Suburb Profile Report for Franklin ACT (2913)

Franklin House: Median price $690,000, Annual capital growth 6.29%, Number of sales 44, Weekly median advertised rent $500

Franklin Unit: Median price $352,900, Annual capital growth 1.10%, Number of sales 55, Weekly median advertised rent $380

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

Source: CoreLogic

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Over the last year, property investments in Franklin, 2913 have given investors a capital gain of 10.40%. This compares favourably with the 5.15% for ACT as a whole.

Franklin,2913 has offered an average of 10.40% return per annum in house price rises to property investors over the last three years.

Franklin, 2913 is offering ACT ‘s 31th most discounted properties when looking at the average discount being offered by vendors. This puts it in the middle of discounts offered by this ACT.

Franklin, 2913’s gross rental yield is 3.77%

Investment property in Franklin has done 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 -7.00%

The five-year average increase in median property values for Franklin,2913 has given property investors a potential capital gain of -1.94% across each of those five years.

Sellers are offering property buyers an average discount of -2.98% to buyers in Franklin at the moment, which is less than average for the rest of ACT.

Franklin, 2913’s gross rental yield is 5.60%

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At around 10km north of the Canberra CBD, Century 21 City Walk principal Brian NanCarrow Nancarrow rates the new suburb of Franklin for its convenient location.Full summary

At around 10km north of the Canberra CBD, Century 21 City Walk principal Brian NanCarrow Nancarrow rates the new suburb of Franklin for its convenient location.

“Following the old rules of property as far as location goes, it’s well placed,” he says. “I think Franklin is a hotspot in Canberra because it’s close to the city, it’s a brand new suburb, there are apartments coming on there and the houses are quite good.”

He adds that there is a small industrial estate in the neighbouring suburb of Mitchell, which is on the way to the city, but Franklin’s desirable location has prevented any industrial-related stigma from taking hold and deterring buyers. As an indication of the high level of demand for Franklin’s properties, page visits for recently listed properties on number in the hundreds.

Franklin’s property market is dominated by young families and upgraders and, being a suburb that was only established in 2007, its listings feature off the plan developments and new properties. Franklin is also one of a handful of Canberra suburbs whose properties have been installed with fibre optic connections well in advance of the national broadband network (NBN), making it home to what telecommunications provider TransACT calls “the next generation in communication services”.

The amenities of the Gungahlin Town Centre are a couple of kilometres north, past the Mulanggari Grasslands Nature Reserve, and the ACT government’s plan to move 500 public servants to a new office block in Gungahlin indicates the territory’s plans to support employment in the area.

Census data put the percentage of renters in the Franklin post code area at 26% in 2006, with mortgage holders making up 54% of the population and unencumbered owner-occupiers making up 20% of residents.

Metrics i HOUSE UNIT
$690,000 $352,900
2.99% -0.59%
10.40% -7.00%
6.29% 1.10%
$500 $380
44 55
3.77% 5.60%
41.88 89.04

Source: CoreLogic

DSR Score for property investment : Very good (H), Good (U)
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Total population 3807
Median household income ($/weekly) 2292
Median age of persons 28
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 2600
Average household size 2.9
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    0-4 years 429 11.3
    5-14 years 462 12.1
    20-24 years 384 10.1
    25-34 years 1144 30.1
    35-44 years 664 17.5
    Others 721 19.0
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Registered Married 1469 53.9
    Not Married 914 33.5
    Defacto Relationship 342 12.6
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 2037 55.6
    Croatia 295 8.1
    Indonesia 252 6.9
    Viet Nam 102 2.8
    Other 378 10.3
    Others 600 16.4
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 248 7.0
    Christianity 1624 45.9
    Hinduism 322 9.1
    Islam 277 7.8
    No Religion 1012 28.6
    Others 54 1.5
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $1,500-$1,999 167 14.6
    $2,000-$2,499 179 15.6
    $2,500-$2,999 188 16.4
    $3,000-$3,499 152 13.3
    $4,000 or more 92 8.0
    Others 368 32.1
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Employed, worked full-time 1676 59.9
    Not in the labour force 486 17.4
    Employed, worked part-time 434 15.5
    Employed, away from work 125 4.5
    Unemployed, looking for work 79 2.8
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Managers 335 15.0
    Professionals 762 34.1
    Technicians & trades workers 231 10.3
    Community & personal service workers 171 7.6
    Clerical & administrative workers 409 18.3
    Others 328 14.7
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Pre-school 90 7.9
    Infants/Primary 307 26.9
    Secondary 191 16.7
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 134 11.7
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 373 32.7
    Others 46 4.0
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 3177 87.3
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 299 8.2
    Flat, unit or apartment 165 4.5
    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 791 64.4
    Rented 362 29.5
    Fully owned 76 6.2
    Other tenure type 0 0.0
    Tenure Type
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