Suburb Profile Report for Surry Hills NSW (2010)

Surry Hills House: Median price $1,435,000, Annual capital growth 8.38%, Number of sales 106, Weekly median advertised rent $850

Surry Hills Unit: Median price $720,000, Annual capital growth 6.92%, Number of sales 248, Weekly median advertised rent $600

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Over the last year, property investments in Surry Hills, 2010 have given investors a capital gain of 10.13%. This compares averagely with the 11.75% for NSW as a whole.

Surry Hills,2010 has offered an average of 10.13% return per annum in house price rises to property investors over the last three years.

State is the 7th most discounted Australian state or territory in this month’s figures with an average Vendor Discount of -5.45% offered to property buyers. Sellers in Surry Hills itself are offering an average vendor discount of -1.25% to real estate investors.

A $850 per week rent on the median house gives suburb investors a gross yield of circa 3.08%, without taking into account capital value appreciation, which has been averaging out at 8.38%.

At number 1241th in the list of Australian suburbs ordered by increase in median house value over the last year, Surry Hills, 2010 is in the BOTTOM 30% with a property value increase of -1.37% recorded in median house prices.

While Surry Hills,2010 ranked number 506th in NSW for increase in median house value (annualised) increase, it is ranked 322th over the last 5 years.

Sellers are offering property buyers an average discount of -3.07% to buyers in Surry Hills at the moment, which is less than average for the rest of NSW.

Often selling an investment property can take time, and in Surry Hills the average time real estate has been on the market is 43.61 days.

Property investors should expect to get $600 weekly from the median priced house in this suburb.

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March 2016


Sydney’s answer to Melbourne’s cafes and restaurants district, Surry Hills is a trendy suburb experiencing a massive surge in values.Full summary
Sydney’s answer to Melbourne’s cafes and restaurants district, Surry Hills is a trendy suburb experiencing a massive surge in values.

Just 2km from the CBD, the suburb is teeming with cafes, bars and coffee shops.

It also boasts some of Sydney’s best nightlife.

Surry Hills is hip, young and one of the best places to find a small apartment.

Its proximity to the University of Sydney campus and Central Station (a short walk) makes it a highly sought after area to live in.

As such, demand from homebuyers and investors has been exceedingly strong during the past three years.

Since December 2012, median unit values have surged by a total of 33.3% to $753,000, according to stats.

However, this strong growth is unlikely to continue due to affordability constraints. predicts no growth for units over the next eight years.
$1,435,000 $720,000
-2.05% -5.88%
10.13% -1.37%
8.38% 6.92%
$850 $600
106 248
3.08% 4.33%
56.33 43.61

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DSR Score for property investment : Very good (U), Good (H)
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Total population 15342
Median household income ($/weekly) 1760
Median age of persons 33
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 2500
Average household size 1.8
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    20-24 years 1428 9.3
    25-34 years 5664 36.9
    35-44 years 3033 19.8
    45-54 years 1770 11.5
    55-64 years 1110 7.2
    Others 2338 15.2
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not Married 6602 56.8
    Defacto Relationship 2799 24.1
    Registered Married 2231 19.2
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 6873 52.0
    Croatia 497 3.8
    Papua New Guinea 594 4.5
    United Kingdom 1081 8.2
    Other 1327 10.0
    Others 2854 21.6
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 940 7.4
    Christianity 5467 43.1
    Islam 249 2.0
    Judaism 192 1.5
    No Religion 5581 44.0
    Others 267 2.1
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $1,250-$1,499 432 6.8
    $1,500-$1,999 754 11.9
    $2,000-$2,499 449 7.1
    $2,500-$2,999 1038 16.4
    $4,000 or more 612 9.7
    Others 3048 48.1
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Employed, worked full-time 7126 56.6
    Not in the labour force 2744 21.8
    Employed, worked part-time 1887 15.0
    Unemployed, looking for work 471 3.7
    Employed, away from work 370 2.9
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Managers 1647 17.6
    Professionals 3902 41.6
    Technicians & trades workers 675 7.2
    Community & personal service workers 822 8.8
    Clerical & administrative workers 1108 11.8
    Others 1229 13.1
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Infants/Primary 187 7.7
    Secondary 164 6.7
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 433 17.8
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 1269 52.2
    Other type of educational institution 293 12.1
    Others 84 3.5
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Flat, unit or apartment 7895 62.9
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 4331 34.5
    Separate house 181 1.4
    House or flat attached to a shop, office 152 1.2
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 0 0.0
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Rented 4312 63.5
    Being purchased 1633 24.0
    Fully owned 794 11.7
    Other tenure type 52 0.8
    Tenure Type
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