Sunshine North, Victoria

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Sunshine North
Maribyrnong River Trail.jpg
Sunshine North is located in Melbourne
Sunshine North
Sunshine North
Coordinates37°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
Population11,700 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1,481/km2 (3,840/sq mi)
Area7.9 km2 (3.1 sq mi)
Location13 km (8 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s)City of Brimbank
State electorate(s)St Albans
Federal Division(s)Fraser
Suburbs around Sunshine North:
Kealba Keilor East Avondale Heights
St Albans Sunshine North Braybrook
Albion Sunshine Braybrook

Sunshine North is a suburb 13 km west of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located within the City of Brimbank local government area. Sunshine North recorded a population of 11,700 at the 2016 census.


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


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.


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;


The suburb host former National Soccer League and current Victorian Premier League competitors Melbourne Knights at Somers St. North Sunshine Football Club play at Dempster Park in the Western Region Football League.

See also[edit]

  • City of Sunshine - Sunshine North was previously within this former local government area.
  • Solomon Heights - the area is significant in its lack of development comparative to adjacent suburbs, despite being subdivided into 435 lots during the 1920s


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Sunshine North (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 July 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  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