Sunshine North, Victoria
|Population||10,637 (2011 census)|
|• Density||1,346/km2 (3,487/sq mi)|
|Area||7.9 km2 (3.1 sq mi)|
|Location||12 km (7 mi) from Melbourne|
|LGA(s)||City of Brimbank|
|State electorate(s)||St Albans|
Sunshine North Post Office opened on 1 February 1958 as the suburb was developed.
In the 2011 census the population of Sunshine North was 10,637, approximately 50.5% female and 49.5% male.
The median/average age of the people in Sunshine North is 37 years of age. 39.4% of people living in the suburb of Sunshine North were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 23.1% Vietnam, 5.1% Malta, 2.6% Italy, 2.1% India, 1.7% Philippines, 1.2% China , 1.0% Burma , 0.9% Poland, 0.8% Sudan, 0.8% Croatia, 0.7% New Zealand, 0.6% England, 0.6% Cyprus, 0.5% Greece.
31.8% of people living in Sunshine North speak Vietnamese. The other top languages spoken are 25.8% English only, 6.0% Language spoken at home not stated, 5.8% Maltese, 5.5% Cantonese, 4.7% Other, 3.6% Italian, 1.8% Spanish, 1.6% Arabic, 1.6% Greek.
The religious makeup of Sunshine North is 35.0% Catholic, 23.1% Buddhism, 12.8% No religion, 8.0% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.0% Islam, 3.3% Eastern Orthodox, 3.3% Anglican, 1.8% Baptist, 1.3% Other Religious Groups, 1.1% Christian, nfd.
The median individual income is $353 per week and the median household income is $882 per week.
The median rent in Sunshine North is $255 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1426 per month.
- Brimbank Park (only 4 km walk)
- Maribyrnong River Trail
- Fun City Family Entertainment Centre
- Formula E Go Karts
Flora and fauna
Many native species exist along the Maribyrnong River on the eastern border of the suburb. Some species thrive in the area. The most abundant are;
- Rainbow Lorikeet
- Common Brushtail Possum
- Flying Foxes or Fruit Bat Pteropus
- Eastern Brown Snake
- City of Sunshine - the former local government area of which Sunshine North was a part
- Solomon Heights - the area is significant in its lack of development comparative to adjacent suburbs, despite being subdivided into 435 lots during the 1920s
-  Parks Victoria Brimbank Park page Sept 2007
-  Maribyrnong River Parks Victoria page Sept 2007
-  Maribyrnong Valley Parklands - See Parknotes
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