Suburb Profile Report for Sandy Bay TAS (7005)

Sandy Bay House: Median price $851,500, Annual capital growth 5.05%, Number of sales 155, Weekly median advertised rent $520

Sandy Bay Unit: Median price $490,000, Annual capital growth 5.37%, Number of sales 113, Weekly median advertised rent $350

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Source: CoreLogic RP Data
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Sandy Bay, 7005 ranked 20th in TAS when comparing growth in median property values or capital gain over the last 12 months. Sandy Bay is one of 606 in our list for TAS

While Sandy Bay,7005 ranked number 41th in TAS for increase in median house value (annualised) increase, it is ranked 11th over the last 5 years.

LACK OF BUYER INTEREST may well be the reason that Sandy Bay is offering property investors an average of -6.51. This rate of discount on properties puts Suburb at number 114th in terms of most discounted suburbs in TAS

With the median price for a house in Sandy Bay being $851500 and the advertised rent reaching $520 the gross rental yield for property investors calculates out to be 3.18%

Over the last year, property investments in Sandy Bay, 7005 have given investors a capital gain of 24.84%. This compares very favourably with the 4.47% for TAS as a whole.

The five-year average increase in median property values for Sandy Bay,7005 has given property investors a potential capital gain of 32.43% 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 -5.16% offered to property buyers. Sellers in Sandy Bay itself are offering an average vendor discount of -4.04% to real estate investors.

A $350 per week rent on the median house gives suburb investors a gross yield of circa 3.71%, without taking into account capital value appreciation, which has been averaging out at 5.37%.

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Sandy Bay is a prestigious suburb located 3km south of the Hobart CBD and hosts the majority of the region’s million-dollar homes. It also boasts fantastic infrastructure, including Wrest Point, Australia’s first casino.Full summary

Sandy Bay is a prestigious suburb located 3km south of the Hobart CBD and hosts the majority of the region’s million-dollar homes. It also boasts fantastic infrastructure, including a number of major supermarkets, excellent public and private schools for both boys and girls, great public transport access to Hobart and a vibrant restaurant and shopping strip. Australia’s first casino, Wrest Point, is located in Sandy Bay.

Recent buying activity in Sandy Bay has far outstripped that of its prime suburb peers.  One selling point is the University of Tasmania, located on Churchill Avenue, which means there is no shortage of students and academics requiring housing. This adds a rental element to an area that would otherwise be suited more to capital growth investments.

Robbie Yeoland from Key Property Management believes the suburb is clearly divided into two sections: an older style area, which is on the water side and a modern area, situated above the university and Churchill Avenue.

“Sandy Bay Road and Churchill Avenue run parallel to each other,” Yeoland says. “While there is a separation in styles, nearly every property has a water view and all the major players in real estate are in Sandy Bay.”

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Metrics i HOUSE UNIT
$851,500 $490,000
5.06% 5.83%
21.21% 24.84%
5.05% 5.37%
$520 $350
155 113
3.18% 3.71%
57.42 37.03

Source: CoreLogic

DSR Score for property investment : Very good (U), Very good (H)
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Demographics
Total population 11156
Median household income ($/weekly) 1279
Median age of persons 40
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 2000
Average household size 2.3
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    20-24 years 1533 13.7
    25-34 years 1462 13.1
    35-44 years 1049 9.4
    45-54 years 1364 12.2
    55-64 years 1511 13.5
    Others 4237 38.0
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not Married 3969 46.2
    Registered Married 3859 44.9
    Defacto Relationship 766 8.9
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 7322 68.9
    Croatia 601 5.7
    Malta 255 2.4
    United Kingdom 653 6.1
    Other 479 4.5
    Others 1317 12.4
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 286 2.8
    Christianity 5683 55.7
    Hinduism 130 1.3
    Islam 350 3.4
    No Religion 3668 35.9
    Others 94 0.9
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $400-$599 366 9.3
    $800-$999 353 9.0
    $1,000-$1,249 319 8.1
    $1,500-$1,999 396 10.1
    $2,500-$2,999 378 9.6
    Others 2127 54.0
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not in the labour force 3754 40.7
    Employed, worked full-time 2771 30.0
    Employed, worked part-time 2068 22.4
    Unemployed, looking for work 342 3.7
    Employed, away from work 298 3.2
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Managers 758 14.8
    Professionals 1946 37.9
    Community & personal service workers 498 9.7
    Clerical & administrative workers 664 12.9
    Sales 469 9.1
    Others 799 15.6
    Occupation
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Infants/Primary 627 18.5
    Secondary 635 18.8
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 179 5.3
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 1781 52.7
    Other type of educational institution 88 2.6
    Others 71 2.1
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 7476 73.8
    Flat, unit or apartment 1896 18.7
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 744 7.3
    House or flat attached to a shop, office 13 0.1
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 3 0.0
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Fully owned 1795 41.6
    Rented 1451 33.6
    Being purchased 994 23.0
    Other tenure type 79 1.8
    Tenure Type
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