City of Moreland profile

The City of Moreland lies between 4 and 14 kilometres north of central Melbourne.

It is bordered by the Moonee Ponds Creek to the west, Merri Creek to the east, Park Street to the south and the Western Ring Road to the north.

The City of Moreland covers the suburbs of Brunswick, Brunswick East, Brunswick West, Coburg, Coburg North, Fawkner, Glenroy, Gowanbrae, Hadfield, Oak Park, Pascoe Vale, and Pascoe Vale South. Small sections of the suburbs of Fitzroy North and Tullamarine are also part of the City of Moreland.

The Moreland Profile covers social demographics from the 2016 Australian Bureau of Statistics Census of Population and Housing.

The place of usual residence population was 162,558 and the median age was 34. The average number of people per household was 2.7.

Country of birth

Moreland had 30.8 per cent of residents born overseas while 59.2 per cent were Australian born residents.

The top 5 countries of birth for residents in Moreland (excluding Australia) were Italy, India, Greece, England and Pakistan.


Moreland’s multicultural population means that 41.2 per cent of residents who speak a language other than English at home (41.2%), while the remaining 56.0 per cent speak English only at home (56.0%).

The top 5 languages spoken at home in Moreland (other than English) are Italian, Arabic, Greek, Urdu and Mandarin. Of those who spoke a language other than English at home 82.4 per cent spoke English very well or well. Only 16.5 per cent spoke English not well or not at all.


In the 2016 census there were more residents stating that they had no religion (31.9%) compared to the most populous religious denomination in Moreland which was Catholicism at 27.0 per cent. This was followed by Islam at 9.8 per cent and Eastern Orthodox at 6.4 per cent.


A total of 30.2 per cent of residents in Moreland were attending an educational institution with 21.5 per cent attending primary school, 14.6 per cent in secondary school and 27.3 per cent at a university of tertiary institution.


The most common type of dwelling structure in Moreland was a separate house (56.3%). This was followed by semi-detached, row/terrace housing (26.3%) and flats/apartments (16.6%). Three bedroom dwellings were slightly more common (41.6%) in Moreland than two bedroom dwellings (33.3%) which was the next most common number of bedrooms.

Further information

Moreland Community Profile website has detailed statistical and demographic information about Moreland 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.

2016 Australian Bureau of Statistics Census of Population and Housing.