Brunswick East profile
The Brunswick East profile covers social demographics from the 2016 Australian Bureau of Statistics Census of Population and Housing.
Over 10,962 people live in Brunswick East in Merri-bek's south east and the median age was 32. The average number of people per household was 2.2.
Brunswick East has a larger percentage of people aged 20 to 39 years old (53.0%), compared to the City of Merri-bek (38.4%).
Country of birth
62.0% of Brunswick East residents stated they were born in Australia.
The top 5 countries of birth for Brunswick East (excluding Australia) were Italy, England, New Zealand, China and Greece.
Brunswick East has a larger proportion of residents who speak English only at home (67.0%) compared to the City of Merri-bek (56.0%).
The top 5 languages spoken at home in Brunswick East (other than English) are Italian, Arabic, Greek, Urdu and Mandarin.
A larger proportion of Brunswick East residents professed no religious affiliation (51.5%) compared to the City of Merri-bek (31.9%).
The main religions represented by Brunswick East residents were Catholicism (19.6%), Eastern Orthodox (4.7%) and Anglican (2.8%).
The most common type of dwelling structure in Brunswick East was a flat/apartment (37.7%). This was closely followed by semi-detached, row/terrace housing (32.9%) and separate houses (28.3%). Two bedroom dwellings were more common (41.1%) in Brunswick East than three bedroom dwellings (29.3%) which was the next most common number of bedrooms.
In the City of Merri-bek separate houses accounted for 56.3 per cent of dwellings. This was followed by semi-detached, row/terrace housing (26.3%) and flats/apartments (16.6%). Three bedroom dwellings were more common (41.6%) in Merri-bek than two bedroom dwellings (33.3%) which was the next most common number of bedrooms.
The 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.