The Hadfield profile covers social demographics from the 2016 Australian Bureau of Statistics Census of Population and Housing.
The place of usual residence population was 5,604 and the median age was 38. The average number of people per household was 2.6.
Hadfield has a smaller percentage of people aged 20 to 39 years old (27.7%) compared to the City of Merri-bek (38.4%). The City of Merri-bek has a lower percentage of residents aged 60 to 85+ years (17.6%) compared with the suburb of Hadfield (25.2%).
Country of birth
59.7% of Hadfield residents stated they were born in Australia. The top 5 countries of birth for Hadfield (excluding Australia) were Italy, Lebanon, Pakistan, Malta and Greece.
The top 5 languages spoken at home in Hadfield (other than English) were Arabic, Italian, Greek, Turkish and Urdu.
A smaller proportion of Hadfield residents professed no religious affiliation (15.3%) compared to the City of Merri-bek (31.9%).
The main religions represented by Hadfield residents are Catholicism (37.6%), Islam (20.6%) and Eastern Orthodox (5.6%).
A total of 28.5 per cent of residents in Hadfield were attending an educational institution. Of those attending an educational institute at the time of the 2016 census 14.4 per cent of Hadfield 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 large majority of dwellings in Hadfield were separate houses (78.4%). This was followed by semi-detached, row/terrace housing (20.3%) and a very small proportion of flats/apartments (0.9%). Three bedroom dwellings were more common (57.1%) in Hadfield than two bedroom dwellings (20.3%) 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.