Bruce


Bruce 2617, is a suburb of the Belconnen district of Canberra, that is located within the Australian Capital Territory, Australia. The suburb was gazetted on 6 June 1968 in recognition of Viscount Stanley Melbourne Bruce (1883-1967), the eighth Prime Minister of Australia and the first Chancellor of the Australian National University.

At the 2016 census, Bruce had a population of 6,997 people. Although, as of the late 2000’s, the mean taxable income of individuals within the suburb is slightly lower than the ACT average, the suburb nonetheless is in the top decile in the Territory within the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ SEIFA index of relative socio-economic advantage and disadvantage. At the 2011 census, 37.2% of the population was foreign born, the eighth highest for any Canberra suburb.