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General information

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With a catchment of around 1.67 million people, the North and West Metropolitan Region is the most heavily populated of the Government’s eight service delivery regions.

Its community comprises 31 per cent of Victoria’s population and is culturally diverse.

Melbourne CBD, inner, middle and outer urban areas - including four high-growth areas - lie within its boundaries. So do 11 of Melbourne’s 14 most disadvantaged municipalities. 

Municipalities

The North West Metropolitan Region fourteen municipalities:

Regional Ethnic Communities’ Councils/Migrant Resource Centres:

Diversity in the Region

The North West Metropolitan Region is a culturally and socio-economically diverse region.

Language spoken at home, North Western Metropolitan Region

Language spoken at home

Number

%

English

981,376

58.8%

LOTE

597,337

35.8%

Not stated

90,329

5.4%

TOTAL

1,669,042

100%

ABS 2011 Census data.

Country of birth, North Western Metropolitan Region

Country of birth

Number

%

Australia

1,012,646

60.7%

Overseas*

555,820

33.3%

   Main English speaking countries

92,577

5.5%

   Main non-English speaking countries

463,243

27.8%

Not stated

100,569

6%

TOTAL

1,669,035

100%

*Main and non Main English speaking countries including Inadequately Described, At Sea and Not Elsewhere Classified. ABS 2011 Census data.

Proficiency in Spoken English in the North Western Metropolitan Region, Victoria, 2011 Census

English proficiency

North and Western Region

Speaks English only

981,369

Speaks another language and speaks English

   Very well

327,267

   Well

159,266

   Not well

86,950

   Not at all

22,254

   Not stated - (both language and proficiency not stated)

84,004

   Not stated - (language stated, proficiency not stated)

7,915

Total Persons

1,669,025

 

LGA Profiles: