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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Merbein

Code SSC26137 (SSC)
People 2,526
Male 1,261
Female 1,265
Median age 41
Australian citizenship 2,322
People born overseas 153
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 6
Families 680
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 1,059
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $625
Median monthly mortgage repayment $867
Median weekly rent $130
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Merbein % Australia %
Total 2,526 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 1,261 49.9 9,799,252 49.4
Female 1,265 50.1 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 108 4.3 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 2,526 people were usually resident in Merbein (State Suburbs): of these 49.9% were male and 50.1% were female. Of the total population 4.3% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Merbein % Australia %
People
0-4 years 128 5.1 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 424 16.8 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 287 11.4 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 997 39.5 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 290 11.5 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 400 15.8 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 41 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 21.9% of people usually resident in Merbein (State Suburbs) were children aged 0-14 years, and 27.3% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 41 years.

Selected characteristics Merbein % Australia %
Australian citizenship 2,322 91.9 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 153 6.1 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 6 0.2 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 91.9% of people usually resident in Merbein (State Suburbs) were Australian citizens, 6.1% were born overseas and 0.2% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Merbein % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 936 47.4 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 272 13.8 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 164 8.3 936,813 5.9
Never married 603 30.5 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 47.4% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Merbein (State Suburbs) were married, 13.8% were either separated or divorced, 8.3% were widowed and 30.5% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Merbein % Australia %
Australia 2,195 86.9 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Merbein % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Merbein % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Merbein % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 631 58.0 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 314 28.9 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 33 3.0 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 32 2.9 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 77 7.1 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 767 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 1,087 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 1,087 people aged 15 years and over in Merbein (State Suburbs) were in the labour force. Of these 58.0% worked full-time, 28.9% worked part-time, 3.0% were away from work, 2.9% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 7.1% were unemployed. 767 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Merbein % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Merbein % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Merbein % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 340 -- 466 --
Family 835 -- 1,171 --
Household 625 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Merbein (State Suburbs), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $340, the median family income was $835 and the median household income was $625.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Merbein % Australia %
Couple family without children 254 37.4 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 285 41.9 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 134 19.7 823,254 15.8
Other family 7 1.0 89,686 1.7
Total families 680 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 680 families in Merbein (State Suburbs): of these 37.4% were couple families without children, 41.9% were couple families with children, 19.7% were one parent families and 1.0% were other families.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwellings include visitor only and other not-classifiable households unless otherwise stated

Dwelling type Merbein % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 984 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 1,059 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 984 occupied private dwellings were counted in Merbein (State Suburbs).

Dwelling structure Merbein % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 863 87.7 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 13 1.3 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 73 7.4 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 35 3.6 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Merbein (State Suburbs), 87.7% were separate houses, 1.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 7.4% were flats, units or apartments and 3.6% were other dwellings.

Tenure Merbein % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 362 36.8 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 351 35.7 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 211 21.4 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 10 1.0 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 51 5.2 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Merbein (State Suburbs), 36.8% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 35.7% were owned with a mortgage and 21.4% were rented.

Landlord type Merbein % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 78 37.0 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 37 17.5 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 89 42.2 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 6 2.8 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Merbein (State Suburbs), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 37.0% were rented from a real estate agent, 17.5% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 42.2% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Merbein % Australia %
Median weekly rent 130 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 867 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Merbein (State Suburbs), the median weekly rent was $130. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $867. The average people per household was 2.5 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Merbein % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 677 68.8 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 266 27.0 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 18 1.8 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Merbein (State Suburbs), 68.8% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 27.0% were single (or lone) person households and 1.8% were group households.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 25/10/2007

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. 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. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

Census Data Quality.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. 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 2006 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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