North Canberra

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North Canberra
CanberraAustralian Capital Territory
North canberra from the east.JPG
Aerial view of North Canberra shown from the east
Canberra Map North Canberra-MJC.png
Location of Canberra North, shaded.
Coordinates35°16′54″S 149°07′44″E / 35.2817°S 149.129°E / -35.2817; 149.129Coordinates: 35°16′54″S 149°07′44″E / 35.2817°S 149.129°E / -35.2817; 149.129
Population53,002 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1,405.9/km2 (3,641/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 2016 census, it had 21,555 dwellings housing 53,002 people[1] of the 397,397 people in the Australian Capital Territory.[2] Many of Canberra's oldest dwellings are in this district.

North Canberra is located to 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 Walter Burley Griffin's designs.

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At the 2016 census, North Canberra had a population of 53,002 of which 49.9% were male and 50.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.1 per cent 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 12.4 per cent of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 11.1 per cent of the population. Of people in the area aged 15 years and over, 32.8 per cent were married and 9.0 per cent were either divorced or separated.[2]

Population growth in North Canberra between the 2001 census and the 2006 census was 6.8 per cent; in the five years to the 2011 census, the population grew by 14.1 per cent; and in the five years to the 2016 census, the population grew by 10.4 per cent. When compared with total population growth of Australia for the same periods, being 5.78 per cent, 8.32 per cent and 8.88 respectively, population growth in North Canberra was faster than the national average.[3][4][5][2] The median weekly income for residents within North Canberra was significantly higher than the national average, and slightly below the territory average.[2]

Selected historical census data for North Canberra
Census year 2001[3] 2006[4] 2011[5] 2016[2]
Population Estimated residents on census night 39,438 42,113 48,030 53,002
Percentage of the Australian Capital Territory population 12.8% Increase 13.0% Increase 13.4% Decrease 13.3%
Percentage of the Australian population 0.21% Steady 0.21% Increase 0.22% Steady 0.22%
Birthplace and language diversity
top responses
Australia 68.9% Decrease 67.5% Decrease 64.9% Decrease 62.8%
China n/a Increase 1.9% Increase 3.1% Increase 4.8%
England 4.7% Decrease 4.0% Decrease 3.6% Decrease 3.4%
India n/a n/a Increase 1.4% Increase 1.6%
New Zealand 1.6% Decrease 1.4% Steady 1.4% Steady 1.4%
United States 0.9% n/a n/a 1.1%
top responses
(other than English)
Mandarin 1.1% Increase 2.2% Increase 3.6% Increase 5.2%
Vietnamese 0.9% Increase 1.0% Increase 1.2% Steady 1.2%
Cantonese n/a Increase 1.0% Increase 1.2% Decrease 1.1%
Spanish n/a n/a n/a Increase 0.8%
Korean n/a n/a n/a Increase 0.8%
Religious affiliation
Religious affiliation,
top responses
No Religion 26.7% Increase 31.8% Increase 38.9% Increase 47.4%
Catholic 23.1% Decrease 22.0% Decrease 19.1% Decrease 15.4%
Anglican 15.0% Decrease 12.9% Decrease 10.6% Decrease 7.5%
Buddhism 2.6% Increase 2.9% Increase 3.7% Decrease 3.5%
Median weekly incomes
Personal income Median weekly personal income A$647 A$853 A$925
Percentage of Australian median income 138.8% Increase 147.8% Decrease 139.7%
Family income Median weekly family income A$1,810 A$2,432 A$2,645
Percentage of Australian median income 154.6% Increase 164.2% Decrease 152.5%
Household income Median weekly household income A$1,332 A$1,819 A$1,981
Percentage of Australian median income 129.7% Increase 147.4% Decrease 137.8%
Dwelling structure
Type Separate house 61.0% Decrease 54.2% Decrease 52.7% Decrease 44.8%
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc. 13.5% Increase 22.0% Decrease 14.5% Increase 16.6%
Flat, unit or apartment 23.7% Increase 29.7% Increase 32.6% Increase 38.0%


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "North Canberra (Statistical Subdivision)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b c d e Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "North Canberra (SA3)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 July 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  3. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (9 March 2006). "North Canberra (SSD)". 2001 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  4. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "North Canberra (SSD)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  5. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "North Canberra (SA3)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 July 2017. Edit this at Wikidata

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