Wright, Australian Capital Territory

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CanberraAustralian Capital Territory
Houses in Wright May 2020.jpg
Wright in May 2020
Wright is located in Australian Capital Territory
Coordinates35°19′1″S 149°1′59″E / 35.31694°S 149.03306°E / -35.31694; 149.03306Coordinates: 35°19′1″S 149°1′59″E / 35.31694°S 149.03306°E / -35.31694; 149.03306
Population2,753 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density2,120/km2 (5,480/sq mi)
Gazetted27 July 2010[2]
Area1.3 km2 (0.5 sq mi)
Location10 km (6 mi) W of Canberra City
DistrictMolonglo Valley
Territory electorate(s)Murrumbidgee
Federal Division(s)Bean
Suburbs around Wright:
Denman Prospect Molonglo Molonglo
Wright Coombs
Duffy Holder

Wright (postcode: 2611) 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.[3]

Location and urban structure[edit]

Construction of Wright in 2012 as viewed from Mount Stromlo

Construction of the first house in Wright was completed in June 2012.[4]


New flats in Wright in December 2015

Wright did not have a separate geographical identifier allocated on the date of the 2011 census, and was grouped with the Weston Creek-Stromlo statistical sub-division. In this division, there was a population of 17, with 10 males and seven females. The ABS recorded nine dwellings, with a median weekly household income of A$2,250. Peculiarly, an unusually high number of motor vehicles per dwelling was recorded, at 12.7.[5]

At the date of the 2016 census, the population of Wright had grown to 2,753, there were 1,262 private dwellings, the median weekly household income was A$2,323, and the number of vehicles per dwelling was 1.8.[6]


Wright is built on rhyodacite rocks from the Silurian period which are about 414 million years old. These rocks are part of the Deakin Volcanics.[7]

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  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Wright (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Search for street and suburb names: Wright". Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate. ACT Government. 4 December 2013. Retrieved 22 December 2013.
  3. ^ Downie, Graham (3 January 2008). "Suburbs named in new district". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 23 December 2009.
  4. ^ Anderson, Stephanie (11 June 2012). "Wright home ready for move-in". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 11 June 2012.
  5. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "2011 Community Profiles: Weston Creek-Stromlo - SSD Bal". 2011 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 7 November 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  6. ^ "2016 Census QuickStats: Wright". quickstats.censusdata.abs.gov.au. Retrieved 27 February 2020.
  7. ^ Henderson, G. A. M.; Matveev, G (1980). Geology of Canberra, Queanbeyan and Environs.

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