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Belconnen vs Tuggeranong

By Deano 28 June 2007 12

The ABS Census website allows you to slice and dice the population statistics in many possible ways. It finally gives us a tool to satisfy the age old question: Which is better – Tuggeranong or Belconnen?

Tuggeranong – 87,119 persons – 49.2% males, 50.8% females 1.6% Indigenous
Belconnen – 84,382 persons – 49.3% males 50.7% females 1.2% Indigenous

Tuggeranong – median age 33, 22.7% children
Belconnen – median age 34, 18.8% children

Tuggeranong – Catholic 31.1%, No Religion 20.3%, Anglican 18.5%
Belconnen – Catholic 27.6%, No Religion 23.3%, Anglican 16.3%

Marital Status
Tuggeranong – 51.2% married, 34.3% never married, 11.8% separated or divorced and 2.7% widowed
Belconnen – 48.5% married, 37.0% never married, 10.5% separated or divorced and 4.0% widowed.

Tuggeranong – Median weekly income – $703 individual $1,547 household
Belconnen – Median weekly income – $680 individual $1,440 household

Tuggeranong – 52.9% with children, 28.8% without children, 17.1% one parent families
Belconnen – 46.5% with children, 36.3% without children, 15.4% one parent families

Tuggeranong – median weekly rent $250, median monthly loan repayment $1,408
Belconnen – median weekly rent $250, median monthly loan repayment $1,400

Tuggeranong – Year 12 or above 55%
Belconnen – Year 12 or above 61%

So the typical Tuggeranongite is slightly younger, more religious, more likely to have kids, more likely to be or have been married, earn more but be less educated that the typical Belconnenian.

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bubzie 6:58 pm 30 Jun 07

Pfft, i’m half the median age for tuggers! lol! (pretty depressing as well!!) =)

tybreaker 10:34 pm 29 Jun 07

Gee, I’m older than the median age for both – I feel so depressed.

Vic Bitterman 9:18 pm 29 Jun 07

Belco is simply one giant charnwood.

belco people are biding their time, wasting their lives away, until they get their coveted ACT housing transfer to Tuggeranong, where the quality of housing, decent jobs, transport and shops await.

S4anta 11:26 am 29 Jun 07

you are assuming the literacy level is high enough in tuggers for them to spell…

Snahons_scv6_berlina 8:54 am 29 Jun 07

Sounds about right Thumper, they earn more so can afford the extra letter.

Thumper 8:45 am 29 Jun 07

I was just wondering…..

The Belco boys had BELCO tatts.

Do Tuggers boys have TUGGER tatts?

justbands 8:38 am 29 Jun 07

Who care which of them is better? Everyone knows the best place to be is Woden/Weston Ck! 😉

morto1980 9:50 pm 28 Jun 07

So that means there are cigarette butts and dog turds and wasted lives in Belconnen too?

lumnock 9:19 pm 28 Jun 07

dirty, dirty Tuggeranong. the scum that dwell there slithered from the same primordial ooze that gave us Queanbeyan 😛

Pandy 5:28 pm 28 Jun 07

0.1% better chance to score a date in Tuggers. I think I’ll move there.

Snahons_scv6_berlina 4:25 pm 28 Jun 07

When its all said and done, very little difference… but we already knew that.

GnT 4:02 pm 28 Jun 07

Do the education stats reflect the fact that Belconnen has a university, but Tuggeranong doesn’t?

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