Merrimac Demographics (QLD) Local Stats

Merrimac (4226) is a suburb of South Eastern, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Queensland. It is about 72 kms from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. Merrimac is in the federal electorates of McPherson, Moncrieff.

In the 2011 census the population of Merrimac was 6,321 and is comprised of approximately 52.4% females and 47.6% males.

The median/average age of the population of Merrimac is 34 years of age.

60.0% of people living in the suburb of Merrimac were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 9.8% New Zealand, 4.5% England, 1.4% Japan, 1.1% China , 1.0% South Africa, 0.8% Philippines, 0.7% Germany, 0.7% Korea, Republic of , 0.6% Italy, 0.6% Scotland, 0.5% Bosnia and Herzegovina, 0.4% Taiwan, 0.4% Ireland, 0.4% Hong Kong .

78.2% of people living in Merrimac speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 8.1% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.1% Japanese, 1.9% Other, 1.2% Cantonese, 1.0% Mandarin, 0.9% Spanish, 0.8% Italian, 0.8% Serbian, 0.7% Korean.

The religious makeup of Merrimac is 22.5% Catholic, 22.4% No religion, 17.2% Anglican, 13.1% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.1% Christian, nfd, 3.8% Uniting Church, 3.1% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.2% Buddhism, 2.2% Pentecostal, 1.6% Eastern Orthodox.

42.1% of people are married, 36.1% have never married and 11.7% are divorced and 3.6% are separated. There are 321 widowed people living in Merrimac.

56.4% of the people living in Merrimac over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 30.9% are working on a part time basis. Merrimac has an unemployment rate of 6.6%.

The main occupations of people living in Merrimac are 16.5% Technicians & trades workers, 15.5% Professionals, 14.7% Clerical & administrative workers, 14.0% Sales workers, 12.7% Community & personal service workers, 10.4% Labourers, 9.3% Managers, 5.5% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.4% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Merrimac work in are 13.7% Retail trade, 11.8% Health care and social assistance, 10.9% Accommodation and food services, 10.3% Construction, 6.9% Manufacturing, 6.7% Education and training, 5.2% Professional, scientific and technical services, 5.2% Administrative and support services, 4.1% Public administration and safety.

16.3% of homes are fully owned, and 40.8% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 40.9% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $590 per week and the median household income is $1229 per week.

The median rent in Merrimac is $360 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1842 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Merrimac postcode 4226

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