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FACTS & STATS

one of the world’s most liveable cities

Planned and purposely designed in 1913, Canberra is a city of unspoilt nature reserves, contemporary and dynamic urban spaces, and bustling precincts with a seamless integration of developed and natural elements.

Population is 400,000+. There’s the excitement and advantages of city living, without the traffic, pollution, stress and day-to-day challenges.

Population is 400,000+. There’s the excitement and advantages of city living, without the traffic, pollution, stress and day-to-day challenges.

Our lifestyle is second-to-none. Canberra topped world rankings for the highest quality of living in the numbeo.com ‘quality of life’ index.

Our lifestyle is second-to-none. Canberra topped world rankings for the highest quality of living in the numbeo.com ‘quality of life’ index.

We’re the healthiest and longest living Australians. We enjoy the highest average standard of living in the nation.

We’re the healthiest and longest living Australians. We enjoy the highest average standard of living in the nation.

We come from all walks of life, and we’re diverse and accepting—more than 25% of our residents were born overseas.

We come from all walks of life, and we’re diverse and accepting—more than 25% of our residents were born overseas.

We’re a young, vibrant and thriving city. More residents of Canberra (46%) are aged between 20–50 years than in Australia overall (41%).

We’re a young, vibrant and thriving city. More residents of Canberra (46%) are aged between 20–50 years than in Australia overall (41%).

The region is renowned for four distinct seasons, enjoying 246 days of clear, crisp sunshine.

The region is renowned for four distinct seasons, enjoying 246 days of clear, crisp sunshine.

The seasons provide an abundance of outdoor and indoor activities, seasonal produce and vibrant seasonal colour in our parks and reserves.

The seasons provide an abundance of outdoor and indoor activities, seasonal produce and vibrant seasonal colour in our parks and reserves.

We live for day trips and long weekends. Centrally situated, we access Australia’s highest mountains and ski slopes, pristine beaches, vast rural landscapes and premium big cities—all within a few hours’ drive.

We live for day trips and long weekends. Centrally situated, we access Australia’s highest mountains and ski slopes, pristine beaches, vast rural landscapes and premium big cities—all within a few hours’ drive.