Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
|Population||27,007 (2016 census)|
|• Density||780.5/km2 (2,021.6/sq mi)|
|Postcode(s)||2600, 2603, 2604, 2609|
|Area||34.6 km2 (13.4 sq mi)|
It is one of the oldest parts of Canberra, and is built in part in accordance to Walter Burley Griffin's designs. Unlike the later districts in Canberra that are built as separate satellite cities, South Canberra is only separated from North Canberra by Lake Burley Griffin. The two districts combined form the district of Central Canberra and share Civic as their central commercial area.
Places of note
- Australia's Parliament House on Capital Hill.
- Parkes contains the Parliamentary Triangle area.
- Government House the official residence of the governor general.
Sites of significance
In 1984 the National Capital Development Commission commissioned the identification and documentation of sites of significance in the ACT. The results for Inner Canberra were published in 1988. Sites with both natural and cultural significance were identified. Many of these are listed on the ACT Heritage Register.
Cultural sites of significance:
- Barton: Old Parliament House; Patent Offices (now the Sir Robert Garran Offices housing the Attorney-General's Department); Brassey House; Barton urban conservation area
- Deakin: The Lodge
- Kingston: Kingston shops (Eastlake Shopping Centre); Kingston Power House; Federal Capital Commission houses
- Forrest: Forrest urban conservation area; Street sign; Forrest residences
- Manuka: Housing group; St Christopher's school and convent; Manuka swimming pool; Manuka oval - curator's residence
- Red Hill: House 67, Arthur Circle; Calthorpes' House
- Yarralumla: Bus shelter: Schlich Street (destroyed by fire since identification); Surveyors hut; Albert Hall; Hotel Canberra; Australian Forestry School; Old Canberra Brickworks; Canberra Incinerator; Westbourne Woods; Government House
Natural sites of significance:
- Deakin anticlines
- Rutidosis leptorrhynchoides habitats
- State Circle road cutting
- Red Hill geological site
- Narrabundah Tors
- Hindmarsh Drive road cuttings
At the 2016 census, South Canberra had a population of 27,007 of which 48.4% were male and 51.6% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.2 per cent of the population, which was lower than the national and territory averages. The median age of people in South Canberra was 40 years, which was slightly higher than the national median of 38 years. Children aged 0–14 years made up 14.6 per cent of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 15.0 per cent of the population. Of people in the area aged 15 years and over, 46.3 per cent were married and 10.6 per cent were either divorced or separated.
Population growth in South Canberra between the 2001 census and the 2006 census was minus 2.0 per cent; in the five years to the 2011 census, the population grew by 2.1 per cent; and in the five years to the 2016 census, the population grew by 11.8 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 South Canberra was slower than the national average except in the last period. The median weekly income for residents within North Canberra was significantly higher than the national and territory averages.
The Inner South is represented by:
- ACT Legislative Assembly: The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) was granted self-government by the Commonwealth Parliament in 1988 with the passage of the Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Act 1988. The first Assembly was elected in 1989. There are currently 25 members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs). Members are elected every four years by the people of the ACT to represent them and make decisions on their behalf. The ACT Legislative Assembly  has five multi-member electorates: Yerrabi; Ginninderra; Kurrajong; Murrumbidgee and; Brindabella, each electing five members.
- Inner South Canberra Community Council: The Inner South Canberra Community Council (ISCCC)  is a voluntary, not for profit, community-based association operating in the inner south area of Canberra, in the Australian Capital Territory. The ISCCC is recognised by the ACT Government as a peak community body representing the interests of the local residents, businesses and organisations. The ISCCC’s objective is to preserve and improve the social, cultural, economic and environmental well being of Inner South Canberra and the Inner South Canberra community. The ISCCC Is not a local government.
|Selected historical census data for South Canberra|
|Population||Estimated residents on census night||24,139||23,668||24,154||27,007|
|Percentage of the Australian Capital Territory population||7.8%||7.3%||6.8%||6.8%|
|Percentage of the Australian population||0.13%||0.12%||0.11%||0.12%|
|Birthplace and language diversity|
(other than English)
|Median weekly incomes|
|Personal income||Median weekly personal income||A$915||A$1,172||A$1,376|
|Percentage of Australian median income||196.4%||203.1%||207.9%|
|Family income||Median weekly family income||A$2,306||A$2,871||A$3,178|
|Percentage of Australian median income||196.9%||193.9%||183.3%|
|Household income||Median weekly household income||A$1,711||A$2,383||A$2,333|
|Percentage of Australian median income||166.6%||193.1%||162.2%|
|Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc.||10.1%||10.1%||10.1%||12.5%|
|Flat, unit or apartment||27.8%||33.3%||34.9%||41.9%|
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "South Canberra (SA3)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (9 March 2006). "South Canberra (SSD)". 2001 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "South Canberra (SSD)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "South Canberra (SA3)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
- Canberra region map - all districts