Suburb Profile Report for Downer ACT (2602)

Downer House: Median price $800,000, Annual capital growth 7.10%, Number of sales 43, Weekly median advertised rent $485

Downer Unit: Median price $430,000, Annual capital growth 19.87%, Number of sales 11, Weekly median advertised rent $380

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Source: CoreLogic RP Data
  • Median price
  • Number of sales

Source: CoreLogic

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If you compare the increase in value of investment property in Downer, 2602 to the rest of Australia, it performed quite well. The median increase in value, or capital gain property investors experienced for this ACT suburb was 11.11%.

Over the longer term, Downer has seen property prices show investors a 32.67% return over the last 3 years. This is worse than over the last 12 months

Property investors looking for a bargain in Downer should be aiming for at least -1.14% off the asking price, which is the average vendor discount being achieved at the moment.

Downer, 2602’s gross rental yield is 3.15%

Downer has had a quite poor year for property investment returns compared to the rest of ACT, giving investors a capital gain of -2.27% to date .

Downer,2602 was ranked 1029 in Australia by increase in median property value over the quarter.

Situated 3.64km from the CBD, Downer is one of Unincorporated ACT localities in the postcode 2602.

Metrics i HOUSE UNIT
$800,000 $430,000
2.56% 0.01%
11.11% -2.27%
7.10% 19.87%
$485 $380
43 11
3.15% 4.60%
40.92 N/A

Source: CoreLogic

DSR Score for property investment : Good (H), Good (U)
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Demographics
Total population 3554
Median household income ($/weekly) 1547
Median age of persons 35
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 2167
Average household size 2.4
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    5-14 years 362 10.2
    25-34 years 643 18.1
    35-44 years 586 16.5
    45-54 years 430 12.1
    55-64 years 315 8.9
    Others 1219 34.3
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not Married 1292 48.5
    Registered Married 1022 38.4
    Defacto Relationship 349 13.1
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 2401 71.7
    Croatia 105 3.1
    Papua New Guinea 47 1.4
    United Kingdom 181 5.4
    Other 218 6.5
    Others 398 11.9
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 156 4.9
    Christianity 1523 47.5
    Islam 35 1.1
    Other Religious Groups 31 1.0
    No Religion 1424 44.4
    Others 38 1.2
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $600-$799 100 8.1
    $1,000-$1,249 108 8.8
    $1,500-$1,999 154 12.5
    $2,000-$2,499 98 8.0
    $2,500-$2,999 149 12.1
    Others 620 50.4
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Employed, worked full-time 1164 41.2
    Not in the labour force 879 31.1
    Employed, worked part-time 582 20.6
    Employed, away from work 116 4.1
    Unemployed, looking for work 81 2.9
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Managers 285 15.3
    Professionals 620 33.4
    Technicians & trades workers 166 8.9
    Community & personal service workers 170 9.1
    Clerical & administrative workers 306 16.5
    Others 311 16.7
    Occupation
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Pre-school 52 5.4
    Infants/Primary 242 25.1
    Secondary 175 18.2
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 97 10.1
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 377 39.1
    Others 20 2.1
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 2732 82.5
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 399 12.0
    Flat, unit or apartment 181 5.5
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 0 0.0
    Improvised home, tent, sleepers out 0 0.0
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Rented 531 39.0
    Fully owned 417 30.6
    Being purchased 402 29.5
    Other tenure type 13 1.0
    Tenure Type
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