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Watson is a suburb of north-northeast Canberra in the north of the Australian Capital Territory and has a population of around 4,200 (47.5% male, 52.5% female). Around 1087 families live in the area and of those 36.2% have one or more children under the age of 15. 16.5% of families have only a single parent while 45.7% of couples have no children. Watson covers an area of approximately 368 hectares (908 acres).
The most common income bracket for people living in Watson is between $1,000-$1,299 per week (14.0% of people). 6.2% have no income and high income earners ($2000 or more per week) account for 4.6% of the population.
Of the 1734 private dwellings in Watson 25% are owned outright by their occupiers, 33% are being purchased (eg. by mortgage) and 40% are being rented. On average there are around 2.4 people per private dwelling in the area. The composition of occupied private dwellings in Watson is as follows: 62.0% separate houses, 19.6% semi-detached houses (eg. townhouses, row or terrace houses), 18.2% flats (including units and apartments).
In terms of people aged 15 years or more living in Watson 38% are married, 9% are divorced, 3% are separated, 5% are widowed and 45% have never married.
Compared to the rest of Australia, Watson has close to average migrant population, with around 29.6% of residents being born overseas. The top 5 countries of birth for migrants in the area are: United Kingdom (5.0%), Korea (1.7%), New Zealand (1.5%), China (1.0%), Germany (0.9%).
Watson varies in altitude/elevation from about 583 m (highlight point) to 612 m (highlight point) above sea level.
The postcode for Watson is 2602.
Neighbouring suburbs/regional areas of Watson include Bonner, Dickson, Downer, Hackett and Lyneham.
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