If you're a public servant in Canberra (or Queanbeyan), the chances are your neighbours aren't.
Unless you live in one of four suburbs. Our "government ghettos" are Campbell, Kingston, Barton and Turner.
The reasons for Campbell (which includes Royal Military College, Duntroon, and the Australian Defence Force Academy) are obvious: far more of its residents are military personnal than are residents elsewhere.
Employees who live there are also 18½ times more likely to describe themselves as a "specialist manager", whatever that is, than are workers in other suburbs.
The other ghettos – Kingston, Barton and Turner – are often the first (high-density) homes of new public service graduates from interstate.
Census data shows these suburbs are also home to a far larger share of lawyers than elsewhere (about 3½ to four times the ACT average). It is not known how this affects the rate of complaints to bodies corporate.
ACT government workers, specifically those in healthcare, have a fiefdom in Woden. Doctors tend to live in Garran (its residents are almost nine times more likely to be medical practioners), while nurses tend to live in Phillip (almost seven times).
In a company town where the main trade is public money, the centres of free enterprise aren't necessarily the wealthiest places.
About nine in 10 employees who live in Symonston (most in the caravan park) work in the private sector – overwhelmingly cleaners, tradies and drivers.
Students of Acton who have a job mostly work in hospitality or as sales assistants, while doctors and managers are massively over-represented in the O'Malley proletariat. (The O'Malley doctors are far likelier to work in private practice than their Garran counterparts.)
Charnwood is another statistical outlier: it's home to a large share of carers (childcare, aged care and personal care), cleaners and security workers, and only a few public servants.
And if you assumed that semi-rural Hall was full of farmers, you assumed wrongly. What sets it apart is its glut of managers, real estate agents and insurance workers.