Suburb Profile Report for St Marys SA (5042)

St Marys House: Median price $420,000, Annual capital growth 13.91%, Number of sales 47, Weekly median advertised rent $330

St Marys Unit: Median price $266,000, Annual capital growth 15.73%, Number of sales 19, Weekly median advertised rent $250

Source: CoreLogic

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If you compare the increase in value of investment property in St Marys, 5042 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 20.00%.

Across a shorter period, St Marys, 5042 has seen a median price increase of 3.92% over the last quarter.

Our latest figures would indicate that property sellers in St Marys are currently offering property investors an average price cut of -5.27% below the asking price at the moment.

Over the last year, property investments in St Marys, 5042 have given investors a capital gain of 13.19%. This compares favourably with the 6.74% for SA as a whole.

Over the longer term, St Marys has seen property prices show investors a 3.50% return over the last 3 years. This is an improvement over the last 12 months

The SA suburb of St Marys, 5042 is in the Mitcham (C) local government area.

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Less than five minutes’ drive to Flinders University and Flinders Medical Centre, St Marys is the next big growth suburb in Adelaide’s southern corridor. Part of the attraction of this suburb is the relatively liberal council subdivision rules.

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Less than five minutes’ drive to Flinders University and Flinders Medical Centre, St Marys is the next big growth suburb in Adelaide’s southern corridor.

“There’s a lot of areas through here that tend to be well-kept secrets,” says Greg Swift, sales consultant at Ray White Marion. “Then all of a sudden they pop up into everybody’s view and they take off from there. Seacombe Gardens/Dover Gardens [5km down the road towards Brighton] went through all of that many years ago; it just went wild with investors. That’s now moving to Clovelly Park and St Marys.”

Part of the attraction of this suburb is the relatively liberal council subdivision rules. “You can subdivide quite tightly in St Marys,” says Swift. “There’s a number of units scattered through there. Mainly, however, they’re the older homes – the bigger block. There hasn’t been a lot of sub-development, but it’s starting now.” The potential here is enormous.

Be careful which end of St Marys you look at, though, as the western side is quite industrial. “All of Pinn Street and Ragless – that’s industrial through there, all commercial. Stay away from that,” Swift advises. “You’d move more towards the Pasadena side. Cashell Street is a very nice, tree-lined street. A lot of older homes there on big blocks, so developers are keen to look at those properties.”

Other popular streets include St Marys Street and Donald Street at the northern end. “That’s a very lovely little pocket,” says Swift. “It’s quiet, it’s close to Daws Road and you’ve got the Repat [General Hospital], which isn’t far away. It’s very tightly held.”

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HOUSE UNIT
$420,000 $266,000
3.92% N/A
20.00% 13.19%
13.91% 15.73%
$330 $250
47 19
4.09% 4.89%
54.64 N/A

Source: CoreLogic

DSR Score for property investment : Above average (H), Above average (U)
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Demographics
Total population 2695
Median household income ($/weekly) 962
Median age of persons 33
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 1517
Average household size 2.4
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    5-14 years 280 10.4
    20-24 years 221 8.2
    25-34 years 573 21.3
    35-44 years 419 15.5
    45-54 years 298 11.1
    Others 904 33.5
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not Married 966 47.1
    Registered Married 906 44.1
    Defacto Relationship 181 8.8
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 1610 62.3
    Indonesia 123 4.8
    Iraq 104 4.0
    United Kingdom 102 3.9
    Other 223 8.6
    Others 422 16.3
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 66 2.7
    Christianity 1403 57.3
    Hinduism 80 3.3
    Islam 243 9.9
    No Religion 608 24.8
    Others 48 2.0
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $400-$599 134 13.5
    $600-$799 118 11.9
    $800-$999 104 10.5
    $1,000-$1,249 108 10.9
    $1,500-$1,999 120 12.1
    Others 410 41.2
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not in the labour force 780 36.6
    Employed, worked full-time 737 34.5
    Employed, worked part-time 433 20.3
    Unemployed, looking for work 117 5.5
    Employed, away from work 67 3.1
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Professionals 267 21.5
    Technicians & trades workers 165 13.3
    Community & personal service workers 154 12.4
    Clerical & administrative workers 168 13.6
    Labourers 165 13.3
    Others 320 25.8
    Occupation
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Pre-school 38 5.4
    Infants/Primary 228 32.4
    Secondary 98 13.9
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 68 9.7
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 240 34.1
    Others 32 4.5
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 1809 71.2
    Flat, unit or apartment 492 19.4
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 240 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 428 40.2
    Being purchased 314 29.5
    Fully owned 311 29.2
    Other tenure type 11 1.0
    Tenure Type
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