Oak Park profile
The Oak Park profile covers social demographics from the 2016 Australian Bureau of Statistics Census of Population and Housing.
The place of usual residence population was 6,205 and the median age was 35. The average number of people per household was 2.6.
The age profile for people living in Oak Park was fairly similar to the City of Merri-bek. In Oak Park 34.0 per cent of residents were aged 20 to 39. This figure was 38.4 per cent for the City of Merri-bek. In Oak Park 23.3 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
62.9 per cent of Oak Park residents stated they were born in Australia. The top 5 countries of birth for Oak Park (excluding Australia) were India, Italy, China, Turkey and Nepal.
A larger percentage of Oak Park residents speak English only at home (60.9%), compared to the City of Merri-bek (56.0%).
The top 5 languages spoken at home in Oak Park (other than English) are Italian, Mandarin, Turkish, Arabic and Greek.
A smaller proportion of Oak Park residents professed no religious affiliation (27.0%) compared to the City of Merri-bek (31.9%).
The main religions represented by Oak Park residents were Catholicism (30.7%), Anglican (6.1%) and Islam (5.4%).
A total of 28.4 per cent of residents in Oak Park were attending an educational institution. Of those attending an educational institute at the time of the 2016 census 18.9 per cent of Oak Park residents were attending a university or tertiary institution which contrasted with 27.3 per cent of those living in the City of Merri-bek.
In Oak Park the majority of swellings were separate houses (60.4%). This was followed by semi-detached, row/terrace housing (33.5%) and flats/apartments (5.5%). Three bedroom dwellings were more common (45.0%) than two bedroom dwellings (28.4%) 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.