Suburb Profile Report for Spearwood WA (6163)

Spearwood House: Median price $480,000, Annual capital growth 2.83%, Number of sales 156, Weekly median advertised rent $360

Spearwood Unit: Median price $400,000, Annual capital growth 15.28%, Number of sales 27, Weekly median advertised rent $290

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Property investors who have had real estate in Spearwood, 6163 should be unhappy with this WA suburb’s performance compared to the rest of the country. Over the last year it has seen median house prices decrease in value by -6.80%

When looking at the potential capital gains offered to property investors over the last 3 years, Spearwood comes in at number 260th in WA.

State is the most discounted Australian state or territory in this month’s figures with an average Vendor Discount of -8.21% offered to property buyers. Sellers in Spearwood itself are offering an average vendor discount of -8.78% to real estate investors.

At number 2981 in a list of fastest selling suburbs, Spearwood is in the bottom 30% of suburbs in Australia with an average of days on market 111.92 for properties listed there.

A $360 per week rent on the median house gives suburb investors a gross yield of circa 3.90%, without taking into account capital value appreciation, which has been averaging out at 2.83%.

If you compare the increase in value of investment property in Spearwood, 6163 to the rest of Australia, it performed around average. The median increase in value, or capital gain property investors experienced for this WA suburb was 3.90%.

Spearwood,6163 was ranked 914 in Australia by increase in median property value over the quarter.

Using the current median advertised rental of $290 and the average annual increase in value of a median property of 15.28%, investors should hope to achieve an overall return of 3.77%

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Spearwood has a great feel to it. It has a large European community which flows on from Fremantle. Spearwood is also close to Port Coogee Marina and it is quite affordable considering how close it is to Fremantle and the local coast line. There is plenty of opportunity in the older part of Spearwood for investors as the local government has re-zoned the area and has allowed for subdivisions. Great rental returns also.Full summary

Selling points: Spearwood has a great feel to it. It has a large European community which flows on from Fremantle. Spearwood is also close to Port Coogee Marina and it is quite affordable considering how close it is to Fremantle and the local coast line. There is plenty of opportunity in the older part of Spearwood for investors as the local government has re-zoned the area and has allowed for subdivisions. Great rental returns also.

Most sought after properties: I would say the 3x1 old homes on subdividable large blocks would be in very high demand. Overpriced properties do take longer to sell but eventually they do sell. Homes are starting to move faster in this area.

Most common properties: It has so many types of homes from 3x1 on large blocks in the older area to large two story homes on the top of Spearwood heights. There are also new developments west of Rockingham Road.  

Top amenities: Great primary schools. Phoenix shopping centre, local banks, Stargate Shopping Complex. Close to continental deli’s, plenty of parks and ovals and is close to Coogee beach and the new Marina which has many cafes and specialty shops.

Recent changes: Spearwood has had new estates developed west of Rockingham Road. There are more new subdivisions getting done now (more land for sale). The older parts of Spearwood have had the sewerage lines connected and new zonings in parts of Spearwood have been changed for future development.

Best streets: Buy close to Coogee beach West of Rockingham Road. Port Coogee is walking distance from that part of Spearwood to the beach and has the best of both worlds. It is affordable and still close to the new Marina. For an investor the older parts of Spearwood that have been re-zoned and have large blocks. Spearwood Heights has great ocean views and is still quite close to everything you need. You can get bargains at the moment as the area is still very affordable....

Public transport: There are a number of bus routes including the 881 which takes you to Garden City Shopping Centre and then to the Perth CBD. There are also buses on Rockingham Road that take you to Fremantle and the local train station.

Main arteries: The main road has extended Spearwood Avenue all the way through to Cockburn Road which gets you to Port Coogee Marina. Closer to Fremantle and South Fremantle.

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HOUSE UNIT
$480,000 $400,000
-3.42% 0.13%
-6.80% 3.90%
2.83% 15.28%
$360 $290
156 27
3.90% 3.77%
111.92 N/A

Source: CoreLogic

DSR Score for property investment : Above average (U), Below average (H)
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Demographics
Total population 9097
Median household income ($/weekly) 1090
Median age of persons 41
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 1700
Average household size 2.5
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    5-14 years 982 10.8
    25-34 years 1135 12.5
    35-44 years 1362 15.0
    45-54 years 1210 13.3
    55-64 years 1192 13.1
    Others 3216 35.4
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Registered Married 3379 48.6
    Not Married 2953 42.5
    Defacto Relationship 617 8.9
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 5332 61.5
    Egypt 392 4.5
    Japan 468 5.4
    United Kingdom 672 7.8
    Other 600 6.9
    Others 1205 13.9
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 99 1.2
    Christianity 6479 77.0
    Hinduism 47 0.6
    Islam 62 0.7
    No Religion 1676 19.9
    Others 53 0.6
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $300-$399 284 9.2
    $400-$599 400 13.0
    $600-$799 308 10.0
    $1,500-$1,999 391 12.7
    $2,000-$2,499 275 8.9
    Others 1430 46.3
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not in the labour force 2817 38.8
    Employed, worked full-time 2639 36.3
    Employed, worked part-time 1278 17.6
    Employed, away from work 299 4.1
    Unemployed, looking for work 230 3.2
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Professionals 483 11.4
    Technicians & trades workers 941 22.3
    Community & personal service workers 448 10.6
    Clerical & administrative workers 608 14.4
    Labourers 541 12.8
    Others 1198 28.4
    Occupation
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Pre-school 123 7.4
    Infants/Primary 615 36.8
    Secondary 429 25.7
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 196 11.7
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 262 15.7
    Others 44 2.6
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 7038 82.6
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 956 11.2
    Flat, unit or apartment 524 6.1
    House or flat attached to a shop, office 3 0.0
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 0 0.0
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Fully owned 1427 41.5
    Being purchased 997 29.0
    Rented 996 29.0
    Other tenure type 15 0.4
    Tenure Type
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