Suburb Profile Report for Geelong VIC (3220)

Geelong House: Median price $572,500, Annual capital growth 6.39%, Number of sales 90, Weekly median advertised rent $395

Geelong Unit: Median price $475,000, Annual capital growth 4.75%, Number of sales 48, Weekly median advertised rent $350

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Geelong is in the bottom 10% in VIC when comparing median price capital growth over the last year. Geelong gave property investors a dismal capital gain figure when compared to the rest of the state, with -4.18%.

While Geelong,3220 ranked number 665th in VIC for increase in median house value (annualised) increase, it is ranked 458th over the last 5 years.

Property buyers and investors in Geelong 3220 should be seeing an average reduction in asking price of around -6.11% . This means that Geelong is holding prices well when compared to other suburbs in VIC.

With the median price for a house in Geelong being $572500 and the advertised rent reaching $395 the gross rental yield for property investors calculates out to be 3.59%

Property investors who have had real estate in Geelong, 3220 should be ok with this VIC suburb’s performance compared to the rest of the country. Over the last year it has seen median house prices increase in value by 2.15%

Geelong,3220 has offered an average of 2.15% return per annum in house price rises to property investors over the last three years.

When looking to buy, or assessing what properties are really achieving at sale, it's essential for property investors to take into account what discounts are being offered in Geelong, 3220. Typically our figures indicate that -6.71% is being offered, which puts this VIC suburb at 317th most discounted overall in Australia.

At number 896 in a list of fastest selling suburbs, Geelong is in the bottom 40% of suburbs in Australia with an average of days on market 86.3 for properties listed there.

Using the current median advertised rental of $350 and the average annual increase in value of a median property of 4.75%, investors should hope to achieve an overall return of 3.83%

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It’s no surprise that Geelong made Your Investment Property's top 100 in 2012, as this is one town that’s being spoken of with high regard in the property investment world Full summary

It’s no surprise that Geelong made Your Investment Property's top 100 in 2011, as this is one town that’s being spoken of with high regard in the property investment world.

Looking ahead, the completion of the first stages of the $380m Geelong Ring Road and the mooted regional rail upgrade are expected to attract more Melburnians to this cheaper, quieter satellite city.

“The Geelong ring road has also been under construction for a couple of years,” says hotspotting.com.au founder Terry Ryder. “Geelong used to be a huge traffic bottle neck, so it’s more conceivable for people to live in Geelong and work in Melbourne.”

With median prices creeping up towards outer-Melbourne territory, there are question marks over its long-term growth prospects. That said, its medium-term outlook is strong, but keep an eye on whether local and state government initiatives succeed in putting Geelong on the map as a strong regional employment hub in its own right.

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HOUSE UNIT
$572,500 $475,000
-6.15% -1.76%
-4.18% 2.15%
6.39% 4.75%
$395 $350
90 48
3.59% 3.83%
79.17 86.3

Source: CoreLogic

DSR Score for property investment : Above average (U), Above average (H)
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Demographics
Total population 4700
Median household income ($/weekly) 1216
Median age of persons 40
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 1733
Average household size 2.1
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    20-24 years 476 10.1
    25-34 years 750 16.0
    35-44 years 615 13.1
    45-54 years 634 13.5
    55-64 years 656 14.0
    Others 1568 33.4
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not Married 1704 49.6
    Registered Married 1379 40.1
    Defacto Relationship 352 10.2
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 3434 78.8
    Japan 108 2.5
    Malta 69 1.6
    United Kingdom 181 4.2
    Other 107 2.5
    Others 459 10.5
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 91 2.2
    Christianity 2802 67.4
    Islam 47 1.1
    Other Religious Groups 41 1.0
    No Religion 1133 27.3
    Others 41 1.0
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $400-$599 157 9.1
    $600-$799 164 9.5
    $800-$999 152 8.8
    $1,500-$1,999 216 12.5
    $2,000-$2,499 150 8.7
    Others 888 51.4
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Employed, worked full-time 1535 39.7
    Not in the labour force 1248 32.3
    Employed, worked part-time 826 21.3
    Unemployed, looking for work 138 3.6
    Employed, away from work 122 3.2
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Managers 300 12.1
    Professionals 742 29.9
    Technicians & trades workers 348 14.0
    Community & personal service workers 256 10.3
    Clerical & administrative workers 306 12.3
    Others 528 21.3
    Occupation
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Pre-school 52 5.1
    Infants/Primary 226 22.1
    Secondary 195 19.0
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 107 10.4
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 403 39.4
    Others 41 4.0
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 2812 70.2
    Flat, unit or apartment 721 18.0
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 419 10.5
    House or flat attached to a shop, office 51 1.3
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 0 0.0
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Rented 795 42.8
    Fully owned 606 32.6
    Being purchased 446 24.0
    Other tenure type 10 0.5
    Tenure Type
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