Merredin

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type State Suburbs
Area code SSC50928
People 2,850
Male 52.7%
Female 47.3%
Median age 36
Families 691
Average children per family
for families with children 2
for all families 0.7
All private dwellings 1,400
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,288
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,116
Median weekly rent $186
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9

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People

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Demographics & education

People tables are based on a person's place of usual residence on Census night

People
Persons count based on place of usual residence on Census night
Merredin % Merredin Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Male 1,500 52.7 1,238,419 50.0 11,546,638 49.3
Female 1,347 47.3 1,235,994 50.0 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 223 7.8 75,978 3.1 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 2,850 people in Merredin. Of these 52.7% were male and 47.3% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 7.8% of the population.

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Age Merredin % Merredin Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Median age 36 -- 36 -- 38 --
0-4 years 191 6.7 161,727 6.5 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 186 6.5 164,153 6.6 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 175 6.2 150,806 6.1 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 193 6.8 149,997 6.1 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 283 10.0 160,332 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 176 6.2 184,908 7.5 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 190 6.7 194,267 7.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 144 5.1 173,041 7.0 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 156 5.5 171,996 7.0 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 179 6.3 172,520 7.0 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 180 6.3 162,438 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 193 6.8 149,899 6.1 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 166 5.8 132,145 5.3 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 137 4.8 116,755 4.7 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 103 3.6 82,911 3.4 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 70 2.5 61,509 2.5 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 55 1.9 42,590 1.7 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 63 2.2 42,420 1.7 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Merredin was 36 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 15.1% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Merredin % Merredin Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Married 1,003 43.6 975,062 48.8 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 89 3.9 63,205 3.2 608,059 3.2
Divorced 198 8.6 167,361 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 113 4.9 88,619 4.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 896 39.0 703,482 35.2 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Merredin aged 15 years and over, 43.6% were married and 12.3% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Merredin % Merredin Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 841 43.3 835,938 48.4 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 272 14.0 201,709 11.7 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 828 42.7 688,868 39.9 7,024,973 41.9

In Merredin, of people aged 15 years and over, 43.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 14.0% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Merredin % Merredin Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Preschool 29 3.4 30,247 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 140 16.3 144,988 18.9 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 95 11.1 36,865 4.8 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 3 0.4 28,046 3.7 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 200 23.3 88,176 11.5 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 3 0.4 34,065 4.4 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 0 0.0 34,773 4.5 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 55 6.4 46,835 6.1 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 26 3.0 106,811 13.9 1,160,626 16.1
Other 77 9.0 18,547 2.4 198,383 2.8
Not stated 229 26.7 197,644 25.8 1,707,023 23.7

In Merredin 29.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.8% were in primary school, 24.4% in secondary school and 9.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Merredin % Merredin Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 190 8.3 410,272 20.5 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 121 5.3 177,631 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 84 3.7 62,656 3.1 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 327 14.3 279,448 14.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 418 18.2 318,674 16.0 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 175 7.6 107,858 5.4 941,531 4.9
Year 10 407 17.8 235,001 11.8 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 0 0.0 940 0.0 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 0 0.0 209 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 207 9.0 117,996 5.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 14 0.6 10,572 0.5 145,844 0.8
Not stated 302 13.2 220,701 11.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Merredin, 18.2% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 17.8% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 5.3% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Merredin % Merredin Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Australian 1,336 35.0 760,032 22.8 7,298,243 23.3
English 1,097 28.8 931,150 27.9 7,852,224 25.0
Irish 246 6.4 224,372 6.7 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 237 6.2 214,154 6.4 2,023,470 6.4
Italian 134 3.5 122,943 3.7 1,000,006 3.2

The most common ancestries in Merredin were Australian 35.0%, English 28.8%, Irish 6.4%, Scottish 6.2% and Italian 3.5%.

Respondents had the option of reporting up to two ancestries on their Census form, and this is captured by the Ancestry Multi Response (ANCP) variable used in this table. Therefore, the total responses count will not equal the persons count for this area. Calculated percentages represent a proportion of all responses from people in Merredin (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Merredin % Merredin Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Australia 2,159 76.5 1,492,842 60.3 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 103 3.6 27,081 1.1 509,555 2.2
England 95 3.4 194,163 7.8 907,570 3.9
New Zealand 78 2.8 79,221 3.2 518,466 2.2
Philippines 46 1.6 30,835 1.2 232,386 1.0
South Africa 22 0.8 41,008 1.7 162,449 0.7

In Merredin, 76.5% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 3.6%, England 3.4%, New Zealand 2.8%, Philippines 1.6% and South Africa 0.8%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Merredin % Merredin Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 563 19.8 1,001,150 40.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 184 6.5 184,890 7.5 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 150 5.3 144,217 5.8 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 1,727 60.7 947,977 38.3 11,070,538 47.3

In Merredin, 60.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 19.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Merredin % Merredin Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Australia 1,883 66.4 1,097,468 44.4 12,231,150 52.3
England 185 6.5 276,956 11.2 1,403,096 6.0
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 103 3.6 40,468 1.6 704,658 3.0
New Zealand 91 3.2 97,382 3.9 617,331 2.6
Philippines 48 1.7 33,259 1.3 270,177 1.2

In Merredin, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 66.4%, England 6.5%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 3.6%, New Zealand 3.2% and Philippines 1.7%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Merredin % Merredin Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Australia 1,924 67.9 1,140,417 46.1 12,643,365 54.0
England 178 6.3 265,520 10.7 1,302,147 5.6
New Zealand 113 4.0 94,116 3.8 608,329 2.6
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 103 3.6 39,321 1.6 699,074 3.0
Philippines 52 1.8 38,495 1.6 325,049 1.4

In Merredin, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 67.9%, England 6.3%, New Zealand 4.0%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 3.6% and Philippines 1.8%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Merredin % Merredin Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 1,062 37.3 804,268 32.5 6,933,708 29.6
Catholic 572 20.1 530,361 21.4 5,291,834 22.6
Anglican 447 15.7 354,790 14.3 3,101,185 13.3
Not stated 286 10.0 255,987 10.3 2,238,735 9.6
Uniting Church 118 4.1 56,688 2.3 870,183 3.7

The most common responses for religion in Merredin were No Religion, so described 37.3%, Catholic 20.1%, Anglican 15.7%, Not stated 10.0% and Uniting Church 4.1%. In Merredin, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (56.5%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Merredin % Merredin Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Mandarin 57 2.0 47,840 1.9 596,711 2.5
Filipino 35 1.2 10,317 0.4 71,220 0.3
Afrikaans 14 0.5 14,208 0.6 43,741 0.2
Italian 12 0.4 29,401 1.2 271,597 1.2
Cantonese 11 0.4 19,339 0.8 280,943 1.2
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English only spoken at home 2,421 85.4 1,861,041 75.2 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 76 6.5 181,998 19.4 1,971,011 22.2

In Merredin 85.4% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 2.0%, Filipino 1.2%, Afrikaans 0.5%, Italian 0.4% and Cantonese 0.4%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Merredin % Merredin Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 798 60.3 715,287 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 352 26.6 376,590 30.0 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 96 7.3 65,859 5.2 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 78 5.9 97,966 7.8 787,452 6.9

There were 1,324 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Merredin. Of these 60.3% were employed full time, 26.6% were employed part-time and 5.9% were unemployed.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

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Employment - hours worked
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Merredin % Merredin Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 120 9.7 138,263 11.9 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 93 7.5 114,814 9.9 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 139 11.2 123,517 10.7 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 221 17.8 198,785 17.2 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 573 46.2 516,501 44.6 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Merredin, 9.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 7.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 46.2% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Merredin % Merredin Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Technicians and Trades Workers 221 17.9 187,396 16.2 1,447,414 13.5
Machinery Operators and Drivers 173 14.0 86,392 7.5 670,106 6.3
Professionals 156 12.6 237,230 20.5 2,370,966 22.2
Managers 150 12.1 139,350 12.0 1,390,047 13.0
Clerical and Administrative Workers 144 11.6 150,408 13.0 1,449,681 13.6
Labourers 134 10.8 112,599 9.7 1,011,520 9.5
Sales Workers 122 9.9 102,337 8.8 1,000,955 9.4
Community and Personal Service Workers 120 9.7 122,889 10.6 1,157,003 10.8

The most common occupations in Merredin included Technicians and Trades Workers 17.9%, Machinery Operators and Drivers 14.0%, Professionals 12.6%, Managers 12.1%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 11.6%, Labourers 10.8%, Sales Workers 9.9% and Community and Personal Service Workers 9.7%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Merredin % Merredin Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 64 5.5 41,706 3.6 411,808 3.9
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 59 5.0 28,080 2.4 254,275 2.4
Road Freight Transport 46 3.9 15,673 1.4 129,528 1.2
Grain Storage Services 37 3.2 869 0.1 2,683 0.0
Local Government Administration 33 2.8 16,526 1.4 142,724 1.3

Of the employed people in Merredin, the most common responses for industry of employment included Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 5.5%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 5.0%, Road Freight Transport 3.9%, Grain Storage Services 3.2% and Local Government Administration 2.8%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Merredin % Merredin Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Personal 641 -- 724 -- 662 --
Family 1,690 -- 1,910 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,288 -- 1,595 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Merredin was $641.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Merredin % Merredin Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 813 65.7 733,030 63.3 6,574,571 61.5
Walked only 75 6.1 31,914 2.8 370,427 3.5
Car, as passenger 60 4.9 56,173 4.9 489,922 4.6
Worked at home 42 3.4 49,354 4.3 503,582 4.7
Bus 26 2.1 44,742 3.9 323,201 3.0
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People who travelled to work by public transport 25 2.0 106,764 9.2 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 880 71.0 815,077 70.4 7,305,271 68.4

In Merredin, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 65.7%, Walked only 6.1%, Car, as passenger 4.9%, Worked at home 3.4% and Bus 2.1%. On the day, 2.0% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 71.0% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Merredin % Merredin Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,548 67.2 1,387,280 69.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 561 24.5 568,406 28.5 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 203 8.8 196,328 9.8 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 606 26.4 379,578 19.0 3,620,726 19.0

In Merredin, of people aged 15 years and over, 67.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 24.5% provided care for children and 8.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 26.4% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

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Unpaid domestic work, number of hours
People aged 15 years and over
Merredin % Merredin Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 444 19.3 447,726 22.4 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 620 27.0 521,733 26.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 246 10.7 228,248 11.4 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 235 10.2 189,571 9.5 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Merredin, 27.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.2% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Merredin % Merredin Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 318 46.0 247,841 38.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 260 37.6 292,133 45.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 105 15.2 93,344 14.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 9 1.3 10,869 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Merredin, 37.6% were couple families with children, 46.0% were couple families without children and 15.2% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Merredin % Merredin Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Male -- 26.7 -- 18.3 -- 18.2
Female -- 73.3 -- 81.7 -- 81.8

In Merredin, 26.7% of single parents were male and 73.3% were female.

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Employment status of couple families

Employment status of parents in couple families
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Merredin % Merredin Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 127 21.9 106,951 19.8 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 17 2.9 22,177 4.1 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 125 21.6 119,913 22.2 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 83 14.3 88,558 16.4 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 35 6.0 31,917 5.9 302,037 6.0
Both not working 103 17.8 93,686 17.4 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 48 8.3 29,973 5.6 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 42 7.2 46,793 8.7 311,381 6.2

In Merredin, of couple families with children, 21.9% had both partners employed full-time, 2.9% had both employed part-time and 21.6% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

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Dwellings

dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles | internet connection

Dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling count Merredin % Merredin Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 1,044 81.8 866,767 86.7 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 232 18.2 132,874 13.3 1,039,874 11.2

In Merredin, 81.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 18.2% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Merredin % Merredin Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Separate house 979 93.8 685,824 79.1 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 43 4.1 122,562 14.1 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 10 1.0 49,086 5.7 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 3 0.3 6,314 0.7 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Merredin, 93.8% were separate houses, 4.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.0% were flats or apartments and 0.3% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Merredin % Merredin Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.3 2,452 0.3 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 35 3.3 30,043 3.5 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 157 14.9 107,035 12.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 503 47.9 327,662 37.8 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 320 30.4 381,319 44.0 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 33 3.1 18,272 2.1 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Merredin, of occupied private dwellings 3.3% had 1 bedroom, 14.9% had 2 bedrooms and 47.9% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.4 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Merredin % Merredin Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Owned outright 302 29.0 247,050 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 333 32.0 344,014 39.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 366 35.2 245,705 28.3 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 5 0.5 9,181 1.1 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 35 3.4 20,823 2.4 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Merredin, 29.0% were owned outright, 32.0% were owned with a mortgage and 35.2% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Merredin % Merredin Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Family households 687 65.7 629,882 72.7 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 319 30.5 204,202 23.6 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 40 3.8 32,692 3.8 354,917 4.3

In Merredin, of all households, 65.7% were family households, 30.5% were single person households and 3.8% were group households.

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Household income Merredin % Merredin Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 24.1 -- 18.3 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 11.9 -- 19.2 -- 16.4

In Merredin, 24.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 11.9% of households had a weekly income of more than $3000.

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Mortgage & rent

Proportions are calculated using all tenure types for occupied private dwellings. This excludes visitor only and other non-classifiable households.

Rent weekly payments Merredin % Merredin Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Median rent 186 -- 347 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.0 -- 90.3 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 6.0 -- 9.7 -- 11.5

The number of households where rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were not renting, and excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion.

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Mortgage monthly repayments Merredin % Merredin Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 1,116 -- 1,993 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.6 -- 91.4 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 4.4 -- 8.6 -- 7.2

The number of households where mortgage repayments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were renting, and excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion.

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Number of motor vehicles

Number of registered motor vehicles Merredin % Merredin Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
None 83 7.9 42,620 4.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 308 29.5 274,198 31.6 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 388 37.1 337,355 38.9 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 217 20.8 186,678 21.5 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 49 4.7 25,934 3.0 285,197 3.4

In Merredin, 29.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 20.8% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Merredin % Merredin Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 237 22.6 108,489 12.5 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 770 73.5 737,659 85.1 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 40 3.8 20,625 2.4 221,494 2.7

In Merredin, 73.5% of households had at least one person access the internet from the dwelling. This could have been through a desktop/laptop computer, mobile or smart phone, tablet, music or video player, gaming console, smart TV or any other device.

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Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics

People characteristics
Count based on place of usual residence on Census night.
Merredin % Merredin Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Male 110 49.1 38,027 50.0 322,171 49.6
Female 114 50.9 37,959 50.0 326,996 50.4
Median age 20 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Merredin, 49.1% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 50.9% were female. The median age was 20 years.

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Dwelling characteristics

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households. These tables represent occupied private dwellings where at least one Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait islander person was present.

Dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Merredin % Merredin Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 3.3 -- 3.3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1.1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,028 -- 1,210 -- 1,203 --

In Merredin, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.3 persons, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,028.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Merredin % Merredin Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 170 -- 216 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,181 -- 1,830 -- 1,660 --

In Merredin, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $170 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,181.

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Small random adjustments have been made to all cell values to protect the confidentiality of data. These adjustments may cause the sum of rows or columns to differ by small amounts from the table totals. For further information, go to the User Guide for QuickStats.

Data reported for Australia and Other Territories now includes Norfolk Island, following an amendment to the Acts Interpretation Act, 1901. Because Norfolk Island has not previously been included in the Census, any 2011 benchmarks will not include Norfolk Island.