Merriwa Demographics (WA) Local Stats

Merriwa (6030) is a suburb of South Western, Heartlands, Western Australia. It is about 35 kms from WA's capital city of Perth. Merriwa is in the federal electorate of Pearce.

In the 2011 census the population of Merriwa was 5,571 and is comprised of approximately 53.5% females and 46.5% males.

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

60.0% of people living in the suburb of Merriwa were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 12.7% England, 4.4% New Zealand, 1.5% South Africa, 1.4% Scotland, 0.8% Zimbabwe, 0.6% Ireland, 0.6% Afghanistan, 0.6% India, 0.6% Philippines, 0.6% Wales, 0.4% Netherlands, 0.4% United States of America, 0.4% Italy, 0.4% Germany.

83.4% of people living in Merriwa speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 8.1% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.2% Other, 0.6% Dari, 0.5% Spanish, 0.5% Italian, 0.4% Tagalog, 0.4% Other , 0.4% Polish, 0.3% Vietnamese.

The religious makeup of Merriwa is 27.2% No religion, 20.9% Anglican, 19.3% Catholic, 11.4% Religious affiliation not stated, 3.2% Christian, nfd, 2.8% Uniting Church, 2.7% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.7% Islam, 1.7% Baptist, 1.4% Buddhism.

46.0% of people are married, 31.5% have never married and 8.6% are divorced and 4.3% are separated. There are 416 widowed people living in Merriwa.

59.1% of the people living in Merriwa over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 27.3% are working on a part time basis. Merriwa has an unemployment rate of 7.0%.

The main occupations of people living in Merriwa are 20.3% Technicians & trades workers, 15.1% Labourers, 14.7% Clerical & administrative workers, 11.2% Community & personal service workers, 11.0% Professionals, 9.9% Machinery operators & drivers, 9.6% Sales workers, 6.5% Managers, 1.7% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Merriwa work in are 13.6% Construction, 13.5% Retail trade, 11.4% Health care and social assistance, 8.7% Manufacturing, 6.6% Public administration and safety, 5.7% Education and training, 5.5% Accommodation and food services, 5.3% Mining, 4.6% Administrative and support services.

13.3% of homes are fully owned, and 40.6% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 25.9% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $512 per week and the median household income is $956 per week.

The median rent in Merriwa is $325 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1738 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Merriwa postcode 6030

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