Merrylands West Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Merrylands West (2160) is a suburb of Sydney, Parramatta, New South Wales. It is about 22 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Merrylands West is in the federal electorates of McMahon, Parramatta.

In the 2011 census the population of Merrylands West was 6,188 and is comprised of approximately 52.2% females and 47.8% males.

The median/average age of the population of Merrylands West is 35 years of age.

51.5% of people living in the suburb of Merrylands West were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 6.2% Lebanon, 2.6% Afghanistan, 2.5% China , 2.3% New Zealand, 2.0% India, 1.9% Philippines, 1.8% Iraq, 1.2% England, 1.2% Fiji, 1.2% Italy, 1.1% Malta, 0.8% Vietnam, 0.8% Turkey, 0.8% Iran.

42.9% of people living in Merrylands West speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 16.7% Arabic, 8.4% Language spoken at home not stated, 4.2% Other, 2.5% Dari, 2.4% Mandarin, 2.1% Cantonese, 1.9% Italian, 1.7% Turkish, 1.5% Persian.

The religious makeup of Merrylands West is 37.5% Catholic, 14.4% Islam, 10.4% Anglican, 8.5% Religious affiliation not stated, 7.7% No religion, 4.4% Eastern Orthodox, 2.7% Buddhism, 2.2% Hinduism, 1.9% Uniting Church, 1.4% Presbyterian and Reformed.

47.5% of people are married, 31.7% have never married and 8.2% are divorced and 4.0% are separated. There are 423 widowed people living in Merrylands West.

60.8% of the people living in Merrylands West over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 24.8% are working on a part time basis. Merrylands West has an unemployment rate of 7.2%.

The main occupations of people living in Merrylands West are 17.7% Clerical & administrative workers, 16.4% Professionals, 16.0% Technicians & trades workers, 10.3% Machinery operators & drivers, 10.3% Labourers, 9.6% Sales workers, 8.7% Community & personal service workers, 8.6% Managers, 2.3% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Merrylands West work in are 11.4% Manufacturing, 11.2% Retail trade, 11.0% Health care and social assistance, 8.8% Construction, 6.7% Transport, postal and warehousing, 6.4% Wholesale trade, 6.2% Financial and insurance services, 6.2% Accommodation and food services, 5.1% Professional, scientific and technical services.

29.4% of homes are fully owned, and 28.3% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 36.0% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $462 per week and the median household income is $994 per week.

The median rent in Merrylands West is $318 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1900 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Merrylands West postcode 2160

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