Darebin City is bounded by the Merri Creek to the west and the Darebin Creek to the east. It is a large, diverse municipality to the north of the central business district that incorporates a mix of residential, industrial and retail areas. The city includes La Trobe University and Northland Shopping Centre. The main industries include paper and paper products manufacturing. More than 35% of Darebin's residents were born overseas and more than 40% can speak a language other than English. One in five is over 60.