DemographicsMerricks is approximately 11.93 square kilometres. In 2016 the population of Merricks was 190. The population is 48% male and 52% female. On average the monthly mortgage repayments in Merricks are $800 to $999. The most common weekly income bracket is $3000+ per week. Weekly rents in the area are on average $0 to $74.
DescriptionMerricks is a small town in Victoria, Australia in the southeastern Mornington Peninsula between Hastings and Flinders. Its local government area is the Shire of Mornington Peninsula. Merricks is a tiny settlement along the Frankston-Flinders Road which has changed little over the years from its earlier rural functions, and many of the original settler houses still stand today. Merricks features a newly restored General Store (built in 1927) incorporating a post office and newsagency, the Peninsula Quarter Horse Association's base and a chocolate factory. Also in Merricks are the Merricks Creek vineyard specialising in pinot noir production and Stoniers Winery (1978) producing chardonnay and pinot noir. A 6.3 km mostly tree-lined horse riding trail, established by the former Shire of Hastings in the mid-1980s along a disused railway route, runs roughly east-west from Merricks Station Ground Reserve to Red Hill through mostly rural land between the Coolart and East Creeks. Merricks is served by the 782 bus route operated by Peninsula Bus Lines between Frankston and Flinders.
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