Suburb Profile Report for Whittington VIC (3219)

Whittington House: Median price $280,000, Annual capital growth 3.57%, Number of sales 53, Weekly median advertised rent $293

Whittington Unit: Median price $183,000, Annual capital growth 0.86%, Number of sales 35, Weekly median advertised rent $245

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

Source: CoreLogic

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Investment property in Whittington has done around average for investors when compared to the country as a whole over the last 12 months, with an increase in the median house price of 2.94%

Comparing Whittington,3219 ‘s 5year and quarterly average capital gain offered to property investors, it performed less well across the longer period

Vendor discounting in Whittington is giving property investors an average Vendor Discount of around -4.83%. This puts suburb at number 378th in VIC when ranking the most discounted suburbs.

With the median price for a house in Whittington being $280000 and the advertised rent reaching $292.5 the gross rental yield for property investors calculates out to be 5.43%

Whittington has had a very poor year for property investment returns compared to the rest of VIC, giving investors a capital gain of -10.73% to date .

While Whittington,3219 ranked number 33th in VIC for increase in median house value (annualised) increase, it is ranked 318th over the last 5 years.

Whittington3219 is located in VIC which offers an average discount of -5.13% to property investors. Whittington itself is showing figures that indicate -4.24% is the average achievable by property buyers investing in the suburb.

Advertised rents are around the $245 mark per week – giving a return of 6.96% based on the median price in Suburb

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June 2016

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The Greater Geelong suburb of Whittington scores highly for growth potential, according to Redwerks research director Jeremy Sheppard.Full summary

The unit market in Whittington on Geelong’s eastern fringe has not been enjoying a strong run in recent times.

With a median unit price of just $200,000, it may look like a prime place to grab a bargain, but investors shouldn’t be sucked in by that affordability.

Over the past 12 months the median price has fallen by 9%, with a drop of 6% over the past five years.

It doesn’t appear that buyers think Whittington is due for a change in circumstances either, with units spending 102 days on the market, on average. Vendors are also offering average discounts of 6%.

While investors in Whittington’s apartment market will be hoping for no further price falls, they are at least seeing strong rental yields of 6% at the moment.

However, the rental market may be in danger of deteriorating, with figures from Real Estate Investar showing its vacancy rate has grown from 0.56% to 1.06% over the past 12 months.

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Metrics i HOUSE UNIT
$280,000 $183,000
0.81% 6.55%
2.94% -10.73%
3.57% 0.86%
$293 $245
53 35
5.43% 6.96%
69.69 83.36

Source: CoreLogic

DSR Score for property investment : Good (U), Good (H)
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Demographics
Total population 4156
Median household income ($/weekly) 750
Median age of persons 38
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 1252
Average household size 2.4
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    5-14 years 572 13.8
    25-34 years 474 11.4
    35-44 years 558 13.4
    45-54 years 543 13.1
    55-64 years 531 12.8
    Others 1477 35.5
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not Married 1577 53.6
    Registered Married 1088 37.0
    Defacto Relationship 276 9.4
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 3275 86.0
    Papua New Guinea 35 0.9
    Philippines 39 1.0
    United Kingdom 183 4.8
    Other 84 2.2
    Others 194 5.1
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 35 1.0
    Christianity 2378 66.1
    Islam 25 0.7
    Other Religious Groups 21 0.6
    No Religion 1134 31.5
    Others 5 0.1
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $300-$399 173 12.1
    $400-$599 245 17.2
    $600-$799 209 14.7
    $800-$999 155 10.9
    $1,000-$1,249 157 11.0
    Others 487 34.2
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not in the labour force 1374 45.5
    Employed, worked full-time 856 28.4
    Employed, worked part-time 527 17.5
    Unemployed, looking for work 155 5.1
    Employed, away from work 105 3.5
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Technicians & trades workers 248 16.7
    Community & personal service workers 185 12.5
    Clerical & administrative workers 159 10.7
    Machinery operators & drivers 186 12.5
    Labourers 332 22.4
    Others 374 25.2
    Occupation
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Pre-school 48 5.5
    Infants/Primary 342 39.4
    Secondary 290 33.4
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 81 9.3
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 59 6.8
    Others 47 5.4
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 3330 87.1
    Flat, unit or apartment 481 12.6
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 13 0.3
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 0 0.0
    Improvised home, tent, sleepers out 0 0.0
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Rented 633 41.3
    Being purchased 461 30.1
    Fully owned 426 27.8
    Other tenure type 11 0.7
    Tenure Type
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