159 4.7 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 328 9.6 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 87 2.6 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 136 4.0 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 247 7.3 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 478 14.0 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 86 2.5 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,069 31.4 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 3,406 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Mermaid Waters (State Suburbs) 28.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 24.8% were in primary school, 16.1% in secondary school and 21.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Mermaid Waters % Queensland % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Mermaid Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 7,420 62.9 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Mermaid Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 3,941 36.7 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 782 7.3 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 676 6.3 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 5,346 49.8 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Mermaid Waters (State Suburbs), 49.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 36.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Mermaid Waters % Queensland % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Mermaid Waters % Queensland % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Mermaid Waters % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,167 53.9 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,989 33.9 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 303 5.2 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 412 7.0 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 5,871 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 5,871 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Mermaid Waters (State Suburbs). Of these 53.9% were employed full time, 33.9% were employed part-time and 7.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Mermaid Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 684 12.5 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 571 10.5 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 737 13.5 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 886 16.2 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,280 41.7 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Mermaid Waters (State Suburbs), 12.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 41.7% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Mermaid Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 41 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 39 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Mermaid Waters (State Suburbs) was 41 years and for people who were employed part-time was 39 years.

Occupation Mermaid Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Mermaid Waters % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 544 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,301 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,093 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Mermaid Waters (State Suburbs) was $544.

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

Unpaid work Mermaid Waters % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 6,839 68.7 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,401 24.1 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 933 9.4 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,416 14.2 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Mermaid Waters (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 68.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 24.1% provided care for children and 9.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 14.2% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Mermaid Waters % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,326 23.4 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,439 24.5 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,156 11.6 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 919 9.2 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Mermaid Waters (State Suburbs), 24.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.2% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Mermaid Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,356 43.6 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,170 37.6 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 531 17.1 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 53 1.7 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Mermaid Waters (State Suburbs), 37.6% were couple families with children, 43.6% were couple families without children and 17.1% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Mermaid Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 15.9 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.1 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Mermaid Waters (State Suburbs) 15.9% of single parents were male and 84.1% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Mermaid Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 1,850 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,139 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Mermaid Waters (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,139 and those without children was $1,850.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Mermaid Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 452 17.9 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 139 5.5 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 522 20.7 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 316 12.5 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 175 6.9 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 652 25.8 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 113 4.5 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 156 6.2 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Mermaid Waters (State Suburbs), of couple families, 17.9% had both partners employed full-time, 5.5% had both employed part-time and 20.7% 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 Mermaid Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 4,561 90.6 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 475 9.4 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Mermaid Waters (State Suburbs), 90.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.4% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Mermaid Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,857 62.6 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 902 19.8 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 724 15.9 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 79 1.7 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Mermaid Waters (State Suburbs), 62.6% were separate houses, 19.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 15.9% were flats, units or apartments and 1.7% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Mermaid Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 21 0.5 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 116 2.5 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,226 26.9 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,674 36.7 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,417 31.1 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 107 2.3 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 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Mermaid Waters (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 2.5% had 1 bedroom, 26.9% had 2 bedrooms and 36.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Mermaid Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,598 35.0 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,361 29.8 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,421 31.2 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 31 0.7 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 150 3.3 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Mermaid Waters (State Suburbs), 35.0% were owned outright, 29.8% were owned with a mortgage and 31.2% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Mermaid Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 3,050 66.9 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,140 25.0 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 370 8.1 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Mermaid Waters (State Suburbs), of all households, 66.9% were family households, 25.0% were single person households and 8.1% were group households.

Household income Mermaid Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 25.4 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 8.4 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Mermaid Waters (State Suburbs), 25.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 8.4% 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 Mermaid Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 340 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 84.3 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 15.7 -- 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 Mermaid Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.2 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.8 -- 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 Mermaid Waters % Queensland % Australia %
None 364 8.0 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,699 37.2 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,644 36.0 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 671 14.7 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 184 4.0 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Mermaid Waters (State Suburbs), 37.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 14.7% 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 Mermaid Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 84 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 45 53.6 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 39 46.4 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 17 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Mermaid Waters (State Suburbs), there were 84 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 45 (or 53.6%) were male and 39 (or 46.4%) were female. The median age was 17 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Mermaid Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,083 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Mermaid Waters (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.6, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,083.

Mortgage and rent Mermaid Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 370 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,550 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Mermaid Waters (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $370 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,550.

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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