Where we are from


The two maps below illustrate where we are from in terms of the number of people who subscribe to our newsletter.

In the first map – proportional to the population, the area of the red blobs for each suburb is proportional to proportion of the population in that suburb who are newsletter recipients.

In the second map – absolute numbers, the area of the red blobs for each suburb is proportional to the number of newsletter recipients in that suburb.

Key points:

  • 10% live in Eltham, 10% in other parts of Nillumbik, 15% in Banyule and 65% from the rest of North East Melbourne (and elsewhere).
  • The geographic spread has increased substantially over time – the proportion of new readers not living in Nillumbik or Banyule being:
    • 2009-2011:        10%
    • 2012-2013:        15%
    • 2014:                 25%
    • 2015:                 30%
    • 2016:                 50%
    • 2017:                 55%
    • 2018:                 60%
    • 2019:                 70%
    • 2020:                 75%
    • 2021:                 75%
    • 2022:                 80%
    • 2023:                 80%
    • 2024 (thus far):  85%
  • This increased spread is good(!) – we aim to cover the whole of North East Melbourne.
  • Suburbs with more than 1% of their adult population being newsletter readers: Bend of Islands, Christmas Hills, Cottles Bridge, Diamond Creek, Dixons Creek, Eltham, Hurstbridge, Kangaroo Ground, Montmorency, North Warrandyte, Nutfield, Panton Hill, Research, Smiths Gully, St Andrews, Steels Creek, Strathewen, Warrandyte, Watsons Creek, Wattle Glen, Yan Yean, Yarrambat and Yering.
  • Suburbs with more than 30 newsletter readers: Brunswick, Bundoora, Coburg, Croydon, Diamond Creek, Doncaster, Doncaster East, Doreen, Eltham, Eltham North, Epping, Fitzroy North, Greensborough, Heidelberg, Hurstbridge, Ivanhoe, Kangaroo Ground, Macleod, Montmorency, Northcote, Preston, Research, Reservoir, Rosanna, St Andrews, Thornbury and Warrandyte.
First map – proportional to the population

Second map – absolute numbers

  2 Responses to “Where we are from”

  1. Are there any members from western suburbs? I live in Point Cook.

    • Hi Raymond,

      Around 70 of our newsletter readers are from the Western suburbs. None from Point Cook, though.

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