Chisholm


Chisholm 2905 is a suburb in the Canberra, Australia district of Tuggeranong, named after Caroline Chisholm. It was gazetted on 5 August 1975, and streets are named after notable women. It is nearby suburbs of Gilmore, Fadden, and Richardson. It is bounded by Isabella Drive, and the Monaro Highway. Chisholm and Gilmore are separated by Simpsons Hill, which provides some wilderness with walking tracks over it, popular for walking dogs. At the 2016 census, Chisholm had a population of 5,121 people. The median age of people in Chisholm was 36 years, compared to a median age of 35 for Canberra.

Unemployment in Chisholm was half a percent lower than the Canberra average (2011). The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Chisholm in 2011 was $919, compared to the ACT average of $998, while the median weekly household income was $2,028. In 2016, the median monthly housing loan repayment in Chisholm was $2,000. The residents of Chishlom are predominantly Australian born, with 79.4% being born in Australia. The three main countries of birth for those born overseas were England, 3.0%, New Zealand, 1.3%, and India, 1.1%. The most popular religious affiliations in descending order are no religion, Catholic, Anglican and Presbyterian and Reformed.