Suburb Profile Report for Macgregor ACT (2615)

Macgregor House: Median price $451,125, Annual capital growth 3.78%, Number of sales 128, Weekly median advertised rent $400

Macgregor Unit: Median price $335,000, Annual capital growth 2.34%, Number of sales 23, Weekly median advertised rent $355

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Macgregor has had a very poor year for property investment returns compared to the rest of ACT, giving investors a capital gain of 1.26% to date .

Macgregor,2615 has offered an average of 1.26% return per annum in house price rises to property investors over the last three years.

At number 53th of ACT’s most discounted properties, Macgregor is in the TOP 20% of the state/territory when listing in order of most discounted to least.

Often selling an investment property can take time, and in Macgregor the average time real estate has been on the market is 67.03 days.

With the median price for a house in Macgregor being $451125 and the advertised rent reaching $400 the gross rental yield for property investors calculates out to be 4.61%

Macgregor has had a pretty average year for property investment returns compared to the rest of ACT, giving investors a capital gain of -1.03% to date .

When looking at the potential capital gains offered to property investors over the last 3 years, Macgregor comes in at number 42th in ACT.

The most recent median price for Macgregor is $335000, with sellers offering an average of -3.40% off the asking price.

At number 776 in a list of fastest selling suburbs, Macgregor is just in the bottom half of suburbs in Australia with an average of days on market 73.95 for properties listed there.

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MacGregor is around 20km northwest of the Canberra CBD and is perfect for familiesFull summary

For impressive views of nature, such as Ginninderra Creek Valley or the Brindabella Range, look no further than Macgregor.

It is about 20km northwest of the Canberra CBD and is perfect for families attracted by its proximity to Belconnen (less than 10 minutes away), one of Canberra’s busiest shopping centres, and to schools (both public and private) and public transport links.

According to the most recent ABS Census, Macgregor’s population is young and well off, with a median age of just 31 (six years younger than the national average) and a median weekly household income of $1,898 ($664 above the national average).

There is a great combination of new and established housing in this suburb, with renovation opportunities as well.

Houses are more affordable than in neighbouring Dunlop, where the median house price is $490,000.

Moreover, landlords shouldn’t struggle to find a tenant as the vacancy rate is just 1.01%.

Houses on Mileham Street and Archdall Street are close to buses and Macgregor Primary School, and a few minutes’ drive from the Kippax shopping hub and the Charnwood and Dunlop supermarkets.

Three-bedroom single storey houses on big blocks of land can be bought for around $450,000.

Some properties have lovely mountain views. 


$451,125 $335,000
-1.43% N/A
1.26% -1.03%
3.78% 2.34%
$400 $355
128 23
4.61% 5.51%
67.03 73.95

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DSR Score for property investment : Good (U), Good (H)
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Total population 5504
Median household income ($/weekly) 1898
Median age of persons 31
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 2167
Average household size 2.7
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    0-4 years 546 9.9
    5-14 years 614 11.2
    25-34 years 1355 24.6
    35-44 years 818 14.9
    55-64 years 544 9.9
    Others 1629 29.6
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Registered Married 1985 48.8
    Not Married 1461 35.9
    Defacto Relationship 624 15.3
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 4060 76.3
    Croatia 102 1.9
    Indonesia 106 2.0
    United Kingdom 231 4.3
    Other 347 6.5
    Others 476 8.9
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 82 1.6
    Christianity 3023 59.5
    Hinduism 144 2.8
    Islam 193 3.8
    No Religion 1579 31.1
    Others 63 1.2
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $1,000-$1,249 152 8.4
    $1,250-$1,499 177 9.8
    $1,500-$1,999 331 18.2
    $2,000-$2,499 300 16.5
    $2,500-$2,999 229 12.6
    Others 625 34.5
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Employed, worked full-time 2284 54.1
    Not in the labour force 894 21.2
    Employed, worked part-time 742 17.6
    Employed, away from work 181 4.3
    Unemployed, looking for work 122 2.9
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Managers 387 12.1
    Professionals 836 26.1
    Technicians & trades workers 448 14.0
    Community & personal service workers 332 10.3
    Clerical & administrative workers 682 21.3
    Others 523 16.3
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Pre-school 95 7.2
    Infants/Primary 408 30.9
    Secondary 314 23.8
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 161 12.2
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 302 22.9
    Others 41 3.1
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 4709 89.2
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 528 10.0
    Flat, unit or apartment 42 0.8
    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 1224 62.5
    Fully owned 391 20.0
    Rented 336 17.2
    Other tenure type 6 0.3
    Tenure Type
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