Forrest  Suburb
About Forrest
Forrest postcode 2603
Total Persons : 1191
Total Males : 579
Total Femals : 612
Age Group (0-4 years) : 40
Age Group (5-14 years) 159
65 Years Over:
Median Age of Persons 42
Persons born overseas 283
Main Country of birth which is not Australia: England
No of people of Main Country of birth which is not Australia : 35
No of People Married : 578
Married Percentage: 0.583
Labour Force: 712
Employed Fulltime: 481
Employed Full Time Percentage: 0.676
Main Occupation: Professionals
Number of Main Occupation: 270
Main Occupation Percentage: 0.387
Main Industry of Employment: Central Government Administration
Main Industry of Employment Numbers: 100
Main Industry of Employment Percentage: 0.143
Median Individual Income ($/Weekly): 1131
Median Household Income ($/Weekly) : 2760
Median Family Income ($/Weekly): 3117
Number of Families: 329
Number of Families With Children: 169
Total Private Dwellings: 536
Median Rent ($/Weekly):* 580
Median Housing Loan Repayment ($/Weekly): 2817
Average Household Size: 2.7
Average Number of Persons Per Bedroom: 1.1
Household Fully Owned Percentage: 0.418
Household Rented Percentage: 0.271
Family Household Percentage: 0.727
Forrest is a suburb of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.

Forrest is named after Sir John Forrest, an explorer, legislator, Federalist, premier of Western Australia, and one of the fathers of the Australian Constitution. Streets in Forrest are named after explorers and governors.

Forrest is one of the few suburbs in Canberra built to the original Canberra plans. It contains many circular and geometric patterns in its streets and can be quite confusing to drive in. Forrest was renamed from the earlier suburb Blandfordia (the name of the Christmas Bell) and gazetted as a suburb in 1928. South Blandfordia became part of the new suburb of Griffith at the same time. (Source: Wiki)
* Median Rent is based on data from the most recent Australian suburb survey.
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