The Fawkner profile covers social demographics from the 2011 Australian Bureau of Statistics Census of Population and Housing.
The place of usual residence population was 13,768 and the median age was 34. The average number of people per household was 2.9.
Fawkner had a slightly smaller percentage of people aged 20 to 39 years old (30.7%) compared to the City of Merri-bek (38.4%). The suburb of Fawkner had a slightly higher percentage of residents aged 0 to 19 years (27.0%) compared with the City of Merri-bek (20.4%). The age group of 60 to 85+ was somewhat higher in Fawkner (21.3%) compared with the City of Merri-bek (17.6%).
Country of birth
45.4% of Fawkner residents stated they were born in Australia. The top 5 countries of birth for Fawkner (excluding Australia) were Italy, Pakistan, India, Lebanon and Greece.
Fawkner had a smaller proportion of residents who speak English only at home (31.2%) compared to the City of Merri-bek (56.0%).
The top 5 languages spoken at home in Fawkner (other than English) were Italian, Urdu, Arabic, Greek and Bengali.
A smaller proportion of Fawkner residents professed no religious affiliation (10.1%) compared to the City of Merri-bek (31.9%).
The main religions represented by Fawkner residents were Catholicism (33.6%), Islam (32.1%) and Eastern Orthodox (5.9%).
A total of 32.8 per cent of residents in Fawkner were attending an educational institution. Of those attending an educational institute at the time of the 2016 census 16.4 per cent of Fawkner 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 overwhelming majority of dwellings in Fawkner were separate houses (85.9%). This was followed by semi-detached, row/terrace housing (12.4%) with a small proportion of flats/apartments (1.2%). Three bedroom dwellings were more common (60.8%) in Fawkner than two bedroom dwellings (18.4%) 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.