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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Mernda

Code SSC20880 (SSC)
People 6,508
Male 3,211
Female 3,297
Median age 29
Families 1,880
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 2,562
Average people per household 2.8
Median weekly household income $1,597
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,167
Median weekly rent $350
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Mernda % Victoria % Australia %
Total 6,508 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 3,211 49.3 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 3,297 50.7 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 59 0.9 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 6,508 people in Mernda (State Suburbs) of these 49.3% were male and 50.7% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.9% of the population.

Age Mernda % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 743 11.4 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 525 8.1 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 371 5.7 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 331 5.1 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 469 7.2 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 875 13.5 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 733 11.3 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 673 10.3 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 503 7.7 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 335 5.1 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 327 5.0 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 241 3.7 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 174 2.7 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 107 1.6 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 54 0.8 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 26 0.4 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 12 0.2 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 6 0.1 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 29 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Mernda (State Suburbs) was 29 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 25.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 3.2% of the population.

Registered marital status Mernda % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,548 52.4 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 152 3.1 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 307 6.3 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 74 1.5 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,785 36.7 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Mernda (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 52.4% were married and 9.5% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Mernda % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 39 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 40 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 47 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 66 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Mernda (State Suburbs) was 39 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Mernda % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,436 52.6 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 715 15.4 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,479 31.9 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Mernda (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 52.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 15.4% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Mernda % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 39 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 30 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 27 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Mernda (State Suburbs) was 39 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 30 years.

Education Mernda % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 186 10.1 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 374 20.4 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 178 9.7 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 69 3.8 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 213 11.6 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 89 4.9 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 46 2.5 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 157 8.6 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 195 10.6 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 50 2.7 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 276 15.1 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,833 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Mernda (State Suburbs) 28.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 33.9% were in primary school, 19.0% in secondary school and 19.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Mernda % Victoria % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Mernda % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 4,948 76.1 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Mernda % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 2,141 34.5 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 558 9.0 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 347 5.6 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 3,160 50.9 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Mernda (State Suburbs), 50.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 34.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Mernda % Victoria % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Mernda % Victoria % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Mernda % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,534 67.1 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 867 23.0 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 220 5.8 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 155 4.1 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 3,776 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 3,776 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Mernda (State Suburbs). Of these 67.1% were employed full time, 23.0% were employed part-time and 4.1% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Mernda % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 277 7.6 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 273 7.5 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 318 8.8 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 780 21.5 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,757 48.5 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Mernda (State Suburbs), 7.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 7.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 48.5% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Mernda % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 34 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 36 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Mernda (State Suburbs) was 34 years and for people who were employed part-time was 36 years.

Occupation Mernda % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Mernda % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 772 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,744 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,597 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Mernda (State Suburbs) was $772.

Travel to work, top responses Mernda % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Mernda % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 3,618 74.3 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,862 38.3 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 472 9.7 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 550 11.3 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Mernda (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 74.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 38.3% provided care for children and 9.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 11.3% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Mernda % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,239 25.5 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,341 27.6 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 571 11.7 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 464 9.5 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Mernda (State Suburbs), 27.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.5% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Mernda % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 629 33.5 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 976 51.9 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 244 13.0 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 31 1.6 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Mernda (State Suburbs), 51.9% were couple families with children, 33.5% were couple families without children and 13.0% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Mernda % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 8.1 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 91.9 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Mernda (State Suburbs) 8.1% of single parents were male and 91.9% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Mernda % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 2,118 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,075 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Mernda (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,075 and those without children was $2,118.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Mernda % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 493 30.8 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 36 2.2 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 417 26.0 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 302 18.9 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 54 3.4 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 94 5.9 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 135 8.4 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 71 4.4 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Mernda (State Suburbs), of couple families, 30.8% had both partners employed full-time, 2.2% had both employed part-time and 26.0% 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 Mernda % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,226 88.6 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 285 11.4 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Mernda (State Suburbs), 88.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 11.4% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Mernda % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,105 94.6 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 109 4.9 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 7 0.3 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 3 0.1 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Mernda (State Suburbs), 94.6% were separate houses, 4.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.3% were flats, units or apartments and 0.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Mernda % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 6 0.3 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 5 0.2 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 49 2.2 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 971 43.7 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,169 52.6 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 24 1.1 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.5 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Mernda (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 0.2% had 1 bedroom, 2.2% had 2 bedrooms and 43.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.5. The average household size was 2.8 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Mernda % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 274 12.3 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,503 67.6 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 409 18.4 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 9 0.4 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 30 1.3 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Mernda (State Suburbs), 12.3% were owned outright, 67.6% were owned with a mortgage and 18.4% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Mernda % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 1,842 82.8 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 334 15.0 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 48 2.2 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Mernda (State Suburbs), of all households, 82.8% were family households, 15.0% were single person households and 2.2% were group households.

Household income Mernda % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 10.7 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 8.7 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Mernda (State Suburbs), 10.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 8.7% 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 Mernda % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 350 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.3 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.7 -- 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 Mernda % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 71.3 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 28.7 -- 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 Mernda % Victoria % Australia %
None 41 1.8 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 542 24.4 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,181 53.1 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 423 19.0 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 36 1.6 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Mernda (State Suburbs), 24.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 53.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 19.0% 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 Mernda % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 60 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 26 43.3 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 34 56.7 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 28 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Mernda (State Suburbs), there were 60 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 26 (or 43.3%) were male and 34 (or 56.7%) were female. The median age was 28 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Mernda % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.2 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 2,125 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Mernda (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $2,125.

Mortgage and rent Mernda % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 371 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,350 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Mernda (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $371 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,350.

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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