Suburb Profile Report for Scarborough WA (6019)

Scarborough House: Median price $750,000, Annual capital growth 0.65%, Number of sales 167, Weekly median advertised rent $495

Scarborough Unit: Median price $491,000, Annual capital growth 1.93%, Number of sales 221, Weekly median advertised rent $350

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Source: CoreLogic RP Data
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Property investors who have had real estate in Scarborough, 6019 should be relatively unhappy with this WA suburb’s performance compared to the rest of the country. Over the last year it has seen median house prices increase in value by 3.81%

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

Our latest figures would indicate that property sellers in Scarborough are currently offering property investors an average price cut of -5.44% below the asking price at the moment.

Investment property in Scarborough 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 2.08%

Comparing Scarborough,6019 ‘s 5year and quarterly average capital gain offered to property investors, it performed less well across the longer period

Property investors looking for a bargain in Scarborough should be aiming for at least -6.23% off the asking price, which is the average vendor discount being achieved at the moment.

Using the current median advertised rental of $350 and the average annual increase in value of a median property of 1.93%, investors should hope to achieve an overall return of 3.71%

Metrics i HOUSE UNIT
$750,000 $491,000
-1.32% 0.20%
3.81% 2.08%
0.65% 1.93%
$495 $350
167 221
3.43% 3.71%
63.75 80.66

Source: CoreLogic

DSR Score for property investment : Balanced (H), Above average (U)
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Demographics
Total population 14271
Median household income ($/weekly) 1566
Median age of persons 34
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 2167
Average household size 2.1
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    20-24 years 1297 9.1
    25-34 years 3723 26.1
    35-44 years 2259 15.8
    45-54 years 1725 12.1
    55-64 years 1357 9.5
    Others 3911 27.4
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not Married 5085 48.7
    Registered Married 3588 34.4
    Defacto Relationship 1766 16.9
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 8222 65.0
    Italy 303 2.4
    Papua New Guinea 717 5.7
    United Kingdom 1312 10.4
    Other 718 5.7
    Others 1375 10.9
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 182 1.5
    Christianity 7423 61.5
    Hinduism 88 0.7
    Islam 103 0.9
    No Religion 4143 34.3
    Others 125 1.0
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $800-$999 422 7.8
    $1,000-$1,249 419 7.8
    $1,500-$1,999 676 12.5
    $2,000-$2,499 462 8.6
    $2,500-$2,999 746 13.8
    Others 2670 49.5
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Employed, worked full-time 5652 50.8
    Not in the labour force 2535 22.8
    Employed, worked part-time 2141 19.2
    Employed, away from work 492 4.4
    Unemployed, looking for work 312 2.8
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Managers 1035 12.5
    Professionals 2491 30.1
    Technicians & trades workers 1315 15.9
    Community & personal service workers 756 9.1
    Clerical & administrative workers 1151 13.9
    Others 1541 18.6
    Occupation
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Pre-school 146 6.3
    Infants/Primary 627 26.9
    Secondary 396 17.0
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 337 14.5
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 743 31.9
    Others 83 3.6
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 5183 42.2
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 4067 33.1
    Flat, unit or apartment 3025 24.6
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 0 0.0
    Improvised home, tent, sleepers out 0 0.0
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Rented 2641 44.1
    Being purchased 1804 30.2
    Fully owned 1519 25.4
    Other tenure type 18 0.3
    Tenure Type
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