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Kambah is the northernmost suburb in the district of Tuggeranong, Canberra. It is located just south of Mount Taylor in the Canberra Nature Park. It is located north of the suburbs of Greenway and Wanniassa. It is bounded by Sulwood Drive to the north and Athllon Drive to the south east.

Kambah was not designed according to the 'neighbourhood' philosophy guiding the design of other Canberra suburbs and is the largest suburb in the city. The suburb name was gazetted on 22 March 1973 and it was first settled in 1974 and consists predominantly of detached single storey suburban houses. It was the first suburb in the satellite city of Tuggeranong. Apparently, it was originally it was intended to be four separate suburbs. Kambah was named after the Kambah Homestead which was originally located in the Tuggeranong district. The name Kambah derives from Ngambri, the name of the clan that originally lived in the area before European occupation. The same word is the origin for the name Canberra. (source)

Median property value for Kambah 2902 (source)

2014

$478k

2015

$500k

2016

$540k

Statistics about Kambah (source)

Area of Kambah

11.3 sq Kms

People

14,886

Male

7,352

Female

7,354

Median age

41.4

Families

4,128

Average children per family

1.8

All private dwellings

5,413

Average people per household

2.6

Median weekly household income

1,168

Median monthly mortgage repayments

1,974

Median weekly rent

1,354

Total registered motor vehicles

11,841

The most common countries of origin in Kambah were

England

26.8%

Australia

26.0%

Irish

10.9%

Scottish

8.1%

Germany

3.8%

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