THERE'S a man-drought in Tuggeranong's southern suburbs - but the boys in Kambah haven't heard about it yet.
Demographer and partner at KPMG Bernard Salt has mapped the single hot spots for both men and women in the ACT, with Kambah winning the title for most bachelors up to age 35.
''There are 1.86 single men aged 25-34 in Kambah for every single woman. It's almost two to one - there are a lot of single men,'' Mr Salt said.
The single women hot spot is further south at Gordon, Banks and Condor.
''There are 1.64 eligible young women aged 25-34 for every eligible young male. There is an oversupply of single women in that area,'' he said.
And in the interest of joining lonely hearts he has even mapped the midpoint.
''I would suggest that the Tuggeranong pub on a Friday night is the place to be as you're midway between the two markets.''
The reasons for the statistical anomaly is unknown but Mr Salt said every city had one.
''It can be ethnic or just quirks of age profiles. Men tend to live at home longer, so perhaps those Kambah men are living with mum, but these are the extremes. Everywhere else the ration is closer to one single male to one single female.''
Workmates Ronny Jackson and Adam Thomas live in Kambah and aren't surprised by the statistics. Their local pub has very few female patrons.
''I'd say it's nine to one at night-time,'' Mr Jackson said.
Mr Salt said single was defined as not married or de facto.
''They could be never married, they can be separated, divorced or widowed.''
He said typically people in Australia married at 28, 29 or 30, with divorces occurring eight years later.
Civic, Acton, Forrest and Kingston are the bachelor hot spots for women seeking men in their 40s.
''You tend to find that second-round men tend to concentrate in the city centre … very close to work. By that time their corporate careers have taken off and they want to be reasonably close to the city.''
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