Suburb Profile Report for West Perth WA (6005)

West Perth House: Median price $645,000, Annual capital growth 2.89%, Number of sales 15, Weekly median advertised rent $435

West Perth Unit: Median price $470,000, Annual capital growth 0.69%, Number of sales 123, Weekly median advertised rent $400

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Source: CoreLogic

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If you compare the increase in value of investment property in West Perth, 6005 to the rest of Australia, it performed poorly. The median increase in value, or capital gain property investors experienced for this WA suburb was -3.44%.

West Perth,6005 was ranked 3030 in Australia by increase in median property value over the quarter.

Property investors looking for a bargain in West Perth should be aiming for at least -12.02% off the asking price, which is the average vendor discount being achieved at the moment.

Property value increases in West Perth have tracked just lower than the WA average of -5.01% over the last 12 months.

If we look at median property appreciation over just the last three months, West Perth has given property investors a paper return of -2.84%. This puts Suburb as 75 on a list of fastest fasting appreciating suburbs in WA

LACK OF BUYER INTEREST may well be the reason that West Perth is offering property investors an average of -8.93. This rate of discount on properties puts Suburb at number 38th in terms of most discounted suburbs in WA

Situated 1.53km from the CBD, West Perth is one of Perth localities in the postcode 6005.

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Investors attracted to low vacancy rates and city amenities will benefit from a close look at West Perth. The suburb is charcterised by nice apartments, character houses and older semis, all within close range of comprehensive public transport services, numerous cafes and restaurants, parks and the CBD.
Many of the mining companies run their corporate operations from the West Perth post code, which creates a buzz market for young professionals prepared to pay good yields for their rentals. Full summary

Selling points: Central location, offering the lifestyle benefit of being within walking distance to the city centre, Kings Park, Swan River foreshore, train, shops, café’s, restaurants and work. The area holds strong rental demand from corporates, professionals and fly in/fly out workers; is a low risk investment with low vacancy rates and an ideal location for fully furnished and/or equipped rentals offering good yield.

Most sought after properties: Strongest volume demand would be for one or two bed, one to two bath apartments, preferably with one to two car bays, spacious balconies, storage, good public transport access, views and quiet location. Pools, entertainment areas and Gyms are a bonus, but not a priority. Top end apartments in boutique groups close to Kings Park, with views to the city and/or river are also sought after.

Most common properties: Predominantly one, two and three bed apartments, older semis and houses mainly in the sector north of the freeway, some classic federation homes which are now predominantly used for commercial purposes, a range of commercial office space, some light industrial and mixed use properties.

Top amenities: Kings Park overlooks the city and is ideal for exercising, picnics, dining (Fraser’s Restaurant, cafés) and walks. The Royal Kings Park Tennis Club and Evolution gym are also located within Kings Park. Train and bus access, restaurants, café’s, bars and employment are all economic drivers.

Local industry and business: West Perth is the central hub for small to large mining companies, the financial sector, oil and gas, mining, support and infrastructure companies. Major employers include: The state government, Conocophilips, Cardno, CBH, etc.

Recent changes: Many new apartment complexes have been developed; new commercial office developments; the development of Harbour Town - outlet shopping, increased level of owner occupancy investment. 

Best streets: Traditionally the plum locations have been Bellevue Tce, Cliff Street, Mount Street and Malcolm Street. Arguably the best areas are in the southern sector close to Kings Park, and between Hay Street and Kings Park Road. These offer easy access to Kings Park, are generally quiet on weekends, can offer views to the city and river and close pedestrian access to the city and St Georges Tce.

Public transport: Excellent. City West Train Station takes you directly into Perth Central and through to Fremantle. The Transperth bus service operates to the outer suburbs and the Catbus (which is free) circulates around the city and into West Perth.

Main arteries: Thomas Street takes you north to North Perth, Leederville, Mount Hawthorn; and the Graham Farmer Freeway Tunnel off ramp leads to the eastern suburbs. Thomas and Hay Streets also take you to the suburbs of Crawley, Nedlands, Claremont, Subiaco, Shenton Park and Cottesloe. Cambridge Street takes you west to West Leederville, Wembley, Floreat and City Beach. Wellington and Murray Streets and Kings Park Drive lead directly into the city.

Metrics i HOUSE UNIT
$645,000 $470,000
-0.77% -2.84%
-3.44% -9.62%
2.89% 0.69%
$435 $400
15 123
3.51% 4.43%
83.91 97.99

Source: CoreLogic

DSR Score for property investment : Balanced (H), Balanced (U)
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Total population 5167
Median household income ($/weekly) 1698
Median age of persons 32
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 2300
Average household size 1.7
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    20-24 years 573 11.1
    25-34 years 1832 35.5
    35-44 years 701 13.6
    45-54 years 569 11.0
    55-64 years 497 9.6
    Others 995 19.3
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not Married 2077 54.6
    Registered Married 1085 28.5
    Defacto Relationship 639 16.8
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 2020 46.1
    Indonesia 148 3.4
    Papua New Guinea 177 4.0
    United Kingdom 446 10.2
    Other 441 10.1
    Others 1149 26.2
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 205 4.9
    Christianity 2176 52.1
    Hinduism 119 2.8
    Islam 124 3.0
    No Religion 1502 36.0
    Others 51 1.2
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $1,000-$1,249 161 7.3
    $1,250-$1,499 163 7.4
    $1,500-$1,999 298 13.5
    $2,500-$2,999 452 20.4
    $4,000 or more 161 7.3
    Others 977 44.2
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Employed, worked full-time 2272 55.2
    Not in the labour force 937 22.8
    Employed, worked part-time 597 14.5
    Employed, away from work 157 3.8
    Unemployed, looking for work 151 3.7
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Managers 403 13.3
    Professionals 1301 43.0
    Technicians & trades workers 317 10.5
    Community & personal service workers 201 6.6
    Clerical & administrative workers 378 12.5
    Others 429 14.2
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Infants/Primary 88 11.2
    Secondary 62 7.9
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 143 18.2
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 409 52.1
    Other type of educational institution 69 8.8
    Others 14 1.8
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Flat, unit or apartment 2868 69.4
    Separate house 633 15.3
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 613 14.8
    House or flat attached to a shop, office 21 0.5
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 0 0.0
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Rented 1512 64.2
    Being purchased 518 22.0
    Fully owned 319 13.5
    Other tenure type 6 0.3
    Tenure Type
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