Suburb Profile Report for South Hobart TAS (7004)

South Hobart House: Median price $437,500, Annual capital growth 4.17%, Number of sales 78, Weekly median advertised rent $395

South Hobart Unit: Median price $290,500, Annual capital growth 2.16%, Number of sales 33, Weekly median advertised rent $315

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Source: CoreLogic

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At number 2958th in the list of Australian suburbs ordered by increase in median house value over the last year, South Hobart, 7004 is in the BOTTOM 30% with a property value increase of -0.23% recorded in median house prices.

A -0.57% growth in median value for property investors in South Hobart,7004 puts this suburb at number 31th in terms of best performing suburbs in TAS

The most recent median price for South Hobart is $437500, with sellers offering an average of -8.35% off the asking price.

Using the current median advertised rental of $395 and the average annual increase in value of a median property of 4.17%, investors should hope to achieve an overall return of 4.69%

With a capital gain of -4.75% for the last 12 months, South Hobart, 7004 has performed for property investments than its average annual 2.16% property growth over the last 5 years.

While South Hobart,7004 ranked number 36th in TAS for increase in median house value (annualised) increase, it is ranked 17th over the last 5 years.

LACK OF BUYER INTEREST may well be the reason that South Hobart is offering property investors an average of -5.49. This rate of discount on properties puts Suburb at number 29th in terms of most discounted suburbs in TAS

Property investors should expect to get $315 weekly from the median priced house in this suburb.

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April 2015


South Hobart is home to some of the most beautiful properties in TasmaniaFull summary

South Hobart is home to some of the most beautiful properties in Hobart.

This, coupled with a ‘’green tinge’’ to the area, is making the suburb attractive to a wide range of people. 

Hank Petrusma, of Petrusma Property, says South Hobart provides a unique environment that is hard to find.

“South Hobart is relatively close to the Hobart CBD, but yet retains a lot of the green components between the city and the mountains. It’s got a great sense of community and you’ve got all your local cafés, chemists and a great primary school.’’

Located on the gentle valley slopes of Mount Wellington, South Hobart provides an area with fantastic views.

With a vacancy rate of just 1.33%, properties are getting snapped up at an alarming pace. Petrusma says the area appeals to a wide range of people.

‘’It’s a combination of families who enjoy the outdoor lifestyle and young couples, but I think it goes right across the board, providing a mixture of the old and the new.

“The most important thing about South Hobart is it’s got a very strong community spirit and a village atmosphere, and yet it’s so close to the CBD.’’

A perfect mix of old and new, there is no real pattern to which streets are more popular. However, areas near Marlyn Road and Strickland Avenue have great views.

Petrusma says property investors should be looking to take advantage of what South Hobart has to offer.

“Number one, it’s location, location, location. All services are close by; everything you could possibly want to have in an enjoyable lifestyle is handy.’’


$437,500 $290,500
4.79% -1.19%
-0.23% -4.75%
4.17% 2.16%
$395 $315
78 33
4.69% 5.64%
37.29 83.55

Source: CoreLogic

DSR Score for property investment : Very good (H), Good (U)
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Total population 5077
Median household income ($/weekly) 1214
Median age of persons 37
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 1400
Average household size 2.2
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    5-14 years 526 10.4
    25-34 years 763 15.0
    35-44 years 711 14.0
    45-54 years 702 13.8
    55-64 years 593 11.7
    Others 1782 35.1
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not Married 1719 47.7
    Registered Married 1322 36.7
    Defacto Relationship 562 15.6
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 3906 80.5
    Croatia 59 1.2
    Papua New Guinea 72 1.5
    United Kingdom 337 6.9
    Other 140 2.9
    Others 338 7.0
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 110 2.4
    Christianity 2007 44.4
    Islam 48 1.1
    Other Religious Groups 42 0.9
    No Religion 2285 50.6
    Others 24 0.5
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $400-$599 196 10.6
    $600-$799 167 9.1
    $800-$999 181 9.8
    $1,500-$1,999 250 13.6
    $2,000-$2,499 170 9.2
    Others 881 47.8
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Employed, worked full-time 1405 34.5
    Not in the labour force 1384 34.0
    Employed, worked part-time 953 23.4
    Unemployed, looking for work 180 4.4
    Employed, away from work 153 3.8
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Managers 270 10.8
    Professionals 1008 40.2
    Technicians & trades workers 239 9.5
    Community & personal service workers 269 10.7
    Clerical & administrative workers 303 12.1
    Others 418 16.7
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Infants/Primary 365 25.3
    Secondary 263 18.3
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 107 7.4
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 623 43.3
    Other type of educational institution 42 2.9
    Others 40 2.8
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 3603 80.5
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 492 11.0
    Flat, unit or apartment 361 8.1
    House or flat attached to a shop, office 19 0.4
    Improvised home, tent, sleepers out 3 0.1
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Rented 655 33.1
    Being purchased 631 31.9
    Fully owned 627 31.7
    Other tenure type 66 3.3
    Tenure Type
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