North Canberra

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North Canberra
Canberra,  Australian Capital Territory
North canberra from the east.JPG
Aerial view of North Canberra shown from the east
Coordinates 35°16′54″S149°07′44″E / 35.2817°S 149.129°E / -35.2817; 149.129 Coordinates: 35°16′54″S149°07′44″E / 35.2817°S 149.129°E / -35.2817; 149.129
Population61,188 (2021 census) [1]
 • Density1,623.0/km2 (4,204/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 2601, 2602, 2612
Area37.7 km2 (14.6 sq mi)
Territory electorate(s) Kurrajong
Federal division(s)
Localities around North Canberra:
Belconnen Gungahlin Majura
Molonglo Valley North Canberra Majura
South Canberra South Canberra South Canberra

North Canberra, also known as the Inner North, is a district of Canberra, the capital city of Australia, comprising 14 suburbs. At the 2021 census, it had 26,699 dwellings housing 61,188 people [1] of the 453,324 people in the Australian Capital Territory. [1] Many of Canberra's oldest dwellings are in this district.

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North Canberra is located from the north and east of Canberra's City, to the north of Lake Burley Griffin and west of Mount Majura and south of Mount Ainslie, and is bounded to the north by the Barton Highway and Federal Highway.

It is one of the oldest parts of Canberra and is built in part in accordance to Griffin's designs.

Places of note and interest

Demographics

At the 2021 census, North Canberra had a population of 61,188 of which 49.3% were male and 50.7% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.4% of the population, which was lower than the national and territory averages. The median age of people in North Canberra was 31 years, which was lower than the national median of 38 years. Children aged 0–14 years made up 12.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 11.2% of the population. Of people in the area aged 15 years and over, 31.9% were married and 8.4% were either divorced or separated. [1]

Population growth in North Canberra between the 2001 census and the 2006 census was 6.8%; in the five years to the 2011 census, the population grew by 14.1%; in the five years to the 2016 census, the population grew by 10.4%; and in the five years to the 2021 census, the population grew by 15.4%. When compared with total population growth of Australia for the same periods, being 5.8%, 8.3%, 8.8% and 8.6% respectively, population growth in North Canberra was faster than the national average. [2] [3] [4] [5] [1] The median weekly income for residents within North Canberra in 2021 was significantly higher than the national average, and slightly below the territory average. [1]

Representation

North Canberra is represented by:

Selected historical census data for North Canberra
Census year2001 [2] 2006 [3] 2011 [4] 2016 [5] 2021 [8]
PopulationEstimated residents on census night39,43842,11348,03053,00261,188
Percentage of the Australian Capital Territory population12.8%Increase2.svg 13.0%Increase2.svg 13.4%Decrease2.svg 13.3%Increase2.svg 13.5%
Percentage of the Australian population0.21%Steady2.svg 0.21%Increase2.svg 0.22%Steady2.svg 0.22%Increase2.svg 0.24%
Birthplace and language diversity
Birthplace,
top responses
Australia68.9%Decrease2.svg 67.5%Decrease2.svg 64.9%Decrease2.svg 62.8%Increase2.svg 66.0%
Chinan/aIncrease2.svg 1.9%Increase2.svg 3.1%Increase2.svg 4.8%Decrease2.svg 4.1%
England4.7%Decrease2.svg 4.0%Decrease2.svg 3.6%Decrease2.svg 3.4%Steady2.svg 3.4%
Indian/an/aIncrease2.svg 1.4%Increase2.svg 1.6%Increase2.svg 2.1%
New Zealand1.6%Decrease2.svg 1.4%Steady2.svg 1.4%Steady2.svg 1.4%Decrease2.svg 1.3%
United States0.9%n/an/aIncrease2.svg 1.1%Increase2.svg 1.2%
Language,
top responses
(other than English)
Mandarin 1.1%Increase2.svg 2.2%Increase2.svg 3.6%Increase2.svg 5.2%Decrease2.svg 4.7%
Vietnamese 0.9%Increase2.svg 1.0%Increase2.svg 1.2%Steady2.svg 1.2%Decrease2.svg 1.1%
Cantonese n/aIncrease2.svg 1.0%Increase2.svg 1.2%Decrease2.svg 1.1%Steady2.svg 1.1%
Spanish n/an/an/aIncrease2.svg 0.8%Increase2.svg 0.9%
Korean n/an/an/aIncrease2.svg 0.8%n/a
Religious affiliation
Religious affiliation,
top responses
No Religion 26.7%Increase2.svg 31.8%Increase2.svg 38.9%Increase2.svg 47.4%Increase2.svg 55.5%
Catholic 23.1%Decrease2.svg 22.0%Decrease2.svg 19.1%Decrease2.svg 15.4%Decrease2.svg 13.8%
Not statedn/an/an/a11.1%Decrease2.svg 7.1%
Anglican 15.0%Decrease2.svg 12.9%Decrease2.svg 10.6%Decrease2.svg 7.5%Decrease2.svg 5.8%
Buddhism 2.6%Increase2.svg 2.9%Increase2.svg 3.7%Decrease2.svg 3.5%Decrease2.svg 3.2%
Median weekly incomes
Personal incomeMedian weekly personal incomeA$647A$853A$925A$1,241
Percentage of Australian median income138.8%Increase2.svg 147.8%Decrease2.svg 139.7%Increase2.svg 154.2%
Family incomeMedian weekly family incomeA$1,810A$2,432A$2,645A$3,175
Percentage of Australian median income154.6%Increase2.svg 164.2%Decrease2.svg 152.5%Decrease2.svg 149.8%
Household incomeMedian weekly household incomeA$1,332A$1,819A$1,981A$2,341
Percentage of Australian median income129.7%Increase2.svg 147.4%Decrease2.svg 137.8%Decrease2.svg 134.1%
Dwelling structure
TypeSeparate house61.0%Decrease2.svg 54.2%Decrease2.svg 52.7%Decrease2.svg 44.8%Decrease2.svg 39.2%
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc.13.5%Increase2.svg 22.0%Decrease2.svg 14.5%Increase2.svg 16.6%Increase2.svg 18.0%
Flat, unit or apartment23.7%Increase2.svg 29.7%Increase2.svg 32.6%Increase2.svg 38.0%Increase2.svg 42.6%

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