Sunshine North, Victoria

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Sunshine North
MelbourneVictoria
Maribyrnong River Trail.jpg
Sunshine North is located in Melbourne
Sunshine North
Sunshine North
Coordinates 37°45′22″S 144°50′56″E / 37.756°S 144.849°E / -37.756; 144.849Coordinates: 37°45′22″S 144°50′56″E / 37.756°S 144.849°E / -37.756; 144.849
Population 10,637 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 1,346/km2 (3,487/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 3020
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
Federal Division(s) Maribyrnong
Suburbs around Sunshine North:
Kealba Keilor East Avondale Heights
St Albans Sunshine North Braybrook
Albion Sunshine Braybrook

Sunshine North is a suburb 12 km west of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Its local government area is the City of Brimbank. At the 2011 census, Sunshine North had a population of 10,637.

History[edit]

Sunshine North Post Office opened on 1 February 1958 as the suburb was developed.[2]

Demographics[edit]

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.

Attractions[edit]

Flora and fauna[edit]

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;

Introduced species;

Sport[edit]

The suburb host former National Soccer League and current Victorian Premier League competitors Melbourne Knights.

See also[edit]

  • 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Sunshine North (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 21 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 11 April 2008 

External links[edit]

  • [1] Parks Victoria Brimbank Park page Sept 2007
  • [2] Maribyrnong River Parks Victoria page Sept 2007
  • [3] Maribyrnong Valley Parklands - See Parknotes