Home to large Australian families and pensioners. Some families came years ago from the Middle East and southern Europe, plus many newly arrived refugees. All have survived tough times over the years and contribute to make Broady what it is today.
Broadmeadows has a strong character and has a large reputation in Melbourne's imagination for being tough and rough. This is partly true especially in the past but the reputation is exaggerated these days by people who are snobby about a place they don't understand. In reality the locals are bonded together and get on with life.