Suburb Profile Report for Katoomba NSW (2780)

Katoomba House: Median price $540,050, Annual capital growth 6.23%, Number of sales 231, Weekly median advertised rent $415

Katoomba Unit: Median price $391,500, Annual capital growth 5.65%, Number of sales 21, Weekly median advertised rent $330

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

Source: CoreLogic

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Giving property investors a a stable capital gain of 11.35% for the last year, Katoomba, 2780 is the 1082th highest performer in Australia in this respect.

Across a shorter period, Katoomba, 2780 has seen a median price increase of 6.41% over the last quarter.

Sellers are offering property buyers an average discount of -4.86% to buyers in Katoomba at the moment, which is less than average for the rest of NSW.

Advertised rents are around the $415 mark per week – giving a return of 4.00% based on the median price in Suburb

If you compare the increase in value of investment property in Katoomba, 2780 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 13.48%.

A 59.80% growth in median value for property investors in Katoomba,2780 puts this suburb at number 76th in terms of best performing suburbs in NSW

At number 437th of NSW’s most discounted properties, Katoomba is in the TOP 10% of the state/territory when listing in order of most discounted to least.

Situated 84.84km from the CBD, Katoomba is one of Blue Mountains localities in the postcode 2780.

Metrics i HOUSE UNIT
$540,050 $391,500
6.41% 7.26%
11.35% 13.48%
6.23% 5.65%
$415 $330
231 21
4.00% 4.38%
59.69 57.46

Source: CoreLogic

DSR Score for property investment : Above average (U), Good (H)
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Demographics
Total population 8016
Median household income ($/weekly) 806
Median age of persons 43
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 1521
Average household size 2.1
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    5-14 years 936 11.7
    25-34 years 798 10.0
    35-44 years 1178 14.7
    45-54 years 1260 15.7
    55-64 years 1303 16.3
    Others 2540 31.7
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not Married 2944 52.7
    Registered Married 1953 35.0
    Defacto Relationship 686 12.3
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 5769 79.8
    Greece 75 1.0
    Papua New Guinea 164 2.3
    United Kingdom 532 7.4
    Other 221 3.1
    Others 471 6.5
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 262 3.8
    Christianity 3626 53.2
    Islam 29 0.4
    Other Religious Groups 109 1.6
    No Religion 2718 39.9
    Others 67 1.0
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $300-$399 349 11.5
    $400-$599 454 15.0
    $600-$799 398 13.2
    $800-$999 315 10.4
    $1,500-$1,999 294 9.7
    Others 1213 40.1
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not in the labour force 2446 40.6
    Employed, worked full-time 1726 28.6
    Employed, worked part-time 1363 22.6
    Unemployed, looking for work 292 4.8
    Employed, away from work 205 3.4
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Professionals 859 26.0
    Technicians & trades workers 435 13.2
    Community & personal service workers 505 15.3
    Clerical & administrative workers 354 10.7
    Labourers 326 9.9
    Others 820 24.9
    Occupation
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Pre-school 132 7.8
    Infants/Primary 558 32.8
    Secondary 429 25.2
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 274 16.1
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 239 14.1
    Others 68 4.0
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 6218 89.0
    Flat, unit or apartment 403 5.8
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 342 4.9
    House or flat attached to a shop, office 12 0.2
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 8 0.1
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Rented 1158 35.8
    Being purchased 1053 32.5
    Fully owned 1004 31.0
    Other tenure type 21 0.6
    Tenure Type
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