Suburb Profile Report for Maitland NSW (2320)

Maitland House: Median price $289,000, Annual capital growth 3.87%, Number of sales 60, Weekly median advertised rent $320

Maitland Unit: Median price $336,000, Annual capital growth 11.10%, Number of sales 11, Weekly median advertised rent $296

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Source: CoreLogic RP Data
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Source: CoreLogic

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Property investors who have had real estate in Maitland, 2320 should be unhappy with this NSW suburb’s performance compared to the rest of the country. Over the last year it has seen median house prices decrease in value by -3.67%

When looking at the potential capital gains offered to property investors over the last 3 years, Maitland comes in at number 1137th in NSW.

The most recent median price for Maitland is $289000, with sellers offering an average of -6.65% off the asking price.

Residents and property investors in Maitland have been waiting around 80.97 days to sell a property.

Property value increases in Maitland have tracked just lower than the NSW average of 8.14% over the last 12 months.

Over the longer term, Maitland has seen property prices show investors a 34.40% return over the last 3 years. This is worse than over the last 12 months

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The housing market in the local government area of Maitland is akin to a tale of two cities.Full summary

The housing market in the local government area of Maitland is akin to a tale of two cities.

The lower lying area of Maitland has experienced negative capital growth of -12% in the last twelve months whilst East Maitland, which lies only 5km away, has seen a 6% growth in the past year. It’s not known if this can be attributed to negative public sentiment, in reaction to the Queensland floods earlier this year, seeing as Maitland sits on a flood prone region.

But property valuer Leigh Mather, of Herron Todd White Newcastle, suggests the negative growth is only temporary.

“It’s a funny old market, but we are seeing more supply coming into the market all the time,” he says. “Places like Rutherford, Raworth and Aberglasslyn, which are just west of Maitland, have had new land releases and you’ll find that many workers from nearby mining areas are buying into these lots and building brand new homes.”

Maitland is 35km north-west of Newcastle in the Hunter Valley region, and only a 90-minute drive from Sydney. It has direct access to three major highways being the New England Highway, Pacific Highway and the Sydney to Newcastle link. The long-awaited Hunter Expressway is also currently under construction, leading to more traffic being diverted away from the Maitland area, improving quality of life.

There are two main shopping districts in Maitland, with a third on its way in Rutherford, consisting of three supermarkets and various other specialty retail outlets. There are a total of thirty three schools in the region, and Maitland also boasts public and private hospitals and various other health care facilities catering for the young and old.

Maitland has enjoyed a healthy population increase in recent years, on the back of significant infrastructure spending and the mining industry. The period between June 2008 and June 2009 alone saw an increase of 1.80% or 1,236 new residents. This influx of new citizens has the vacancy rate at a tight 2%.

With median house prices at $242,500, Maitland is definitely affordable. And rental yields are between 6-7%, indicating a solid demand for housing. Renters make up 26% of the market.

Vacant land sales show a 31% increase from the March 2009 period to July 2010, which is equal to 200 transactions, according to PRD Nationwide figures. Average annual growth remains solid at 11%.

Maitland has a diverse economy, with key industries being mining, agriculture, manufacturing and construction. Construction in particular has picked up in the west of Maitland. The area is a part of the government’s Vision 2020 Project, and will benefit from the construction of industrial and community infrastructure.

Although some areas of Maitland have shown negative growth in the past twelve months, indicators point to a resurgence in house prices, based on rising population numbers, and driven by the continued strength of the mining and construction sectors.

$289,000 $336,000
2.03% -4.00%
-3.67% 3.70%
3.87% 11.10%
$320 $296
60 11
5.76% 4.57%
80.97 N/A

Source: CoreLogic

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Total population 1833
Median household income ($/weekly) 933
Median age of persons 41
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 1500
Average household size 2.2
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    5-14 years 161 8.8
    25-34 years 248 13.5
    35-44 years 225 12.3
    45-54 years 246 13.4
    55-64 years 204 11.1
    Others 750 40.9
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not Married 622 50.7
    Registered Married 433 35.3
    Defacto Relationship 172 14.0
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 1516 90.0
    Greece 14 0.8
    Papua New Guinea 19 1.1
    United Kingdom 43 2.6
    Other 21 1.2
    Others 71 4.2
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 26 1.6
    Christianity 1237 76.5
    Islam 7 0.4
    Other Religious Groups 17 1.1
    No Religion 326 20.2
    Others 4 0.2
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $300-$399 74 12.1
    $400-$599 56 9.2
    $600-$799 74 12.1
    $800-$999 71 11.6
    $1,000-$1,249 65 10.6
    Others 272 44.4
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not in the labour force 627 43.9
    Employed, worked full-time 469 32.9
    Employed, worked part-time 224 15.7
    Unemployed, looking for work 57 4.0
    Employed, away from work 50 3.5
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Professionals 141 19.1
    Technicians & trades workers 129 17.5
    Community & personal service workers 83 11.2
    Clerical & administrative workers 84 11.4
    Labourers 86 11.6
    Others 216 29.2
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Pre-school 30 9.0
    Infants/Primary 106 31.6
    Secondary 92 27.5
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 47 14.0
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 54 16.1
    Others 6 1.8
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 1181 76.7
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 186 12.1
    Flat, unit or apartment 93 6.0
    House or flat attached to a shop, office 56 3.6
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 23 1.5
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Rented 254 37.7
    Fully owned 213 31.6
    Being purchased 201 29.8
    Other tenure type 6 0.9
    Tenure Type
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