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Forrest is a suburb of south Canberra in the north of the Australian Capital Territory and has a population of around 1,200 (48.4% male, 51.6% female). Around 328 families live in the area and of those 34.8% have one or more children under the age of 15. 9.5% of families have only a single parent while 39.3% of couples have no children. Forrest covers an area of approximately 159 hectares (393 acres).
The most common income bracket for people living in Forrest is $2,000 or more per week (24.8% of people). 6.4% have no income.
Of the 415 private dwellings in Forrest 44% are owned outright by their occupiers, 27% are being purchased (eg. by mortgage) and 27% are being rented. On average there are around 2.9 people per private dwelling in the area. The composition of occupied private dwellings in Forrest is as follows: 69.3% separate houses, 10.4% semi-detached houses (eg. townhouses, row or terrace houses), 20.3% flats (including units and apartments).
In terms of people aged 15 years or more living in Forrest 58% are married, 5% are divorced, 2% are separated, 4% are widowed and 31% have never married.
Forrest varies in altitude/elevation from about 570 m (highlight point) to 628 m (highlight point) above sea level.
The postcode for Forrest is 2603.
Neighbouring suburbs/regional areas of Forrest include Barton, Deakin, Griffith, Parkes and Red Hill.
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