Suburb Profile Report for North Adelaide SA (5006)

North Adelaide House: Median price $1,150,000, Annual capital growth 8.42%, Number of sales 51, Weekly median advertised rent $478

North Adelaide Unit: Median price $530,000, Annual capital growth 4.93%, Number of sales 147, Weekly median advertised rent $380

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Investment property in North Adelaide has done well for investors when compared to the country as a whole over the last 12 months, with an increase in the median house price of 13.30%

The five-year average increase in median property values for North Adelaide,5006 has given property investors a potential capital gain of 10.05% across each of those five years.

State is the 5th most discounted Australian state or territory in this month’s figures with an average Vendor Discount of -6.51% offered to property buyers. Sellers in North Adelaide itself are offering an average vendor discount of -9.55% to real estate investors.

At number 2073 in a list of fastest selling suburbs, North Adelaide is just in the bottom half of suburbs in Australia with an average of days on market 83.66 for properties listed there.

Giving property investors a an unimpressive capital gain of -1.41% for the last year, North Adelaide, 5006 is the 1244th highest performer in Australia in this respect.

Taking the average capital gain, or increase in median house value, North Adelaide,5006 has racked up an average of -1.41% over the period. This ranks it number 821th in the whole country for real estate investors looking at median house price increases.

LACK OF BUYER INTEREST may well be the reason that North Adelaide is offering property investors an average of -6.06. This rate of discount on properties puts Suburb at number 46th in terms of most discounted suburbs in SA

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North Adelaide is a park-based suburb, located 2km north of the Adelaide city centre. It has a cosmopolitan vibe, with nice bars, restaurants and cafes and houses a lot of students due to its close proximity to the University of Adelaide.Full summary

North Adelaide is a park-based suburb, located 2km north of the Adelaide city centre. It has a cosmopolitan vibe, with nice bars, restaurants and cafes and houses a lot of students due to its close proximity to the University of Adelaide.

The suburb is extremely central, with excellent infrastructure and public transport, as well as being a short distance to the City of Adelaide golf course and Victoria Park race course.

Renowned schools are also nearby, including St Peters for boys and similar institutions for girls.

North Adelaide is close to major hospitals and other medical facilities, meaning many of the residents are doctors or surgeons. The houses are mostly period homes, many of which are heritage listed. There are virtually no opportunities to buy and build in the best areas, unless you are more into units.

Greg Ennis from Ennis Partners has been selling in the suburb for 30 years. He believes surrounding parklands create a unique feel for residents.

“When Colonel light designed Adelaide, there was the city square, then some higher ground above the Torrens River for residential purposes. That’s North Adelaide,” Ennis says. “It’s very unusual. It’s a village. Being surrounded by parks promotes a different lifestyle and has a different flavour than if you were surrounded by other suburbs.”

Facilities within the parklands include golf courses, walking and cycling tracks and a swimming centre, in contrast to near-rural fields for horse riding and areas of bushland brimming with wildlife.

The best streets are those with a park outlook, such as Kingston terrace, Brougham Place, Palmer Place and Mills Terrace. Stanley Street is a block back from the park, but is leafy and contains hotels.

North Adelaide had the most buying activity of the 10 prime suburbs, with 36 houses sold over the past 12 months. The houses spent around two months on the market and were discounted by 9%. Despite its great location it only ranks eighth highest for median price in South Australia. Ennis says houses will average around $1 million, but units can be bought for as little as $350,000. In some cases, houses can sell for up to $7 million, so property costing $1 million is a decent buy in a climate conducive to further growth.

$1,150,000 $530,000
-6.24% -2.75%
13.30% -1.41%
8.42% 4.93%
$478 $380
51 147
2.16% 3.73%
83.66 71.85

Source: CoreLogic

DSR Score for property investment : Above average (U), Above average (H)
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Total population 6678
Median household income ($/weekly) 1530
Median age of persons 35
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 2000
Average household size 1.9
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    20-24 years 924 13.8
    25-34 years 1234 18.5
    35-44 years 681 10.2
    45-54 years 717 10.7
    55-64 years 851 12.7
    Others 2271 34.0
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not Married 2192 48.4
    Registered Married 1821 40.2
    Defacto Relationship 513 11.3
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 4317 69.2
    Croatia 137 2.2
    Indonesia 198 3.2
    United Kingdom 433 6.9
    Other 278 4.5
    Others 879 14.1
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 180 3.0
    Christianity 3430 57.9
    Hinduism 164 2.8
    Islam 116 2.0
    No Religion 1935 32.7
    Others 94 1.6
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $800-$999 195 8.1
    $1,000-$1,249 209 8.6
    $1,500-$1,999 315 13.0
    $2,000-$2,499 191 7.9
    $2,500-$2,999 326 13.5
    Others 1182 48.9
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not in the labour force 2177 38.0
    Employed, worked full-time 2047 35.7
    Employed, worked part-time 1080 18.9
    Employed, away from work 235 4.1
    Unemployed, looking for work 190 3.3
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Managers 489 14.5
    Professionals 1367 40.6
    Community & personal service workers 342 10.2
    Clerical & administrative workers 408 12.1
    Sales 265 7.9
    Others 493 14.7
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Infants/Primary 218 11.0
    Secondary 158 8.0
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 118 5.9
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 1365 68.8
    Other type of educational institution 73 3.7
    Others 53 2.7
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 1905 37.3
    Flat, unit or apartment 1618 31.6
    Separate house 1579 30.9
    House or flat attached to a shop, office 11 0.2
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 0 0.0
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Rented 1266 48.8
    Fully owned 817 31.5
    Being purchased 486 18.7
    Other tenure type 26 1.0
    Tenure Type
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