On Census night 2006, Chisholm had a population of 5,378 people. The median age of people in Chisholm was 29 years, compared to a median age of 32 for Canberra. Unemployment in Chisholm was half a percent lower than the Canberra average. The median weekly individual income for Chisholm in 2001 was $500–$599, the same as Canberra, while the median weekly household income was $1000–$1199. In 2001 the median monthly housing loan repayment in Chisholm was $800–$999.