Franklin, Australian Capital Territory

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Franklin
Canberra,  Australian Capital Territory
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Franklin
Coordinates 35°12′00″S149°08′33″E / 35.20000°S 149.14250°E / -35.20000; 149.14250 Coordinates: 35°12′00″S149°08′33″E / 35.20000°S 149.14250°E / -35.20000; 149.14250
Population7,484 (SAL 2021) [1]
Established2007
Postcode(s) 2913
Elevation611 m (2,005 ft)
Area2.3 km2 (0.9 sq mi)
Location
District Gungahlin
Territory electorate(s) Yerrabi
Federal division(s) Fenner
Suburbs around Franklin:
Palmerston Gungahlin Harrison
Canberra Nature Park Franklin Harrison
Crace Mitchell Kenny
Aerial view from north west in November 2009 Franklin aerial NW.jpg
Aerial view from north west in November 2009

Franklin (postcode: 2913) is a suburb of Canberra, Australia in the district of Gungahlin. It is named after the novelist Miles Franklin. The streets in Franklin are named after writers. [2] It comprises an area of approximately 256 hectares. It is bounded by Flemington Road to the north and east, Well Station Drive to the south, and Gungahlin Drive to the west. [3] Franklin is mainly a residential area with higher density, mixed-use development along Flemington Road including a local shopping centre and other retail and commercial tenancies.

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Open space

The suburb of Franklin includes a number of large open space to provide a pedestrian and cyclist network, and to provide an ecological corridor for the movement of native wildlife. [3]

Demographics

In the 2016 census, the population of Franklin was 6,419, including 75 (1.1%) Indigenous persons and 3,129 (49.2%) Australian-born persons. [5] 11.1% were born in China, 7.2% in India, 2.9% in South Korea, 2.2% in Sri Lanka, and 2.2% in Vietnam. [5] In the 2011 census, 44.4% of the population was foreign born, the third highest for any Canberra suburb. [6]

Transport

Light rail

Franklin is serviced by three Canberra Metro light rail stations located on Flemington Road at Manning Clark North, Mapleton Avenue and Nullarbor Avenue, that opened in April 2019. [7]

Buses

Franklin is serviced by several ACTION bus routes.

Until the opening of the light rail, Flemington Road was serviced by 200 series buses every day.

Geology

Franklin is underlaid mostly by the Canberra Formation mudstone or volcanics from the late middle Silurian age. [10]

Education

Franklin residents get preference for: [11]

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References

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  11. "Priority Enrolment Areas 2015 by Suburb Archived 14 February 2016 at the Wayback Machine " (Archive). Education Directorate, Australian Capital Territory. Retrieved 8 February 2016.