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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

Mermaid Beach

Code SSC31044 (SSC)
People 5,722
Male 2,815
Female 2,907
Median age 33
Families 1,239
Average children per family 1.6
All private dwellings 3,522
Average people per household 2.1
Median weekly household income $1,210
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,000
Median weekly rent $335
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Mermaid Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Total 5,722 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 2,815 49.2 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 2,907 50.8 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 57 1.0 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 5,722 people in Mermaid Beach (State Suburbs) of these 49.2% were male and 50.8% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.0% of the population.

Age Mermaid Beach % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 225 3.9 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 175 3.1 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 195 3.4 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 273 4.8 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 676 11.8 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 852 14.9 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 596 10.4 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 450 7.9 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 344 6.0 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 338 5.9 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 346 6.0 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 321 5.6 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 295 5.2 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 204 3.6 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 142 2.5 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 86 1.5 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 101 1.8 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 104 1.8 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 33 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Mermaid Beach (State Suburbs) was 33 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 10.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 11.1% of the population.

Registered marital status Mermaid Beach % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,552 30.3 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 151 2.9 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 542 10.6 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 199 3.9 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,682 52.3 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Mermaid Beach (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 30.3% were married and 13.6% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Mermaid Beach % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 52 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 47 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 81 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Mermaid Beach (State Suburbs) was 52 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status Mermaid Beach % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,313 30.4 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 656 15.2 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,357 54.5 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Mermaid Beach (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 30.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 15.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Mermaid Beach % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 29 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 31 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Mermaid Beach (State Suburbs) was 51 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 29 years.

Education Mermaid Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 44 2.7 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 142 8.7 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 24 1.5 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 78 4.8 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 80 4.9 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 14 0.9 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 103 6.3 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 129 7.9 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 366 22.4 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 52 3.2 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 600 36.8 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,632 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Mermaid Beach (State Suburbs) 28.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 15.0% were in primary school, 12.1% in secondary school and 30.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Mermaid Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 3,787 66.2 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Mermaid Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,553 30.7 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 402 7.9 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 340 6.7 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,768 54.7 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Mermaid Beach (State Suburbs), 54.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 30.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Mermaid Beach % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Mermaid Beach % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,095 59.7 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,052 30.0 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 164 4.7 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 200 5.7 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 3,511 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 3,511 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Mermaid Beach (State Suburbs). Of these 59.7% were employed full time, 30.0% were employed part-time and 5.7% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Mermaid Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 356 10.7 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 304 9.2 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 383 11.6 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 548 16.5 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,552 46.8 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Mermaid Beach (State Suburbs), 10.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 46.8% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Mermaid Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 33 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 33 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Mermaid Beach (State Suburbs) was 33 years and for people who were employed part-time was 33 years.

Occupation Mermaid Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Mermaid Beach % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 710 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,533 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,210 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Mermaid Beach (State Suburbs) was $710.

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

Unpaid work Mermaid Beach % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 3,562 69.5 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 940 18.3 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 399 7.8 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 797 15.5 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Mermaid Beach (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 69.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 18.3% provided care for children and 7.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 15.5% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Mermaid Beach % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,633 31.9 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,269 24.8 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 395 7.7 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 265 5.2 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Mermaid Beach (State Suburbs), 24.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 7.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 5.2% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Mermaid Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 648 52.3 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 369 29.8 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 195 15.7 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 28 2.3 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Mermaid Beach (State Suburbs), 29.8% were couple families with children, 52.3% were couple families without children and 15.7% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Mermaid Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 19.6 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 80.4 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Mermaid Beach (State Suburbs) 19.6% of single parents were male and 80.4% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Mermaid Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 1,892 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,592 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Mermaid Beach (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,592 and those without children was $1,892.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Mermaid Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 272 26.9 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 51 5.0 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 231 22.8 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 121 11.9 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 58 5.7 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 157 15.5 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 50 4.9 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 73 7.2 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Mermaid Beach (State Suburbs), of couple families, 26.9% had both partners employed full-time, 5.0% had both employed part-time and 22.8% 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 Mermaid Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,451 76.4 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 758 23.6 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Mermaid Beach (State Suburbs), 76.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 23.6% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Mermaid Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 632 25.8 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 371 15.1 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 1,440 58.8 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 5 0.2 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Mermaid Beach (State Suburbs), 25.8% were separate houses, 15.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 58.8% were flats, units or apartments and 0.2% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Mermaid Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 4 0.2 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 253 10.3 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,252 51.1 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 594 24.2 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 295 12.0 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 53 2.2 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.4 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.1 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Mermaid Beach (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 10.3% had 1 bedroom, 51.1% had 2 bedrooms and 24.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.4. The average household size was 2.1 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Mermaid Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 484 19.8 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 525 21.4 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,363 55.6 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 15 0.6 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 63 2.6 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Mermaid Beach (State Suburbs), 19.8% were owned outright, 21.4% were owned with a mortgage and 55.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Mermaid Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 1,223 49.9 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 819 33.4 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 408 16.7 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Mermaid Beach (State Suburbs), of all households, 49.9% were family households, 33.4% were single person households and 16.7% were group households.

Household income Mermaid Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 19.2 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 9.4 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Mermaid Beach (State Suburbs), 19.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 9.4% 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 Mermaid Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 335 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 75.5 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 24.5 -- 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 Mermaid Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.1 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.9 -- 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 Mermaid Beach % Queensland % Australia %
None 205 8.4 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,045 42.7 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 865 35.3 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 256 10.4 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 79 3.2 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Mermaid Beach (State Suburbs), 42.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 35.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 10.4% 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 Mermaid Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 57 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 27 47.4 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 30 52.6 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 23 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Mermaid Beach (State Suburbs), there were 57 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 27 (or 47.4%) were male and 30 (or 52.6%) were female. The median age was 23 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Mermaid Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.2 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,041 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Mermaid Beach (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,041.

Mortgage and rent Mermaid Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 330 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Mermaid Beach (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $330 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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