The Coburg profile covers social demographics from the 2016 Australian Bureau of Statistics Census of Population and Housing.
The place of usual residence population was 26,166 and the median age was 35. The average number of people per household was 2.6.
The age profile for people living in Coburg was very similar to the City of Merri-bek. In Coburg 36.4 per cent of residents were aged 20 to 39. This figure was 38.4 per cent for the City of Merri-bek. In Coburg 20.4 per cent of residents were aged 0 to 19. This figure was also 20.4 per cent for the City of Merri-bek.
Country of birth
62.1% of Coburg residents stated they were born in Australia. The top 5 countries of birth for Coburg (excluding Australia) were Italy, Greece, Lebanon, England and Nepal.
Coburg has a similar proportion of residents who speak English only at home (58.2%) compared to the City of Merri-bek (56.0%).
The top 5 languages spoken at home in Coburg (other than English) were Italian, Greek, Arabic, Mandarin, and Nepali.
A similar proportion of Coburg residents professed no religious affiliation (36.7%) when compared to the City of Merri-bek (31.9%).
The main religions represented by Coburg residents are Catholicism (26.7%), Eastern Orthodox (8.5%) and Islam (6.9%).
A total of 29.4 per cent of residents in Coburg were attending an educational institution. Of those attending an educational institute at the time of the 2016 census 29.5 per cent of Coburg residents were attending a university or tertiary institution which was similar to the 27.3 per cent of those living in the City of Merri-bek.
There was a majority of separate houses in Coburg (64.8%). This was followed by semi-detached, row/terrace housing (25.3%) and flats/apartments (9.2%). Three bedroom dwellings were more common (43.4%) in Coburg than two bedroom dwellings (30.9%) 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.