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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Merricks North

Code SSC20881 (SSC)
People 412
Male 213
Female 199
Median age 47
Families 116
Average children per family 2.1
All private dwellings 212
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,617
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,792
Median weekly rent $173
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.5
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Merricks North % Victoria % Australia %
Total 412 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 213 51.7 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 199 48.3 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 0 0.0 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 412 people in Merricks North (State Suburbs) of these 51.7% were male and 48.3% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.0% of the population.

Age Merricks North % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 22 5.3 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 27 6.5 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 29 7.0 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 31 7.5 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 8 1.9 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 13 3.1 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 3 0.7 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 24 5.8 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 22 5.3 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 44 10.6 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 35 8.5 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 27 6.5 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 33 8.0 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 42 10.1 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 21 5.1 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 18 4.3 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 12 2.9 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 3 0.7 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 47 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Merricks North (State Suburbs) was 47 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 23.2% of the population.

Registered marital status Merricks North % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 210 62.5 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 3 0.9 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 25 7.4 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 11 3.3 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 87 25.9 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Merricks North (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 62.5% were married and 8.0% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Merricks North % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 58 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 0 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 50 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 76 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Merricks North (State Suburbs) was 58 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Merricks North % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 176 62.6 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 32 11.4 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 73 26.0 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Merricks North (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 62.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.4% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Merricks North % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 57 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 47 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 23 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Merricks North (State Suburbs) was 57 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 47 years.

Education Merricks North % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 6 4.3 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 24 17.4 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 3 2.2 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 16 11.6 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 6 4.3 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 3 2.2 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 20 14.5 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 0 0.0 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 12 8.7 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 3 2.2 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 45 32.6 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 138 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Merricks North (State Suburbs) 32.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 31.2% were in primary school, 21.0% in secondary school and 9.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Merricks North % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 301 72.7 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Merricks North % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 75 19.8 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 24 6.3 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 23 6.1 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 257 67.8 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Merricks North (State Suburbs), 67.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 19.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Merricks North % Victoria % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Merricks North % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 90 45.0 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 85 42.5 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 21 10.5 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 4 2.0 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 200 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 200 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Merricks North (State Suburbs). Of these 45.0% were employed full time, 42.5% were employed part-time and 2.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Merricks North % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 21 10.6 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 35 17.7 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 27 13.6 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 17 8.6 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 75 37.9 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Merricks North (State Suburbs), 10.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 17.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 37.9% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Merricks North % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 48 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 51 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Merricks North (State Suburbs) was 48 years and for people who were employed part-time was 51 years.

Occupation Merricks North % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Merricks North % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 711 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,732 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,617 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Merricks North (State Suburbs) was $711.

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

Unpaid work Merricks North % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 248 74.0 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 99 29.6 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 39 11.6 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 82 24.5 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Merricks North (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 74.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.6% provided care for children and 11.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 24.5% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Merricks North % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 63 18.8 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 88 26.3 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 46 13.7 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 49 14.6 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Merricks North (State Suburbs), 26.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 14.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Merricks North % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 56 48.7 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 50 43.5 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 9 7.8 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 0 0.0 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Merricks North (State Suburbs), 43.5% were couple families with children, 48.7% were couple families without children and 7.8% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Merricks North % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 50.0 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 50.0 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Merricks North (State Suburbs) 50.0% of single parents were male and 50.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Merricks North % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 1,700 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,083 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Merricks North (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,083 and those without children was $1,700.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Merricks North % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 10 9.3 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 13 12.0 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 20 18.5 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 13 12.0 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 14 13.0 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 16 14.8 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 13 12.0 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 9 8.3 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Merricks North (State Suburbs), of couple families, 9.3% had both partners employed full-time, 12.0% had both employed part-time and 18.5% 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 Merricks North % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 139 70.9 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 57 29.1 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Merricks North (State Suburbs), 70.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 29.1% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Merricks North % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 140 100.0 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 0 0.0 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 0 0.0 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 0 0.0 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Merricks North (State Suburbs), 100.0% were separate houses, 0.0% 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 Merricks North % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 5 3.6 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 8 5.8 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 61 44.2 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 64 46.4 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 0 0.0 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.8 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Merricks North (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 3.6% had 1 bedroom, 5.8% had 2 bedrooms and 44.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.8. The average household size was 2.7 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Merricks North % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 71 51.1 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 42 30.2 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 23 16.5 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 0 0.0 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 3 2.2 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Merricks North (State Suburbs), 51.1% were owned outright, 30.2% were owned with a mortgage and 16.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Merricks North % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 110 79.7 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 28 20.3 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 0 0.0 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Merricks North (State Suburbs), of all households, 79.7% were family households, 20.3% were single person households and 0.0% were group households.

Household income Merricks North % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 19.3 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 19.3 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Merricks North (State Suburbs), 19.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 19.3% 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 Merricks North % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 173 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.4 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 4.6 -- 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 Merricks North % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,792 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.8 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 12.2 -- 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 Merricks North % Victoria % Australia %
None 0 0.0 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 16 11.6 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 63 45.7 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 51 37.0 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 8 5.8 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Merricks North (State Suburbs), 11.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 45.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 37.0% 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 Merricks North % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 0 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 0 0.0 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 0 0.0 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 0 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Merricks North (State Suburbs), there were 0 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 0 (or 0.0%) were male and 0 (or 0.0%) were female. The median age was 0 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Merricks North % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 0 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 0 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 0 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Merricks North (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 0, with 0 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $0.

Mortgage and rent Merricks North % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 0 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Merricks North (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $0 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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