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South Canberra is located to the south of Canberra's city centre and is on the south bank of Lake Burley Griffin.

It is one of the oldest parts of Canberra and is built in part in accordance with Walter Burley Griffin's designs. Unlike the later districts in Canberra that are built as separate satellite cities, South Canberra is only separated from North Canberra only by Lake Burley Griffin. The two districts combined form the district of Central Canberra and share Civic as their central commercial area.

According to the 2016 census, South Canberra's population was 27,007.

Are you looking for goods and services nearby in Canberra? Canberra is surrounded by the satellite cities of Belconnen, Tuggeranong, Woden, Queanbeyan (NSW) and Gungahlin around the ACT.

Canberra is well serviced for education, accommodation, dining, recreation, health, beauty, transport, entertainment, shopping, and medical services. Although the retail and commercial heart of Canberra appears on the map as City, it is more commonly known as Civic Centre. Walter Burley Griffin named it Civic Centre on his original plan for the National Capital, but when the official opening of the first hops was held in 1927, the then Prime Minister, Mr. Bruce, objected and the name was changed to City. Popular usage has prevailed and Walter Burley Griffin's name is the one that is now mainly used, although it is often shortened to Civic.

Canberra or the 'Bush Capital' is often the name that is used to represent the entire Australian Capital Territory (ACT). As the Capital City of Australia, Canberra is home to Parliament House and all Government Departments required to support the Prime Minister and the Government in running the country. The focal point of the ACT, Canberra overlooks Lake Burley Griffin and the surrounding parliamentary triangle which encompasses the suburbs of Civic and Russell. Nearby Barton, Griffith, Forrest, and Kingston are home to many trendy restaurants, cafes, and night spots. Boutique fashion and beauty services can also be located in this up-market part of town. Manuka is an area adjacent to the Manuka Oval where both Australian Football League and Cricket Games, including the Prime Minister's VI are played.

Canberra is home to the Australian National University (ANU) and the Australian Catholic Unversity (ACU) - Canberra.



Canberra pet owners.

There are almost 29 million pets in Australia today - more than the estimated human population of 25 million. Three in five Australian households - or 5.9 million in total - have a pet. 61% of Australian households have a pet today.90% of Australian households have had a pet at some time.Pet ownership rates are higher in Australia than many other countries around the world.

Around 40% of Australian households include at least one dog, making them the most popular type of pets. This is followed by cats (27%), fish (11%), birds (9%), small mammals (3%) and reptiles (2%) - with another 2% of households reporting that they have pets such as horses, goats, cows, alpacas and hermit crabs. The proportion of households with each type of pet has largely held steady since 2016, though there has been a notable decrease in the proportion of households that keep birds (from 11% in 2016 to 9%).

The average number of dogs and cats owned per household has remained relatively steady in recent years - while the average number of fish, birds and small mammals has increased, and the average number of reptiles has fallen. If the 2019 survey results were extrapolated across all Australian households, this would represent an estimated total of 5.1 million dogs, 3.8 million cats, 11.3 million fish, 5.6 million birds, 614,000 small mammals, 364,000 reptiles and 1.8 million ‘other’ pets.
Many of us have more than one pet, and 22% of all households have more than one type of pet. In total, 90% of all Australian households have experienced pet ownership at some point. This includes 75% of households currently without a pet.

Dogs continue to be Australia’s most popular pets, with just over 5 million dogs across the nation.
Forty per cent of Australian households have at least one dog (largely unchanged since 2016, at 38%). The average number of dogs per dog-owning household has also remained relatively steady at 1.3. Delving deeper, there has been a shift towards single-dog households (led by a skew towards smaller dwelling types and inner-city areas) - with 75% of those with a dog now having only one (up from 69% of all dog- owning households in 2016).

Across Australia, 62% of households have had a dog at some point, including 56% of those that don't currently have any pets.

Around 27% of households have cats, largely in line with the findings from 2016 (29%). The average number of cats per cat-owning household has also remained relatively steady at 1.4, with the estimated total population now at 3.8 million cats.
Across Australia, 43% of households have had a cat at some point, including 41% of those that don't currently have any pets.





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