Suburb Profile Report for Macquarie ACT (2614)

Macquarie House: Median price $648,750, Annual capital growth 5.18%, Number of sales 26, Weekly median advertised rent $450

Macquarie Unit: Median price $467,500, Annual capital growth 4.76%, Number of sales 20, Weekly median advertised rent $380

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Source: CoreLogic

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Macquarie has had a quite poor year for property investment returns compared to the rest of ACT, giving investors a capital gain of 2.65% to date .

Comparing Macquarie,2614 ‘s 5year and quarterly average capital gain offered to property investors, it performed less well across the longer period

On average over the past year, suburb has had 2.17 sales per month, which equates to 26 per year.

Macquarie is 58th on a list of best yielding suburbs for rents in ACT with a 3.61% return

Over the last year, property investments in Macquarie, 2614 have given investors a capital gain of 4.47%. This compares favourably with the -1.01% for ACT as a whole.

A 24.67% growth in median value for property investors in Macquarie,2614 puts this suburb at number 3rd in terms of best performing suburbs in ACT

On average over the past year, suburb has had 1.67 sales per month, which equates to 20 per year.

Macquarie, 2614’s gross rental yield is 4.23%

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Located close to the Canberra CBD and closer to major hub Belconnen, Macquarie gives investors and owner occupiers an attractive option for picking up a place in the nation's capital.
Both house and unit medians come in under the city-wide numbers, while a reasonable rent and yield are also attractive.
The suburb is known for good quality schools, a local basic shopping centre and proximity to the large Westfield at Belconnen.
Three-bedroom houses close to schools are attracting the most interest from buyers.Full summary

Selling points: Just 7km to Canberra’s CBD; 2km to Westfield Belconnen Mall; Jamison Shopping Centre; Median House Price in Macquarie is $494,000 (Canberra median house price $515,000); 8% growth to June 2012; Unit Median Price in Macquarie $415,000 (Canberra median unit price $419,000); Median average rent (advertised) $440 per week at a 4.4% Gross rental yield.

Most sought after properties: Three-bed houses with a garage close to one of the schools are in high demand. Also apartments and townhouses.

Most common properties: Three to four-bedroom homes, especially those with renovation potential.

Top amenities: Public primary school and Canberra High School. Jamison Centre, including Coles, Aldi and several small stores.  Big Splash Water Park – and public swimming pool. Local Macquarie shops with pharmacy, cafe, dog groomer, Vietnamese restaurant and more.

Local industry and business: Most residents are commuters to either the city or Belconnen town centre.

Recent changes: the building of apartments and townhouses. Also, the development of Jamison Inn Tavern site into apartments.

Best streets: The Cul-de-sacs off Castlereagh and Erskine Streets are quiet and well located to public open space.

Public transport: Public transport is easily accessible from the Jamison Centre. Park and ride buses are available. Bus Route 10 direct to the city also available, as well as Route 73, 74 and 942.

Main arteries: Belconnen Way to city; Bindubi St links to William Hovell to connect to Caswell Drive (Tuggeranong Parkway); and the Gungahlin Drive Extension.

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HOUSE UNIT
$648,750 $467,500
-5.29% 10.00%
2.65% 4.47%
5.18% 4.76%
$450 $380
26 20
3.61% 4.23%
N/A N/A

Source: CoreLogic

DSR Score for property investment : Above average (H), Good (U)
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Demographics
Total population 2557
Median household income ($/weekly) 1535
Median age of persons 35
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 2000
Average household size 2.4
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    5-14 years 258 10.1
    20-24 years 243 9.5
    25-34 years 420 16.4
    35-44 years 390 15.3
    45-54 years 326 12.8
    Others 918 35.9
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not Married 932 47.5
    Registered Married 842 42.9
    Defacto Relationship 189 9.6
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 1742 70.8
    Croatia 108 4.4
    United Kingdom 123 5.0
    Viet Nam 44 1.8
    Other 162 6.6
    Others 282 11.5
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 79 3.4
    Christianity 1232 53.6
    Hinduism 27 1.2
    Islam 51 2.2
    No Religion 872 37.9
    Others 37 1.6
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $1,000-$1,249 77 8.3
    $1,250-$1,499 78 8.4
    $1,500-$1,999 115 12.4
    $2,000-$2,499 86 9.2
    $2,500-$2,999 110 11.8
    Others 465 49.9
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Employed, worked full-time 856 42.0
    Not in the labour force 650 31.9
    Employed, worked part-time 389 19.1
    Employed, away from work 88 4.3
    Unemployed, looking for work 56 2.7
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Managers 193 14.5
    Professionals 458 34.5
    Technicians & trades workers 119 9.0
    Community & personal service workers 138 10.4
    Clerical & administrative workers 202 15.2
    Others 217 16.4
    Occupation
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Pre-school 33 5.0
    Infants/Primary 162 24.4
    Secondary 151 22.7
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 86 13.0
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 219 33.0
    Others 13 2.0
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 2037 83.9
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 219 9.0
    Flat, unit or apartment 173 7.1
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 0 0.0
    Improvised home, tent, sleepers out 0 0.0
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Rented 397 39.8
    Being purchased 303 30.4
    Fully owned 292 29.3
    Other tenure type 6 0.6
    Tenure Type
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