South Canberra

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South Canberra
Canberra,  Australian Capital Territory
Coordinates 35°18′56″S149°09′04″E / 35.3155°S 149.151°E / -35.3155; 149.151 Coordinates: 35°18′56″S149°09′04″E / 35.3155°S 149.151°E / -35.3155; 149.151
Population31,592 (2021 census) [1]
 • Density913.1/km2 (2,365/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 2600, 2603, 2604, 2609
Area34.6 km2 (13.4 sq mi)
Territory electorate(s)
Federal division(s) Canberra
Localities around South Canberra:
Belconnen North Canberra North Canberra
Molonglo Valley South Canberra Majura
Woden Valley Jerrabomberra Queanbeyan

South Canberra, or the Inner South, is a central district of Canberra, the capital city of Australia.

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South Canberra is located to the south of Canberra's city centre and is on the south bank of Lake Burley Griffin.

It is one of the oldest parts of Canberra and is built in part in accordance to Walter Burley Griffin's designs. Unlike the later districts in Canberra that are built as separate satellite cities, South Canberra is only separated from North Canberra only by Lake Burley Griffin. The two districts combined form the district of Central Canberra and share Civic as their central commercial area.

According to the 2021 census, South Canberra's population was 31,592. [1]

Places of note

Sites of significance

In 1984 the National Capital Development Commission commissioned the identification and documentation of sites of significance in the ACT. The results for Inner Canberra were published in 1988. Sites with both natural and cultural significance were identified. Many of these are listed on the ACT Heritage Register.

Cultural sites of significance:

Natural sites of significance:

Demographics

At the 2021 census, South Canberra had a population of 31,592 of which 48.3% were male and 51.7% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.3% of the population, which was lower than the national and territory averages. The median age of people in South Canberra was 40 years, which was slightly higher than the national median of 38 years. Children aged 0–14 years made up 13.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 18.5% of the population. Of people in the area aged 15 years and over, 45.2% were married and 10.6% were either divorced or separated. [1]

Population growth in North Canberra between the 2001 census and the 2006 census was minus 2.0%; in the five years to the 2011 census, growth was 2.1%; in the five years to the 2016 census, growth was 11.8%; and in the five years to the 2021 census, growth was 17.0%. Population growth in South Canberra was slower than the national average during the first 10 years (national average for each five year period was 5.8% and 8.3% respectively), but it has been significantly faster since (the national average was 8.8% and 8.6% in the last two periods). [2] [3] [4] [5] The median weekly income for residents within South Canberra was significantly higher than the national and territory averages. [5]

Representation

The Inner South is part of the Division of Canberra in the Australian House of Representatives and is currently represented by Alicia Payne. As of 2020, most of the Inner South is represented in the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly by 5 members representing Kurrajong. Deakin and Yarralumla are represented by 5 members representing Murrumbidgee.

Inner South Canberra Community Council: The Inner South Canberra Community Council (ISCCC) [6] is a voluntary, not for profit, community-based association operating in the inner south area of Canberra, in the Australian Capital Territory. The ISCCC is recognised by the ACT Government as a peak community body representing the interests of the local residents, businesses and organisations. The ISCCC’s objective is to preserve and improve the social, cultural, economic and environmental well being of Inner South Canberra and the Inner South Canberra community. The ISCCC Is not a local government.

Selected historical census data for South Canberra
Census year2001 [2] 2006 [3] 2011 [4] 2016 [5] 2021 [1]
PopulationEstimated residents on census night24,13923,66824,15427,00731,592
Percentage of the Australian Capital Territory population7.8%Decrease2.svg 7.3%Decrease2.svg 6.8%Steady2.svg 6.8%Increase2.svg 7.0%
Percentage of the Australian population0.13%Decrease2.svg 0.12%Decrease2.svg 0.11%Increase2.svg 0.12%Steady2.svg 0.12%
Birthplace and language diversity
Birthplace,
top responses
Australia70.9%Decrease2.svg 70.8%Decrease2.svg 70.4%Decrease2.svg 66.7%Green Arrow Up Darker.svg 67.6%
England5.1%Decrease2.svg 4.4%Increase2.svg 4.7%Decrease2.svg 4.1%Decrease2.svg 4.0%
Indian/an/a1.3%Increase2.svg 1.6%Increase2.svg 2.1%
Chinan/an/an/a1.5%Increase2.svg 1.6%
New Zealand1.6%Decrease2.svg 1.5%Steady2.svg 1.5%Decrease2.svg 1.4%Decrease2.svg 1.3%
United States0.8%Increase2.svg 0.9%Increase2.svg 1.1%Increase2.svg 1.3%Steady2.svg 1.3%
Language,
top responses
(other than English)
Mandarin n/an/a1.0%Increase2.svg 2.0%Increase2.svg 2.3%
French 0.8%Decrease2.svg 0.7%Increase2.svg 1.2%Increase2.svg 1.6%Decrease2.svg 1.5%
Italian 1.6%Decrease2.svg 1.4%Steady2.svg 1.4%Steady2.svg 1.4%Decrease2.svg 1.0%
Greek 0.9%Steady2.svg 0.9%Increase2.svg 1.1%Decrease2.svg 0.9%Steady2.svg 0.9%
Hindi n/an/an/an/a0.9%
Cantonese n/a0.7%Steady2.svg 0.7%Increase2.svg 0.8%n/a
Religious affiliation
Religious affiliation,
top responses
No Religion 21.5%Increase2.svg 24.9%Increase2.svg 30.8%Increase2.svg 38.2%Increase2.svg 45.8%
Catholic 25.3%Increase2.svg 25.8%Decrease2.svg 24.3%Decrease2.svg 20.6%Decrease2.svg 18.3%
Anglican 21.4%Decrease2.svg 18.7%Decrease2.svg 16.9%Decrease2.svg 12.1%Decrease2.svg 10.1%
Hinduism n/an/an/an/a2.8%
Uniting Church 4.1%Decrease2.svg 3.8%Decrease2.svg 3.3%Decrease2.svg 2.5%n/a
Median weekly incomes
Personal incomeMedian weekly personal incomeA$915A$1,172A$1,376A$1,600
Percentage of Australian median income196.4%Increase2.svg 203.1%Increase2.svg 207.9%Decrease2.svg 189.7%
Family incomeMedian weekly family incomeA$2,306A$2,871A$3,178A$3,726
Percentage of Australian median income196.9%Decrease2.svg 193.9%Decrease2.svg 183.3%Decrease2.svg 175.8%
Household incomeMedian weekly household incomeA$1,711A$2,383A$2,333A$2,711
Percentage of Australian median income166.6%Increase2.svg 193.1%Decrease2.svg 162.2%Decrease2.svg 155.3%
Dwelling structure
TypeSeparate house57.3%Decrease2.svg 55.5%Decrease2.svg 54.9%Decrease2.svg 45.3%Decrease2.svg 40.6%
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc.10.1%Steady2.svg 10.1%Steady2.svg 10.1%Increase2.svg 12.5%Decrease2.svg 11.7%
Flat, unit or apartment27.8%Increase2.svg 33.3%Increase2.svg 34.9%Increase2.svg 41.9%Increase2.svg 47.6%

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References

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  6. "- Inner South Canberra Community Council - ISCCC".