Garran, Australian Capital Territory

Garran is a suburb in the Woden district of Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory. Garran was named after Sir Robert Garran who made numerous contributions to the development of higher education in Canberra. The streets in Garran are named after Australian writers.[2] The suburb was first developed in 1966 and has an area of 2.74 km2.

CanberraAustralian Capital Territory
Garran local shops
Garran is located in Australian Capital Territory
Coordinates35°20′31″S 149°06′29″E / 35.342°S 149.108°E / -35.342; 149.108
Population3,706 (2021 census)[1]
 • Density1,373/km2 (3,550/sq mi)
Elevation620 m (2,034 ft)
Area2.7 km2 (1.0 sq mi)
DistrictWoden Valley
Territory electorate(s)Murrumbidgee
Federal division(s)Canberra
Suburbs around Garran:
Hughes Red Hill Red Hill
Phillip Garran Red Hill
Phillip O'Malley Symonston

Population edit

1970s townhouses in Garran

At the 2021 census, Garran had a population of 3,706 people. 61.9% of people were born in Australia. The next most common countries of birth were India (6.8%) and England (3.9%). 66.8% of people spoke only English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin (3.0%), Telugu (2.5%) and Malayalam (2.3%). The most common responses for religion were No Religion (38.5%) and Catholic (21.5%).[1]

Geology edit

Garran contains volcanic materials from the Silurian Age. Deakin volcanics purple and green tuff is under the Canberra hospital, around Ingamells Street in the north and the base of Davidson Hill. Deakin Volcanics coarse dark purple rhyodacite is under Fitchett Street and Couvreur Street areas. Deakin Volcanics green grey and purple rhyodacite is in the centre and south of Garran.[3]

Suburb amenities edit

The Canberra Hospital is located in Garran

The Canberra Hospital is located in Garran. The suburb also contains three primary schools: a government school, Garran Primary;[4] a special school for the intellectually disabled, Malkara School[5] and a Catholic school, Sts. Peter & Paul Primary School.[6]

References edit

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Garran". 2021 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 September 2022.  
  2. ^ "Suburb Name search results". ACT Environment and Sustainable Development. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  3. ^ Henderson, G. A. M.; Matveev, G. (1980). Geology of Canberra, Queanbeyan and Environs (Map). 1:50000.
  4. ^ Garran Primary website
  5. ^ Malkara School website
  6. ^ Saints Peter and Paul Primary website Archived 2 February 2006 at the Wayback Machine?

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