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 956,534 live in EMR, representing 19.6 per cent of Victoria’s population. At least 18 per cent of the population was born overseas in a non-English speaking country, and 20 per cent speak a language other than English, with Italian, Greek, Cantonese, Italian and Mandarin foremost.
The Eastern Metropolitan Region contains seven municipalities:
Regional EthnicCommunities’ Councils/Migrant Resource Centre’s:
Diversity in the Region
At least 18 per cent of the population in EMR was born overseas in a non-English speaking country, and 20 per cent speak a language other than English, with Italian, Greek, Cantonese, Italian and Mandarin foremost.
Language spoken at home, Eastern Metro
Prepared by OMAC with special tables from ABS 2006 Census (July 2011).
Country of birth, Barwon- Eastern Metro
Proficiency in Spoken English by Eastern Metropolitan Region, Victoria, 2006 Census
*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.
Useful information links for the Eastern Metropolitan Region
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