Gowrie, Australian Capital Territory

Gowrie, Australian Capital Territory

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Gowrie, Australian Capital Territory

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Gowrie is a suburb of Canberra, Australia, located in the northern end of the Tuggeranong Valley. Tuggeranong suburbs are the southernmost of Australia's capital city. Gowrie is named after Brigadier-General Alexander Gore Arkwright Hore-Ruthven, 1st Earl of Gowrie (1872–1955), Governor-General of Australia from 1936-1944.

Gowrie's streets are all named after members of the Australian Defence Force who won decorations, including the Victoria Cross. Gowrie is the former site of the Athllon Homestead.

Demographics

On Census night 2006, Gowrie had a population of 3,226 people.

The residents of Gowrie are predominantly Australian born, with 78.7% being born in Australia. The three main countries of birth for those born overseas were United Kingdom, 5.3%, New Zealand, 1.1%, and Italy, 0.9%. The most popular religious affiliations in descending order are Catholic, Anglican, no religion, Uniting, Presbyterian and other......
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