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Theodore is named after Edward Glanville Theodore (1884–1950), a Queensland premier and deputy Prime Minister. It was gazetted on 5 August 1975.

Streets are named after people involved with the civilian war effort during the world wars. The main street through the suburb is named after Sir Lawrence Wackett KBE, DFC, AFC, who is widely regarded as the "father of the Australian aircraft industry". On Census night 2011, Theodore had a population of 4,020 people, and had a median age of 31 compared to the Australian median age of 37. It is next to the suburbs of Conder and Calwell. It is bounded by the Monaro Highway and Tharwa drive. Located in the suburb is Theodore Primary School and a neighbourhood oval. It borders on Tuggeranong Hill and the Canberra Nature Park of Tuggeranong Hill nature reserve. (source)

Median property value for Theodore 2905 (source)

2001

$155k

2011

$428k

2016$460k

Statistics about Theodore (source)

Area of Theodore

3.1 sq Kms

People

3,799

Male

1,877

Female

1,922

Median age

33

Families

1,045

Average children per family

1.9

All private dwellings

1,408

Average people per household

2.8

Median weekly household income

2,123

Median monthly mortgage repayments

2,045

Median weekly rent

370

Average motor vehicles per dwelling

2.1

The most common ancestries in Theodore were

Australian

27.9%

English

27.4%

Irish

8.8%

Scottish

7.1%

German

3.7%

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