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Canberra suburbs top the most advantaged in Australia

By Eyes - 28 March 2008 33

From Barton (ACT) to Jilkminggan (NT) the comparison of relative social and economic conditions is widest.

Aboriginal communities in remote areas top the ABS list of most disadvantaged areas in the nation.

Parochial Canberrans might like to knock Charnwood but hey the Charnies are not as disadvantaged as those folk at Symonston and Oakes Estate.

Are you advantaged? Check the table at the bottom of this page.

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Deano 10:07 pm 29 Mar 08

pelican said :

How did the research define advantaged, was it purely on income distribution or other factors?

See Post #7 above.

pelican said :

The results are a bit suspect when Weston Creek is listed as disadvantaged but Chapman (a suburb of Weston Creek) is listed in the most advantaged. Weston Creek is not a suburb – how can you compare a region with a single suburb like Richardson or Fyshwick.

“Weston Creek-Stromlo – SSD Bal” is all of the bits of Weston Creek aren’t included in the actual suburbs. In the case of Weston Creek it also includes the settlement at Stromlo which would drag it down a lot.

“Tuggeranong – SSD Bal” is the same.

pelican said :

(People live in Fyswick?! I had no idea.)

Southside Caravan Park. People also live in some of the buildings facing Canberra Ave.

pelican 7:26 pm 29 Mar 08

How did the research define advantaged, was it purely on income distribution or other factors?

The results are a bit suspect when Weston Creek is listed as disadvantaged but Chapman (a suburb of Weston Creek) is listed in the most advantaged. Weston Creek is not a suburb – how can you compare a region with a single suburb like Richardson or Fyshwick. (People live in Fyswick?! I had no idea.)

Same goes for Tuggeranong – how can you compare say Kambah with Fadden in this breakdown?

sepi 11:45 am 29 Mar 08

A freind had her car burnt out in Scullin.
That’s the only thing I’ve heard about that suburb.

ant 10:55 am 29 Mar 08

I figured it was an in-joke. Bloody funny mental image though.

Thumper 10:21 am 29 Mar 08

Ant,

an in joke from maggies with something to do about buying guinness from Holt shops.

Thumper 10:19 am 29 Mar 08

Nah, Charny is fine.

Walk quietly and carry a big stick at night 😉

Deadmandrinking 2:01 am 29 Mar 08

I know, Proud. No-one burgles their own house.

I’ve had mates living in Charnie, they say it can be rough. Rough as you can get in Canberra, at least.

Proud Local 10:17 pm 28 Mar 08

Weetangera has no public housing at all, hence it’s elevated status.

Many on here would be surprised to learn that O’Connor and Lyneham houses get broken into far more then Charnwood or Holt.

ant 9:51 pm 28 Mar 08

S4anta said :

Holt is disadvantaged becuase of the guinessed up drunken Maelinar stalking the night dressed as a gnome.

I don’t know what this is in reference to, but I’ve been laughing at it all day.

sepi 9:49 pm 28 Mar 08

And chapman used to be one of the two suburbs with no govvie housing.
Maybe Weetagnera is the other one?

la mente torbida 4:04 pm 28 Mar 08

spoonbill,

Yarra has a decent proportion of public housing (unlike a lot of the more recent suburbs) so that is why it probably doesn’t make the list. Personally, I love the great mix of people that make up yarra, even if it means I have to pick up the discarded empties from my front yard regularly.

CanberraResident 3:23 pm 28 Mar 08

OK, Red Hill doesn’t make it into the ACT advantaged list, but Weetangera does? I can only assume that the public housing flats in red Hill are bringing it down the list.

Onya Weeties!

montana 2:24 pm 28 Mar 08

Deadmandrinking said :

I got 9th disadvantaged for the last 4 years before I moved to O’connor. Page certainly didn’t feel disadvantaged, I actually found it quite nice. I think with Canberra having most of it’s public housing spread out through different areas, it’d be difficult to tell, really. Unless you live in Charnie, of course.

if you havnt lived in charnie before, how can you say that?

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