Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
|Population||31,592 (2021 census)|
|• Density||913.1/km2 (2,365/sq mi)|
|Postcode(s)||2600, 2603, 2604, 2609|
|Area||34.6 km2 (13.4 sq mi)|
South Canberra, or the Inner South, is a central district of Canberra, the capital city of Australia.
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.
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:
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.
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).The median weekly income for residents within South Canberra was significantly higher than the national and territory averages.
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)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|
|Population||Estimated residents on census night||24,139||23,668||24,154||27,007||31,592|
|Percentage of the Australian Capital Territory population||7.8%||7.3%||6.8%||6.8%||7.0%|
|Percentage of the Australian population||0.13%||0.12%||0.11%||0.12%||0.12%|
|Birthplace and language diversity|
(other than English)
| Religious affiliation,|
|Median weekly incomes|
|Personal income||Median weekly personal income||A$915||A$1,172||A$1,376||A$1,600|
|Percentage of Australian median income||196.4%||203.1%||207.9%||189.7%|
|Family income||Median weekly family income||A$2,306||A$2,871||A$3,178||A$3,726|
|Percentage of Australian median income||196.9%||193.9%||183.3%||175.8%|
|Household income||Median weekly household income||A$1,711||A$2,383||A$2,333||A$2,711|
|Percentage of Australian median income||166.6%||193.1%||162.2%||155.3%|
|Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc.||10.1%||10.1%||10.1%||12.5%||11.7%|
|Flat, unit or apartment||27.8%||33.3%||34.9%||41.9%||47.6%|
The history of Canberra details the development of the city of Canberra from the time before European settlement to the city's planning by the Chicago architect Walter Burley Griffin in collaboration with Marion Mahony Griffin, and its subsequent development to the present day.
The District of Belconnen is one of the original eighteen districts of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), used in land administration. The district is subdivided into 27 divisions (suburbs), sections and blocks. The district of Belconnen is largely composed of Canberra suburbs.
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 of the 453,324 people in the Australian Capital Territory. Many of Canberra's oldest dwellings are in this district.
The District of Tuggeranong is one of the original eighteen districts of the Australian Capital Territory used in land administration. The district is subdivided into divisions (suburbs), sections and blocks and is the southernmost town centre of Canberra, the capital city of Australia. The district comprises nineteen suburbs and occupies 117 square kilometres (45 sq mi) to the east of the Murrumbidgee River.
Yarralumla is a large inner south suburb of Canberra, the capital city of Australia. Located approximately 3.5 kilometres (2.2 mi) south-west of the city, Yarralumla extends along the south-west bank of Lake Burley Griffin from Scrivener Dam to Commonwealth Avenue.
Deakin is a suburb of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia. Development began in the 1920s, although the vast majority of the suburb was built after 1945. It is a largely residential suburb. It includes the official residence of the Prime Minister, The Lodge, and the Royal Australian Mint.
Parkes is an inner southern suburb of the Canberra Central district of Canberra, located within the Australian Capital Territory of Australia. Located south-east of the Canberra central business district, Parkes contains the Parliamentary Triangle and many of the national monuments of Australia's capital city.
Forrest is a suburb of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia. Forrest is named after Sir John Forrest, an explorer, legislator, federalist, premier of Western Australia, and one of the fathers of the Australian Constitution. Streets in Forrest are named after explorers and governors. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics Forrest is the second most Socio-Economic advantaged location in Australia after the neighbouring suburb of Barton.
Capital Hill is the location of Parliament House, Canberra, at the south apex of the land axis of the Parliamentary Triangle.
Griffith is an early inner-south suburb of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.
Kingston is the oldest and one of the most densely populated suburbs of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia. The suburb is named after Charles Cameron Kingston, the former Premier of South Australia and minister in the first Australian Commonwealth Government. It is adjacent to the suburbs of Barton, Fyshwick, Griffith and Manuka. The suburb of Kingston is situated about 4 km from the centre of Canberra.
Narrabundah is a leafy, medium density suburb of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, located in the inner south of the city.
Red Hill is a suburb of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia. The suburb is named after the northernmost hill of the ridge to the west of the suburb. The ridge is a reserve and managed as part of the Canberra Nature Park. The hill is an element of the central Canberra design axis.
The District of Weston Creek is one of the original eighteen districts of the Australian Capital Territory used in land administration. The district is subdivided into divisions (suburbs), sections and blocks. The district of Weston Creek lies entirely within the bounds of the city of Canberra, the capital city of Australia. The district comprises eight residential suburbs, situated to the west of the Woden Valley district and approximately 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) southwest of the Canberra City centre. Situated adjacent to the district was the large Stromlo Forest pine plantation until the forest was destroyed by bushfires in 2001 and 2003.
Macquarie is a residential suburb in the Belconnen district of Canberra, located within the Australian Capital Territory, Australia. Macquarie was gazetted as a division on 22 June 1967 in recognition of Major-General Lachlan Macquarie, a former Governor of New South Wales. Streets in Macquarie are named after contemporaries of Governor Macquarie.
The suburbs of Canberra are organised into a hierarchy of districts, town centres, group centres, local suburbs and other industrial areas and villages. While these divisions have no formal role in the governance or administration of the city, they formed a basis for the planning and development of the city and are significant to the city's commercial and social activities.
The District of Canberra Central is one of the original eighteen districts of the Australian Capital Territory used in land administration consisting of both the districts of North Canberra and South Canberra. The district is subdivided into divisions (suburbs), sections and blocks. The district of Canberra Central lies entirely within the bounds of the city of Canberra, the capital city of Australia.
Wright is a suburb currently under development in the Molonglo Valley district of Canberra, located within the Australian Capital Territory, Australia. It is named in honour of Judith Wright, a poet, environmentalist and Aboriginal land rights advocate.
Canberra is Australia's capital and its largest inland city. At the 2016 census, it had 395,790 residents. This amounted to only 1.7% of Australia's population. The population density for Canberra is 443.5 people per sq kilometre.