City of Merri-bek profile

The City of Merri-bek lies between 4 and 14 kilometres north of central Melbourne.

It is bordered by the Moonee Ponds Creek to the west, Merri Creek to the east, Park Street to the south and the Western Ring Road to the north.

The City of Merri-bek covers the suburbs of Brunswick, Brunswick East, Brunswick West, Coburg, Coburg North, Fawkner, Glenroy, Gowanbrae, Hadfield, Oak Park, Pascoe Vale, and Pascoe Vale South. Small sections of the suburbs of Fitzroy North and Tullamarine are also part of the City of Merri-bek.

The estimated resident population of Merri-bek in 2019 was 185,767 people.

Moreland Community Profile

Moreland Community Profile website has detailed statistical and demographic information about Merri-bek and its suburbs based on results from the latest Census and previous Censuses of Population and Housing. The site is updated with population estimates when the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) releases new figures.

Maps of Merri-bek

Community Atlas for Merri-bek lets users produce maps of the 2016 Australian Bureau of Statistics Census of Population and Housing data for Merri-bek.

Moreland Population and Household Forecasts

Population and household forecasts for Merri-bek may be accessed via the link given below. 

Moreland population and forecasts

Moreland Health and Wellbeing Profile 2020

The Community Wellbeing and Research Teams have produced a series of briefs on the health and wellbeing of Merri-bek residents and the environment they live in. These briefs explore a range of topics informed by the social determinants of health, city resilience, and liveability. To view the complete profile and overall key insights and snapshots, visit the Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan page.

Please contact the research team by email or phone 9240 1111.

Vulnerable population in Merri-bek 

The Merri-bek City Council research team is producing series of summary briefs that provide data on vulnerable population groups in Merri-bek at the suburb level. This is intended to provide information to help inform COVID-19 response efforts.

Please contact the research team for further information, email or phone 9240 1111.

Moreland Early Years & Youth Profile

The Early Years, Youth Services, and Research Teams have collaborated to produce a profile on children and young people aged 0-24 in Merri-bek. The profile is made up of five sections: (1) Current & future population; (2) Cultural & linguistic diversity; (3) Education & employment; (4) Housing & Homelessness; and (5) Health & Wellbeing.

Download the entire profile or individual briefs below:

Moreland Early Years & Youth Profile