Canberra and ACT

  • State

  • Region Size

    2358.13 (Sq Kms)
  • Population

  • No. of Jobs

  • Median Weekly Household Mortgage

  • Median Weekly Household Rent

Data Source: Based on Australian Bureau of Statistics data

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Discover Canberra and ACT

Experience a high quality of life with a strong focus on education, healthcare, and cultural amenities in Canberra and the ACT. The strong job market, particularly in government, technology, and research sectors, together with a vibrant arts scene, diverse culinary options, and outdoor activities create the opportunities for a balanced lifestyle.


People are the heart of all communities. Get a picture of Canberra and the ACT by understanding the people who live there.

  • 453,558

    Estimated resident population (no.)

  • 35

    Median age - persons (years)

  • 309,396

    Working age population (aged 15-64 years) (no.)

  • 8,908

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (no.)

  • 130,535

    Persons born overseas (no.)

Canberra and ACT Adelaide Hills Population Statistics

From small locally owned businesses to larger operations, industries in Canberra and the ACT form an important part of the community.

  • 33,760

    Total number of businesses


A move to more means creating a better life for yourself. Gain insight into the job market in Canberra and the ACT to assist in your decision-making.

  • 372,828

    Number of jobs (no.)

  • 1,204

    Median weekly personal income ($)

  • 33,760

    Total number of businesses


Discover the household make-up of those already living in Canberra and the ACT to help you decide if this is the right region for you.

  • 174,972

    Total households (no.)

  • 2.6

    Average household size (no. of persons)

  • 1,553

    Median equivalised total household income (weekly) ($)

  • 2,080

    Median monthly household mortgage payment ($)

  • 450

    Median weekly household rental payment ($)


Have confidence that Canberra and the ACT has the services you need to support your lifestyle. This is a vital step in your decision to move to more.

  • 9

    Number of Hospitals

  • 1

    Number of Airports

  • 3

    Number of Universities

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