Suburb Profile Report for Coffs Harbour NSW (2450)

Coffs Harbour House: Median price $454,000, Annual capital growth 3.25%, Number of sales 386, Weekly median advertised rent $415

Coffs Harbour Unit: Median price $320,000, Annual capital growth 3.97%, Number of sales 374, Weekly median advertised rent $325

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Source: CoreLogic RP Data
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Source: CoreLogic

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Coffs Harbour is in the bottom 40% in NSW when comparing median price capital growth over the last year. Coffs Harbour gave property investors a disappointing capital gain figure when compared to the rest of the state, with 5.58%.

When looking at the potential capital gains offered to property investors over the last 3 years, Coffs Harbour comes in at number 1116th in NSW.

State is the 7th most discounted Australian state or territory in this month’s figures with an average Vendor Discount of -5.35% offered to property buyers. Sellers in Coffs Harbour itself are offering an average vendor discount of -3.92% to real estate investors.

Often selling an investment property can take time, and in Coffs Harbour the average time real estate has been on the market is 84.93 days.

Over the last year, property investments in Coffs Harbour, 2450 have given investors a capital gain of 3.23%. This compares badly with the 6.96% for NSW as a whole.

If we look at median property appreciation over just the last three months, Coffs Harbour has given property investors a paper return of 1.59%. This puts Suburb as 299 on a list of fastest fasting appreciating suburbs in NSW

Property buyers and investors in Coffs Harbour 2450 should be seeing an average reduction in asking price of around -3.53% . This means that Coffs Harbour is holding prices well when compared to other suburbs in NSW.

Property investors should expect to get $325 weekly from the median priced house in this suburb.

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Coffs Harbour will be familiar to many as the home of the Big Banana, but it’s also likely to provide big opportunities for investors. Around 540km north of Sydney, the economy is mostly based around banana growing and tourism, with some manufacturing.Full summary

Coffs Harbour will be familiar to many as the home of the Big Banana, but it’s also likely to provide big opportunities for investors. Around 540km north of Sydney, the economy is mostly based around banana growing and tourism, with some manufacturing.

Coffs has a busy airport which runs regular flights to Sydney and Brisbane. There is also a rail station connecting Coffs to both cities, and the area is set to benefit from significant upgrades to the Pacific Highway (which runs through the town).

The city’s permanent population is projected to increase from 70,000 to 80,000 between now and 2016 – notwithstanding seasonal increases of around 30,000 people. Much of this growth will be down to retirees and sea changers relocating from cities, particularly Sydney. This is something that may increase in coming years, as baby boomers who may have delayed retirement due to the GFC downsize.

However, there is also a significant working population with more than half of the town’s populace being between the ages of 20 and 59. This, combined with the relatively diverse industrial base, means that the city isn’t entirely dependent on tourism and sea changers, and as such makes it a less risky investment than some other coastal towns.

There are a wide range of amenities in Coffs, with several shopping centres, a range of restaurants, sports facilities, schools and two hospitals. Its beaches are also famed for their beauty, and the hinterland of the Great Dividing Range is only a few kilometres west.

Metrics i HOUSE UNIT
$454,000 $320,000
1.11% 1.59%
5.58% 3.23%
3.25% 3.97%
$415 $325
386 374
4.75% 5.28%
84.93 81.25

Source: CoreLogic

DSR Score for property investment : Good (H), Good (U)
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Total population 24581
Median household income ($/weekly) 847
Median age of persons 42
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 1560
Average household size 2.3
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    5-14 years 2918 11.9
    25-34 years 2660 10.8
    35-44 years 2981 12.1
    45-54 years 3279 13.3
    55-64 years 3270 13.3
    Others 9473 38.5
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not Married 8229 46.6
    Registered Married 7642 43.2
    Defacto Relationship 1801 10.2
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 19845 85.5
    Indonesia 143 0.6
    Papua New Guinea 374 1.6
    United Kingdom 986 4.3
    Other 807 3.5
    Others 1044 4.5
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 270 1.2
    Christianity 16221 72.9
    Islam 118 0.5
    Other Religious Groups 251 1.1
    No Religion 5269 23.7
    Others 107 0.5
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $300-$399 994 11.1
    $400-$599 1367 15.3
    $600-$799 1158 13.0
    $800-$999 945 10.6
    $1,500-$1,999 933 10.5
    Others 3518 39.5
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not in the labour force 8219 43.3
    Employed, worked full-time 5507 29.0
    Employed, worked part-time 3626 19.1
    Unemployed, looking for work 982 5.2
    Employed, away from work 628 3.3
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Managers 1194 12.2
    Professionals 1700 17.4
    Technicians & trades workers 1344 13.8
    Clerical & administrative workers 1427 14.6
    Sales 1227 12.6
    Others 2870 29.4
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Pre-school 410 7.6
    Infants/Primary 1805 33.4
    Secondary 1468 27.2
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 854 15.8
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 700 13.0
    Others 164 3.0
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 16142 71.9
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 3012 13.4
    Flat, unit or apartment 2975 13.3
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 292 1.3
    House or flat attached to a shop, office 26 0.1
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Rented 3982 41.8
    Fully owned 3160 33.2
    Being purchased 2306 24.2
    Other tenure type 79 0.8
    Tenure Type
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