Merimbula Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Merimbula (2548) is a suburb of South Coast, South Coast, New South Wales. It is about 356 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Merimbula is in the federal electorate of Eden-Monaro.

In the 2011 census the population of Merimbula was 3,278 and is comprised of approximately 52.4% females and 47.6% males.

The median/average age of the population of Merimbula is 50 years of age.

77.8% of people living in the suburb of Merimbula were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 5.8% England, 1.7% New Zealand, 0.9% Scotland, 0.6% Netherlands, 0.6% South Africa, 0.6% Germany, 0.4% Italy, 0.4% United States of America, 0.3% Ireland, 0.3% Malta, 0.3% Thailand, 0.2% Samoa, 0.2% Denmark, 0.2% Japan.

90.1% of people living in Merimbula speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 6.8% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.5% Other, 0.4% German, 0.4% Italian, 0.2% Dutch, 0.2% Vietnamese, 0.2% Samoan, 0.2% Mandarin, 0.1% Thai.

The religious makeup of Merimbula is 27.7% Anglican, 21.7% No religion, 20.8% Catholic, 12.2% Religious affiliation not stated, 5.7% Uniting Church, 3.4% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.9% Christian, nfd, 1.6% Baptist, 1.2% Jehovah's Witnesses, 1.0% Buddhism.

48.3% of people are married, 26.8% have never married and 11.7% are divorced and 3.5% are separated. There are 276 widowed people living in Merimbula.

52.8% of the people living in Merimbula over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 35.2% are working on a part time basis. Merimbula has an unemployment rate of 5.3%.

The main occupations of people living in Merimbula are 17.1% Managers, 16.2% Technicians & trades workers, 15.5% Sales workers, 13.0% Professionals, 11.4% Clerical & administrative workers, 11.3% Labourers, 11.1% Community & personal service workers, 3.7% Machinery operators & drivers, 0.7% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Merimbula work in are 22.1% Accommodation and food services, 13.7% Retail trade, 10.3% Health care and social assistance, 9.7% Construction, 5.8% Manufacturing, 5.1% Education and training, 4.7% Professional, scientific and technical services, 3.8% Rental, hiring and real estate services, 3.8% Public administration and safety.

37.8% of homes are fully owned, and 20.0% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 35.8% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $495 per week and the median household income is $828 per week.

The median rent in Merimbula is $200 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1300 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Merimbula postcode 2548

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