Mermaid Waters Demographics (QLD) Local Stats

Mermaid Waters (4218) is a suburb of South Eastern, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Queensland. It is about 75 kms from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. Mermaid Waters is in the federal electorate of Moncrieff.

In the 2011 census the population of Mermaid Waters was 11,789 and is comprised of approximately 51.6% females and 48.4% males.

The median/average age of the population of Mermaid Waters is 41 years of age.

62.9% of people living in the suburb of Mermaid Waters were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 8.0% New Zealand, 4.9% England, 1.1% Japan, 0.9% China , 0.9% South Africa, 0.7% Scotland, 0.7% Philippines, 0.7% Italy, 0.6% Taiwan, 0.6% Germany, 0.5% United States of America, 0.4% Netherlands, 0.4% Brazil, 0.4% Canada.

80.5% of people living in Mermaid Waters speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 6.8% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.4% Mandarin, 1.4% Japanese, 1.3% Other, 1.1% Italian, 0.7% Cantonese, 0.7% Greek, 0.5% Arabic, 0.5% German.

The religious makeup of Mermaid Waters is 27.1% Catholic, 20.0% Anglican, 19.9% No religion, 10.5% Religious affiliation not stated, 5.2% Uniting Church, 3.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.5% Buddhism, 2.0% Christian, nfd, 1.9% Eastern Orthodox, 1.1% Baptist.

44.9% of people are married, 34.6% have never married and 10.8% are divorced and 3.1% are separated. There are 656 widowed people living in Mermaid Waters.

54.0% of the people living in Mermaid Waters over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 33.9% are working on a part time basis. Mermaid Waters has an unemployment rate of 7.0%.

The main occupations of people living in Mermaid Waters are 18.0% Professionals, 14.4% Technicians & trades workers, 13.8% Sales workers, 13.6% Clerical & administrative workers, 12.2% Managers, 12.1% Community & personal service workers, 9.5% Labourers, 4.7% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.8% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Mermaid Waters work in are 12.5% Retail trade, 11.9% Accommodation and food services, 10.9% Construction, 9.3% Health care and social assistance, 7.2% Education and training, 7.1% Professional, scientific and technical services, 6.1% Manufacturing, 4.2% Arts and recreation services, 4.0% Administrative and support services.

35.1% of homes are fully owned, and 29.8% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 31.1% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $544 per week and the median household income is $1093 per week.

The median rent in Mermaid Waters is $340 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2000 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Mermaid Waters postcode 4218

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