Merrylands Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Merrylands (2160) is a suburb of Sydney, Parramatta, New South Wales. It is about 20 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Merrylands is in the federal electorates of Blaxland, McMahon, Parramatta.

In the 2011 census the population of Merrylands was 26,658 and is comprised of approximately 50.3% females and 49.7% males.

The median/average age of the population of Merrylands is 32 years of age.

46.6% of people living in the suburb of Merrylands were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 8.4% Lebanon, 3.8% China , 3.7% India, 3.2% Afghanistan, 1.9% Philippines, 1.8% New Zealand, 1.6% Turkey, 1.6% Vietnam, 1.5% Iraq, 1.3% Fiji, 1.2% Italy, 0.9% Iran, 0.8% Pakistan, 0.8% Croatia.

32.2% of people living in Merrylands speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 22.6% Arabic, 7.0% Language spoken at home not stated, 4.6% Other, 3.3% Mandarin, 3.0% Turkish, 2.8% Cantonese, 2.5% Dari, 2.4% Persian, 1.9% Hindi.

The religious makeup of Merrylands is 34.7% Catholic, 19.3% Islam, 8.2% Religious affiliation not stated, 7.4% No religion, 6.5% Anglican, 5.1% Eastern Orthodox, 4.1% Hinduism, 3.6% Buddhism, 1.6% Other Religious Groups, 1.5% Uniting Church.

50.9% of people are married, 33.4% have never married and 6.6% are divorced and 3.7% are separated. There are 1130 widowed people living in Merrylands.

59.6% of the people living in Merrylands over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 24.6% are working on a part time basis. Merrylands has an unemployment rate of 9.2%.

The main occupations of people living in Merrylands are 16.8% Professionals, 16.6% Clerical & administrative workers, 16.5% Technicians & trades workers, 11.6% Labourers, 9.7% Sales workers, 9.2% Machinery operators & drivers, 8.8% Community & personal service workers, 8.3% Managers, 2.6% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Merrylands work in are 11.5% Retail trade, 10.9% Manufacturing, 10.8% Health care and social assistance, 10.3% Construction, 7.2% Accommodation and food services, 6.1% Transport, postal and warehousing, 5.7% Professional, scientific and technical services, 5.6% Financial and insurance services, 5.3% Public administration and safety.

28.2% of homes are fully owned, and 28.5% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 39.3% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $418 per week and the median household income is $1042 per week.

The median rent in Merrylands is $320 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1998 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Merrylands postcode 2160

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