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Canberra makes the hip list

By johnboy 28 August 2012 8

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.

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damien haas 3:52 pm 29 Aug 12

A close study of the ABS stats also indicates we will the hip replacement capital around 2046.

Deref 7:04 pm 28 Aug 12

It doesn’t get any cooler or hipper than Kaleen.

Cheap 4:17 pm 28 Aug 12

johnboy said :

Off the top of my head:

Sorry Johnboy, but you’ve been in Canberra too long. There are no canberra suburbs that are even remotely cool. Go live in Newtown, Redfern, Surry Hills, Fitzroy, Brunswick etc for a while and then get back to us – they’re worlds apart.

Jivrashia 1:12 pm 28 Aug 12

The original article here.

It’s not about actual hip, but suburbs with the right demography which is identified as a hot spot for trend setters.

And I can’t think of anything from Braddon or City (City is the name of the suburb btw, postcode 2600) that has set trends.

bikhet 12:51 pm 28 Aug 12

Only one thing for it – nuke ’em both!

Solidarity 11:22 am 28 Aug 12

but it’s hip to be a square!

sien 10:22 am 28 Aug 12

So, 28 year old married fashion designer rock star without a degree what has a company in New York = Not Hip.

21 year old graduate in commerce working at treasury = Hip.

It’s almost like they are telling Crikey’s target market they are in fact hip.

This sort of drivel is why people don’t subscribe to Crikey unless they are in the public service or spend too much time reading political tripe.

Canberra is a good place to live, but a hip place? No.

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