Suburb Profile Report for South Bunbury WA (6230)

South Bunbury House: Median price $373,000, Annual capital growth 0.09%, Number of sales 120, Weekly median advertised rent $340

South Bunbury Unit: Median price $330,000, Annual capital growth 0.55%, Number of sales 30, Weekly median advertised rent $310

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Source: CoreLogic RP Data
  • Median price
  • Number of sales

Source: CoreLogic

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South Bunbury is in the bottom 30% in WA when comparing median price capital growth over the last year. South Bunbury gave property investors a disappointing capital gain figure when compared to the rest of the state, with -10.12%.

South Bunbury,6230 was ranked 3300 in Australia by increase in median property value over the quarter.

Property investors looking for a bargain in South Bunbury should be aiming for at least -7.66% off the asking price, which is the average vendor discount being achieved at the moment.

With the median price for a house in South Bunbury being $373000 and the advertised rent reaching $340 the gross rental yield for property investors calculates out to be 4.74%

Property value increases in South Bunbury have tracked just higher than the WA average of -4.80% over the last 12 months.

South Bunbury,6230 was ranked 1046 in Australia by increase in median property value over the quarter.

State is the 2nd most discounted Australian state or territory in this month’s figures with an average Vendor Discount of -7.58% offered to property buyers. Sellers in South Bunbury itself are offering an average vendor discount of -6.57% to real estate investors.

At number 1468 in a list of fastest selling suburbs, South Bunbury is in the bottom 10% of suburbs in Australia with an average of days on market 173.72 for properties listed there.

Using the current median advertised rental of $310 and the average annual increase in value of a median property of 0.55%, investors should hope to achieve an overall return of 4.88%

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August 2015

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South Bunbury is a suburb in the port city of Bunbury, the third largest city in Western Australia, and is located 175km south of the state capital.Full summary

South Bunbury is a suburb in the port city of Bunbury, the third largest city in Western Australia, and is located 175km south of the state capital.

Its port services the farming and timber industries of the south-west, and a twice-daily TransWA rail line connects the city to Perth.

South Bunbury is situated on the beach and several parks also lie in the area.

Regular buses service the suburb, and schools, child care centres, shops and a post office are also in operation.

More than just a family-friendly area, South Bunbury is quickly becoming a hot spot for property investors.

RP Data’s August figures put median unit prices in the area at an affordable $423,000.

Rental rates for the suburb also look positive, with gross rental yield sitting just under 5%.

The rental market is very tight with the vacancy rate sitting at just 1.73% according to realestateinvestar.com.au data.

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HOUSE UNIT
$373,000 $330,000
-2.36% -0.60%
-10.12% -1.05%
0.09% 0.55%
$340 $310
120 30
4.74% 4.88%
133.09 173.72

Source: CoreLogic

DSR Score for property investment : Below average (H), Below average (U)
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Demographics
Total population 8173
Median household income ($/weekly) 1205
Median age of persons 42
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 1700
Average household size 2.2
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    5-14 years 863 10.6
    25-34 years 1009 12.3
    35-44 years 1071 13.1
    45-54 years 1166 14.3
    55-64 years 1074 13.1
    Others 2990 36.6
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Registered Married 2895 48.1
    Not Married 2408 40.0
    Defacto Relationship 710 11.8
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 6083 78.4
    Japan 114 1.5
    Papua New Guinea 218 2.8
    United Kingdom 597 7.7
    Other 190 2.5
    Others 553 7.1
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 81 1.1
    Christianity 5129 69.5
    Hinduism 35 0.5
    Islam 30 0.4
    No Religion 2063 28.0
    Others 39 0.5
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $300-$399 260 8.6
    $400-$599 335 11.1
    $600-$799 299 9.9
    $1,500-$1,999 372 12.3
    $2,500-$2,999 285 9.4
    Others 1470 48.7
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Employed, worked full-time 2551 39.6
    Not in the labour force 2224 34.5
    Employed, worked part-time 1207 18.7
    Employed, away from work 272 4.2
    Unemployed, looking for work 189 2.9
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Managers 408 10.1
    Professionals 791 19.6
    Technicians & trades workers 809 20.1
    Clerical & administrative workers 524 13.0
    Labourers 424 10.5
    Others 1071 26.6
    Occupation
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Pre-school 122 8.6
    Infants/Primary 573 40.2
    Secondary 360 25.2
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 179 12.6
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 153 10.7
    Others 39 2.7
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 6041 80.8
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 1004 13.4
    Flat, unit or apartment 371 5.0
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 56 0.7
    House or flat attached to a shop, office 9 0.1
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Fully owned 1160 35.2
    Rented 1103 33.4
    Being purchased 988 29.9
    Other tenure type 49 1.5
    Tenure Type
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