The estimated population as of 2006 census was 2,588 and the post code of this region is 5006. The suburb was established in the year 1839.
Suburbs which are surrounded by Burnside are Erindale to the north, Hazelwood to the west, Beaumont to the south west, Leabrook to the north-west, Waterfull Gully to the south, Stonyfell to the east, Greenhill to the south-east and Wattle Park to the north-east.
Burnside has some entertainments and recreational areas: Burnside Swimming Centre, Langman Reserve, Waterfall Gully, Feathers Hotel and Georgian style pub. Moreover, Burnside has few schools, namely Burnside Primary School, and a State government school. Besides, there are number of churches in various denominations, encompassing Bapist, Lutheran and Anglican. Moreover, the suburb is a fairly upper-middle class suburb.