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Hawker is a suburb of west-northwest Canberra in the north of the Australian Capital Territory and has a population of around 2,800 (48.9% male, 51.1% female). Around 765 families live in the area and of those 31.1% have one or more children under the age of 15. 11.4% of families have only a single parent while 44.2% of couples have no children. Hawker covers an area of approximately 194 hectares (480 acres).
The most common income bracket for people living in Hawker is between $1,000-$1,299 per week (11.2% of people). 4.8% have no income and high income earners ($2000 or more per week) account for 9.1% of the population.
Of the 1078 private dwellings in Hawker 43% are owned outright by their occupiers, 31% are being purchased (eg. by mortgage) and 24% are being rented. On average there are around 2.6 people per private dwelling in the area. The composition of occupied private dwellings in Hawker is as follows: 77.2% separate houses, 8.6% semi-detached houses (eg. townhouses, row or terrace houses), 14.2% flats (including units and apartments).
In terms of people aged 15 years or more living in Hawker 55% are married, 7% are divorced, 2% are separated, 4% are widowed and 32% have never married.
Compared to the rest of Australia, Hawker has close to average migrant population, with around 30.7% of residents being born overseas. The top 5 countries of birth for migrants in the area are: United Kingdom (6.3%), India (1.9%), China (1.5%), United States of America (1.2%), Italy (1.1%).
Hawker varies in altitude/elevation from about 614 m (highlight point) to 679 m (highlight point) above sea level.
The postcode for Hawker is 2614.
Neighbouring suburbs/regional areas of Hawker include Higgins, Page, Scullin and Weetangera.
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