The Eastern Metropolitan Region (EMR) includes the established inner suburban areas of Hawthorn, Kew and Camberwell, a strong middle suburban band characterised by Balwyn, Blackburn and Mt Waverley through to large outer metropolitan suburbs such as Ringwood and Boronia. Beyond the outer suburbs are semi-rural and rural townships such as, Healesville, Monbulk and Warburton.
About 988,780 live in EMR, representing 18.5 per cent of Victoria’s population. At least 23 per cent of the population was born overseas in a non-English speaking country, and 25 per cent speak a language other than English, with Cantonese, Mandarin, Greek and Italian foremost.
The Eastern Metropolitan Region contains seven municipalities:
Regional Ethnic Communities Councils/Migrant Resource Centres:
Language spoken at home, Eastern Metro
|Language spoken at home||Number||%|
ABS 2011 Census Data.
Country of birth, Barwon- Eastern Metro
|Country of birth||Number||%|
|Main English speaking countries||71,385||7.2|
|Main non-English speaking countries||227,712||23.1|
*Main and non Main English speaking countries including Inadequately Described, At Sea and Not Elsewhere Classified. ABS 2011 Census Data.
Proficiency in Spoken English by Eastern Metropolitan Region, Victoria, 2011 Census
|English proficiency||Eastern Region|
|Speaks English only||701,687|
|Speaks another language and speaks English|
|Not at all||8,336|
| Not stated -
(both language and proficiency not stated)
| Not stated -
(language stated, proficiency not stated)
*Minor differences in population totals between the tables are due to the need to assign a value of '0' or '3' to cases where the cell count is less than 3 in order to maintain confidentiality.
- Eastern Metro Region
- Boroondara (C)
- Knox (C)
- Manningham (C)
- Maroondah (C)
- Monash (C)
- Whitehorse (C)
- Yarra Ranges (S)