Merrigum Demographics (VIC) Local Stats

Merrigum (3618) is a suburb of Northern Victoria, Shepparton & Central North, Victoria. It is about 161 kms from VIC's capital city of Melbourne. Merrigum is in the federal electorate of Murray.

In the 2011 census the population of Merrigum was 672 and is comprised of approximately 49.6% females and 50.4% males.

The median/average age of the population of Merrigum is 38 years of age.

82.6% of people living in the suburb of Merrigum were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 2.5% England, 1.8% India, 1.5% Italy, 1.2% Albania, 1.0% New Zealand, 1.0% Philippines, 0.9% Lebanon, 0.9% Spain, 0.9% Scotland, 0.7% Netherlands.

87.3% of people living in Merrigum speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 3.9% Language spoken at home not stated, 3.3% Other, 2.4% Italian, 0.9% Dutch, 0.9% Arabic, 0.4% Thai, 0.4% Filipino , 0.4% Spanish.

The religious makeup of Merrigum is 29.2% Catholic, 24.4% No religion, 12.6% Anglican, 10.1% Uniting Church, 7.6% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.2% Islam, 3.0% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.7% Christian, nfd, 1.9% Pentecostal, 1.8% Other Religious Groups.

49.7% of people are married, 32.1% have never married and 8.7% are divorced and 4.7% are separated. There are 26 widowed people living in Merrigum.

60.7% of the people living in Merrigum over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 23.3% are working on a part time basis. Merrigum has an unemployment rate of 7.6%.

The main occupations of people living in Merrigum are 22.1% Managers, 18.5% Labourers, 14.5% Technicians & trades workers, 9.9% Machinery operators & drivers, 9.2% Clerical & administrative workers, 8.6% Community & personal service workers, 8.3% Professionals, 6.9% Sales workers, 2.0% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Merrigum work in are 24.8% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 12.1% Manufacturing, 10.8% Health care and social assistance, 7.8% Construction, 6.2% Wholesale trade, 5.2% Retail trade, 3.9% Transport, postal and warehousing, 3.6% Education and training, 3.6% Other services.

39.4% of homes are fully owned, and 40.2% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 17.1% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $414 per week and the median household income is $917 per week.

The median rent in Merrigum is $180 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $997 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Merrigum postcode 3618

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