Suburb Profile Report for Bentley WA (6102)

Bentley House: Median price $500,000, Annual capital growth 5.12%, Number of sales 61, Weekly median advertised rent $395

Bentley Unit: Median price $372,250, Annual capital growth 2.87%, Number of sales 26, Weekly median advertised rent $350

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Source: CoreLogic

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Bentley has had a pretty average year for property investment returns compared to the rest of WA, giving investors a capital gain of -4.17% to date .

Bentley,6102 has offered an average of -4.17% 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 Bentley, 6102. Typically our figures indicate that -7.96% is being offered, which puts this WA suburb at 802th most discounted overall in Australia.

At number 2276 in a list of fastest selling suburbs, Bentley is in the bottom 40% of suburbs in Australia with an average of days on market 90.09 for properties listed there.

A $395 per week rent on the median house gives suburb investors a gross yield of circa 4.11%, without taking into account capital value appreciation, which has been averaging out at 5.12%.

With a capital gain of -3.31% for the last 12 months, Bentley, 6102 has performed for property investments than its average annual 2.87% property growth over the last 5 years.

Bentley6102 is located in WA which offers an average discount of -7.57% to property investors. Bentley itself is showing figures that indicate -6.84% is the average achievable by property buyers investing in the suburb.

Property investors should expect to get $350 weekly from the median priced house in this suburb.

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Bentley is situated 8km south-east of the Perth CBD, and is a top pick from Perth for its combination of affordability, rental yield and growth potential.Full summary

Bentley is situated 8km south-east of the Perth CBD, and is a top pick from Perth for its combination of affordability, rental yield and growth potential.

As well as providing easy road and rail access to the Perth CBD and western beach suburbs, Bentley is home to the main campus of the Curtin University of Technology and a technology park. Access to the CBD is by rail or bus: the nearest train station is in neighbouring Welshpool, while bus and car access is via the Albany Highway. Access to Perth airport is also provided by the Leach Highway, which also runs westward to the coastal beaches.

The suburb has plentiful amenities, with a small shopping plaza on the corner of Albany Highway and Ashburton Street, and the lifestyle suburbs of Victoria Park and Kensington are also nearby. The presence of Bentley Hospital also provides further employment opportunities.

The suburb has a high proportion of students, thanks to the presence of Curtin University, Canning College and the Bentley campus of Swan TAFE. Many of these are international students, often from south-east Asia. Otherwise, the professions of residents are mixed, with both white-collar and blue-collar workers. The location is also favourable for fly-in, fly-out workers, due to the proximity to the airport. Bentley is also experiencing significant population growth, with SQM Research projecting a 4% annual increase over the next few years. This will inevitably put pressure on housing, and is likely to result in rental and capital growth.

Median unit prices are cheaper than neighbouring suburbs, and vacancy rates are very low.

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HOUSE UNIT
$500,000 $372,250
1.42% N/A
-4.17% -3.31%
5.12% 2.87%
$395 $350
61 26
4.11% 4.89%
90.09 91.48

Source: CoreLogic

DSR Score for property investment : Below average (H), Balanced (U)
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Demographics
Total population 9302
Median household income ($/weekly) 734
Median age of persons 29
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 1800
Average household size 2.3
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    20-24 years 1966 21.1
    25-34 years 1818 19.5
    35-44 years 868 9.3
    75-84 years 737 7.9
    85 years and over 714 7.7
    Others 3199 34.4
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not Married 4316 66.4
    Registered Married 1776 27.3
    Defacto Relationship 410 6.3
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 3117 37.4
    Croatia 571 6.8
    Malta 867 10.4
    United Kingdom 540 6.5
    Other 1253 15.0
    Others 1993 23.9
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 791 9.9
    Christianity 4079 51.1
    Hinduism 249 3.1
    Islam 921 11.5
    No Religion 1803 22.6
    Others 142 1.8
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $300-$399 403 13.8
    $400-$599 429 14.7
    $600-$799 284 9.8
    $1,000-$1,249 238 8.2
    $1,500-$1,999 224 7.7
    Others 1332 45.8
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not in the labour force 3672 49.6
    Employed, worked full-time 1702 23.0
    Employed, worked part-time 1348 18.2
    Unemployed, looking for work 467 6.3
    Employed, away from work 217 2.9
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Professionals 686 21.0
    Technicians & trades workers 429 13.1
    Community & personal service workers 454 13.9
    Clerical & administrative workers 436 13.3
    Labourers 470 14.4
    Others 792 24.2
    Occupation
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Infants/Primary 292 9.6
    Secondary 241 7.9
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 352 11.6
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 2015 66.3
    Other type of educational institution 86 2.8
    Others 53 1.7
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 3289 44.3
    Flat, unit or apartment 2428 32.7
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 1712 23.0
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 0 0.0
    Improvised home, tent, sleepers out 0 0.0
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Rented 1872 60.4
    Being purchased 504 16.3
    Fully owned 478 15.4
    Other tenure type 246 7.9
    Tenure Type
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