Gilmore, Australian Capital Territory

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Gilmore
CanberraAustralian Capital Territory
Gilmore IBMap-MJC.png
Coordinates 35°25′16″S 149°07′59″E / 35.421°S 149.133°E / -35.421; 149.133Coordinates: 35°25′16″S 149°07′59″E / 35.421°S 149.133°E / -35.421; 149.133
Population 2,843 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 1,420/km2 (3,680/sq mi)
Established 1985
Gazetted 5 August 1975
Postcode(s) 2905
Area 2.0 km2 (0.8 sq mi)
District Tuggeranong
Territory electorate(s) Brindabella
Federal Division(s) Canberra
Suburbs around Gilmore:
Fadden Macarthur
Gilmore Chisholm
Chisholm Chisholm

Gilmore is a suburb in the Canberra, Australia district of Tuggeranong. The postcode is 2905. The suburb is named after the poet and journalist, Dame Mary Gilmore.[2] It was gazetted on 5 August 1975.[2] Streets are named after journalists, particularly female journalists.[2]

It is next to the suburbs of Macarthur and Chisholm and is bounded by the Monaro Highway, Isabella Drive and Hambidge Crescent.

Demographics[edit]

On Census night 2011, Gilmore had a population of 2,843 people. The median age of people in Gilmore was 32 years, compared to a median age of 34 for Canberra. Unemployment in Gilmore was 0.2% above the Canberra average. The median weekly individual income for Gilmore in 2011 was $863, compared to the ACT average of $917, while the median weekly household income was $1,873. In 2011 the median monthly housing loan repayment in Gilmore was $2,000.[1]

The residents of Gilmore are predominantly Australian born, with 81.8% being born in Australia. The five main countries of birth for those born overseas were England, 3.0%, New Zealand, 1.1%, India, 0.7%, Scotland, 0.7%, and Lebanon, 0.7%. The most popular religious affiliations in descending order are Catholic, no religion, Anglican, Uniting, Presbyterian and reformed and Uniting.[1]

Suburb amenities[edit]

Gilmore Neighbourhood Oval is located on Heagney Crescent. The Rose Cottage heritage site is located off Isabella Drive is heritage listed[3] and is open to the public. The site includes a nursery and craft centre.[4] An ACTEW Electricity substation is located in Gilmore, with access off Isabella Drive.

Several ACTION bus routes service Gilmore. Route 67 runs between the Tuggeranong and Woden Interchanges every 20 to 60 minutes between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. The additional service 267, following the same route through Gilmore as Route 67, runs during peak hour from the Tuggeranong Interchange to City West. Route 269 also runs during peak hour, between City West and Theodore. Flexibus service 966 leaves the Tuggeranong Interchange every hour from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and the Erindale Shops every hour from 8:00pm to 11:00 p.m., and services the suburbs of Gilmore, Chisholm and Richardson.[5]

Politics[edit]

2016 Federal Election[6]
  Labor 46.21%
  Liberal 38.52%
  Greens 9.58%
  Bullet Train for Canberra 5.70%
2016 ACT Election[7]
  Liberal 44.2%
  Labor 29.7%
  Sex 9.5%
  Greens 5.5%
  Animal Justice 2.6%

Gilmore is located within the federal electorate of Canberra, which is currently (2016) represented by Gai Brodtmann in the House of Representatives. In the ACT Legislative Assembly, Gilmore is part of the electorate of Brindabella, which elects five members on the basis of proportional representation, currently three Liberal and two Labor.[8] Polling place statistics are shown to the right for the Gilmore polling place at Gilmore Primary School in the 2016 federal[6] and 2016 ACT[7] elections.

Geology[edit]

Gilmore is built on volcanic rocks from the Silurian age. The rock member is titled Deakin Volcanics. Rhyolite covers most of Gilmore except in the east where rhyodacite is found. These are from the Silurian age at 414 Mya.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Gilmore (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 15 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c Canberra's suburb and street names : origins and meanings. Department of the Environment, Land and Planning. 1992. p. 39. ISBN 1-86331-128-9. 
  3. ^ "Heritage Places Register" (PDF). ACT Government. Retrieved 15 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Welcome". Rose Cottage Canberra. Retrieved 15 February 2014. 
  5. ^ ACTION Buses (2006) ACTION Buses. Retrieved 9 July 2006
  6. ^ a b "Federal Election 2016 - Polling Place Gilmore". Australian Electoral Commission. 26 July 2016. Retrieved 26 November 2016. 
  7. ^ a b "2016 Results for Brindabella Candidates at Gilmore Polling Place". ACT Electoral Commission. 26 November 2016. Retrieved 26 November 2016. 
  8. ^ "Current members". ACT Legislative Assembly. Retrieved 13 November 2016. 
  9. ^ Henderson G A M and Matveev G, Geology of Canberra, Queanbeyan and Environs 1:50000 1980.