Merredin Demographics (WA) Local Stats

Merredin (6415) is a suburb of South East & Central, Mid West, Western Australia. It is about 235 kms from WA's capital city of Perth. Merredin is in the federal electorate of Durack.

In the 2011 census the population of Merredin was 2,897 and is comprised of approximately 47.1% females and 52.9% males.

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

79.1% of people living in the suburb of Merredin were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.0% England, 2.5% China , 2.3% New Zealand, 0.9% South Africa, 0.8% Scotland, 0.6% Zimbabwe, 0.6% Philippines, 0.6% Italy, 0.4% Nigeria, 0.4% Netherlands, 0.4% Germany, 0.3% United States of America, 0.2% Vietnam, 0.2% Poland.

88.5% of people living in Merredin speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.9% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.1% Other, 1.1% Other, 0.8% Italian, 0.3% Tagalog, 0.3% German, 0.3% Mandarin, 0.3% Filipino , 0.2% Vietnamese.

The religious makeup of Merredin is 29.1% No religion, 22.3% Anglican, 20.0% Catholic, 9.7% Religious affiliation not stated, 6.6% Uniting Church, 3.1% Christian, nfd, 1.7% Churches of Christ, 1.4% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.4% Seventh-day Adventist, 1.0% Other religious affiliation .

47.5% of people are married, 35.5% have never married and 8.4% are divorced and 3.5% are separated. There are 117 widowed people living in Merredin.

65.3% of the people living in Merredin over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 24.1% are working on a part time basis. Merredin has an unemployment rate of 4.4%.

The main occupations of people living in Merredin are 17.4% Technicians & trades workers, 15.4% Managers, 13.8% Professionals, 12.0% Machinery operators & drivers, 11.8% Clerical & administrative workers, 11.2% Labourers, 8.6% Community & personal service workers, 8.3% Sales workers, 1.4% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Merredin work in are 11.5% Retail trade, 10.2% Education and training, 9.7% Transport, postal and warehousing, 8.6% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 8.3% Health care and social assistance, 7.8% Public administration and safety, 7.7% Construction, 5.3% Other services, 5.2% Wholesale trade.

31.4% of homes are fully owned, and 31.6% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 32.3% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $593 per week and the median household income is $1103 per week.

The median rent in Merredin is $140 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1100 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Merredin postcode 6415

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