Fadden, Australian Capital Territory

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Fadden
Canberra,  Australian Capital Territory
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Coordinates 35°24′07″S149°07′05″E / 35.402°S 149.118°E / -35.402; 149.118 Coordinates: 35°24′07″S149°07′05″E / 35.402°S 149.118°E / -35.402; 149.118
Population2,949 (2016 census) [1]
 • Density951/km2 (2,460/sq mi)
Established1981
Gazetted 5 August 1975
Postcode(s) 2904
Area3.1 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
District Tuggeranong
Territory electorate(s) Brindabella
Federal Division(s) Bean
Suburbs around Fadden:
Canberra Nature Park
Wanniassa Fadden
Gowrie Macarthur

Fadden is a suburb in the Canberra, Australia district of Tuggeranong. The postcode is 2904. The suburb is named after Sir Arthur Fadden, Prime Minister of Australia briefly in 1941. [2] It was gazetted on 5 August 1975. [2] Its streets are named after Queensland politicians. [2] It is surrounded by Macarthur, Gowrie and Wanniassa. It is bounded by Erindale Drive, the Wanniassa Hills Nature Reserve, Fadden Pine Plantation and Sternberg Crescent.

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Demographics

At the 2016 census, Fadden had a population of 2,949 people. The median age of people in Fadden was 44 years, an increase from 35 in 2001, compared to a median age of 35 for the ACT. The median weekly individual income for Fadden in 2016 was $1,197, up from $1,054 in 2011, $819 in 2006 and $600$699 in 2001, compared to $917 for the ACT. The median weekly household income was $2,757 up from $1509 in 2006. In 2016, the median monthly housing loan repayment in Fadden was $2,299, up from $1517 in 2006. [1] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]

The residents of Fadden are predominantly Australian born, with 75.5% being born in Australia, compared to 76.5% in 2011, 75.3 in 2006 and 77.5% in 2001. In 2016 the three countries of birth for those born overseas were England, 4.8%, China, 1.4%, New Zealand, 1.1% and South Africa, 1.1% and India 1.0%. This compares to United Kingdom, 5.7%, New Zealand, 1.1%, and Croatia, 0.9% in 2001. The most popular religious affiliations in descending order are no religion, Catholic, Anglican and Uniting. [1] [3] [5] [7]

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Fadden from Tuggeranong Hill. Fadden pines are the dark trees on the right. The backdrop is Waniassa Hills

Suburb amenities

Shops

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Fadden shops

The Fadden local shopping centre is located on Hanlon Crescent and includes a hairdresser, a medical centre, a Chiropractor and massage therapist, and a veterinary hospital. Fadden's sporting facilities include the Fadden Neighbourhood Oval, at the back of the primary school, and tennis courts off Stopford Crescent. Two areas of the Canberra Nature Park are located in the suburb: Wanniassa Hills to the north of the suburb and the smaller Macarthur Hill in the east. Hannah Community Park straddles the border with Gowrie. [8] The Fadden Pine Plantation, a recreational area with substantial playground and barbecue facilities, is located between Isabella Drive, Bugden Avenue and Coyne Street. The Macarthur Scout Hall is located on Coyne Street. [9]

Education

Fadden Primary School is located on Hanlon Crescent. Fadden Primary caters for preschool and kindergarten to year 6. [10]

Transport

Several ACTION bus routes service Fadden. Routes 74 and 75 combine as a circular bus route which connects Fadden and surrounding suburbs with the Tuggeranong Town Centre and Erindale Centre. [11] Route 76 connects Fadden, Gowrie and Macarthur to Erindale Centre and Tuggeranong Town Centre. [12]

Geology

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Aerial view from east

In the east, Fadden is built on Alluvium. The west of Fadden consists of Deakin Volcanics rhyolite. The rhyolite can be coloured green-grey, purple or cream, and dates from the Silurian age at 414±9 My. A fault heads north-north-west from Macarthur Hill with a quartz outcrop. [13]

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Wanniassa, Australian Capital Territory Suburb of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

Wanniassa is a suburb in Australia's capital, Canberra: more specifically, in the city's southern district of Tuggeranong. The suburb takes its name from a pastoral property granted to Thomas McQuoid in 1835, which he named after Wanayasa in West Java, Indonesia, where McQuoid had previously owned property. Streets are named after Victorian state politicians and the suburb was gazetted on 21 May 1974.

The Erindale Centre is a designated group centre located in the Canberra suburb of Wanniassa in Australia. It stands on the former site of the Erindale Homestead for which it is named, and serves the suburbs of Wanniassa, Monash, Gowrie, Fadden and Oxley. Erindale was developed in 1985, two years before the Tuggeranong Hyperdome. It was intended as a “district retail centre”.

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  12. Route 76 Transport Canberra
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