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Which Australian Suburb Suits Your Lifestyle?

by Madeleine Borgersen

Wondering what suburb really suits your lifestyle? Are you CBD Chic or a Burbs Babe? Take our quiz to find out!

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What did YellowPages.com.au find out about your suburb?

Sydney

“Lair of the Legal Eagles”
People are more than 70 per cent more likely to search for solicitors in Sydney CBD than anywhere else in the state, suggesting Sydney is the lair of the legally minded.

Woollahra

“A Place of Beauty”
Woollahra may be Sydney’s hub of the bold and the beautiful, with more than three times the number of searches for beauty salons than the average NSW council area.

Leichhardt

“Architectural Artists”
Leichhardt is Sydney’s home of the architecturally inspired, with two and a half times as many searches for architects in the area compared to other NSW council areas.

Canada Bay

“Lawn Lovers”
Canada Bay may be responsible for New South Wales’ most prim, preened, pruned and precious gardens, with people two and a half times more likely to be searching for Lawn Mower Retail and Repairs in this region.

Lane Cove

“Pocket Bling Ring”
Looking for a new phone or some digital bling? Lane Cove is the place to get it done, with five times the average number of searches for Mobile Phones and Accessories compared to any other NSW council area.

Ku-Ring-Gai

“Sydney’s Florida”
New South Wales residents are almost two and a half times more likely to search Nursing Homes in Ku-Ring-Gai. With 17.5 per cent of the population in Ku-Ring-Gai over 65*, it’s the top spot for Sydney seniors.
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Hornsby

“Fence Sitters”
When it comes to building a fence, there’s no better area than Hornsby, if searches in the area are anything to go by. The area has 60 per cent more searches for Fencing Contractors than the average council area.

Mosman

“Barber Bliss”
If you’re a bloke looking for the latest in cuts and colours, moustaches and manliness in the hair department, Mosman is a good place to start. In fact, Mosman has more than three times the amount of searches for Barbers when compared to other New South Wales council areas.

Pittwater

“The Café Community”
Pittwater may be New South Wales’ home of the roasted bean, with double the number of searches for cafes conducted in the local area. With almost a third of the Pittwater population coming in at under 25*, it’s likely to be a young crowd as well.
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Hunters Hill

“Restaurants Rule”
People are two and a half times as likely to search for restaurants in Hunters Hill when compared to the state average, suggesting epicureans prefer the flavour of Hunters Hill when it comes to dining out.

Bankstown

“The Garage Capital”
People are three times more likely to search for auto parts recyclers in Bankstown compared to the average NSW council area, suggesting people prefer to get their motor parts from Bankstown above anywhere else.

Fairfield

“Scrap Metal City”
People are almost twice as likely to search for scrap metal merchants in Fairfield than the state average, suggesting it’s a great place to hand in your old car.

Campbelltown

“Costume Capital”
Heading to a costume party? You’d be wise to head to Cambelltown first, given there are almost two and a half times the amount of searches for Costumes and Costume Hire over the state average. This is probably driven by a lot of young ones having costume parties, given that 21 per cent of the local population is under 14*.
*ABS

Liverpool

“Child Care Central”
With nearly one in 10 Liverpool residents under the age of five, it comes as no surprise that searches for childcare centres are high. The council area has 60 per cent more searches than the state average.

Sutherland Shire

“Responsible fashionistas”
When it comes to repairing clothes or getting things to fit a bit better, the Sutherland Shire leads the way – searches for Clothing Repairs and Alterations are more than 50 per cent higher in the local area, when compared to the statewide average.

Botany Bay

“Bargain Hunter Base”
Botany Bay may be the home of the bargain, with a sevenfold increase on the statewide average searches for Factory Clearance Outlets in this borough.

Randwick

“Hub of Health Heroes”
Randwick may be a hub for the health conscious, with two and a half times the number of searches for Medical Centres compared to the state average, and nearly 60 per cent more searches for Doctors and Medical Centres.

Marrickville

“Where the Photo Pros Go”
Marrickville may well be responsible for developing some of the city’s most precious memories, with more than five times the statewide average of searches for Photographic Processing Services generated by this council location.

Ashfield

“Land of the Laundromat”
Almost two thirds of Ashfield’s housing are flats*, driving a high number of searches for Laundromats in the area – almost three times the statewide average.
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North Sydney

“Shopping Trolley Central”
It seems visitors to North Sydney wouldn’t have an issue getting groceries, with twice the number of searches for Supermarkets and Grocery Stores compared the state average.

Willoughby

“Hub of the Music Makers”
Willoughby is alive with the sound of music, according to searches on Yellow Pages online in the local area. According to data, people are almost four times more likely to search for Music and Musical Instruments in Willoughby, compared with the statewide average.

Warringah

“Glass Governs”
Warringah may have the solution to a pain in the glass, if Yellow Pages online searches are anything to go by. Searches for Glass Merchants and Glaziers are almost 40 per cent higher than the statewide average.

Manly

“King of the Crafty Cuts”
Manly’s reputation as the place to be is matched by the beauty of those who populate the Northern Beaches. It’s no surprise, then, that searches for Hairdressers in Manly are more than 60 per cent higher in the local area when compared to the state average.

Ryde

“Cab Ryders”
Cabs may be the preferred method of getting around for people in Ryde, with a 25 per cent increase on searches for Taxi Cabs in the local area, when compared to the NSW average.

Parramatta

“Place for Pâtissiers”
We’ve all had a craving for a pastry, but more Sydneysiders are looking in Parramatta for their fix – searches for Cake and Pastry Shops are twice as high in the local area, when compared to the statewide area.

The Hills Shire

“The Brilliant Builders”
The Hills Shire is the domain of the tradie, according to Yellow Pages online data, with searches for the Building Contractors more than 50 per cent higher than the statewide average.

Auburn

“Taking out the Trash”
The City of Auburn doesn’t waste time when it comes to getting rid of their rubbish, with searches for Waste Reduction and Disposal more than three times higher than the statewide average.

Burwood

“Community Spirit Central”
Burwood is caring for the local community according to Yellow Pages online data, with almost seven times the state average number of searches for Community Health Centres and Services conducted in this area.

Strathfield

“Centre of Less Stress”
If your muscles are feeling tight, Strathfield could be the solution. Searches for Massage Therapy in the area are 65 per cent higher than the statewide average.

Holroyd

“Car Cleaners Central”
You may notice a decrease in dusty cars if you’re cruising through Holroyd – searches for Car Wash Services in this area are more than twice the statewide average.

Canterbury

“L Platers Unite”
Given that six per cent of Canterbury’s population is between 15 and 19*, it’s no surprise that Driving Schools in the area are highly sought after. The volume of searches for Driving Schools is 60 per cent higher than the state average.
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Rockdale

“Troupe of Tech Wizards”
If you’re looking to get a bit more bang for your buck from your computer, or fix a troublesome tech problem, you’d be best off looking in Rockdale, where searches for Computer Equipment, Repairs, Service and Upgrades are more than double the statewide average.

Hurstville

“Keys to the City”
If you’re locked out in Hurstville, you’re in luck – the area has 70 per cent more searches for Locks and Locksmiths than the statewide average, suggesting the local locksmith has plenty of experience.

Kogarah

“The Fishermen”
Sydneysiders are looking for the delights of the bay, with searches for Fish and Seafood more than four times higher in Kogarah than the statewide average, suggesting it’s the place to be if you’re in the market for something fishy.

Penrith

“Model Citizens”
Hobbyists and model-makers are more likely to be found in Penrith than the average area across the state, with four times the amount of searches for Hobbies and Model Construction Supplies.

Camden

“Concrete Camden”
Sydney might be a concrete jungle, but it’s likely to be Camden that’s responsible, with three times the amount of searches for Concrete Contractors when compared to the statewide average.

Blacktown

“Pet Practitioners”
Your furry friend is likely to get nervous on the way to Blacktown, with almost double the number of searches for Veterinary Surgeons when compared to the state average.

Waverley

“The Pierce de Résistance”
When it comes to body bling, it’s Waverley where people are searching – the LGA has more than four and a half times the number of searches for Body and Ear Piercing when compared with the national average.

Brisbane East

“Holiday Hotspot”
It seems Brisbane is where people look to when they have a holiday in mind. Searches for caravan and tourist parks are 39 per cent more likely to happen in the Eastern suburbs of Brisbane than anywhere else in the Queensland state.

Brisbane North

“Hub of Quick Cuisine”
People like to eat on the run when they visit the Northern suburbs of Brisbane, it would seem. People are 22 per cent more likely to search for take away shops in Brisbane North compared to other Queensland council locations, according to Yellow Pages online data.

Brisbane South

“Doctors on Call”
The Southern suburbs of Brisbane may be a hub for the health conscious, with people 38 per cent more likely to search for doctors in the region compared to the state average, medical centres at 25 per cent and dentists at 20 per cent.

Brisbane West

“Fashion Fix”
The Western suburbs of Brisbane is where locals go for their fashion fix, it would seem. People are 17 per cent more likely to search for clothing alterations in Brisbane West compared to other Queensland council locations, suggesting people are looking for their perfect fit.

Brisbane Inner City

“Lair of the Legal Eagles”
People are 29 per cent more likely to search for solicitors in Brisbane’s Inner City than anywhere else in the state, suggesting Brisbane CBD is the lair of the legally minded.

Melbourne CBD

“Restaurants Rule”
People are twice as likely to search for restaurants in Melbourne CBD compared to other Victorian council locations, suggesting epicureans prefer the flavour of the city when it comes to dining out.

Port Phillip

“Doctors on Call”
People are 92 per cent more likely to search for doctors in Port Phillip compared to other Victorian council locations, suggesting this well-established hub of inner Melbourne is providing a thriving community service for city residents.

Maribyrnong

“City of Less Stress”
People are twice as likely to search for massage therapy in Marybyrnong compared to other Victorian council locations, suggesting people prefer to unwind in the west.

Hobsons Bay

“Freight Capital”
People are three times more likely to search for transport services in Hobsons Bay compared to other Victorian council locations, suggesting Hobsons Bay is the place to go for Melbourne’s freight and transportation needs.

Melton

“The Heart of Healthcare”
People are twice as likely to search for medical centres in Melton compared to other Victorian council locations, suggesting Melton’s large population of families* is responsible for the spike in health care requirements, with children going in for their regular check-ups.
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Wyndham

“Shopping Trolley Central”
People are 63 per cent more likely to search for supermarkets and groceries in Wyndham compared to other Victorian council locations, suggesting Wyndham’s large population of growing and hungry families* don’t have to trek too far for the weekly shop.
*ABS

Moonee Valley

“A Place of Beauty”
People are 45 per cent more likely to search for beauty salons in Moonee Valley compared to other Victorian council locations, suggesting it’s the place to go for a good makeover.

Hume

“Melbourne’s Garage Capital”
People are 98 per cent more likely to search for auto parts recyclers in Hume compared to other Victorian council locations, suggesting people prefer to get their motor parts from Hume above anywhere else.

Moreland

“Key to the City”
People are 66 per cent more likely to search for locksmiths in Moreland compared to other Victorian council locations, suggesting people know where to go when they experience the dread of losing their keys.

Yarra

“Hub of the Well Heeled”
People are five times more likely to search for shoe repairs in Yarra compared to other Victorian council locations, suggesting more heels get healed in this borough than any other.

Darebin

“Home of Mended Mobiles”
People are 90 per cent more likely to search for mobile phone repairs in Darebin compared to other Victorian council locations, suggesting mobile mishaps are a thing of the past once you’ve visited this region.

Whittlesea

“Land of the Laundromat”
People are twice as likely to search for Laundromats in Whittlesea compared to other Victorian council locations, suggesting Whittlesea’s washers get whites whiter than most.

Banyule

“Specialist Central”
People are 43 per cent more likely to search for medical practitioners in Banyule compared to other Victorian council locations, suggesting Banyule’s specialist healthcare facilities are responsible for the spike.

Nillumbik

“Pet City”
People are twice as likely to search for dog and cat clipping and grooming in Nillumbik compared to other Victorian council locations, suggesting Nillumbik’s pets are best in show.

Boroondara

“Legal District”
People are 80 per cent more likely to search for solicitors in Boroondara compared to other Victorian council locations, suggesting Boroondara’s legal eagles are the most sought-after in Melbourne.

Manningham

“City of Smiles”
People are 88 per cent more likely to search for dentists in Manningham compared to other Victorian council locations, suggesting more people leave Manningham with wider smiles than anywhere else.

Maroondah

“Wheels Central”
People are 62 per cent more likely to search for auto parts recyclers in Maroondah compared to other Victorian council locations, suggesting cars in Maroondah are more amped than anywhere else in Melbourne.

Yarra Ranges

“Hub of Quick Cuisine”
People are twice as likely to search for take away shops in Yarra Ranges compared to other Victorian council locations, suggesting time-poor tourists are in favour of eating on the run as they see the sights.

Whitehorse

“Glass Governs”
People are 88 per cent more likely to search for glaziers and glass merchants in Whitehorse compared to other Victorian council locations, suggesting window merchants display the most skill in Whitehorse.

Stonnington

“Over the Counter Health Help”
People are 64 per cent more likely to search for pharmacies in Stonnington compared to other Victorian council locations, suggesting people prefer to pop in for a little natter and some friendly advice with pharmacists in this borough.

Monash

“Student Suds”
People are 97 per cent more likely to search for laundrettes in Monash compared to other Victorian council locations, suggesting that contrary to belief, students are hitting the washers hard.

Knox

“Scrap Metal City”
People are twice as likely to search for scrap metal merchants in Knox compared to other Victorian council locations, suggesting Knox is a great place to hand in your old car.

Glen Eira

“City of the Perfect Fit”
People are twice as likely to search for clothing alterations in Glen Eira compared to other Victorian council locations, suggesting people who are looking for the perfect fit get their threads from Glen Eira.

Kingston

“Car is King”
People are 96 per cent more likely to search for auto parts in Kingston compared to other Victorian council locations, suggesting Kingston is one of the boroughs to visit for Victoria’s car parts needs.

Casey

“Children’s Playground”
People are more than twice as likely to search for child care in Casey compared to other Victorian council locations, suggesting working families are more likely to entrust their children to centres in this region.

Bayside

“Coiffure Culture”
People are 14 per cent more likely to search for hairdressers in Bayside compared to other Victorian council locations, suggesting Bayside offers cutting edge cuts.

Frankston

“Fencing Foundation”
People are 25 per cent more likely to search for fencing companies in Frankston compared to other Victorian council locations, suggesting Frankston fencers are helping more people do their DIY than any other borough.

Cardinia

“Earth Moving Epicentre”
People are 97 per cent more likely to search for earth moving equipment and excavators in Cardinia compared to other Victorian council locations, suggesting Cardinia companies are serious about new developments.

Mornington

“Electric Avenue”
People are 22 per cent more likely to search for electrical contractors in Mornington compared to other Victorian council locations, suggesting Mornington is the place to get your wires checked.

Greater Dandenong

“Child Care Capital”
With nearly one in 10 Greater Dandenong residents under the age of five*, it comes as no surprise that searches for childcare centres are high. The council area has 70 per cent more searches than the state average.
*ABS

Brimbank

“The Pharmers”
Brimbank is Victoria’s home of the pharmacy, with searches more than 50 per cent higher than the state average. The City of Brimbank is an area of population growth, and it would seem services like pharmacies are springing up in response to demand.

This post was brought to you in collaboration with YellowPages.com.au!

Source: *Analysis carried out using data on from YellowPages.com where results could be assigned to a council area, totalling 69,267,930 search result pages. Data was then indexed against surrounding councils to provide behavioural insights (Source Adobe Analytics, 12 months ending 30th September 2014).

7 responses to “Which Australian Suburb Suits Your Lifestyle?”

  1. So clever! Fun quiz and yep I’m a Burbs Babe! 😉 a nice meal at the local and a trip to the beach with friends, throw in a spot of shopping and that’s me all over! hehe

  2. luciana says:

    Love this quiz. It was so much fun!!!!

  3. Cara Phillips says:

    This was so much fun! Thanks for always keeping things creative + fresh lovely x

  4. Melissa F says:

    Such a cute quiz 🙂 It’s comforting to know I’m living in the right place! haha x

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