Suburb Profile Report for New Town TAS (7008)

New Town House: Median price $476,500, Annual capital growth 4.41%, Number of sales 71, Weekly median advertised rent $430

New Town Unit: Median price $276,000, Annual capital growth 4.40%, Number of sales 48, Weekly median advertised rent $260

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Source: CoreLogic RP Data
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Source: CoreLogic

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At number 1973th in the list of Australian suburbs ordered by increase in median house value over the last year, New Town, 7008 is in the top half with a property value increase of 5.89% recorded in median house prices.

If we look at median property appreciation over just the last three months, New Town has given property investors a paper return of 3.59%. This puts Suburb as 44 on a list of fastest fasting appreciating suburbs in TAS

Vendor discounting in New Town is giving property investors an average Vendor Discount of around -4.60%. This puts suburb at number 144th in TAS when ranking the most discounted suburbs.

Often selling an investment property can take time, and in New Town the average time real estate has been on the market is 55.09 days.

Using the current median advertised rental of $430 and the average annual increase in value of a median property of 4.41%, investors should hope to achieve an overall return of 4.69%

Property investors who have had real estate in New Town, 7008 should be relatively pleased with this TAS suburb’s performance compared to the rest of the country. Over the last year it has seen median house prices increase in value by 10.40%

Over the longer term, New Town has seen property prices show investors a 10.40% return over the last 3 years. This is the same as over the last 12 months

Property buyers and investors in New Town 7008 should be seeing an average reduction in asking price of around -5.14% . This means that New Town is holding prices well when compared to other suburbs in TAS.

At number 485 in a list of fastest selling suburbs, New Town is in the TOP 40% of suburbs in Australia with an average of days on market 59.77 for properties listed there.

New Town is 50th on a list of best yielding suburbs for rents in TAS with a 4.90% return

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June 2015


New Town may be one of Hobart’s oldest suburbs, but this does not mean it’s full of buildings well past their use-by date.Full summary

New Town may be one of Hobart’s oldest suburbs, but this does not mean it’s full of buildings well past their use-by date.

In fact, old-town charm mixed with the new that comes with renovation makes this suburb highly desirable.

The colonial, Georgian, Federation and art deco architecture is a major drawcard.

Withstock falling by -41.7% and listed properties receiving an average of 645 visits, you had better get in quick before they all disappear.

New Town is clearly a popular option for young and established families.

There are four schools, two of which are the only single-sex schools in Tas – Ogilvie High School for girls and New Town High School for boys.

Even the New Town primary school has something to brag about, being over 100 years old.

Centro New Town Plaza is an accessible commercial hub, with supermarkets, restaurants and boutique shops.

Being only 4km from the Hobart CBD is also a signi cant bonus. A drive to town takes under five minutes, and bus routes criss-cross the suburb.

Popular areas include Park Street and New Town Road, as they o er easy access to local amenities.

$476,500 $276,000
3.59% 2.99%
5.89% 10.40%
4.41% 4.40%
$430 $260
71 48
4.69% 4.90%
55.09 59.77

Source: CoreLogic

DSR Score for property investment : Good (H), Good (U)
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Total population 5968
Median household income ($/weekly) 1038
Median age of persons 41
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 1625
Average household size 2.2
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    5-14 years 656 11.0
    25-34 years 706 11.8
    35-44 years 880 14.7
    45-54 years 876 14.7
    55-64 years 722 12.1
    Others 2129 35.7
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not Married 2111 50.1
    Registered Married 1685 40.0
    Defacto Relationship 421 10.0
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 4657 82.2
    Indonesia 84 1.5
    Japan 56 1.0
    United Kingdom 249 4.4
    Other 220 3.9
    Others 402 7.1
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 91 1.7
    Christianity 3265 60.0
    Hinduism 65 1.2
    Islam 42 0.8
    No Religion 1931 35.5
    Others 48 0.9
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $300-$399 244 11.0
    $400-$599 250 11.3
    $600-$799 213 9.6
    $1,500-$1,999 251 11.3
    $2,000-$2,499 195 8.8
    Others 1068 48.1
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not in the labour force 1827 38.3
    Employed, worked full-time 1625 34.0
    Employed, worked part-time 985 20.6
    Unemployed, looking for work 182 3.8
    Employed, away from work 156 3.3
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Managers 370 13.4
    Professionals 861 31.1
    Technicians & trades workers 315 11.4
    Community & personal service workers 316 11.4
    Clerical & administrative workers 390 14.1
    Others 515 18.6
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Infants/Primary 437 31.9
    Secondary 350 25.5
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 163 11.9
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 345 25.2
    Other type of educational institution 45 3.3
    Others 30 2.2
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 4017 76.9
    Flat, unit or apartment 886 17.0
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 285 5.5
    House or flat attached to a shop, office 36 0.7
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 0 0.0
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Rented 939 39.5
    Being purchased 718 30.2
    Fully owned 699 29.4
    Other tenure type 20 0.8
    Tenure Type
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