Suburb Profile Report for Balga WA (6061)

Balga House: Median price $350,000, Annual capital growth 0.26%, Number of sales 214, Weekly median advertised rent $300

Balga Unit: Median price $270,000, Annual capital growth -0.15%, Number of sales 27, Weekly median advertised rent $265

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Balga is in the bottom 30% in WA when comparing median price capital growth over the last year. Balga gave property investors a disappointing capital gain figure when compared to the rest of the state, with -7.89%.

Balga,6061 was ranked 3351 in Australia by increase in median property value over the quarter.

LACK OF BUYER INTEREST may well be the reason that Balga is offering property investors an average of -8.15. This rate of discount on properties puts Suburb at number 59th in terms of most discounted suburbs in WA

With the median price for a house in Balga being $350000 and the advertised rent reaching $300 the gross rental yield for property investors calculates out to be 4.46%

Investment property in Balga has done poorly for investors when compared to the country as a whole over the last 12 months, with an increase in the median house price of -14.01%

When looking at the potential capital gains offered to property investors over the last 3 years, Balga comes in at number 87th in WA.

The most recent median price for Balga is $270000, with sellers offering an average of -13.05% off the asking price.

In the last year 27 properties changed hands in Balga, which puts it as the 65th most active market in WA when comparing the number of sales per suburb.

Situated 11.01km from the CBD, Balga is one of Stirling localities in the postcode 6061.

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If you compare the increase in value of investment property in Balga, 6061 to the rest of Australia, it performed quite well. The median increase in value, or capital gain property investors experienced for this WA suburb was 7.25%.

The five-year average increase in median property values for Balga,6061 has given property investors a potential capital gain of 1.37% across each of those five 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 Balga, 6061. Typically our figures indicate that -7.50% is being offered, which puts this WA suburb at 2510th most discounted overall in Australia.

Situated 10.20km from the CBD, Balga is one of Stirling localities in the postcode 6061.Full summary
If you compare the increase in value of investment property in Balga, 6061 to the rest of Australia, it performed quite well. The median increase in value, or capital gain property investors experienced for this WA suburb was 7.25%.
 
The five-year average increase in median property values for Balga,6061 has given property investors a potential capital gain of 1.37% across each of those five 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 Balga, 6061. Typically our figures indicate that -7.50% is being offered, which puts this WA suburb at 2510th most discounted overall in Australia.
 
Situated 10.20km from the CBD, Balga is one of Stirling localities in the postcode 6061
 
Most sought-after properties :  The most recent median house price for Balga is $425,000 to the $499,000 price. 
 
Most common properties: Balga is undergoing re-zoning at present most common are 3x1 – 3x2s mostly for younger couples. Small families 
 
Local industry and business: Balga has high school and primary schools, Shopping plaza off Balga Ave, is close to industrial areas Balcatta.
 
Best streets: The most popular streets in Balga are Kilmurray Way, Balga and Modena Place, Balga. Both streets have a 4 ½ star rating, Very quite and well maintained.
 
Public transport: The suburb is served by a number of Transperth bus routes operated by Path Transit. The 372 (Mirrabooka-Marangaroo) covers Marangaroo Drive and inner portions of the Suburb, the 346 (Perth–Wanneroo) covers Wanneroo Road, and the 363, 373 and 374 (Perth–Marangaroo) routes along with various routes from Mirrabooka bus station cover other parts of the suburb.
 
Main arteries: Balga is 13 kilometres north of Perth, and is bounded by Wanneroo Road to the west, Reid Highway to the south, Mirrabooka Avenue to the east and Beach Road to the north..
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Metrics i HOUSE UNIT
$350,000 $270,000
-1.96% -3.57%
-7.89% -14.01%
0.26% -0.15%
$300 $265
214 27
4.46% 5.10%
100.67 111.73

Source: CoreLogic

DSR Score for property investment : Balanced (H), Balanced (U)
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Demographics
Total population 10701
Median household income ($/weekly) 934
Median age of persons 31
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 1700
Average household size 2.5
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    5-14 years 1409 13.2
    20-24 years 963 9.0
    25-34 years 1962 18.3
    35-44 years 1411 13.2
    45-54 years 1133 10.6
    Others 3825 35.7
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not Married 3817 51.7
    Registered Married 2738 37.1
    Defacto Relationship 821 11.1
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 5259 55.6
    Indonesia 249 2.6
    Papua New Guinea 318 3.4
    United Kingdom 588 6.2
    Other 1637 17.3
    Others 1415 14.9
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 284 3.1
    Christianity 5875 63.7
    Hinduism 152 1.6
    Islam 606 6.6
    No Religion 2183 23.7
    Others 121 1.3
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $400-$599 415 12.1
    $600-$799 382 11.2
    $800-$999 388 11.3
    $1,000-$1,249 368 10.7
    $1,500-$1,999 403 11.8
    Others 1468 42.9
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not in the labour force 2957 39.7
    Employed, worked full-time 2634 35.4
    Employed, worked part-time 1188 16.0
    Unemployed, looking for work 380 5.1
    Employed, away from work 284 3.8
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Technicians & trades workers 715 17.4
    Community & personal service workers 496 12.1
    Clerical & administrative workers 525 12.8
    Machinery operators & drivers 474 11.5
    Labourers 708 17.2
    Others 1189 29.0
    Occupation
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Infants/Primary 802 34.4
    Secondary 526 22.6
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 409 17.6
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 303 13.0
    Other type of educational institution 150 6.4
    Others 140 6.0
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 7280 75.3
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 1778 18.4
    Flat, unit or apartment 609 6.3
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 0 0.0
    Improvised home, tent, sleepers out 0 0.0
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Rented 1788 47.9
    Being purchased 1175 31.5
    Fully owned 744 19.9
    Other tenure type 27 0.7
    Tenure Type
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