Suburb Profile Report for Westcourt QLD (4870)

Westcourt House: Median price $350,000, Annual capital growth 2.88%, Number of sales 27, Weekly median advertised rent $380

Westcourt Unit: Median price $213,500, Annual capital growth -1.69%, Number of sales 50, Weekly median advertised rent $263

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Investment property in Westcourt has done poorly for investors when compared to the country as a whole over the last 12 months, with an increase in the median house price of -4.11%

At number 294th of QLD’s most discounted properties, Westcourt is in the bottom 40% of the state/territory when listing in order of most discounted to least.

With the median price for a house in Westcourt being $350000 and the advertised rent reaching $380 the gross rental yield for property investors calculates out to be 5.65%

With a capital gain of -5.11% for the last 12 months, Westcourt, 4870 has performed for property investments than its average annual -1.69% property growth over the last 5 years.

Comparing Westcourt,4870 ‘s 5year and quarterly average capital gain offered to property investors, it performed less well across the longer period

Vendor discounting in Westcourt is giving property investors an average Vendor Discount of around -6.05%. This puts suburb at number 110th in QLD when ranking the most discounted suburbs.

Situated 1386.34km from the CBD, Westcourt is one of Cairns localities in the postcode 4870.

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June 2016

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Thanks to the suburb’s prime location adjacent to major city Cairns in Far North Queensland, Westcourt’s charming low-set Queenslanders and red-brick homes are primed for growth as buyers bring about revitalisation.Full summary Thanks to the suburb’s prime location adjacent to major city Cairns in Far North Queensland, Westcourt’s charming low-set Queenslanders and red-brick homes are primed for growth as buyers bring about revitalisation.

“A little bit of input can greatly increase the value of these properties and set you up for higher capital gains,” says Lance Richards, licensed sales agent and auctioneer at The Property Shop Cairns.

“For example, a red-brick home was recently bought for $275,000 and the owners spent $60,000–$70,000 on improvements. It’s now worth $450,000.”

Convenience is Westcourt’s prevailing drawcard, as the suburb is in close proximity to a TAFE college, schools and Sportsworld, as well as just 2km from the CBD and only minutes from Cairns’ beaches.

Richards says Westcourt presents a “great way to buy into the market at a low median and still get a really great location”.

The median house price of $347,500 is returning a yield of 5.6%, while units are achieving an excellent yield of 7%. “Two very popular streets are Collinson Street and Jones Street,” says Richards.

“They’re central, have the least amount of unit developments, and they started the precedent of modernising older homes in close proximity to the city.”Close
HOUSE UNIT
$350,000 $213,500
N/A 11.20%
-4.11% -5.11%
2.88% -1.69%
$380 $263
27 50
5.65% 6.39%
52.62 92.79

Source: CoreLogic

DSR Score for property investment : Good (U), Above average (H)
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Demographics
Total population 3904
Median household income ($/weekly) 842
Median age of persons 35
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 1625
Average household size 2.1
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    5-14 years 410 10.5
    25-34 years 752 19.3
    35-44 years 528 13.5
    45-54 years 393 10.1
    55-64 years 396 10.1
    Others 1426 36.5
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not Married 1463 57.1
    Registered Married 721 28.1
    Defacto Relationship 379 14.8
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 2290 67.9
    South Korea 99 2.9
    Papua New Guinea 114 3.4
    United Kingdom 146 4.3
    Other 323 9.6
    Others 401 11.9
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 82 2.6
    Christianity 2165 67.6
    Hinduism 116 3.6
    Islam 37 1.2
    No Religion 775 24.2
    Others 30 0.9
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $300-$399 147 11.0
    $400-$599 187 14.0
    $600-$799 171 12.8
    $800-$999 150 11.2
    $1,500-$1,999 153 11.4
    Others 530 39.6
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not in the labour force 1152 41.0
    Employed, worked full-time 958 34.1
    Employed, worked part-time 374 13.3
    Unemployed, looking for work 206 7.3
    Employed, away from work 120 4.3
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Professionals 255 17.5
    Technicians & trades workers 229 15.7
    Community & personal service workers 215 14.8
    Sales 156 10.7
    Labourers 175 12.0
    Others 427 29.3
    Occupation
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Pre-school 23 3.8
    Infants/Primary 193 31.9
    Secondary 152 25.1
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 138 22.8
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 76 12.6
    Others 23 3.8
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 1498 46.6
    Flat, unit or apartment 1417 44.0
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 302 9.4
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 0 0.0
    Improvised home, tent, sleepers out 0 0.0
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Rented 960 66.0
    Fully owned 263 18.1
    Being purchased 201 13.8
    Other tenure type 31 2.1
    Tenure Type
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