Franklin, Australian Capital Territory

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

Franklin wetlands
Coordinates 35°12′00″S 149°08′33″E / 35.20000°S 149.14250°E / -35.20000; 149.14250Coordinates: 35°12′00″S 149°08′33″E / 35.20000°S 149.14250°E / -35.20000; 149.14250
Population 3,804 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 1,650/km2 (4,280/sq mi)
Established 2007
Postcode(s) 2913
Area 2.3 km2 (0.9 sq mi)
District Gungahlin
Territory electorate(s) Yerrabi
Federal Division(s) Fenner
Suburbs around Franklin:
Canberra Nature Park Franklin Harrison

Franklin (postcode: 2913) is a suburb of Canberra, Australia in the district of Gungahlin. It is named after the novelist Miles Franklin. The streets in Franklin are named after writers.[2] It comprises an area of approximately 256 hectares. It is bounded by Flemington Road to the north and east, Wells Station Drive to the south, and Gungahlin Drive to the west.[3]

Franklin is serviced by ACTION bus routes 58 (weekdays) and 958 (weekends).[4]

Open space

The suburb of Franklin includes a number of large open space to provide a pedestrian and cyclist network, and to provide an ecological corridor for the movement of native wildlife.[3]


In the 2011 Census, the population of Franklin was 3,804, including 43 (1.1%) Indigenous persons and 2,038 (53.6%) Australian-born persons.[1] 44.4% of the population was foreign born, the third highest for any Canberra suburb.[5] 7.8% were born in China, 6.7% in India, 2.7 in Vietnam, 2.2% in Sri Lanka and 2.1% in Bangladesh.[1]


Franklin is underlaid mostly by the Canberra Formation mudstone or volcanics from the late middle Silurian age.[6]


Franklin residents get preference for:[7]


Aerial view from north west
  1. 1 2 3 Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Franklin (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 6 January 2014.
  2. "Suburb Name search results". ACT Environment and Sustainable Development. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  3. 1 2 Gungahlin Development Authority (2006), Franklin Residential Estate Concept Plan, ACT Planning and Land Authority
  4. "Routes and Timetables". ACTION buses. Retrieved 12 March 2009.
  5. "Where do migrants live? (4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 2014)". Australian Bureau of Statistics. 17 March 2014. Retrieved 19 March 2014.
  6. Henderson G A M and Matveev G, Geology of Canberra, Queanbeyan and Environs 1:50000 1980.
  7. "Priority Enrolment Areas 2015 by Suburb" (Archive). Education Directorate, Australian Capital Territory. Retrieved on February 8, 2016.
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