Meridan Plains Demographics (QLD) Local Stats

Meridan Plains (4551) is a suburb of South Eastern, Sunshine Coast, Queensland. It is about 77 kms from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. Meridan Plains is in the federal electorate of Fisher.

In the 2011 census the population of Meridan Plains was 1,699 and is comprised of approximately 53.4% females and 46.6% males.

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

72.6% of people living in the suburb of Meridan Plains were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 11.8% England, 4.8% New Zealand, 1.4% Scotland, 1.2% Netherlands, 0.8% Germany, 0.6% South Africa, 0.5% Wales, 0.4% Northern Ireland, 0.4% Seychelles, 0.4% Greece, 0.3% Finland, 0.3% Japan, 0.3% Papua New Guinea, 0.3% South Eastern Europe, nfd.

95.0% of people living in Meridan Plains speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 1.9% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.7% Dutch, 0.6% Other, 0.4% Greek, 0.4% German, 0.4% Japanese, 0.2% French, 0.2% Filipino , 0.2% Polish.

The religious makeup of Meridan Plains is 25.6% Anglican, 23.4% No religion, 19.0% Catholic, 7.0% Religious affiliation not stated, 6.6% Uniting Church, 4.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.9% Christian, nfd, 2.9% Pentecostal, 2.5% Lutheran, 2.5% Baptist.

65.0% of people are married, 19.1% have never married and 8.2% are divorced and 2.3% are separated. There are 73 widowed people living in Meridan Plains.

57.8% of the people living in Meridan Plains over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 30.9% are working on a part time basis. Meridan Plains has an unemployment rate of 5.7%.

The main occupations of people living in Meridan Plains are 18.2% Professionals, 16.1% Clerical & administrative workers, 15.2% Technicians & trades workers, 14.8% Managers, 10.2% Community & personal service workers, 9.6% Sales workers, 8.9% Labourers, 5.1% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.9% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Meridan Plains work in are 12.6% Health care and social assistance, 12.0% Retail trade, 11.7% Construction, 9.0% Education and training, 7.0% Manufacturing, 6.4% Accommodation and food services, 5.9% Professional, scientific and technical services, 5.3% Public administration and safety, 4.4% Other services.

37.7% of homes are fully owned, and 31.5% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 22.7% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $501 per week and the median household income is $940 per week.

The median rent in Meridan Plains is $400 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2200 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Meridan Plains postcode 4551

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