Canberra Electorate Demographics (ACT)

In the 2011 census the population of Canberra was 168,502 and is comprised of approximately 50.8% females and 49.2% males.

The median/average age of the population of Canberra is 37 years of age.

74.4% of people living in the electorate of Canberra were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 4.1% England, 1.5% India, 1.3% New Zealand, 0.8% China , 0.7% Scotland, 0.7% Germany, 0.6% United States of America, 0.6% Philippines, 0.6% Sri Lanka, 0.6% Italy, 0.5% Malaysia, 0.5% Vietnam, 0.4% South Africa, 0.4% Croatia.

82.0% of people living in Canberra speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 3.4% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.2% Other, 0.9% Italian, 0.8% Mandarin, 0.7% Greek, 0.7% Cantonese, 0.7% Spanish, 0.7% Arabic, 0.6% Vietnamese.

The religious makeup of Canberra is 28.4% Catholic, 27.2% No religion, 16.3% Anglican, 6.9% Religious affiliation not stated, 3.3% Uniting Church, 2.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.1% Christian, nfd, 2.0% Buddhism, 1.9% Eastern Orthodox, 1.6% Islam.

49.5% of people are married, 34.8% have never married and 8.6% are divorced and 2.7% are separated. There are 6075 widowed people living in Canberra.

65.2% of the people living in Canberra over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 25.2% are working on a part time basis. Canberra has an unemployment rate of 3.2%.

The main occupations of people living in Canberra are 28.4% Professionals, 19.8% Clerical & administrative workers, 15.9% Managers, 10.5% Technicians & trades workers, 9.1% Community & personal service workers, 7.0% Sales workers, 4.7% Labourers, 2.7% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.0% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Canberra work in are 33.0% Public administration and safety, 10.7% Health care and social assistance, 8.8% Professional, scientific and technical services, 7.8% Retail trade, 7.7% Education and training, 6.4% Construction, 5.2% Accommodation and food services, 3.3% Other services, 2.4% Transport, postal and warehousing.

31.4% of homes are fully owned, and 38.9% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 27.6% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $942 per week and the median household income is $1947 per week.

The median rent in Canberra is $375 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2123 per month.

The Commonwealth electorate of Canberra contains postcodes 2600, 2603, 2604, 2605, 2606, 2607, 2609, 2611, 2620, 2900, 2902, 2903, 2904, 2905, 2906 and includes the suburbs of Banks, Barton, Bonython, Calwell, Chapman, Chifley, Chisholm, Conder, Curtin, Deakin, Duffy, Fadden, Farrer, Fisher, Forrest, Fyshwick, Garran, Gilmore, Gordon, Gowrie, Greenway, Griffith, Hmas Harman, Holder, Hughes, Hume, Isaacs, Isabella Plains, Kambah, Kingston, Lyons, Macarthur, Mawson, Monash, Mount Stromlo, Narrabundah, Oaks Estate, O'Malley, Oxley, Parkes, Pearce, Phillip, Pierces Creek, Red Hill, Richardson, Rivett, Royalla, Stirling, Symonston, Tharwa, Theodore, Torrens, Uriarra, Wanniassa, Waramanga, Weston, Williamsdale and Yarralumla.