Suburb Profile Report for Helensburgh NSW (2508)

Helensburgh House: Median price $850,000, Annual capital growth 7.36%, Number of sales 91, Weekly median advertised rent $585

Helensburgh Unit: Median price $715,000, Annual capital growth 6.64%, Number of sales 35, Weekly median advertised rent $525

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  • Unit
Source: CoreLogic RP Data
  • Median price
  • Number of sales

Source: CoreLogic

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Property investors who have had real estate in Helensburgh, 2508 should be relatively 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 10.75%

When looking at the potential capital gains offered to property investors over the last 3 years, Helensburgh comes in at number 508th in NSW.

Our latest figures would indicate that property sellers in Helensburgh are currently offering property investors an average price cut of -2.42% below the asking price at the moment.

A $585 per week rent on the median house gives suburb investors a gross yield of circa 3.58%, without taking into account capital value appreciation, which has been averaging out at 7.36%.

Over the last year, property investments in Helensburgh, 2508 have given investors a capital gain of 16.26%. This compares very favourably with the 6.22% for NSW as a whole.

Comparing Helensburgh,2508 ‘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 Helensburgh are currently offering property investors an average price cut of -3.49% below the asking price at the moment.

In the last year 35 properties changed hands in Helensburgh, which puts it as the 343th most active market in NSW when comparing the number of sales per suburb.

Situated 38.05km from the CBD, Helensburgh is one of Wollongong localities in the postcode 2508.

Metrics i HOUSE UNIT
$850,000 $715,000
5.59% 1.42%
10.75% 16.26%
7.36% 6.64%
$585 $525
91 35
3.58% 3.82%
45.5 57.6

Source: CoreLogic

DSR Score for property investment : Good (H), Good (U)
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Demographics
Total population 5995
Median household income ($/weekly) 1792
Median age of persons 34
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 2403
Average household size 3
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    5-14 years 949 15.8
    25-34 years 745 12.4
    35-44 years 970 16.2
    45-54 years 927 15.5
    55-64 years 579 9.7
    Others 1825 30.4
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Registered Married 2398 57.0
    Not Married 1450 34.4
    Defacto Relationship 361 8.6
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 5084 88.6
    Papua New Guinea 64 1.1
    South Africa 21 0.4
    United Kingdom 335 5.8
    Other 69 1.2
    Others 163 2.8
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 36 0.6
    Christianity 4224 75.9
    Hinduism 20 0.4
    Other Religious Groups 13 0.2
    No Religion 1260 22.6
    Others 13 0.2
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $400-$599 122 7.1
    $1,500-$1,999 292 16.9
    $2,000-$2,499 236 13.7
    $2,500-$2,999 212 12.3
    $3,000-$3,499 159 9.2
    Others 702 40.7
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Employed, worked full-time 1890 43.9
    Not in the labour force 1084 25.2
    Employed, worked part-time 996 23.1
    Employed, away from work 205 4.8
    Unemployed, looking for work 133 3.1
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Managers 334 10.8
    Professionals 634 20.5
    Technicians & trades workers 547 17.7
    Community & personal service workers 348 11.3
    Clerical & administrative workers 517 16.7
    Others 707 22.9
    Occupation
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Pre-school 175 10.6
    Infants/Primary 619 37.5
    Secondary 449 27.2
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 154 9.3
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 209 12.7
    Others 44 2.7
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 5216 91.2
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 353 6.2
    Flat, unit or apartment 138 2.4
    House or flat attached to a shop, office 7 0.1
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 5 0.1
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Being purchased 1054 55.7
    Fully owned 575 30.4
    Rented 256 13.5
    Other tenure type 6 0.3
    Tenure Type
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