Statistics and Indicators

Estimated resident population by ACT suburb (SA2)

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    Estimated resident population by ACT suburb (SA2), ACT, 2020

    • In 2020, the suburb (Statistical Area 2) of Kambah had the largest population (14,842) followed by Ngunnawal (11,211) and Harrison (8,866). 

    The Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) is broadly based on the concept of a functional area. The functional area is the area within which many people commute or travel to access services. Depending on the level in the Main Structure hierarchy, this area may be a rural town and its hinterland, a regional city, an urban commercial hub or a capital city central business district. For smaller areas they may represent neighbourhoods or communities.

    Statistical Areas Level 2 (SA2) are medium-sized general-purpose areas. Their purpose is to represent a community that interacts together socially and economically. Where possible, the SA2s have been designed around whole gazetted suburbs or rural localities. In large urban areas, SA2s are named for the gazetted suburbs that comprise them.

    Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). 1270.0.55.001 - Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS): Volume 1 - Main Structure and Greater Capital City Statistical Areas, July 2016. Canberra: ABS; 2017 [cited 2020 Dec 21]. Available from: https://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Lookup/1270.0.55.001Main+Features10018July%202016?OpenDocument.

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    Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics. 2021. Population by Age and Sex, Regions of Australia, 2020. Cat. No. 3235.0 Canberra, ABS.