Suburb Profile Report for Brighton QLD (4017)

Brighton House: Median price $522,250, Annual capital growth 5.12%, Number of sales 190, Weekly median advertised rent $395

Brighton Unit: Median price $437,500, Annual capital growth 3.43%, Number of sales 14, Weekly median advertised rent $400

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Source: CoreLogic

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Property investors who have had real estate in Brighton, 4017 should be ok with this QLD suburb’s performance compared to the rest of the country. Over the last year it has seen median house prices increase in value by 8.24%

Data for the last quarter indicates that, in the short term at least, the capital value growth rate for property investors in Brighton has increased when compared to the 5 year average annual rate.

Property buyers and investors in Brighton 4017 should be seeing an average reduction in asking price of around -6.01% . This means that Brighton is holding prices well when compared to other suburbs in QLD.

Advertised rents are around the $395 mark per week – giving a return of 3.93% based on the median price in Suburb

QLD has seen average median house prices change by 0.29% which means that Brighton, 4017 has done well for property investors by showing a capital gain of 2.94% over the last year

Taking the average capital gain, or increase in median house value, Brighton,4017 has racked up an average of 2.94% over the period. This ranks it number 1217th in the whole country for real estate investors looking at median house price increases.

Vendor discounting in Brighton is giving property investors an average Vendor Discount of around -3.12%. This puts suburb at number 297th in QLD when ranking the most discounted suburbs.

The QLD suburb of Brighton, 4017 is in the Brisbane local government area.

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Brisbane suburb Brighton – the northernmost suburb of the city proper – is a largely suburban area. It’s 19km north of the CBD: while Brighton itself is only linked to the city proper by road, there's a rail station in Sandgate to assist commuters evade the morning rush hour.Full summary

Brisbane suburb Brighton – the northernmost suburb of the city proper – is a largely suburban area. It’s 19km north of the CBD: while Brighton itself is only linked to the city proper by road, there's a rail station in Sandgate to assist commuters evade the morning rush hour.

It's adjacent to popular beach suburbs Sandgate and Shorncliffe. While Brighton itself is largely residential, and amenities are limited to a few corner stores along the main drag of Brighton Terrace, there are plentiful amenities just a few minutes’ walk away in Sandgate. There is a primary school to the north of the suburb, and with more schools located in Sandgate and on the border with inland neighbour Deagon.

It’s very much a family suburb, with well over half of residents married, and freestanding houses making up 90% of properties in Brighton. Indeed, it’s the promise of pleasant yet affordable coastal living, while still within reach of more ‘lifestyle’ suburbs.

Landlords are also likely to find the sums appealing: while properties are more affordable than Sandgate and Shorncliffe, rents are comparable to its more expensive neighbours and vacancy rates are low.

Like much of Brisbane, it's seen subdued capital growth in recent months; however, it's likely to see renewed growth as the Queensland economy recovers – especially thanks to the allure of affordable beachside living. Look for properties in streets beachside of Brighton Terrace and towards the south of the suburb, or overlooking the Deagon Wetlands: these tend to be most desirable.

Metrics i HOUSE UNIT
$522,250 $437,500
1.41% 2.64%
8.24% 2.94%
5.12% 3.43%
$395 $400
190 14
3.93% 4.75%
70.78 63

Source: CoreLogic

DSR Score for property investment : Good (H), Above average (U)
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Total population 9011
Median household income ($/weekly) 1309
Median age of persons 40
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 1972
Average household size 2.5
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    5-14 years 1129 12.5
    25-34 years 1030 11.4
    35-44 years 1511 16.8
    45-54 years 1372 15.2
    55-64 years 1046 11.6
    Others 2923 32.4
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Registered Married 3157 47.5
    Not Married 2658 40.0
    Defacto Relationship 828 12.5
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 7067 81.5
    Papua New Guinea 389 4.5
    Philippines 52 0.6
    United Kingdom 586 6.8
    Other 193 2.2
    Others 380 4.4
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 82 1.0
    Christianity 5985 71.7
    Islam 27 0.3
    Other Religious Groups 46 0.6
    No Religion 2183 26.2
    Others 20 0.2
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $400-$599 332 10.8
    $600-$799 268 8.7
    $1,500-$1,999 441 14.4
    $2,000-$2,499 307 10.0
    $2,500-$2,999 271 8.8
    Others 1447 47.2
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Employed, worked full-time 2892 42.1
    Not in the labour force 2186 31.8
    Employed, worked part-time 1274 18.5
    Employed, away from work 291 4.2
    Unemployed, looking for work 225 3.3
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Managers 468 10.5
    Professionals 917 20.6
    Technicians & trades workers 657 14.7
    Clerical & administrative workers 784 17.6
    Labourers 467 10.5
    Others 1167 26.2
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Pre-school 116 6.2
    Infants/Primary 756 40.2
    Secondary 510 27.1
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 177 9.4
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 270 14.4
    Others 52 2.8
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 7986 94.8
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 267 3.2
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 134 1.6
    Flat, unit or apartment 33 0.4
    House or flat attached to a shop, office 4 0.0
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Being purchased 1331 40.1
    Fully owned 1126 33.9
    Rented 847 25.5
    Other tenure type 17 0.5
    Tenure Type
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