Suburb Profile Report for West Footscray VIC (3012)

West Footscray House: Median price $721,000, Annual capital growth 8.96%, Number of sales 112, Weekly median advertised rent $400

West Footscray Unit: Median price $391,250, Annual capital growth 7.19%, Number of sales 102, Weekly median advertised rent $300

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Source: CoreLogic RP Data
  • Median price
  • Number of sales

Source: CoreLogic

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VIC has seen average median house prices change by 7.80% which means that West Footscray, 3012 has done well for property investors by showing a capital gain of 8.42% over the last year

West Footscray,3012 has offered an average of 8.42% return per annum in house price rises to property investors over the last three years.

West Footscray3012 is located in VIC which offers an average discount of -6.04% to property investors. West Footscray itself is showing figures that indicate -4.57% is the average achievable by property buyers investing in the suburb.

Situated 8.33km from the CBD, West Footscray is one of Maribyrnong localities in the postcode 3012.

Property investors who have had real estate in West Footscray, 3012 should be relatively unhappy with this VIC suburb’s performance compared to the rest of the country. Over the last year it has seen median house prices decrease in value by -1.57%

A 13.08% growth in median value for property investors in West Footscray,3012 puts this suburb at number 73th in terms of best performing suburbs in VIC

At number 40th of VIC’s most discounted properties, West Footscray is in the bottom 20% of the state/territory when listing in order of most discounted to least.

At number 968 in a list of fastest selling suburbs, West Footscray is in the bottom 40% of suburbs in Australia with an average of days on market 88.26 for properties listed there.

West Footscray is 223th on a list of best yielding suburbs for rents in VIC with a 3.99% return

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House Prices in West Footscray may be pushing on the boundary of affordability with a median price above $650,000, but units in the Melbourne suburb still look like an attractive optionFull summary House Prices in West Footscray may be pushing on the boundary of affordability with a median price above $650,000, but units in the Melbourne suburb still look like an attractive option.

The current median price for a unit is a much more affordable $395,000.

Units have hit that price after capital growth over the last five years, a rate of growth that is consistent with suburbs in the Maribyrnong region.

Footscray West is around 8km from the Melbourne CBD and is somewhat of a mixed suburb.

Its western edge has a commercial tinge to it due to the Central West Business Park, while along Sunshine Road is a mixture of commercial and retail operations.

Barkly Street, however, provides a number of restaurants and cafes, while there are large areas of parkland throughout the suburb.

There are also education opportunities, from primary to tertiary, in the area. 

Whitten Oval, home of the AFL’s Western Bulldogs, is also nearby.Close
HOUSE UNIT
$721,000 $391,250
4.49% 2.96%
8.42% -1.57%
8.96% 7.19%
$400 $300
112 102
2.88% 3.99%
51.72 88.26

Source: CoreLogic

DSR Score for property investment : Good (H), Above average (U)
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Demographics
Total population 10223
Median household income ($/weekly) 1129
Median age of persons 35
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 1800
Average household size 2.4
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    5-14 years 925 9.0
    25-34 years 2140 20.9
    35-44 years 1859 18.2
    45-54 years 1327 13.0
    55-64 years 876 8.6
    Others 3096 30.3
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not Married 3696 47.3
    Registered Married 3206 41.0
    Defacto Relationship 910 11.6
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 5453 57.3
    Indonesia 605 6.4
    United Kingdom 233 2.4
    Viet Nam 821 8.6
    Other 891 9.4
    Others 1510 15.9
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 859 9.3
    Christianity 4668 50.6
    Hinduism 504 5.5
    Islam 577 6.3
    No Religion 2485 26.9
    Others 137 1.5
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $400-$599 370 10.4
    $600-$799 340 9.5
    $800-$999 313 8.8
    $1,000-$1,249 342 9.6
    $1,500-$1,999 451 12.6
    Others 1751 49.1
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Employed, worked full-time 3149 39.6
    Not in the labour force 2548 32.1
    Employed, worked part-time 1518 19.1
    Unemployed, looking for work 399 5.0
    Employed, away from work 333 4.2
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Professionals 1228 24.6
    Technicians & trades workers 616 12.3
    Community & personal service workers 508 10.2
    Clerical & administrative workers 711 14.2
    Labourers 551 11.0
    Others 1383 27.7
    Occupation
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Infants/Primary 562 24.9
    Secondary 446 19.7
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 294 13.0
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 624 27.6
    Other type of educational institution 187 8.3
    Others 147 6.5
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 6978 72.8
    Flat, unit or apartment 2052 21.4
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 531 5.5
    House or flat attached to a shop, office 28 0.3
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 0 0.0
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Rented 1497 39.5
    Being purchased 1245 32.8
    Fully owned 1033 27.2
    Other tenure type 19 0.5
    Tenure Type
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