The Glenroy profile covers social demographics from the 2016 Australian Bureau of Statistics Census of Population and Housing.
The place of usual residence population was 22,107 and the median age was 34. The average number of people per household was 2.6.
The age profile for people living in Glenroy was fairly similar to the City of Merri-bek. In Glenroy 36.7 per cent of residents were aged 20 to 39. This figure was 38.4 per cent for the City of Merri-bek. In Glenroy 22.5 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
49.2% of Glenroy residents stated they were born in Australia. The top 5 countries of birth for Glenroy (excluding Australia) were India, Pakistan, Italy, Nepal and Lebanon.
41.5% of Glenroy of residents speak English only at home compared to 56.0% in the City of Merri-bek.
The top 5 languages spoken at home in Glenroy (other than English) were Arabic, Italian, Urdu, Turkish and Nepali.
A smaller proportion of Glenroy residents professed no religious affiliation (17.1%) compared to the City of Merri-bek (31.9%).
The main religions represented by Glenroy residents were Catholicism (27.1%), Islam (18.7%) and Hinduism (7.5%).
A total of 30.2 per cent of residents in Glenroy were attending an educational institution. Of those attending an educational institute at the time of the 2016 census 19.1 per cent of Glenroy 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 majority of dwellings in Glenroy were separate houses (63.0%). This was followed by semi-detached, row/terrace housing (27.7%) and flats/apartments (8.6%). Three bedroom dwellings were more common (49.5%) in Glenroy than two bedroom dwellings (30.3%) 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%) 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.