Brunswick West profile
The Brunswick West profile covers social demographics from the 2016 Australian Bureau of Statistics Census of Population and Housing.
Over 13,737 people live in Brunswick East and the median age was 34. The average number of people per household was 2.2.
The age profile for people living in Brunswick West was very similar to the City of Merri-bek. In Brunswick West 43.2 per cent of residents were aged 20 to 39. This figure was 38.4 per cent for the City of Merri-bek. In Brunswick West 17.3 per cent of residents were aged 0 to 19. This figure was 20.4 per cent for the City of Merri-bek.
Country of birth
61.8 per cent of Brunswick West residents stated they were born in Australia. The top 5 countries of birth for Brunswick West (excluding Australia) were Italy, Greece, England, India and New Zealand.
Brunswick West has a larger proportion of residents who speak English only (62.1%) compared to the City of Merri-bek (56.0%).
The top 5 languages spoken at home in Brunswick West (other than English) were Italian, Greek, Arabic, Mandarin and Spanish.
A larger proportion of Brunswick West residents professed no religious affiliation (40.8%) compared to the City of Merri-bek (31.9%).
The main religions represented by Brunswick West residents were Catholicism (22.2%), Eastern Orthodox (7.2%), and Islam (4.7%).
A total of 30.9 per cent of residents in Brunswick West were attending an educational institution. Of those attending an educational institute at the time of the 2016 census 36.8 per cent of Brunswick West residents were attending a university or tertiary institution which contrasted with 27.3 per cent of those living in the City of Merri-bek.
The two main dwelling structures in Brunswick West were separate houses (40.1%) and flats/apartments (38.9%). This was followed by semi-detached, row/terrace housing (20.0%). Two bedroom dwellings were more common (40.7%) in Brunswick West than three bedroom dwellings (28.6%) 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%) and. 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.