Suburb Profile Report for Balgownie NSW (2519)

Balgownie House: Median price $830,000, Annual capital growth 7.21%, Number of sales 40, Weekly median advertised rent $490

Balgownie Unit: Median price $620,000, Annual capital growth 6.84%, Number of sales 39, Weekly median advertised rent $445

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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 Balgownie, 2519 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 13.31%

If we look at median property appreciation over just the last three months, Balgownie has given property investors a paper return of 3.43%. This puts Suburb as 478 on a list of fastest fasting appreciating suburbs in NSW

Sellers are offering property buyers an average discount of -4.26% to buyers in Balgownie at the moment, which is less than average for the rest of NSW.

Property investors should expect to get $490 weekly from the median priced house in this suburb.

Over the last year, property investments in Balgownie, 2519 have given investors a capital gain of 15.35%. This compares very favourably with the 5.73% for NSW as a whole.

Over the longer term, Balgownie has seen property prices show investors a 42.53% return over the last 3 years. This is worse than over the last 12 months

Property investors looking for a bargain in Balgownie should be aiming for at least -4.08% off the asking price, which is the average vendor discount being achieved at the moment.

At number 99 in a list of fastest selling suburbs, Balgownie is in the TOP 10% of suburbs in Australia with an average of days on market 39.79 for properties listed there.

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Roughly 10 minutes from Wollongong, the suburb of Balgownie has undergone considerable development in recent years, making it one of the top growing suburbs in New South Wales.Full summary

Transformation of Wollongong suburb heralds growth

Median house price: $802,500

Three-year growth: 40.79%

Rental yield: 3.18%

Roughly 10 minutes from Wollongong, the suburb of Balgownie has undergone considerable development in recent years, making it one of the top growing suburbs in New South Wales.

Over the December 2016 quarter, Balgownie recorded a remarkably significant price increase of 12.5%, continuing a trend observed for the past five years. Even with this hike, vendors are able to sell houses at a low discount rate of just 4.7%.

One factor could be Balgownie’s proximity to the CBD. It is also bordered by Fairy Meadow, a light industrial and commercial area. Thus, Balgownie is highly convenient for professionals and provides easy access to amenities, since bus services can take commuters into town. The suburb offers homes for residents in various socioeconomic conditions, with public housing in the eastern side, townhouses, villas and mansions. There are also fine dining establishments, cafes and pubs in Ba

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HOUSE UNIT
$830,000 $620,000
3.43% N/A
13.31% 15.35%
7.21% 6.84%
$490 $445
40 39
3.07% 3.73%
79.56 39.79

Source: CoreLogic

DSR Score for property investment : Very good (H), Good (U)
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Demographics
Total population 5447
Median household income ($/weekly) 1308
Median age of persons 41
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 2167
Average household size 2.6
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    5-14 years 673 12.4
    35-44 years 740 13.6
    45-54 years 788 14.5
    55-64 years 702 12.9
    65-74 years 591 10.9
    Others 1952 35.8
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Registered Married 2368 57.2
    Not Married 1527 36.9
    Defacto Relationship 243 5.9
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 4081 78.0
    Germany 54 1.0
    Japan 221 4.2
    United Kingdom 257 4.9
    Other 154 2.9
    Others 468 8.9
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 71 1.4
    Christianity 3979 77.7
    Hinduism 42 0.8
    Islam 128 2.5
    No Religion 873 17.0
    Others 30 0.6
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $400-$599 202 11.2
    $600-$799 157 8.7
    $1,500-$1,999 228 12.7
    $2,000-$2,499 168 9.3
    $2,500-$2,999 182 10.1
    Others 864 48.0
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not in the labour force 1679 39.1
    Employed, worked full-time 1507 35.1
    Employed, worked part-time 817 19.0
    Employed, away from work 151 3.5
    Unemployed, looking for work 143 3.3
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Managers 318 12.8
    Professionals 667 26.9
    Technicians & trades workers 391 15.8
    Community & personal service workers 240 9.7
    Clerical & administrative workers 356 14.4
    Others 503 20.3
    Occupation
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Pre-school 125 9.5
    Infants/Primary 442 33.7
    Secondary 365 27.8
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 106 8.1
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 250 19.1
    Others 23 1.8
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 4180 80.4
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 937 18.0
    Flat, unit or apartment 81 1.6
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 0 0.0
    Improvised home, tent, sleepers out 0 0.0
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Fully owned 921 47.0
    Being purchased 622 31.8
    Rented 409 20.9
    Other tenure type 7 0.4
    Tenure Type
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