Merrimu Demographics (VIC) Local Stats

Merrimu (3340) is a suburb of Melbourne, West, Victoria. It is about 46 kms from VIC's capital city of Melbourne. Merrimu is in the federal electorate of Ballarat.

In the 2011 census the population of Merrimu was 271 and is comprised of approximately 48.0% females and 52.0% males.

The median/average age of the population of Merrimu is 39 years of age.

82.7% of people living in the suburb of Merrimu were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.3% England, 2.2% New Zealand, 1.8% India, 1.8% Malta, 1.8% Greece, 1.5% Italy.

88.9% of people living in Merrimu speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 3.3% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.2% Croatian, 1.5% Italian, 1.5% Maltese, 1.5% Spanish, 1.1% Macedonian.

The religious makeup of Merrimu is 31.1% Catholic, 28.9% No religion, 15.9% Anglican, 10.7% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.1% Uniting Church, 2.6% Christian, nfd, 2.2% Eastern Orthodox, 2.2% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.2% Baptist.

62.9% of people are married, 28.6% have never married and 5.7% are divorced and 0.0% are separated. There are 6 widowed people living in Merrimu.

53.7% of the people living in Merrimu over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 31.6% are working on a part time basis. Merrimu has an unemployment rate of 2.2%.

The main occupations of people living in Merrimu are 18.4% Technicians & trades workers, 17.6% Managers, 13.2% Labourers, 12.5% Clerical & administrative workers, 11.8% Professionals, 8.8% Machinery operators & drivers, 6.6% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated, 6.6% Community & personal service workers, 4.4% Sales workers.

The main industries people from Merrimu work in are 15.6% Manufacturing, 11.1% Construction, 8.9% Retail trade, 6.7% Education and training, 6.7% Other services, 6.7% Transport, postal and warehousing, 6.7% Financial and insurance services, 6.7% Administrative and support services, 6.7% Wholesale trade.

41.7% of homes are fully owned, and 48.8% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 6.0% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $648 per week and the median household income is $1654 per week.

The median rent in Merrimu is $200 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2800 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Merrimu postcode 3340

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