Suburb Profile Report for Forrest ACT (2603)

Forrest House: Median price $2,400,000, Annual capital growth 7.34%, Number of sales 19, Weekly median advertised rent N/A

Forrest Unit: Median price $604,500, Annual capital growth 5.54%, Number of sales 24, Weekly median advertised rent $545

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Source: CoreLogic RP Data
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Source: CoreLogic

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Over the last year, property investments in Forrest, 2603 have given investors a capital gain of 17.65%. This compares very favourably with the 5.43% for ACT as a whole.

Forrest,2603 has offered an average of 17.65% return per annum in house price rises to property investors over the last three years.

In the last year 19 properties changed hands in Forrest, which puts it as the 79th most active market in ACT when comparing the number of sales per suburb.

Forrest is in the bottom 10% in ACT when comparing median price capital growth over the last year. Forrest gave property investors a dismal capital gain figure when compared to the rest of the state, with -42.43%.

Taking the average capital gain, or increase in median house value, Forrest,2603 has racked up an average of -42.43% over the period. This ranks it number 1318th in the whole country for real estate investors looking at median house price increases.

State is the 8th most discounted Australian state or territory in this month’s figures with an average Vendor Discount of -3.94% offered to property buyers. Sellers in Forrest itself are offering an average vendor discount of -4.56% to real estate investors.

On average over the past year, suburb has had 2.00 sales per month, which equates to 24 per year.

Forrest is 44th on a list of best yielding suburbs for rents in ACT with a 4.69% return

HOUSE UNIT
$2,400,000 $604,500
3.36% -13.02%
17.65% -42.43%
7.34% 5.54%
N/A $545
19 24
N/A 4.69%
N/A 111.87

Source: CoreLogic

DSR Score for property investment : Balanced (H), Above average (U)
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Demographics
Total population 1468
Median household income ($/weekly) 2947
Median age of persons 42
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 2500
Average household size 2.5
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    5-14 years 152 10.3
    25-34 years 189 12.9
    35-44 years 190 12.9
    45-54 years 232 15.8
    55-64 years 243 16.5
    Others 463 31.5
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Registered Married 600 54.7
    Not Married 395 36.0
    Defacto Relationship 102 9.3
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 1048 76.2
    Indonesia 21 1.5
    Papua New Guinea 34 2.5
    United Kingdom 65 4.7
    Other 50 3.6
    Others 157 11.4
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 33 2.5
    Christianity 842 63.3
    Hinduism 29 2.2
    Judaism 15 1.1
    No Religion 396 29.8
    Others 16 1.2
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $1,500-$1,999 49 9.9
    $2,500-$2,999 92 18.7
    $3,000-$3,499 55 11.2
    $3,500 -$3,999 35 7.1
    $4,000 or more 145 29.4
    Others 117 23.7
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Employed, worked full-time 608 51.5
    Not in the labour force 292 24.7
    Employed, worked part-time 206 17.5
    Employed, away from work 47 4.0
    Unemployed, looking for work 27 2.3
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Managers 199 23.1
    Professionals 375 43.5
    Community & personal service workers 36 4.2
    Clerical & administrative workers 133 15.4
    Sales 46 5.3
    Others 73 8.5
    Occupation
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Pre-school 14 3.9
    Infants/Primary 98 27.1
    Secondary 107 29.6
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 13 3.6
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 125 34.6
    Others 4 1.1
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 861 64.4
    Flat, unit or apartment 329 24.6
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 146 10.9
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 0 0.0
    Improvised home, tent, sleepers out 0 0.0
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Fully owned 193 36.8
    Being purchased 180 34.3
    Rented 152 29.0
    Other tenure type 0 0.0
    Tenure Type
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