DemographicsAranda is approximately 1.56 square kilometres. In 2016 the population of Aranda was 2393. The population is 49% male and 51% female. On average the monthly mortgage repayments in Aranda are $3000 to $3999. The most common weekly income bracket is $2000 to $2999 per week. Weekly rents in the area are on average $450 to $549.
DescriptionAranda (postcode: 2614) is a suburb in the district of Belconnen, in the Australian capital city of Canberra. Aranda is the eastern most suburb in Belconnen, located at the western foot of Black Mountain. Bounded on two sides by nature park, the suburb is characterised by its bush setting. During the planning and development of the suburb, a large proportion of large native trees – predominantly eucalypts – were left in place. Aranda derives its name from the Arrernte tribe of Central Australia, previously known as Arunta, which means 'White Cockatoo'. The streets in Aranda are named after Aboriginal tribal groups from around Australia. The suburb of Aranda comprises an area of 160ha and in 1967 was the first suburb in Belconnen to be settled. At the 2011 census, Aranda had a population of 2,483 people. A small plaque at the Aranda District playing fields near the suspension bridge over Belconnen Way marks the settlement of the suburb as the first development in the Belconnen district.