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Shock results: Forrest, Griffith and Manuka wealthiest two years ago!

By johnboy - 20 March 2009 14

The Canberra Times is very excited by Tax Office statistics from 2006-07 showing the 2603 postcode remains, as ever, where the money is in this town.

    The postcode, which includes Forrest, Griffith and Manuka, remains in first place, and boasted a mean taxable income of $89,222 well above second-placed 2600’s $81,543. Crace and Mitchell, with the 2911 postcode, came at the bottom of the list, with a mean taxable income of $49,062.

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Shock results: Forrest, Griffith and Manuka wealthiest two years ago!
kobez_outlaw 11:52 pm 20 Mar 09

I want to know where the poorest are. Obviously Charnwood would be one.

JC 8:55 pm 20 Mar 09

It is based on ostcode hence why Mitchell and other non residential locations are in there.

As for the whole thing I must be doing something seriously wrong. My average income is about the same as those in the ‘rich’ suburbs, but I know I sure the hell cannot afford to buy a property there. Maybe what it shows is how the ‘rich’ really earn much much more but have more creative ways of hiding that income.

I-filed 6:44 pm 20 Mar 09

miz said :

Well they are doing their damnedest to remove any remaining govie housing from this region (and Forrest never had any).

Yes Forrest certainly did – friends of mine were allocated a large guvvie in Bougainville street in the 1980s.

youami 5:25 pm 20 Mar 09

Barton (2600) is the most socio-economically advantaged suburb in Australia. Not sure what that means but it sounds good.

ramblingted 2:57 pm 20 Mar 09

Good to see that the dealers in the Red Hill flats are declaring all their income…

Gungahlin Al 1:20 pm 20 Mar 09

There ain’t no-one living at Crace just yet (not even a farmhouse I’m sure) and likewise for Mitchell, so this makes the stats look a little bit silly doesn’t it. Is there a caretaker’s cottage at the crematorium of something?

As for the other end of the scale: well who woulda thunk??

Fiona 11:35 am 20 Mar 09

I lived in Griffith back then… I must have been dragging them down.

ant 10:58 am 20 Mar 09

They were balloting off blocks in Deakin and Forrest at the same time as Watson, and apparently even then, they were bigger and more expensive than Watson (so my family opted for the latter).

miz 10:14 am 20 Mar 09

Well they are doing their damnedest to remove any remaining govie housing from this region (and Forrest never had any).

And I didn’t think Manuka and Mitchell are actual residential suburbs? These stats are so weird.

chewy14 10:05 am 20 Mar 09

“think”

chewy14 10:05 am 20 Mar 09

I sleep at work. Does that count Jim?

And i thinking there are a few *establishments* around here with beds in them.

Jim Jones 10:03 am 20 Mar 09

No one lives in Mitchell do they?

old canberran 9:52 am 20 Mar 09

That’s really no surprise. That niche on the South side has always been the rich pocket.

chewy14 9:04 am 20 Mar 09

So if i move to Forrest, can i claim a pay rise at work, backdated two years because i’m bettering myself?

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