Suburb Profile Report for Findon SA (5023)

Findon House: Median price $489,000, Annual capital growth 3.83%, Number of sales 92, Weekly median advertised rent $365

Findon Unit: Median price $410,000, Annual capital growth 8.70%, Number of sales 62, Weekly median advertised rent $320

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Source: CoreLogic

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Property investors who have had real estate in Findon, 5023 should be relatively unhappy with this SA suburb’s performance compared to the rest of the country. Over the last year it has seen median house prices increase in value by 1.66%

Comparing Findon,5023 ‘s 5year and quarterly average capital gain offered to property investors, it performed less well across the longer period

LACK OF BUYER INTEREST may well be the reason that Findon is offering property investors an average of -6.17. This rate of discount on properties puts Suburb at number 40th in terms of most discounted suburbs in SA

At number 1944 in a list of fastest selling suburbs, Findon is just in the bottom half of suburbs in Australia with an average of days on market 78.22 for properties listed there.

Renters in Suburb are facing rents around $4380 per annum or $365 every week.

If you compare the increase in value of investment property in Findon, 5023 to the rest of Australia, it performed very well. The median increase in value, or capital gain property investors experienced for this SA suburb was 24.24%.

Taking the average capital gain, or increase in median house value, Findon,5023 has racked up an average of 24.24% over the period. This ranks it number 508th in the whole country for real estate investors looking at median house price increases.

Our latest figures would indicate that property sellers in Findon are currently offering property investors an average price cut of -5.55% below the asking price at the moment.

Situated 6.50km from the CBD, Findon is one of Charles Sturt localities in the postcode 5023.

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Findon is a suburb in the west of Adelaide, around 8km from the CBD and 4km from the coast. Like many suburbs sandwiched between the beach and the city, it combines the best of both worlds by providing easy access to workplace and leisure.Full summary

Findon is a suburb in the west of Adelaide, around 8km from the CBD and 4km from the coast. Like many suburbs sandwiched between the beach and the city, it combines the best of both worlds by providing easy access to workplace and leisure.

In terms of affordability, it compares very well with its neighbouring suburbs. Unit prices fall well below that of beachside suburbs Grange and Henley Park to the west, while rents are comparable.

That’s not to say it’s just a bridging suburb: Findon has a shopping centre with over 30 shops including two supermarkets, and a range of cafes and restaurants along the length of Grange Road. The City of Charles Sturt has also undertaken a number of civic improvement programmes over the last couple of years, including road improvements, a $500,000 library upgrade, and the ‘Pooch Park’ dog playground on the River Torrens – a popular location for dog owners

While there is no rail link to the city, Findon is well served by buses, and there is a community campaign to restore trams to the area. It’s also within easy reach of Adelaide airport.

The rental market is significant, with SQM Research estimating that 42% of residents rent. Vacancy rates are tight, too, at just 0.5%. However, it’s capital growth that will be of most interest to investors, with the area showing relatively robust growth of 3.56% throughout the 2010 winter slump.

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Metrics i HOUSE UNIT
$489,000 $410,000
-0.81% 0.61%
1.66% 24.24%
3.83% 8.70%
$365 $320
92 62
3.88% 4.06%
78.22 95.62

Source: CoreLogic

DSR Score for property investment : Above average (H), Balanced (U)
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Demographics
Total population 5718
Median household income ($/weekly) 833
Median age of persons 39
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 1600
Average household size 2.3
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    5-14 years 585 10.2
    25-34 years 858 15.0
    35-44 years 793 13.9
    45-54 years 736 12.9
    55-64 years 527 9.2
    Others 2220 38.8
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not Married 2075 48.2
    Registered Married 1977 45.9
    Defacto Relationship 253 5.9
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 3302 63.0
    Indonesia 302 5.8
    Japan 427 8.1
    United Kingdom 175 3.3
    Other 406 7.7
    Others 629 12.0
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 146 2.9
    Christianity 3560 69.5
    Hinduism 162 3.2
    Islam 199 3.9
    No Religion 905 17.7
    Others 149 2.9
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $300-$399 267 12.7
    $400-$599 304 14.5
    $600-$799 238 11.3
    $800-$999 210 10.0
    $1,500-$1,999 215 10.3
    Others 863 41.2
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not in the labour force 1926 44.2
    Employed, worked full-time 1355 31.1
    Employed, worked part-time 793 18.2
    Unemployed, looking for work 150 3.4
    Employed, away from work 134 3.1
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Professionals 342 15.0
    Technicians & trades workers 353 15.4
    Clerical & administrative workers 377 16.5
    Sales 266 11.6
    Labourers 292 12.8
    Others 656 28.7
    Occupation
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Infants/Primary 394 34.1
    Secondary 267 23.1
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 142 12.3
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 228 19.8
    Other type of educational institution 62 5.4
    Others 61 5.3
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 4084 77.6
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 703 13.4
    Flat, unit or apartment 468 8.9
    House or flat attached to a shop, office 5 0.1
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 0 0.0
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Rented 865 39.2
    Fully owned 768 34.8
    Being purchased 566 25.7
    Other tenure type 6 0.3
    Tenure Type
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