Deakin, Australian Capital Territory
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
|Population||2,783 (2011 census)|
|• Density||777/km2 (2,010/sq mi)|
|Gazetted||20 September 1928|
|Area||3.58 km2 (1.4 sq mi)|
Deakin (postcode: 2600) is a suburb of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia. Deakin is named after Alfred Deakin, second prime minister of Australia. Streets in Deakin are named after Governors, Governors-General and diplomats.
In the 2011 Census, the population of Deakin was 2,783, including 10 (0.4%) Indigenous persons and 2,005 (72.0%) Australian-born persons. There were 81 males per 100 females in the suburb. 77.1% of dwellings were separate houses (compared to the Australian average of 75.6%), 5.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses (Australian average: 9.9%) and 17.4% were flats, units or apartments (Australian average: 13.6%). 41.8% of the population were professionals, compared to the Australian average of 21.3%.
A local shopping centre is located on Hopetoun Circuit and contains an IGA supermarket, service station, newsagent, chemist, and restaurants. The Deakin Health Spa, adjacent to the shops, has recently been taken over and rebadged as the local Fitness First facility. The Embassy Hotel/Motel was also adjacent to the shops, but has since been demolished.
Schools in the suburb of Deakin include Alfred Deakin High School (originally Deakin High), Canberra Girls' Grammar School and the erroneously named Woden School, which has always been situated within the South Canberra district of Canberra, not the Woden Valley district.
Located on Adelaide Avenue the Lodge is the official residence of the Prime Minister of Australia.
The Royal Australian Mint
The west of the suburb exposes Yarralumla Formation calcareous shale, sandstone, tuff and hornfels. The east of the suburb exposes Mount Painter Volcanics dark grey to green grey dacitic crystal tuff and agglomerate. A patch of cream rhyolite, tuff and ashstone is found in the mid east near empire circuit.
The Deakin Fault does not actually pass through Deakin. The Deakin Fault is a major fault in Canberra running North-west to south-east passing through state circle very close to Deakin. It extends from the hills to the east of Jerrabomberra via Narrabundah, Griffith, Forest, Yarralumla, then across the Molonglo River to Cook, then turns north east in Macquarie where it turns around to the north west again via Belconnen, Evatt, Melba, Flynn, Charnwood, Dunlop and out the north west of the ACT. It continues to the east end of Lake Burrunjuck near Yass. The block on the north east side was elevated and the south west side lowered.
The Deakin Anticline is a geological monument located between the Deakin Oval and the Grange Retirement Village. It is in the Yarralumla Formation in Tuffacious sandstone and siltstone. Access is from Hannah Place.
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