Suburb Profile Report for Mooroolbark VIC (3138)

Mooroolbark House: Median price $737,500, Annual capital growth 8.07%, Number of sales 343, Weekly median advertised rent $415

Mooroolbark Unit: Median price $600,000, Annual capital growth 8.17%, Number of sales 83, Weekly median advertised rent $370

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Mooroolbark has had a pretty average year for property investment returns compared to the rest of VIC, giving investors a capital gain of 8.46% to date .

If we look at median property appreciation over just the last three months, Mooroolbark has given property investors a paper return of 0.25%. This puts Suburb as 411 on a list of fastest fasting appreciating suburbs in VIC

Sellers are offering property buyers an average discount of -4.07% to buyers in Mooroolbark at the moment, which is less than average for the rest of VIC.

Situated 31.78km from the CBD, Mooroolbark is one of Yarra Ranges localities in the postcode 3138.

Property investors who have had real estate in Mooroolbark, 3138 should be pleased with this VIC suburb’s performance compared to the rest of the country. Over the last year it has seen median house prices increase in value by 17.65%

Data for the last quarter indicates that, in the short term at least, the capital value growth rate for property investors in Mooroolbark has increased when compared to the 5 year average annual rate.

Property investors looking for a bargain in Mooroolbark should be aiming for at least -2.26% off the asking price, which is the average vendor discount being achieved at the moment.

Mooroolbark, 3138’s gross rental yield is 3.21%

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In the last five years, Mooroolbark’s house market has experienced capital growth of more than 40%. Located 31km east of Melbourne, in the Shire of Yarra Ranges, Mooroolbark is an established family suburb where city life meets the bush. Originally a much larger suburb, encompassing Wonga Park and Chirnside Park, Mooroolbark is well serviced by trains and buses, and is a short drive along the Maroondah Highway from the picturesque Yarra ValleyFull summary

Houses record brilliant performance

Postcode: 3138

Median house price: $673,500

Three-year growth: 46.2%

Rental yield: 3.1%

In the last five years, Mooroolbark’s house market has experienced capital growth of more than 40%. Located 31km east of Melbourne, in the Shire of Yarra Ranges, Mooroolbark is an established family suburb where city life meets the bush. Originally a much larger suburb, encompassing Wonga Park and Chirnside Park, Mooroolbark is well serviced by trains and buses, and is a short drive along the Maroondah Highway from the picturesque Yarra Valley. 

New townhouses are cropping up, in between older homes on large blocks, and the median house price is currently $673,500, up 14.5% over the past year. Mooroolbark is home to several excellent schools, both 5 and private, as well as the famous ‘Five Ways’ intersection, where three consecutive roundabouts connect five main roads. All the essential amenities can be found in the Brice Avenue shopping strip, while nearby Eastland Shopping Centre in Ringwood has several large department stores and speciality boutiques.

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Metrics i HOUSE UNIT
$737,500 $600,000
0.25% 0.00%
8.46% 17.65%
8.07% 8.17%
$415 $370
343 83
2.93% 3.21%
39.74 31.49

Source: CoreLogic

DSR Score for property investment : Very good (H), Good (U)
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Demographics
Total population 20689
Median household income ($/weekly) 1361
Median age of persons 35
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 1746
Average household size 2.8
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    5-14 years 2659 12.9
    25-34 years 2921 14.1
    35-44 years 2865 13.8
    45-54 years 2858 13.8
    55-64 years 2465 11.9
    Others 6922 33.5
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Registered Married 8020 52.0
    Not Married 6092 39.5
    Defacto Relationship 1315 8.5
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 16172 80.5
    New Zealand 172 0.9
    Papua New Guinea 235 1.2
    United Kingdom 1445 7.2
    Other 591 2.9
    Others 1468 7.3
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 143 0.8
    Christianity 12474 65.7
    Hinduism 93 0.5
    Other Religious Groups 131 0.7
    No Religion 6052 31.9
    Others 87 0.5
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $600-$799 580 9.1
    $800-$999 570 9.0
    $1,000-$1,249 658 10.4
    $1,500-$1,999 958 15.1
    $2,000-$2,499 747 11.8
    Others 2830 44.6
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Employed, worked full-time 6737 41.9
    Not in the labour force 4858 30.2
    Employed, worked part-time 3328 20.7
    Employed, away from work 719 4.5
    Unemployed, looking for work 439 2.7
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Managers 1190 11.0
    Professionals 1769 16.4
    Technicians & trades workers 2016 18.7
    Clerical & administrative workers 1727 16.0
    Sales 1189 11.0
    Others 2890 26.8
    Occupation
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Pre-school 445 8.9
    Infants/Primary 1659 33.0
    Secondary 1505 30.0
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 541 10.8
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 664 13.2
    Others 206 4.1
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 19265 97.2
    Flat, unit or apartment 346 1.7
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 187 0.9
    House or flat attached to a shop, office 18 0.1
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 0 0.0
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Being purchased 3382 48.6
    Fully owned 2308 33.2
    Rented 1248 17.9
    Other tenure type 23 0.3
    Tenure Type
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