Suburb Profile Report for Northcote VIC (3070)

Northcote House: Median price $1,200,000, Annual capital growth 10.24%, Number of sales 256, Weekly median advertised rent $580

Northcote Unit: Median price $508,750, Annual capital growth 7.07%, Number of sales 193, Weekly median advertised rent $380

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

Source: CoreLogic

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Over the last year, property investments in Northcote, 3070 have given investors a capital gain of 15.38%. This compares very favourably with the 8.12% for VIC as a whole.

Northcote,3070 has offered an average of 15.38% return per annum in house price rises to property investors over the last three years.

Vendor discounting in Northcote is giving property investors an average Vendor Discount of around -5.35%. This puts suburb at number 330th in VIC when ranking the most discounted suburbs.

Using the current median advertised rental of $580 and the average annual increase in value of a median property of 10.24%, investors should hope to achieve an overall return of 2.51%

If you compare the increase in value of investment property in Northcote, 3070 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 2.26%.

If we look at median property appreciation over just the last three months, Northcote has given property investors a paper return of 1.75%. This puts Suburb as 126 on a list of fastest fasting appreciating suburbs in VIC

State is the 6th most discounted Australian state or territory in this month’s figures with an average Vendor Discount of -5.08% offered to property buyers. Sellers in Northcote itself are offering an average vendor discount of -4.17% to real estate investors.

The VIC suburb of Northcote, 3070 is in the Darebin local government area.

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October 2015

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The changing face of Northcote includes a bunch of new restaurants, bars and cafes which helps cater for the professionals that target this area.Full summary The changing face of Northcote includes a bunch of new restaurants, bars and cafes which helps cater for the professionals that target this area.

No doubt they are also attracted to the fact that it’s located just six kilometres from the Melbourne CBD and has a good range of public transport options including buses, trains and trams.

And despite benefitting from great commercial amenities it is still regarded as a quiet suburb which is also a good spot for families.

They love the range of schools and parks in the suburb, not to mention the strong social fabric. 

Families tend to seek out period homes of three or four bedrooms, while young professionals favour units close to sought-after amenities.

The vacancy rate is a reasonable 2.07%, according to Real Estate Investar.

Two-bedroom apartments on Victoria Rd are close to High St which has some of the suburb’s most trendy cafes, shops and bars.

They can be bought for less than $550,000.
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Metrics i HOUSE UNIT
$1,200,000 $508,750
6.43% 1.75%
15.38% 2.26%
10.24% 7.07%
$580 $380
256 193
2.51% 3.88%
63.26 86.34

Source: CoreLogic

DSR Score for property investment : Good (U), Above average (H)
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Demographics
Total population 22919
Median household income ($/weekly) 1564
Median age of persons 36
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 2013
Average household size 2.4
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    5-14 years 2290 10.0
    25-34 years 4635 20.2
    35-44 years 4328 18.9
    45-54 years 3037 13.3
    55-64 years 1960 8.6
    Others 6670 29.1
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not Married 8222 47.1
    Registered Married 6573 37.6
    Defacto Relationship 2674 15.3
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 15797 72.4
    Hong Kong 1189 5.5
    Japan 670 3.1
    United Kingdom 908 4.2
    Other 698 3.2
    Others 2554 11.7
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 568 2.7
    Christianity 10120 48.7
    Hinduism 198 1.0
    Islam 292 1.4
    No Religion 9333 45.0
    Others 252 1.2
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $400-$599 647 7.9
    $1,500-$1,999 997 12.2
    $2,000-$2,499 844 10.4
    $2,500-$2,999 887 10.9
    $3,000-$3,499 665 8.2
    Others 4104 50.4
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Employed, worked full-time 7767 42.6
    Not in the labour force 5225 28.6
    Employed, worked part-time 3980 21.8
    Employed, away from work 709 3.9
    Unemployed, looking for work 570 3.1
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Managers 1722 13.8
    Professionals 5201 41.8
    Technicians & trades workers 1010 8.1
    Community & personal service workers 1051 8.4
    Clerical & administrative workers 1615 13.0
    Others 1858 14.9
    Occupation
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Pre-school 448 8.3
    Infants/Primary 1527 28.2
    Secondary 961 17.8
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 483 8.9
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 1780 32.9
    Others 215 4.0
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 14389 66.9
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 3806 17.7
    Flat, unit or apartment 3083 14.3
    House or flat attached to a shop, office 234 1.1
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 0 0.0
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Rented 3346 37.7
    Fully owned 2804 31.6
    Being purchased 2698 30.4
    Other tenure type 33 0.4
    Tenure Type
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