Suburb Profile Report for Blackburn VIC (3130)

Blackburn House: Median price $1,211,250, Annual capital growth 11.09%, Number of sales 153, Weekly median advertised rent $430

Blackburn Unit: Median price $635,000, Annual capital growth 7.15%, Number of sales 107, Weekly median advertised rent $380

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Giving property investors a an unimpressive capital gain of 1.79% for the last year, Blackburn, 3130 is the 2589th highest performer in Australia in this respect.

Across a shorter period, Blackburn, 3130 has seen a median price increase of 0.10% over the last quarter.

Sellers are offering property buyers an average discount of -8.48% to buyers in Blackburn at the moment, which is less than average for the rest of VIC.

In the last year 153 properties changed hands in Blackburn, which puts it as the 162th most active market in VIC when comparing the number of sales per suburb.

With the median price for a house in Blackburn being $1211250 and the advertised rent reaching $430 the gross rental yield for property investors calculates out to be 1.85%

Investment property in Blackburn has done pretty poorly for investors when compared to the country as a whole over the last 12 months, with an increase in the median house price of -0.78%

Blackburn,3130 was ranked 1033 in Australia by increase in median property value over the quarter.

State is the 6th most discounted Australian state or territory in this month’s figures with an average Vendor Discount of -5.12% offered to property buyers. Sellers in Blackburn itself are offering an average vendor discount of -7.11% to real estate investors.

Residents and property investors in Blackburn have been waiting around 99.88 days to sell a property.

A $380 per week rent on the median house gives suburb investors a gross yield of circa 3.11%, without taking into account capital value appreciation, which has been averaging out at 7.15%.

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A leafy suburb within easy access of the CBD and surrounded by lush green trees , the very popular Blackburn Lake with an abundance of native bird life and an excellent mix of 1950’s -1960’s timber and brick homes and plenty of large allotments for development. A wide range of sporting facilities, shopping, schools and public transport.Full summary
A leafy suburb within easy access of the CBD and surrounded by lush green trees , the very popular Blackburn Lake with an abundance of native bird life and an excellent mix of 1950’s -1960’s timber and brick homes and plenty of large allotments for development. A wide range of sporting facilities, shopping, schools and public transport.
 
Selling points: 
Blackburn Lake Sanctuary and the Blackburn Creeklands. Gardiners Creek Track, picnic areas, walking tracks and bike trails.
 
Most sought-after properties: 
  • Original 1950’s weatherboards.
  • 1960’s brick veneer homes.
 
Most common properties:  
  • Original 1950’s weatherboards.
  • 1960’s brick veneer homes.
 
Top amenities: 
  • Blackburn Village.
  • Blackburn Lake Sanctuary.
Local industry and business:
Blackburn Hotel, Jam for Joe Café, Jacaranda Tree Café, Blackburn Village shops. 
 
Best streets: 
Gordon Crescent, Laurel Grove, Glen Ebor Avenue, Fuchsia Street, Elm Street
 
Public transport: 
  • Blackburn train station.
  • Laburnum train station.
Main arteries: 
Maroondah Highway, Canterbury Road, Middleborough Road, Blackburn Road, Central Road.
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HOUSE UNIT
$1,211,250 $635,000
0.10% -0.16%
1.79% -0.78%
11.09% 7.15%
$430 $380
153 107
1.85% 3.11%
73.25 99.88

Source: CoreLogic

DSR Score for property investment : Very good (H), Good (U)
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Demographics
Total population 12795
Median household income ($/weekly) 1508
Median age of persons 40
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 2000
Average household size 2.6
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    5-14 years 1567 12.2
    25-34 years 1452 11.3
    35-44 years 1862 14.6
    45-54 years 1833 14.3
    55-64 years 1389 10.9
    Others 4693 36.7
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Registered Married 5063 53.5
    Not Married 3897 41.2
    Defacto Relationship 495 5.2
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 9068 74.4
    Croatia 459 3.8
    Indonesia 303 2.5
    United Kingdom 559 4.6
    Other 401 3.3
    Others 1393 11.4
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 289 2.5
    Christianity 7006 60.9
    Hinduism 183 1.6
    Other Religious Groups 167 1.5
    No Religion 3746 32.6
    Others 107 0.9
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $400-$599 347 8.3
    $800-$999 355 8.5
    $1,500-$1,999 485 11.6
    $2,000-$2,499 395 9.4
    $2,500-$2,999 508 12.1
    Others 2098 50.1
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Employed, worked full-time 3619 36.7
    Not in the labour force 3447 34.9
    Employed, worked part-time 2187 22.2
    Employed, away from work 341 3.5
    Unemployed, looking for work 279 2.8
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Managers 901 14.7
    Professionals 2164 35.2
    Community & personal service workers 536 8.7
    Clerical & administrative workers 884 14.4
    Sales 581 9.5
    Others 1081 17.6
    Occupation
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Pre-school 273 8.4
    Infants/Primary 1035 31.7
    Secondary 847 25.9
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 232 7.1
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 781 23.9
    Others 99 3.0
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 9734 82.2
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 1420 12.0
    Flat, unit or apartment 669 5.7
    House or flat attached to a shop, office 13 0.1
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 0 0.0
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Fully owned 2031 44.5
    Being purchased 1525 33.4
    Rented 977 21.4
    Other tenure type 28 0.6
    Tenure Type
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