Suburb Profile Report for Shearwater TAS (7307)

Shearwater House: Median price $362,500, Annual capital growth 2.57%, Number of sales 54, Weekly median advertised rent $330

Shearwater Unit: Median price $290,000, Annual capital growth 3.15%, Number of sales 22, Weekly median advertised rent $280

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Source: CoreLogic RP Data
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Source: Monthly data update for Oct 2019 as supplied by CoreLogic. Data is reported to the period ending Jul 2019. Please note that property sales data is routinely updated, so may change retrospectively.

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With a capital gain of -0.55% for the last 12 months, Shearwater, 7307 has performed for property investments than its average annual 2.57% property growth over the last 5 years.

Across a shorter period, Shearwater, 7307 has seen a median price increase of -0.55% over the last quarter.

Property buyers and investors in Shearwater 7307 should be seeing an average reduction in asking price of around -4.20% . This means that Shearwater is holding prices well when compared to other suburbs in TAS.

Situated 202.63km from the CBD, Shearwater is one of Latrobe (M) (Tas.) localities in the postcode 7307.

At number 373th in the list of Australian suburbs ordered by increase in median house value over the last year, Shearwater, 7307 is in the top 30% with a property value increase of 4.22% recorded in median house prices.

While Shearwater,7307 ranked number 52th in TAS for increase in median house value (annualised) increase, it is ranked 36th over the last 5 years.

At number 19th of TAS’s most discounted properties, Shearwater is in the TOP 10% of the state/territory when listing in order of most discounted to least.

In the last year 22 properties changed hands in Shearwater, which puts it as the 33th most active market in TAS when comparing the number of sales per suburb.

The TAS suburb of Shearwater, 7307 is in the Latrobe (M) (Tas.) local government area.

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Shearwater, TAS – Vacancies are tight in the Apple Isle

Postcode: 7307

Median unit price: $295,000

Vacancy rate: 1.3%

Three-year growth: 12%

A small holidaymaker’s destination, Shearwater sits on the north coast of Tasmania near Devonport. Its proximity to the beach makes it a highly popular stop for visitors.

The average vacancy rate plummeted sharply from 2.0% in July 2018 to 1.3% a year later, suggesting a strong influx of renters.

Shearwater is close to Port Sorell and Hawley Beach, and its affordability has drawn many buyers in recent years as the Apple Isle hit its peak. With the burgeoning tourism industry, amenities have been constructed to serve visitors, including a shopping centre and country club resort. The RubiCon Estuary is home to many species of birds, including pied oystercatchers – as a result, it has been designated as an Important Bird Area.

Metrics i HOUSE UNIT
$362,500 $290,000
-0.55% -1.69%
-0.55% 4.22%
2.57% 3.15%
$330 $280
54 22
4.73% 5.02%
49.8888888888889 119.411764705882

Source: Monthly data update for Oct 2019 as supplied by CoreLogic. Data is reported to the period ending Jul 2019. Please note that property sales data is routinely updated, so may change retrospectively.

DSR Score for property investment : Above average (H), Good (U)
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Demographics
Total population 1481
Median household income ($/weekly) 870
Median age of persons 49
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 1404
Average household size 2.3
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    5-14 years 150 10.1
    25-34 years 163 11.0
    45-54 years 163 11.0
    55-64 years 247 16.7
    65-74 years 199 13.4
    Others 559 37.7
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Registered Married 615 58.4
    Not Married 316 30.0
    Defacto Relationship 122 11.6
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 1277 89.1
    Indonesia 9 0.6
    Papua New Guinea 21 1.5
    United Kingdom 98 6.8
    Other 7 0.5
    Others 21 1.5
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Christianity 953 69.9
    No Religion 395 29.0
    Buddhism 16 1.2
    Hinduism 0 0.0
    Islam 0 0.0
    Others 0 0.0
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $300-$399 59 10.6
    $400-$599 101 18.2
    $600-$799 63 11.4
    $800-$999 65 11.7
    $1,500-$1,999 57 10.3
    Others 209 37.7
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not in the labour force 586 49.0
    Employed, worked full-time 356 29.7
    Employed, worked part-time 179 15.0
    Employed, away from work 47 3.9
    Unemployed, looking for work 29 2.4
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Managers 83 14.4
    Professionals 104 18.0
    Technicians & trades workers 92 15.9
    Clerical & administrative workers 89 15.4
    Sales 62 10.7
    Others 148 25.6
    Occupation
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Pre-school 15 5.7
    Infants/Primary 120 46.0
    Secondary 54 20.7
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 42 16.1
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 23 8.8
    Others 7 2.7
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 1197 89.7
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 135 10.1
    Flat, unit or apartment 3 0.2
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 0 0.0
    Improvised home, tent, sleepers out 0 0.0
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Fully owned 265 44.8
    Being purchased 162 27.4
    Rented 159 26.9
    Other tenure type 6 1.0
    Tenure Type
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