Map of Palmerston, ACT

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Palmerston is a suburb of north Canberra in the north of the Australian Capital Territory and has a population of around 5,700 (48.9% male, 51.1% female). Around 1551 families live in the area and of those 46.2% have one or more children under the age of 15. 14.8% of families have only a single parent while 32.5% of couples have no children. Palmerston covers an area of approximately 195 hectares (481 acres).

The most common income bracket for people living in Palmerston is between $1,000-$1,299 per week (13.9% of people). 6.3% have no income and high income earners ($2000 or more per week) account for 4.6% of the population.

Of the 1992 private dwellings in Palmerston 24% are owned outright by their occupiers, 43% are being purchased (eg. by mortgage) and 32% are being rented. On average there are around 2.9 people per private dwelling in the area. The composition of occupied private dwellings in Palmerston is as follows: 64.5% separate houses, 35.3% semi-detached houses (eg. townhouses, row or terrace houses), 0.2% flats (including units and apartments).

In terms of people aged 15 years or more living in Palmerston 52% are married, 8% are divorced, 3% are separated, 3% are widowed and 36% have never married.

Compared to the rest of Australia, Palmerston has close to average migrant population, with around 32.7% of residents being born overseas. The top 5 countries of birth for migrants in the area are: United Kingdom (3.3%), China (2.7%), Vietnam (2.3%), India (1.9%), Sri Lanka (1.5%).

Palmerston varies in altitude/elevation from about 605 m (highlight point) to 633 m (highlight point) above sea level.

The postcode for Palmerston is 2913.

Neighbouring suburbs/regional areas of Palmerston include Franklin, Gungahlin, Ngunnawal and Nicholls.

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