The City covers an area of 39 square kilometres and includes the suburbs of Bentleigh, Bentleigh East, Carnegie, Caulfield, Elsternwick, Gardenvale, Glen Huntly, McKinnon, Murrumbeena, Ormond and parts of Brighton East and St Kilda East.
Our suburbs are connected with leafy tree lined streets and spacious street scapes. Our parks and sporting and recreational facilities are highly valued by our community. However, we have the least amount of open space per person of any Council area in Melbourne.
Our major precincts of Koornang Road (Carnegie), Glen Huntly (Elsternwick) and Centre Road (Bentleigh) provide a variety of entertainment opportunities, each with their own culture and history.
We have an estimated population of 155,352 and approx. 54,000 households. Our population is diverse, representing more than 160 different cultural backgrounds. We are also the centre of Melbourne’s Jewish community and 20.5% of our population identify as Jewish, which is the largest in Australia. diverse range of housing, we’re home to a range of age groups and life stages.
We have a smaller proportion of families with children than Melbourne. One and two-parent families make up 40.9 per cent of our households, compared to Melbourne’s 43.6 per cent. One-person homes make up 26 per cent of our households, compared to 23 per cent across Melbourne.
Council is the steward of more than $2B in community assets, including 56 shopping centres, 465km of Council roads, 45 sports grounds, 49 playgrounds and 848 km of footpaths.