Suburb Profile Report for Byron Bay NSW (2481)

Byron Bay House: Median price $1,500,000, Annual capital growth 7.67%, Number of sales 92, Weekly median advertised rent $900

Byron Bay Unit: Median price $797,500, Annual capital growth 8.70%, Number of sales 139, Weekly median advertised rent $750

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Source: CoreLogic RP Data
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Source: CoreLogic

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If you compare the increase in value of investment property in Byron Bay, 2481 to the rest of Australia, it performed very well. The median increase in value, or capital gain property investors experienced for this NSW suburb was 37.61%.

When looking at the potential capital gains offered to property investors over the last 3 years, Byron Bay comes in at number 18th in NSW.

State is the 7th most discounted Australian state or territory in this month’s figures with an average Vendor Discount of -5.22% offered to property buyers. Sellers in Byron Bay itself are offering an average vendor discount of -7.54% to real estate investors.

Often selling an investment property can take time, and in Byron Bay the average time real estate has been on the market is 73.53 days.

Property investors who have had real estate in Byron Bay, 2481 should be pleased with this NSW suburb’s performance compared to the rest of the country. Over the last year it has seen median house prices increase in value by 22.69%

Byron Bay,2481 has offered an average of 22.69% 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 -4.13% offered to property buyers. Sellers in Byron Bay itself are offering an average vendor discount of -4.70% to real estate investors.

At number 891 in a list of fastest selling suburbs, Byron Bay is just in the bottom half of suburbs in Australia with an average of days on market 81.9 for properties listed there.

Byron Bay is 101th on a list of best yielding suburbs for rents in NSW with a 4.89% return

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Byron Bay has made quite an ascent from quiet surfer town in the 70s to its current status as a tourist and seachanger mecca, and its property market has reaped the benefits.Full summary

Byron Bay has made quite an ascent from quiet surfer town in the 70s to its current status as a tourist and seachanger mecca, and its property market has reaped the benefits.

The boom started at the beginning of 1987, and Byron Bay’s median went on to almost triple in just over eight years, reaching $158,769 by March 1992 according to Residex figures. After a year-long flat spell, Byron Bay then went on to record an impressive 61 consecutive quarters of growth.

December 2006 to September 2008 saw the median rise by a staggering $199,220, to reach $911,054. Interestingly this coincided with a period of intense population growth, with the Byron LGA’s resident numbers swelling by 803 in two years according to ABS stats. (The figure for the previous two years was just 173.)

The GFC then saw the median drop and stagnate at around the $900,000 mark for a year and a half, before once again hitting a historic high in June 2010 of $915,336. September 2010 did see a quarterly drop of just under $2,000, but it looks like Byron Bay has survived the worst the downturn. 

Raine & Horne Byron Bay principal Sophie Christou, believes that the pairing of a strong interstate demand and a short supply of properties will keep the local market healthy.

“Forty-two per cent of our owners are either interstaters of from overseas,” says Christou. “We’ve got a very green council, so not a lot gets approved and that contributes to capital growth.”

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Metrics i HOUSE UNIT
$1,500,000 $797,500
-1.96% -0.31%
37.61% 22.69%
7.67% 8.70%
$900 $750
92 139
3.12% 4.89%
73.53 81.9

Source: CoreLogic

DSR Score for property investment : Good (H), Good (U)
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Demographics
Total population 4958
Median household income ($/weekly) 871
Median age of persons 42
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 1733
Average household size 2.2
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    5-14 years 399 8.0
    25-34 years 805 16.2
    35-44 years 672 13.6
    45-54 years 803 16.2
    55-64 years 762 15.4
    Others 1518 30.6
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not Married 2040 57.7
    Registered Married 1048 29.7
    Defacto Relationship 445 12.6
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 3519 77.3
    Papua New Guinea 142 3.1
    United Kingdom 313 6.9
    United States of America 65 1.4
    Other 187 4.1
    Others 325 7.1
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 195 4.6
    Christianity 2071 49.1
    Judaism 33 0.8
    Other Religious Groups 63 1.5
    No Religion 1819 43.2
    Others 33 0.8
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $300-$399 161 9.4
    $400-$599 223 13.0
    $600-$799 223 13.0
    $800-$999 202 11.8
    $1,000-$1,249 164 9.6
    Others 740 43.2
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not in the labour force 1473 36.9
    Employed, worked part-time 1084 27.2
    Employed, worked full-time 1062 26.6
    Unemployed, looking for work 218 5.5
    Employed, away from work 153 3.8
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Managers 355 15.4
    Professionals 521 22.7
    Technicians & trades workers 323 14.1
    Community & personal service workers 321 14.0
    Sales 234 10.2
    Others 544 23.7
    Occupation
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Infants/Primary 259 27.9
    Secondary 209 22.5
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 127 13.7
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 217 23.4
    Other type of educational institution 59 6.4
    Others 56 6.0
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 2843 67.1
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 1028 24.3
    Flat, unit or apartment 203 4.8
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 109 2.6
    House or flat attached to a shop, office 52 1.2
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Rented 811 42.9
    Fully owned 635 33.6
    Being purchased 420 22.2
    Other tenure type 25 1.3
    Tenure Type
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