Suburb Profile Report for West Footscray VIC (3012)

West Footscray House: Median price $683,500, Annual capital growth 9.09%, Number of sales 128, Weekly median advertised rent $400

West Footscray Unit: Median price $380,000, Annual capital growth 8.55%, Number of sales 87, Weekly median advertised rent $290

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If you compare the increase in value of investment property in West Footscray, 3012 to the rest of Australia, it performed around average. The median increase in value, or capital gain property investors experienced for this VIC suburb was 6.80%.

The five-year average increase in median property values for West Footscray,3012 has given property investors a potential capital gain of 20.23% across each of those five years.

LACK OF BUYER INTEREST may well be the reason that West Footscray is offering property investors an average of -5.87. This rate of discount on properties puts Suburb at number 559th in terms of most discounted suburbs in VIC

Using the current median advertised rental of $400 and the average annual increase in value of a median property of 9.09%, investors should hope to achieve an overall return of 3.04%

VIC has seen average median house prices change by 4.91% which means that West Footscray, 3012 has done well for property investors by showing a capital gain of -5.59% over the last year

A 20.63% growth in median value for property investors in West Footscray,3012 puts this suburb at number 199th in terms of best performing suburbs in VIC

State is the 6th most discounted Australian state or territory in this month’s figures with an average Vendor Discount of -5.32% offered to property buyers. Sellers in West Footscray itself are offering an average vendor discount of -9.13% to real estate investors.

With the median price for a house in West Footscray being $380000 and the advertised rent reaching $290 the gross rental yield for property investors calculates out to be 3.97%

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January 2016


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
$683,500 $380,000
-0.65% 0.00%
6.80% -5.59%
9.09% 8.55%
$400 $290
128 87
3.04% 3.97%
66.52 83.07

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DSR Score for property investment : Good (H), Above average (U)
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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
    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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