Suburb Profile Report for South Yarra VIC (3141)

South Yarra House: Median price $1,530,000, Annual capital growth 8.09%, Number of sales 160, Weekly median advertised rent $625

South Yarra Unit: Median price $544,999, Annual capital growth 4.13%, Number of sales 491, Weekly median advertised rent $435

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Source: CoreLogic

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Property investors who have had real estate in South Yarra, 3141 should be 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 -3.92%

If we look at median property appreciation over just the last three months, South Yarra has given property investors a paper return of 5.52%. This puts Suburb as 102 on a list of fastest fasting appreciating suburbs in VIC

Property buyers and investors in South Yarra 3141 should be seeing an average reduction in asking price of around -10.49% . This means that South Yarra is holding prices well when compared to other suburbs in VIC.

Property investors should expect to get $625 weekly from the median priced house in this suburb.

Property value increases in South Yarra have tracked lower than the VIC average of 3.19% over the last 12 months.

Taking the average capital gain, or increase in median house value, South Yarra,3141 has racked up an average of -6.44% over the period. This ranks it number 1449th in the whole country for real estate investors looking at median house price increases.

State is the 6th most discounted Australian state or territory in this month’s figures with an average Vendor Discount of -5.14% offered to property buyers. Sellers in South Yarra itself are offering an average vendor discount of -6.49% to real estate investors.

A $435 per week rent on the median house gives suburb investors a gross yield of circa 4.15%, without taking into account capital value appreciation, which has been averaging out at 4.13%.

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Richmond and South Yarra are premium suburbs for investors. Both suburbs offer exceptional amenity positioned within minutes to the CBD. Rental returns are reflected in the premium locale of both suburbs which in turn attracts high quality tenants and minimum vacancy days.Full summary

Selling points: Richmond and South Yarra are premium suburbs for investors. Both suburbs offer exceptional amenity positioned within minutes to the CBD. Rental returns are reflected in the premium locale of both suburbs which in turn attracts high quality tenants and minimum vacancy days.

Most sought after properties: One bed apartments are always in high demand followed by two bedrooms with two baths. Both are popular with young urban professionals.

Most common properties: High rise apartments, ultra modern renovated homes as well as period homes.

Top amenities: World class restaurants, cosmopolitan cafes, high quality retail and some of Melbourne’s best schools. Positioned near the Yarra River offering kilometres of walking, running and bicycle tracks.

Local industry and businesses: Restaurants and retail as well as offices.

Recent changes: The Forest Hill Precinct has undergone a major revitalization in the last 5 years. What was once a dilapidated eyesore in a Blue Chip suburb is now home to world famous bars, restaurants and cafes. Luxurious buildings now dot the skyline of what was once a streetscape of warehouses.

Best streets: Tree lined streets close to the main shopping strips and public transport.

Public transport: Excellent. Trams, trains and busses are within short walking distance.

Main arteries: Easy access to freeways and toll roads. Minutes from the CBD.

$1,530,000 $544,999
5.52% -0.91%
-3.92% -6.44%
8.09% 4.13%
$625 $435
160 491
2.12% 4.15%
70.23 92.58

Source: CoreLogic

DSR Score for property investment : Above average (H), Good (U)
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Total population 19134
Median household income ($/weekly) 1693
Median age of persons 33
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 2300
Average household size 1.9
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    20-24 years 1935 10.1
    25-34 years 6177 32.3
    35-44 years 2909 15.2
    45-54 years 1872 9.8
    55-64 years 1804 9.4
    Others 4437 23.2
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not Married 8186 54.3
    Registered Married 4372 29.0
    Defacto Relationship 2514 16.7
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 10815 62.7
    Indonesia 471 2.7
    Papua New Guinea 708 4.1
    United Kingdom 1041 6.0
    Other 1311 7.6
    Others 2897 16.8
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 551 3.4
    Christianity 8421 51.2
    Hinduism 433 2.6
    Judaism 603 3.7
    No Religion 6022 36.6
    Others 402 2.4
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $1,000-$1,249 680 8.2
    $1,250-$1,499 714 8.6
    $1,500-$1,999 1067 12.9
    $2,500-$2,999 1334 16.1
    $4,000 or more 676 8.2
    Others 3818 46.1
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Employed, worked full-time 8555 53.5
    Not in the labour force 3844 24.0
    Employed, worked part-time 2526 15.8
    Unemployed, looking for work 549 3.4
    Employed, away from work 524 3.3
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Managers 2051 17.7
    Professionals 5095 43.9
    Community & personal service workers 826 7.1
    Clerical & administrative workers 1495 12.9
    Sales 920 7.9
    Others 1219 10.5
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Infants/Primary 498 14.3
    Secondary 570 16.4
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 319 9.2
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 1763 50.6
    Other type of educational institution 194 5.6
    Others 138 4.0
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Flat, unit or apartment 10534 62.8
    Separate house 3261 19.4
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 2935 17.5
    House or flat attached to a shop, office 38 0.2
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 0 0.0
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Rented 5544 62.0
    Fully owned 1832 20.5
    Being purchased 1519 17.0
    Other tenure type 47 0.5
    Tenure Type
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