The Brunswick profile covers social demographics from the 2016 Australian Bureau of Statistics Census of Population and Housing.
The place of usual residence population was 25,440 and the median age was 33. The average number of people per household was 2.2.
Brunswick has a larger percentage of people aged 20 to 39 years old (51.5%) compared to the City of Merri-bek (38.4%). The City of Merri-bek has a slightly higher percentage of residents aged 0 to 19 years (20.4%) compared with the suburb of Brunswick (13.6%).
Country of birth
61.3% of Brunswick residents stated they were born in Australia. The top 5 countries of birth for Brunswick (excluding Australia) were Italy, England, New Zealand, Greece and China.
Brunswick has a larger proportion of residents who speak English only (66.0%) compared to the City of Merri-bek (56.0%).
The top 5 languages spoken at home in Brunswick (other than English) were Italian, Greek, Mandarin, Arabic and Nepali.
A larger proportion of Brunswick residents professed no religious affiliation (50.4%) compared to the City of Merri-bek (31.9%).
The main religions represented by Brunswick residents were Catholicism (16.9%), Eastern Orthodox (6.0%), and Islam (3.6%).
A total of 30.3 per cent of residents in Brunswick were attending an educational institution. Of those attending an educational institute at the time of the 2016 census 43.4 per cent of Brunswick residents were attending a university or tertiary institution which contrasted with 27.3 per cent of those living in the City of Merri-bek.
There was a slight majority of separate houses in Brunswick (35.7%). This was followed by flats/apartments (33.5%) and semi-detached, row/terrace housing (29.5%). Two bedroom dwellings were more common (42.5%) in Brunswick than three bedroom dwellings (29.5%) 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.