Suburb Profile Report for Karama NT (0812)

Karama House: Median price $495,000, Annual capital growth 5.19%, Number of sales 42, Weekly median advertised rent $500

Karama Unit: Median price $360,000, Annual capital growth 6.62%, Number of sales 12, Weekly median advertised rent $375

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Source: CoreLogic RP Data
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Source: CoreLogic

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Karama, 0812 ranked 41th in NT when comparing growth in median property values or capital gain over the last 12 months. Karama is one of 124 in our list for NT

Karama,0812 has offered an average of -11.61% return per annum in house price rises to property investors over the last three years.

Our latest figures would indicate that property sellers in Karama are currently offering property investors an average price cut of -9.25% below the asking price at the moment.

The NT suburb of Karama, 0812 is in the Darwin local government area.

Karama has had a pretty average year for property investment returns compared to the rest of NT, giving investors a capital gain of 0.42% to date .

With the median price for a house in Karama being $360000 and the advertised rent reaching $375 the gross rental yield for property investors calculates out to be 5.42%

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July 2015

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Situated 14km from the Darwin CBD, Karama is one of the capital city’s northern suburbs with plenty of potential for investorsFull summary

Situated 14km from the Darwin CBD, Karama is one of the capital city’s northern suburbs with plenty of potential for investors.

For one, it already has access to excellent amenities.

Families and young couples won’t mind the fact that it takes 15 minutes to get to the city because there are plenty of shopping, dining and education options in Karama itself.

This includes the handy Karama Shopping Centre, but it is also just a short drive to Casuarina Square, which is the largest shopping centre in the Northern Territory.

As well as there being lots of schools located in the suburb, it also boasts plenty of parks and the Marrara Sporting Complex.

The tight demand in the suburb is indicated by the vacancy rate of just 2.02%, according to Real Estate Investar.

And its median house price of $567,000 is cheaper than neighbouring suburbs such as Leanyer ($615,000).

The rental yield of 5% is also not too shabby.

There are large houses on large blocks which are ideal for families on the quiet streets of Bernier Ct and Baudin Ct.

Three- or four-bedroom houses can be picked up on these streets for less than $550,000.

Properties in this area are close to bus services and are only minutes from the Casuarina Shopping Centre, schools, medical facilities and the beach.
 

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HOUSE UNIT
$495,000 $360,000
-1.00% N/A
-11.61% 0.42%
5.19% 6.62%
$500 $375
42 12
5.25% 5.42%
96.48 N/A

Source: CoreLogic

DSR Score for property investment : Above average (H), Below average (U)
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Demographics
Total population 4844
Median household income ($/weekly) 1607
Median age of persons 31
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 2000
Average household size 3.1
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    5-14 years 871 18.0
    25-34 years 723 14.9
    35-44 years 715 14.8
    45-54 years 745 15.4
    55-64 years 476 9.8
    Others 1315 27.1
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not Married 1449 45.1
    Registered Married 1361 42.3
    Defacto Relationship 404 12.6
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 3144 71.4
    Papua New Guinea 87 2.0
    Philippines 227 5.2
    United Kingdom 124 2.8
    Other 381 8.7
    Others 439 10.0
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 252 5.9
    Christianity 2930 68.5
    Hinduism 29 0.7
    Islam 105 2.5
    No Religion 930 21.7
    Others 31 0.7
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $800-$999 98 7.7
    $1,250-$1,499 125 9.9
    $1,500-$1,999 188 14.8
    $2,000-$2,499 182 14.4
    $2,500-$2,999 132 10.4
    Others 543 42.8
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Employed, worked full-time 1676 50.9
    Not in the labour force 820 24.9
    Employed, worked part-time 513 15.6
    Employed, away from work 187 5.7
    Unemployed, looking for work 97 2.9
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Professionals 391 16.5
    Technicians & trades workers 425 17.9
    Community & personal service workers 266 11.2
    Clerical & administrative workers 422 17.8
    Labourers 256 10.8
    Others 614 25.9
    Occupation
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Pre-school 86 6.7
    Infants/Primary 471 36.8
    Secondary 435 34.0
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 73 5.7
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 183 14.3
    Others 32 2.5
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 3617 80.8
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 466 10.4
    Flat, unit or apartment 393 8.8
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 3 0.1
    Improvised home, tent, sleepers out 0 0.0
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Being purchased 629 43.6
    Rented 562 38.9
    Fully owned 250 17.3
    Other tenure type 3 0.2
    Tenure Type
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