Suburb Profile Report for Newcomb VIC (3219)

Newcomb House: Median price $305,000, Annual capital growth 4.87%, Number of sales 101, Weekly median advertised rent $300

Newcomb Unit: Median price $250,000, Annual capital growth 5.19%, Number of sales 20, Weekly median advertised rent $278

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Newcomb has had a quite poor year for property investment returns compared to the rest of VIC, giving investors a capital gain of 4.81% to date .

The five-year average increase in median property values for Newcomb,3219 has given property investors a potential capital gain of 10.71% across each of those five years.

Our latest figures would indicate that property sellers in Newcomb are currently offering property investors an average price cut of -6.10% below the asking price at the moment.

At number 666 in a list of fastest selling suburbs, Newcomb is in the TOP 20% of suburbs in Australia with an average of days on market 54.49 for properties listed there.

Property investors should expect to get $300 weekly from the median priced house in this suburb.

Giving property investors a a poor capital gain of -13.79% for the last year, Newcomb, 3219 is the 1637th highest performer in Australia in this respect.

Data for the last quarter indicates that, in the short term at least, the capital value growth rate for property investors in Newcomb has increased when compared to the 5 year average annual rate.

Our latest figures would indicate that property sellers in Newcomb are currently offering property investors an average price cut of -6.42% below the asking price at the moment.

The VIC suburb of Newcomb, 3219 is in the Greater Geelong local government area.

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First home buyers that have been priced out of East Geelong, where you are looking at spending at least $400,000 plus, are coming to Newcomb in big ways says local real estate agent Donna Ellmer-Buckingham Full summary

Newcomb sits just 3 km from downtown Geelong and next door to much pricier East Geelong, which has pockets of $700,000 homes.

First home buyers that have been priced out of East Geelong, where you are looking at spending at least $400,000 plus, are coming in big says local real estate agent Donna Ellmer-Buckingham. “So you know it’s definitely a good alternative.”

While Newcomb went flat over 2011, much of Melbourne went deep into negative territory over fears that the market had overheated. Those fears seem to have steered clear of Newcomb which grew 42% over the past 5 years, well below the average annual growth it recorded over the past 10 years and nowhere near the numbers posted in many of Melbourne’s comparable suburbs.

Location is the big draw in Newcomb as a typical ride to the city on public transport will take you just 5 minutes, yet residents also have access to the parks, farmland and open spaces to the east of the city. 

Best Street(s): Poplar St: A long block of older, well established homes tuck in a residential quieter residential area, but still featuring great access to Geelong and beaches to the south.      

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HOUSE UNIT
$305,000 $250,000
3.92% N/A
4.81% -13.79%
4.87% 5.19%
$300 $278
101 20
5.11% 5.77%
54.49 59.73

Source: CoreLogic

DSR Score for property investment : Very good (H), Good (U)
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Demographics
Total population 4519
Median household income ($/weekly) 772
Median age of persons 43
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 1300
Average household size 2.1
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    25-34 years 581 12.9
    35-44 years 508 11.2
    45-54 years 641 14.2
    55-64 years 524 11.6
    65-74 years 481 10.6
    Others 1784 39.5
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not Married 1825 52.0
    Registered Married 1328 37.8
    Defacto Relationship 359 10.2
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 3561 82.6
    Japan 64 1.5
    New Zealand 51 1.2
    United Kingdom 263 6.1
    Other 91 2.1
    Others 283 6.6
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 47 1.2
    Christianity 2842 70.0
    Islam 17 0.4
    Other Religious Groups 17 0.4
    No Religion 1130 27.8
    Others 9 0.2
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $300-$399 248 13.8
    $400-$599 309 17.2
    $600-$799 254 14.1
    $800-$999 213 11.8
    $1,500-$1,999 177 9.8
    Others 600 33.3
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not in the labour force 1643 44.9
    Employed, worked full-time 1129 30.9
    Employed, worked part-time 647 17.7
    Unemployed, looking for work 124 3.4
    Employed, away from work 116 3.2
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Professionals 215 11.4
    Technicians & trades workers 342 18.1
    Community & personal service workers 264 13.9
    Clerical & administrative workers 212 11.2
    Labourers 312 16.5
    Others 549 29.0
    Occupation
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Infants/Primary 263 30.6
    Secondary 251 29.2
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 131 15.3
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 122 14.2
    Other type of educational institution 47 5.5
    Others 45 5.2
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 3699 87.1
    Flat, unit or apartment 315 7.4
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 232 5.5
    House or flat attached to a shop, office 3 0.1
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 0 0.0
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Fully owned 748 38.9
    Rented 617 32.1
    Being purchased 553 28.7
    Other tenure type 7 0.4
    Tenure Type
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