Study Finds That Brunswick & Northcote Most Prominent Suburbs For Songwriters

Victoria remains the state where the highest income earning Australian songwriters most like to live – and Brunswick and Northcote topped the suburbs list for a second year running.

The second APRA Top 30 Postcodes Rankings showed nine out of the top 15 suburbs were in Melbourne. Coburg moved up to #4 from #6, but Preston AKA Depreston and Fitzroy North/Clifton Hill have moved down. But within a 4km area, there’s a lot of writing talent.
The top 15 national listing is:
1. Brunswick 
2. Northcote 
3. Newtown/Enmore (Sydney) 
4. Coburg 
5. Preston 
6. Bondi (Sydney) 
7. Fitzroy North/Clifton Hill 
8. Marrickville 
9. Surry Hills/ Darlinghurst 
10. St. Kilda 
11. Thornbury 
12. Fitzroy 
13. Richmond 
14. Lismore (NSW) 
15. West End/ South Brisbane/Highgate Hill
Brunswick also rated #1 for alt-rock, pop/rock, metal, folk and blues and roots writers. It was #3 for electronica and country.
Northcote was #1 for jazz and country, and #2 for alt-rock and pop/rock, and #3 for screen composers.
For electronica and dance/techno, the first two suburbs were Surry Hills/Darlinghurst and Bondi in Sydney. Bondi also topped the postcode for urban.

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