Suburb Profile Report for Armidale NSW (2350)

Armidale House: Median price $360,000, Annual capital growth 4.28%, Number of sales 425, Weekly median advertised rent $350

Armidale Unit: Median price $243,000, Annual capital growth 3.44%, Number of sales 70, Weekly median advertised rent $270

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Source: CoreLogic

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Investment property in Armidale 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 2.86%

If we look at median property appreciation over just the last three months, Armidale has given property investors a paper return of -0.28%. This puts Suburb as 1098 on a list of fastest fasting appreciating suburbs in NSW

The most recent median price for Armidale is $360000, with sellers offering an average of -5.48% off the asking price.

At number 3190 in a list of fastest selling suburbs, Armidale is in the bottom 20% of suburbs in Australia with an average of days on market 121.61 for properties listed there.

Property investors should expect to get $350 weekly from the median priced house in this suburb.

Property value increases in Armidale have tracked lower than the NSW average of 5.88% over the last 12 months.

Data for the last quarter indicates that, in the short term at least, the capital value growth rate for property investors in Armidale has increased when compared to the 5 year average annual rate.

Vendor discounting in Armidale is giving property investors an average Vendor Discount of around -5.09%. This puts suburb at number 145th in NSW when ranking the most discounted suburbs.

Property investors should expect to get $270 weekly from the median priced house in this suburb.

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Armidale serves as the regional hub for the New England tablelands. Location-wise, it’s slightly closer to Brisbane than Sydney, and is around 100km northeast of Tamworth. It has its own airport, with regular flights to Sydney, as well as rail and bus links. It is also the major retail centre for the northern tablelands, with three shopping malls. Full summary

Armidale serves as the regional hub for the New England tablelands. Location-wise, it’s slightly closer to Brisbane than Sydney, and is around 100km northeast of Tamworth.  It has its own airport, with regular flights to Sydney, as well as rail and bus links. It is also the major retail centre for the northern tablelands, with three shopping malls.

The city centre has been undergoing major upgrades since 2003. Key industries are education – Armidale is home to the University of New England – retail and professional services, offering a range of employment opportunities.

The city is also earmarked as one of the NSW government’s ‘Evocities’, as well as a testing ground for the National Broadband Network. This, combined with the benefits of further infrastructure investment in the region as part of independent MP Tony Windsor’s agreement with the Labor Party, is likely to spur further population growth – the population of north-west NSW is increasing by around 5,000 people per year – and demand for housing. Property analyst Michael Matusik believes Armidale is in an upswing phase.

“[It has] a shortage of property for rent,” says Matusik. “Sales volumes are also increasing.”

As an investment proposition, Armidale looks very strong on paper. There are a wide range of houses, with a number of character homes dating back to the Victorian period. However, properties are still very affordable. Rental yields are also strong – and, like other university towns, could offer potential for cash flow positive student accommodation.

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Metrics i HOUSE UNIT
$360,000 $243,000
-0.28% 6.40%
2.86% -4.33%
4.28% 3.44%
$350 $270
425 70
5.06% 5.78%
121.61 134.8

Source: CoreLogic

DSR Score for property investment : Balanced (H), Balanced (U)
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Demographics
Total population 22467
Median household income ($/weekly) 986
Median age of persons 34
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 1470
Average household size 2.4
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    5-14 years 2958 13.2
    25-34 years 2518 11.2
    35-44 years 2477 11.0
    45-54 years 2903 12.9
    55-64 years 2461 11.0
    Others 9151 40.7
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not Married 6644 45.0
    Registered Married 6551 44.4
    Defacto Relationship 1565 10.6
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 18336 87.2
    Croatia 248 1.2
    Papua New Guinea 219 1.0
    United Kingdom 601 2.9
    Other 661 3.1
    Others 963 4.6
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 282 1.4
    Christianity 14522 71.8
    Islam 353 1.7
    Other Religious Groups 126 0.6
    No Religion 4826 23.9
    Others 120 0.6
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $400-$599 896 12.5
    $600-$799 859 12.0
    $800-$999 715 10.0
    $1,000-$1,249 675 9.4
    $1,500-$1,999 867 12.1
    Others 3145 43.9
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not in the labour force 6765 39.7
    Employed, worked full-time 5536 32.5
    Employed, worked part-time 3358 19.7
    Unemployed, looking for work 797 4.7
    Employed, away from work 591 3.5
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Managers 1117 11.8
    Professionals 2427 25.6
    Technicians & trades workers 1130 11.9
    Community & personal service workers 1072 11.3
    Clerical & administrative workers 1296 13.7
    Others 2439 25.7
    Occupation
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Pre-school 406 5.4
    Infants/Primary 1811 24.3
    Secondary 1727 23.2
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 648 8.7
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 2760 37.0
    Others 99 1.3
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 16548 86.9
    Flat, unit or apartment 1602 8.4
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 812 4.3
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 52 0.3
    House or flat attached to a shop, office 28 0.1
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Rented 2925 37.7
    Fully owned 2595 33.4
    Being purchased 2188 28.2
    Other tenure type 53 0.7
    Tenure Type
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