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Belconnen is the second town centre of Canberra ACT. Development commenced in 1967 and by 2011 its population had reached 92,444. It is larger than many provincial cities in Australia.

Vital Statistics

At the 2011 Census conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (which has its headquarters in Belconnen) Belconnen's statistical profile was as follows:

  • 45,670 (49.4 per cent) of its population was male
  • 46,774 (50.6 per cent) of its population was female
  • median age of 34.0 years

Belconnen's labour market - 2011 census

In 2011 Belconnen had 46,111 persons employed, 32,632 full time and 13,479 part time. The proportion of part timers was 29.2 per cent. The number unemployed was 1,940 and the unemployment rate was 4.0 per cent. The number of persons not in the Labour force was 20,120 and the labour force participation rate was 70.5 per cent.

Employed by industry - Belconnen

Industry Number Per cent
Agriculture, forestry and fishing
93
0.2
Mining
32
0.1
Manufacturing
934
1.9
Electricity, gas, water and waste services
416
0.9
Construction
3,368
6.9
Wholesale trade
554
1.14
Retail trade
4,024
8.3
Accommodation and food services
3,018
6.2
Transport, postal and warehousing
1,193
2.4
Information, media and telecommunications
962
2.0
Financial and insurance services
1,039
2.1
Rental, hiring and real estate services
594
1.2
Professional, scientific and technical services
5,077
10.4
Administrative and support services
1,240
2.5
Public administration and safety
14,256
29.2
Education and training
5,025
10.3
Health care and social assistance
4,425
9.1
Art and recreation services
924
1.9
Other services
1,570
3.2

Employed by occupation - Belconnen

Occupational group Number Per cent
Managers
6,802
14.0
Professionals
14,047
28.9
Technicians and trades
5,565
11.5
Community and personal service
4,882
10.1
Clerical and administrative
9,664
20.0
Sales
3,580
7.4
Machinery operators and drivers
1,354
2.8
Labourers
2,671
5.5

Source ABS Census 2006


Median House prices in Belconnen

 

  2007 2008 2009 2010

2011

 

2012 2014 2016 Percentage change from 2014 Annual average percentage change from 2007
Aranda
500,500 556,000 570,000 680,000 720,000 705,000 628,000 882,500 40.5 6.5
Belconnen
324,000 335,000 360,000 391,600 391,100 405,000 350,000 na na na
Bruce
525,000 600,000 595,000 658,000 650,000 645,000 670,000 965,000 44.0 7.0
Charnwood
300,000 330,000 343,000 370,000 380,000 385,000 388,000 410,000 5.7 3.5
Cook
433,000 470,000 455,000 550,000 499,000 520,000 585,000 626,375 7.1 4.1
Dunlop
370,000 397,500 440,000 462,500 476,000 490,000 472,000 515,750 9.3 3.8
Evatt
350,000 400,000 405,000 458,000 450,000 448,000 465,000 562,750 21.0 5.4
Florey
380,000 395,000 405,000 435,000 525,000 437,000 532,000 513,750 -3.4 3.4
Flynn
369,000 410,000 415,000 456,000 500,000 468,000 482,250 495,000 2.6 3.3
Fraser
405,000 480,000 460,000 460,00 510,000 515,000 500,000 622,000 24.4 4.9
Giralang
385,000 405,000 408,000 495,000 477,000 527,500 495,000 611,000 23.4 5.3
Hawker
540,000 628,000 605,000 610,000 670,000 650,000 680,000 773,000 13.7 4.1
Higgins
350,000 370,000 395,000 426,000 425,000 440,000 432,000 495,000 14.9 3.9
Holt
328,000 363,000 370,000 391,500 411,000 405,000 435,000 456,000 4.8 3.7
Kaleen
400,000 445,000 459,500 521,000 520,000 530,000 528,000 630,000 19.3 5.1
Latham
341,000 375,000 392,000 419,000 432,500 451,500 450,000 486,250 8.1 4.0
Macquarie
405,000 421,000 465,000 568,000 519,000 510,000 513,000 672,500 31.1 5.8
McGregor
358,000 350,000 344,900 378,200 382,900 400,500 435,000 450,000 3.4 2.6
McKellar
480,000 510,000 500,000 620,000 625,000 541,000 631,500 640,000 1.3 3.2
Melba
380,000 385,000 409,000 445,000 489,000 450,000 475,000 585,000 23.2 4.9
Page
350,000 396,500 400,000 434,000 470,000 459,000 469,950 512,500 9.1 4.3
Scullin
342,000 392,500 395,000 435,000 443,000 440,000 460,000 484,000 5.2 3.9
Spence
368,000 414,000 430,000 450,000 455,000 460,000 465,000 535,000 15.1 4.2
Weetangara 531,000 625,000 620,000 696,000 685,000 650,000 750,000 802,500 7.0 5.0
Belconnen 394,750 400,000 406,000 445,000 450,000 450,000 472,000 535,000 13.3 3.4

Source: Canberra Times and Domain

Bruce, Aranda, Weetangara and Hawker have Belconnen's most expensive houses. The cheapest housing is in Charnwood. Over the last two years house prices have risen by over 40 per cent in both Aranda and Bruce. Belconnen (the suburb) has few houses but units there have seen price declines over the years. The median price for a unit was 365,000 in 2016 compared to 398,000 in 2013.

Over the last 9 years the annual average increase in house prices was greatest in Bruce at 7.0 per cent, the lowest was in Macgregor at 2.6 per cent.

*What is a median? It divides a data set in two, as the median strip divides a road. One half the values are below it and one half above.

Major Institutions

Belconnen has a university, the University of Canberra, a campus of the Canberra Institute of Technology, the Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra Stadium (home of the Canberra Raiders-RL, ARL premiers 1989, 1990 and 1994 and ACT Brumbies-RU, premiers Super 12 in 2001 and 2004!!!). Bruce Indoor Stadium and a major public hospital (Calvary).

Commercial

The centre of Belconnen is Lake Ginninderra, which has on its southern shore the Belconnen mall and a number of other retail premises.

 

 

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