Suburb Profile Report for Charnwood ACT (2615)

Charnwood House: Median price $430,000, Annual capital growth 4.20%, Number of sales 36, Weekly median advertised rent $410

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Source: CoreLogic RP Data
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Source: CoreLogic

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Investment property in Charnwood has done pretty poorly for investors when compared to the country as a whole over the last 12 months, with an increase in the median house price of 2.38%

Across a shorter period, Charnwood, 2615 has seen a median price increase of 1.76% over the last quarter.

Property investors looking for a bargain in Charnwood should be aiming for at least -2.84% off the asking price, which is the average vendor discount being achieved at the moment.

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No longer a fringe suburb of Canberra, Charnwood is emerging as a cheap and popular alternative to nearby Dunlop, where properties often sell for more than $100,000 higher. Full summary

No longer a fringe suburb of Canberra, Charnwood is emerging as a cheap and popular alternative to nearby Dunlop, where properties often sell for more than $100,000 higher. The area’s relative affordability could spur buyers to the area, driving up prices. It offers much of what Dunlop offers too: large block sizes, set upon hilly streets with great views of Canberra. 

“Charnwood’s infrastructure is good,” says Dennis Vlandis of LJ Hooker-Belconnen. “It is a short drive to Belconnen centre and many of the federal government offices. The housing there appeals to a broad range of people, and is especially popular with young families.” 

Best street(s):   The most expensive homes are found around Arrietta Cl and Barns Place while Bloxham St and Weaver Pl boast some of the cheapest in the suburb.

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Metrics i HOUSE UNIT
$430,000 N/A
1.76% N/A
2.38% N/A
4.20% N/A
$410 N/A
36 N/A
4.96% N/A
51.08 N/A

Source: CoreLogic

DSR Score for property investment : Good (U), Very good (H)
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Demographics
Total population 3067
Median household income ($/weekly) 1361
Median age of persons 32
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 1800
Average household size 2.6
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    5-14 years 415 13.5
    25-34 years 555 18.1
    35-44 years 492 16.0
    45-54 years 338 11.0
    55-64 years 328 10.7
    Others 939 30.6
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not Married 1016 46.8
    Registered Married 885 40.7
    Defacto Relationship 272 12.5
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 2278 79.0
    Papua New Guinea 29 1.0
    Philippines 54 1.9
    United Kingdom 110 3.8
    Other 138 4.8
    Others 275 9.5
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 66 2.4
    Christianity 1703 62.9
    Islam 44 1.6
    Other Religious Groups 30 1.1
    No Religion 844 31.2
    Others 20 0.7
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $1,000-$1,249 114 11.0
    $1,250-$1,499 93 9.0
    $1,500-$1,999 148 14.3
    $2,000-$2,499 135 13.0
    $2,500-$2,999 88 8.5
    Others 458 44.2
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Employed, worked full-time 1012 45.5
    Not in the labour force 632 28.4
    Employed, worked part-time 398 17.9
    Employed, away from work 118 5.3
    Unemployed, looking for work 62 2.8
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Managers 149 9.7
    Professionals 284 18.5
    Technicians & trades workers 239 15.6
    Community & personal service workers 190 12.4
    Clerical & administrative workers 306 20.0
    Others 363 23.7
    Occupation
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Pre-school 62 8.6
    Infants/Primary 258 35.7
    Secondary 181 25.1
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 73 10.1
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 127 17.6
    Others 21 2.9
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 2601 90.3
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 273 9.5
    Flat, unit or apartment 5 0.2
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 0 0.0
    Improvised home, tent, sleepers out 0 0.0
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Being purchased 501 44.7
    Rented 382 34.1
    Fully owned 237 21.2
    Other tenure type 0 0.0
    Tenure Type
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