Crikey has the happy news that after Sydney and Melbourne we’re pretty hip with Civic and Braddon rating in Australia’s hippest suburbs.
Scoring two suburbs we’re even with Perth, and ahead of Brisbane. Adelaide, Hobart and Darwin are not hip at all!
Canberra City has the distinction of having the highest proportion of both tertiary educated residents (78%) and not-married residents (75%) of any hip suburb in the country. These are remarkably high numbers as the national averages are 21% and 34% respectively.
Presumably Canberra City’s hipness derives from all those early-career public servants. But it’s also dense. Anyone (like me) who’s surprised Canberra has two suburbs in the top decile for dwelling density should take a look at Canberra City and adjacent Braddon in Google Maps.