Suburb Profile Report for Malak NT (0812)

Malak House: Median price $540,000, Annual capital growth 5.87%, Number of sales 38, Weekly median advertised rent $520

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Malak has had a pretty good year for property investment returns compared to the rest of NT, giving investors a capital gain of -3.57% to date .

Over the longer term, Malak has seen property prices show investors a -5.68% return over the last 3 years. This is an improvement over the last 12 months

At number 34th of NT’s most discounted properties, Malak is in the TOP 30% of the state/territory when listing in order of most discounted to least.

Advertised rents are around the $520 mark per week – giving a return of 5.01% based on the median price in Suburb

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Finding a suburb at the 'bottom' in Darwin is akin to trying to find a needle in a haystack, not least due to demand and supply pressures. Admittedly, Malak – just 9km northeast of the CBD as the crow flies – has experienced growth in the last few years that would make investors with properties in southern capitals green with envy. Even so, by Darwin's standards, it's been a slow burner. Full summary

Finding a suburb at the 'bottom' in Darwin is akin to trying to find a needle in a haystack, not least due to demand and supply pressures. Admittedly, Malak – just 9km northeast of the CBD as the crow flies – has experienced growth in the last few years that would make investors with properties in southern capitals green with envy. Even so, by Darwin's standards, it's been a slow burner.

The suburb itself offers easy access to the airport – which is the other side of McMillans Road – and Darwin proper. It's also within easy reach of Rapid Creek, Dripstone Park and the coast. Amenity-wise, it's fairly bare, albeit with a Coles, takeaways and restaurants on McMillans Road, and a few small schools smattered around the suburb.

Where it does come up trumps, however, is affordability. Units tend to be signficantly cheaper than nearby suburbs like Karama and Marrara.

This affordability, relatively subdued growth and high yields make Malak a very likely candidate to experience further capital growth – given Darwin's supply issues, population growth and ever-increasing incomes.

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HOUSE UNIT
$540,000 N/A
0.47% N/A
-3.57% N/A
5.87% N/A
$520 N/A
38 N/A
5.01% N/A
104.37 N/A

Source: CoreLogic

DSR Score for property investment : Good (H), Below average (U)
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Demographics
Total population 3309
Median household income ($/weekly) 1647
Median age of persons 33
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 1860
Average household size 3
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    5-14 years 518 15.7
    25-34 years 469 14.2
    35-44 years 475 14.4
    45-54 years 506 15.3
    55-64 years 381 11.5
    Others 960 29.0
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not Married 989 47.5
    Registered Married 828 39.8
    Defacto Relationship 263 12.6
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 2104 75.0
    Iraq 60 2.1
    Philippines 99 3.5
    United Kingdom 97 3.5
    Other 201 7.2
    Others 245 8.7
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 107 3.9
    Christianity 1774 64.6
    Islam 55 2.0
    Other Religious Groups 26 0.9
    No Religion 768 28.0
    Others 15 0.5
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $1,250-$1,499 70 8.4
    $1,500-$1,999 127 15.3
    $2,000-$2,499 104 12.5
    $2,500-$2,999 80 9.6
    $3,000-$3,499 60 7.2
    Others 389 46.9
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Employed, worked full-time 1049 48.6
    Not in the labour force 566 26.2
    Employed, worked part-time 347 16.1
    Employed, away from work 116 5.4
    Unemployed, looking for work 80 3.7
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Professionals 247 16.3
    Technicians & trades workers 230 15.2
    Community & personal service workers 191 12.6
    Clerical & administrative workers 294 19.5
    Labourers 160 10.6
    Others 389 25.7
    Occupation
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Pre-school 60 7.7
    Infants/Primary 264 33.8
    Secondary 254 32.5
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 43 5.5
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 132 16.9
    Others 29 3.7
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 2350 82.5
    Flat, unit or apartment 294 10.3
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 191 6.7
    Improvised home, tent, sleepers out 7 0.2
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 6 0.2
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Being purchased 386 41.8
    Rented 365 39.5
    Fully owned 165 17.9
    Other tenure type 8 0.9
    Tenure Type
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