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  • Many outer ring suburbs made the list
  • Total offences for the period considered was 7,376
  • Despite their location, house prices were still close to $1M

Canberra is the capital city of Australia and is located within the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).

The nation’s capital has become known for some of the most unaffordable rentals in the country, with the latest data from PropTrack showing homes for rent below $400 per week dropped from just under 10% as the pandemic hit to now under 2%.

Top 20 safest suburbs in Canberra

Suburb Number of offences
Uriarra Village 3
Jacka 3
MacArthur 5
Oxley 7
Beard 7
Capital Hill 8
Hall 9
Tharwa 10
Denman Prospect 10
Fadden 12
Stromlo 12
Farrer 12
Torrens 13
Fraser 13
Stirling 14
Pearce 14
O’Malley 14
Hughes 15
Scullin 15
Waramanga 16

Taking into account all offence types from the Australian Federal Police’s Crime Statistics for ACT Policing, The Property Tribune has listed the top 20 suburbs with the lowest levels of crime between 01 October 2022 and 31 December 2022.

For that period, Canberra recorded 7,376 offences overall, with previous periods recording:

  • 8,068 offences in Canberra between 30 June 2022 and 29 September 2022
  • 9,077 offences in Canberra between 31 March 2022 and 29 June 2022
  • 7,739 offences in Canberra between 31 December 2021 and 30 March 2022

For comparison’s sake, for a similar period (30 September to 30 December) in 2021 there were 8,327 offences, 10,217 offences in 2020, and 11,183 offences in 2019.

Uriarra Village

Postcode 2611, the locality is about half an hour from the main city and carries a hefty median house price. According to allhomes, the median house price is $1.09 million, with Domain data noting the population is around 348 people, with an average age between 20 to 39. Domain data also shows the majority are owners, with only 14% renting.

Jacka

This suburb is also a little further afield, with SQM Research data showing for the postcode 2914 (which includes Jacka and other suburbs) the weekly asking property prices is a hair above $1 million for houses, and $660,000 for units.

Macarthur

Located near the southern border between ACT and New South Wales (NSW), the suburb is close to other suburbs that ranked for low levels of crime in the ACT.

The median price for this suburb is $970,000 according to realestate.com.au, with SQM data finding the weekly asking price to be a tad lower at $932,119 for all houses

Oxley

Another suburb located well south of Canberra’s main city centre, Oxley is home to some 1,685 people, according to Domain, with an average age of between 40 and 59.

Prices for postcode 2903 are $840,000 for houses, according to SQM, and $470,000 for units.

Beard

Located on the southeastern border of Canberra and close to the Queanbeyan train station, Beard has a median house sale price of $946,000, according to allhomes, and a median unit sale price of $140,385.

Capital Hill

Home to Australia’s parliament, the suburb has the postcode 2600 and forms the southern apex of the Parliamentary Triangle.

Hall

Postcode 2618, the small suburb is located towards the northwestern corner of Canberra, with Domain data showing the population to be 282 and an average age of 40 to 59.

The latest SQM data shows houses in the suburb going for just under $1.5 million.

Tharwa

Yet another suburb located well south of Canberra, and typically seen as a day trip location, the suburb of Tharwa is Canberra’s southernmost suburb and home to the iconic Tharwa Bridge.

Homes in the area aren’t cheap, SQM data found for the postcode of 2620, houses were going for a hair under $970,000 a pop, with units at over $470,000.

Denman Prospect

Heading westward, the suburb fetches a handsome sum of $975,000 for a house, according to SQM, with units barely under $600,000.

Fadden

Rounding out the top ten, Fadden is home to almost 3,000 people, according to Domain, with the average age between 40 and 59. The overwhelming majority (92%) are home owners as opposed to renters, with about two thirds being families.

For the postcode of 2904, SQM data revealed houses are going for around $930,000, peaking in 2022 at $1.2 million.

Please note that the above data has been provided without further analysis or context.



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