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Who lives in Bayside

We use population statistics to help us plan for future community needs.

The Bayside community has:

  • 90,475 persons were counted in Bayside on Census night 2011
  • an average age of 42 years
  • 38% of residents aged 50 years and over
  • most common household type was couples with children
  • a majority of Australian-born residents (71%) however 12% of residents were born in a non-English speaking country
  • Greek, Italian and Russian are the main non-English languages spoken, and a small but growing number of Mandarin speakers
  • the usual resident population of Bayside was 91,814 (that is, some residents were absent from their household on Census night and were counted elsewhere).

Key statistics from 2011 Census

Find out about Bayside people and their households from the most recent Census of Population and Housing. View the Bayside Community Profile for key data prepared by the demographic specialists id consulting pty ltd. There is also data available for each of the three Council Wards.

Social data from 2011 Census 

You can view Bayside's social data using colour coded maps. There are 68 different maps showing neighbourhood differences such as households, ethnicity, housing costs, labour force, travel to work, population groups and the Index of Disadvantage (SEIFA).

Statistics about future population 2011-2036

Find out about Bayside’s future population up to the year 2036. This data includes how many people will live in Bayside, what type of households are expected and the impact of population ageing. This population forecast was reviewed and updated in October 2015.

How we use population statistics 

We are required to ensure our services and facilities are accessible, inclusive and respond to current and emerging needs across life stages. We use community profile statistics and population forecasts extensively to provide insight and allow us to prepare broad strategies and plans.

In addition to broad strategic planning, we use this data for small area or neighbourhood planning (e.g. an activity centre in a suburb) and for detailed service planning (e.g. kindergarten provision).

Members of the community also use the data for business planning, strategic planning and grant applications for community groups and for personal study purposes.

For more information on how we use population statistics see the below documents.

More information

For more information about Bayside facts, figures and statistics, contact our Research Officer on (03) 9599 4452.