Suburb Profile Report for Newtown NSW (2042)

Newtown House: Median price $1,355,000, Annual capital growth 9.56%, Number of sales 165, Weekly median advertised rent $750

Newtown Unit: Median price $765,000, Annual capital growth 9.26%, Number of sales 140, Weekly median advertised rent $500

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Source: CoreLogic RP Data
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Source: CoreLogic

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Investment property in Newtown has done around average for investors when compared to the country as a whole over the last 12 months, with an increase in the median house price of 5.61%

Comparing Newtown,2042 ‘s 5year and quarterly average capital gain offered to property investors, it performed less well across the longer period

Our latest figures would indicate that property sellers in Newtown are currently offering property investors an average price cut of -1.32% below the asking price at the moment.

At number 218 in a list of fastest selling suburbs, Newtown is in the TOP 10% of suburbs in Australia with an average of days on market 39.6 for properties listed there.

With the median price for a house in Newtown being $1355000 and the advertised rent reaching $750 the gross rental yield for property investors calculates out to be 2.88%

Newtown is in the TOP 20% in NSW when comparing median price capital growth over the last year. Newtown gave property investors a very good capital gain figure when compared to the rest of the state, with 17.69%.

Newtown,2042 was ranked 379 in Australia by increase in median property value over the quarter.

State is the 7th most discounted Australian state or territory in this month’s figures with an average Vendor Discount of -4.41% offered to property buyers. Sellers in Newtown itself are offering an average vendor discount of -6.88% to real estate investors.

A $500 per week rent on the median house gives suburb investors a gross yield of circa 3.40%, without taking into account capital value appreciation, which has been averaging out at 9.26%.

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Rich Harvey of www.propertybuyers.com.au has two words to describe Newtown: trendy and hip. “You’ve got the most diverse demographic in the suburb,” says Harvey. “You’ve got couples, singles, gays, students, recent migrants, as well as budding artist and writers. It’s really dynamic and vibrant.”Full summary

Rich Harvey of www.propertybuyer.com.au has two words to describe Newtown: trendy and hip. “You’ve got the most diverse demographic in the suburb,” says Harvey. “You’ve got couples, singles, gays, students, recent migrants, as well as budding artist and writers. It’s really dynamic and vibrant.”

King Street, which is the main thoroughfare, has the highest concentration of shops and cafes in the area. The suburb is located close to Sydney University and Prince Alfred Hospital and has excellent transport via its own train station and regular bus services to the Sydney CBD.

“Some properties in Newtown have hit a premium, but I don’t think it’s going to dip that much because Newtown has a certain appeal to this demographic. A lot of people still prefer to live in Newtown than Enmore or Sydenham; even these suburbs are very close to Newtown because of its history and character,” says Harvey.

Newtown’s residents are mostly young, with an average age of 32 according to the ABS Census. A large proportion (54%) of residents rent, while a third are currently paying their mortgages and 16% fully-own their homes. Residents are also quite affluent, earning an average of $2,243 per week, compared to $1,367 across NSW.

While pricing for houses has hit a premium in Newtown, units are the affordable option at median price of just over $400,000.

At the current pricing for units, Jeremy Sheppard of DSRscore.com.au says Newtown is ripe for the picking, as it’s showing all the characteristics of a suburb about to emerge from a flat period while remaining relatively affordable.

Where to buy: Along Georgina St
Avoid: Close to the train line and near Stephens cemetery

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Metrics i HOUSE UNIT
$1,355,000 $765,000
4.23% 3.38%
5.61% 17.69%
9.56% 9.26%
$750 $500
165 140
2.88% 3.40%
39.6 37.52

Source: CoreLogic

DSR Score for property investment : Good (H), Good (U)
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Demographics
Total population 14148
Median household income ($/weekly) 1753
Median age of persons 32
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 2600
Average household size 2.1
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    20-24 years 1787 12.6
    25-34 years 4222 29.8
    35-44 years 2841 20.1
    45-54 years 1678 11.9
    55-64 years 1023 7.2
    Others 2598 18.4
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not Married 5768 53.6
    Registered Married 2559 23.8
    Defacto Relationship 2440 22.7
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 8553 66.7
    Papua New Guinea 483 3.8
    United Kingdom 944 7.4
    United States of America 195 1.5
    Other 711 5.5
    Others 1941 15.1
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 557 4.6
    Christianity 4856 39.9
    Islam 141 1.2
    Other Religious Groups 111 0.9
    No Religion 6322 51.9
    Others 192 1.6
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $1,000-$1,249 456 8.2
    $1,500-$1,999 715 12.9
    $2,000-$2,499 532 9.6
    $2,500-$2,999 716 12.9
    $4,000 or more 475 8.6
    Others 2647 47.8
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Employed, worked full-time 6286 54.1
    Employed, worked part-time 2255 19.4
    Not in the labour force 2255 19.4
    Unemployed, looking for work 428 3.7
    Employed, away from work 402 3.5
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Managers 1290 14.4
    Professionals 3847 43.0
    Technicians & trades workers 712 8.0
    Community & personal service workers 735 8.2
    Clerical & administrative workers 1312 14.7
    Others 1048 11.7
    Occupation
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Infants/Primary 440 13.6
    Secondary 256 7.9
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 338 10.4
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 1911 59.0
    Other type of educational institution 169 5.2
    Others 125 3.9
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 7286 59.4
    Flat, unit or apartment 3572 29.1
    Separate house 1207 9.8
    House or flat attached to a shop, office 204 1.7
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 0 0.0
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Rented 3425 57.7
    Being purchased 1535 25.9
    Fully owned 953 16.1
    Other tenure type 21 0.4
    Tenure Type
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