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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

Meringandan

Code SSC31042 (SSC)
People 305
Male 149
Female 156
Median age 30
Families 84
Average children per family 2.1
All private dwellings 107
Average people per household 2.9
Median weekly household income $1,259
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,560
Median weekly rent $225
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Meringandan % Queensland % Australia %
Total 305 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 149 48.9 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 156 51.1 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 12 3.9 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 305 people in Meringandan (State Suburbs) of these 48.9% were male and 51.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.9% of the population.

Age Meringandan % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 33 10.8 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 35 11.5 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 27 8.9 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 25 8.2 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 10 3.3 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 22 7.2 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 23 7.5 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 18 5.9 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 26 8.5 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 19 6.2 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 21 6.9 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 19 6.2 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 10 3.3 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 9 3.0 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 5 1.6 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 3 1.0 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 0 0.0 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 0 0.0 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 30 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Meringandan (State Suburbs) was 30 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 30.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 5.9% of the population.

Registered marital status Meringandan % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 125 57.9 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 11 5.1 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 12 5.6 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 7 3.2 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 61 28.2 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Meringandan (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 57.9% were married and 10.6% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Meringandan % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 46 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 36 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 47 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 0 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Meringandan (State Suburbs) was 46 years and the median age of people never married was 24 years.

Social marital status Meringandan % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 117 60.0 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 20 10.3 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 58 29.7 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Meringandan (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 60.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.3% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Meringandan % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 43 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 31 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 30 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Meringandan (State Suburbs) was 43 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 31 years.

Education Meringandan % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 6 5.7 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 23 21.9 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 10 9.5 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 5 4.8 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 14 13.3 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 3 2.9 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 8 7.6 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 12 11.4 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 12 11.4 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 0 0.0 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 12 11.4 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 105 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Meringandan (State Suburbs) 32.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 36.6% were in primary school, 24.8% in secondary school and 20.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Meringandan % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 277 90.8 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Meringandan % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 21 6.9 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 15 5.0 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 15 5.0 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 252 83.2 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Meringandan (State Suburbs), 83.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 6.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Meringandan % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Meringandan % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 91 60.3 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 48 31.8 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 4 2.6 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 8 5.3 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 151 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 151 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Meringandan (State Suburbs). Of these 60.3% were employed full time, 31.8% were employed part-time and 5.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Meringandan % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 21 14.7 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 9 6.3 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 15 10.5 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 24 16.8 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 70 49.0 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Meringandan (State Suburbs), 14.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 6.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 49.0% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Meringandan % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 39 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 36 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Meringandan (State Suburbs) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 36 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Meringandan % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 648 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,363 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,259 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Meringandan (State Suburbs) was $648.

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

Unpaid work Meringandan % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 181 84.6 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 95 43.8 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 21 9.8 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 59 27.2 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Meringandan (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 84.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 43.8% provided care for children and 9.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 27.2% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Meringandan % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 51 23.7 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 66 30.7 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 35 16.3 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 30 14.0 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Meringandan (State Suburbs), 30.7% worked 5 to 14 hours, 16.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 14.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Meringandan % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 28 33.3 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 39 46.4 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 14 16.7 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 3 3.6 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Meringandan (State Suburbs), 46.4% were couple families with children, 33.3% were couple families without children and 16.7% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Meringandan % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 0.0 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 100.0 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Meringandan (State Suburbs) 0.0% of single parents were male and 100.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Meringandan % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 1,125 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,750 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Meringandan (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,750 and those without children was $1,125.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Meringandan % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 23 32.4 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 5 7.0 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 14 19.7 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 14 19.7 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 3 4.2 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 4 5.6 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 4 5.6 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 4 5.6 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Meringandan (State Suburbs), of couple families, 32.4% had both partners employed full-time, 7.0% had both employed part-time and 19.7% 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 Meringandan % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 99 92.5 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 8 7.5 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Meringandan (State Suburbs), 92.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.5% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Meringandan % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 100 100.0 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 0 0.0 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 0 0.0 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 0 0.0 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Meringandan (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 Meringandan % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 0 0.0 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 5 5.0 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 47 47.0 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 48 48.0 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 0 0.0 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.6 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Meringandan (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 0.0% had 1 bedroom, 5.0% had 2 bedrooms and 47.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.6. The average household size was 2.9 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Meringandan % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 26 26.0 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 48 48.0 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 26 26.0 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 0 0.0 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 0 0.0 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Meringandan (State Suburbs), 26.0% were owned outright, 48.0% were owned with a mortgage and 26.0% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Meringandan % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 81 81.0 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 19 19.0 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 0 0.0 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Meringandan (State Suburbs), of all households, 81.0% were family households, 19.0% were single person households and 0.0% were group households.

Household income Meringandan % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 20.9 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 7.7 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Meringandan (State Suburbs), 20.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 7.7% 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 Meringandan % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 225 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.0 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.0 -- 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 Meringandan % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,560 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 86.0 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 14.0 -- 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 Meringandan % Queensland % Australia %
None 0 0.0 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 29 29.0 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 48 48.0 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 23 23.0 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 0 0.0 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Meringandan (State Suburbs), 29.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 48.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 23.0% 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 Meringandan % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 14 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 10 71.4 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 4 28.6 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 12 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Meringandan (State Suburbs), there were 14 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 10 (or 71.4%) were male and 4 (or 28.6%) were female. The median age was 12 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Meringandan % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 4.3 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 500 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Meringandan (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 4.3, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $500.

Mortgage and rent Meringandan % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 0 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,722 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Meringandan (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 $1,722.

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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