2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

Merrimac

Code SSC31046 (SSC)
People 6,321
Male 3,011
Female 3,310
Median age 34
Families 1,624
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 2,363
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,229
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,842
Median weekly rent $360
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Merrimac % Queensland % Australia %
Total 6,321 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 3,011 47.6 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 3,310 52.4 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 73 1.2 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 6,321 people in Merrimac (State Suburbs) of these 47.6% were male and 52.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.2% of the population.

Age Merrimac % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 487 7.7 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 417 6.6 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 448 7.1 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 463 7.3 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 421 6.7 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 463 7.3 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 504 8.0 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 467 7.4 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 481 7.6 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 408 6.5 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 372 5.9 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 331 5.2 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 264 4.2 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 214 3.4 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 142 2.2 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 140 2.2 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 125 2.0 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 172 2.7 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 34 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Merrimac (State Suburbs) was 34 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 12.5% of the population.

Registered marital status Merrimac % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,088 42.1 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 178 3.6 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 584 11.8 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 322 6.5 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,793 36.1 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Merrimac (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 42.1% were married and 15.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Merrimac % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 47 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 83 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Merrimac (State Suburbs) was 47 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Merrimac % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,901 45.1 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 535 12.7 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,783 42.3 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Merrimac (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 45.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.7% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Merrimac % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 46 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 31 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 31 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Merrimac (State Suburbs) was 46 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 31 years.

Education Merrimac % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 89 4.3 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 412 19.8 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 50 2.4 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 71 3.4 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 255 12.3 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 79 3.8 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 113 5.4 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 126 6.1 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 211 10.2 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 52 2.5 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 618 29.8 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,076 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Merrimac (State Suburbs) 32.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 25.7% were in primary school, 21.5% in secondary school and 16.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Merrimac % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 3,793 60.0 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Merrimac % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 2,261 40.5 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 443 7.9 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 351 6.3 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,531 45.3 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Merrimac (State Suburbs), 45.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 40.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Merrimac % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Merrimac % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,794 56.4 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 981 30.9 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 193 6.1 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 211 6.6 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 3,179 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 3,179 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Merrimac (State Suburbs). Of these 56.4% were employed full time, 30.9% were employed part-time and 6.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Merrimac % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 352 11.9 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 272 9.2 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 360 12.1 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 566 19.1 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,223 41.2 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Merrimac (State Suburbs), 11.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 41.2% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

Occupation Merrimac % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Merrimac % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 590 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,279 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,229 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Merrimac (State Suburbs) was $590.

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

Unpaid work Merrimac % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 3,364 67.7 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,472 29.7 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 403 8.1 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 689 13.9 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Merrimac (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 67.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.7% provided care for children and 8.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 13.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Merrimac % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,124 22.6 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,304 26.3 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 515 10.4 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 419 8.4 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Merrimac (State Suburbs), 26.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.4% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.4% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Merrimac % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 515 31.7 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 724 44.6 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 352 21.7 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 33 2.0 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Merrimac (State Suburbs), 44.6% were couple families with children, 31.7% were couple families without children and 21.7% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Merrimac % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 11.8 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 88.2 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Merrimac (State Suburbs) 11.8% of single parents were male and 88.2% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Merrimac % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 1,769 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,807 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Merrimac (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,807 and those without children was $1,769.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Merrimac % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 272 22.0 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 62 5.0 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 281 22.7 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 215 17.4 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 81 6.5 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 174 14.0 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 100 8.1 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 54 4.4 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Merrimac (State Suburbs), of couple families, 22.0% had both partners employed full-time, 5.0% had both employed part-time and 22.7% 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 Merrimac % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,046 92.4 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 169 7.6 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Merrimac (State Suburbs), 92.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.6% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Merrimac % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,280 62.6 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 741 36.2 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 18 0.9 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 3 0.1 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Merrimac (State Suburbs), 62.6% were separate houses, 36.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.9% were flats, units or apartments and 0.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Merrimac % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 4 0.2 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 0 0.0 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 152 7.4 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,413 69.2 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 450 22.0 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 24 1.2 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.2 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Merrimac (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 0.0% had 1 bedroom, 7.4% had 2 bedrooms and 69.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.7 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Merrimac % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 334 16.3 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 832 40.7 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 838 41.0 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 3 0.1 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 36 1.8 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Merrimac (State Suburbs), 16.3% were owned outright, 40.7% were owned with a mortgage and 41.0% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Merrimac % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 1,584 77.5 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 334 16.3 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 127 6.2 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Merrimac (State Suburbs), of all households, 77.5% were family households, 16.3% were single person households and 6.2% were group households.

Household income Merrimac % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 18.0 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 4.9 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Merrimac (State Suburbs), 18.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 4.9% 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 Merrimac % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 360 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 80.3 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 19.7 -- 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 Merrimac % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,842 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 83.9 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 16.1 -- 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 Merrimac % Queensland % Australia %
None 54 2.6 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 736 36.0 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 907 44.3 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 306 15.0 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 43 2.1 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Merrimac (State Suburbs), 36.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 44.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 15.0% 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 Merrimac % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 72 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 35 48.6 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 37 51.4 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Merrimac (State Suburbs), there were 72 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 35 (or 48.6%) were male and 37 (or 51.4%) were female. The median age was 19 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Merrimac % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,325 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Merrimac (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.9, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,325.

Mortgage and rent Merrimac % 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 1,560 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Merrimac (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 $1,560.

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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