Suburb Profile Report for Dickson ACT (2602)

Dickson House: Median price $888,000, Annual capital growth 5.98%, Number of sales 29, Weekly median advertised rent $620

Dickson Unit: Median price $405,000, Annual capital growth 0.93%, Number of sales 33, Weekly median advertised rent $505

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Source: Monthly data update for Jun 2020 as supplied by CoreLogic. Data is reported to the period ending Mar 2020. Please note that property sales data is routinely updated, so may change retrospectively.

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Property value increases in Dickson have tracked just higher than the ACT average of 4.81% over the last 12 months.

Comparing Dickson,2602 ‘s 5year and quarterly average capital gain offered to property investors, it performed less well across the longer period

Advertised rents are around the $620 mark per week – giving a return of 3.63% based on the median price in Suburb

Over the last year, property investments in Dickson, 2602 have given investors a capital gain of -6.78%. This compares very badly with the 1.23% for ACT as a whole.

When looking at the potential capital gains offered to property investors over the last 3 years, Dickson comes in at number 38th in ACT.

Situated 2.53km from the CBD, Dickson is one of Unincorporated ACT localities in the postcode 2602.

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The rental market is strong

Postcode: 2602

Median unit price: $470,000

Vacancy rate: 1.4%

Three-year growth: 27.0%

Known mainly for its large houses and leafy streets, the suburb of Dickson is a fairly new suburb that was only settled in the 1960s. It is located in the inner north of Canberra.

The suburb is bounded by several roads, including Northbourne Avenue, Phillip Avenue, Majura Avenue and Antill Street, making Dickson a very accessible spot. Sullivans Creek flows through the middle of the suburb as well.

Dickson Centre serves a significant part of Canberra’s Inner North region. Dickson is also the home of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s radio and TV studios in Canberra.

Occupancies have long been very tight in this suburb, and vacancies fell further from 1.8% to 1.4% over the 12 months to December 2018, highlighting the demand in Dickson. Tenants pay an average of $410 per week in rent, with investors gaining 4.5% in rental returns.

Metrics i HOUSE UNIT
$888,000 $405,000
0.45% -11.76%
5.71% -6.78%
5.98% 0.93%
$620 $505
29 33
3.63% 6.48%
38.4285714285714 80.6956521739131

Source: Monthly data update for Jun 2020 as supplied by CoreLogic. Data is reported to the period ending Mar 2020. Please note that property sales data is routinely updated, so may change retrospectively.

DSR Score for property investment : Above average (H), Above average (U)
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Demographics
Total population 2138
Median household income ($/weekly) 1650
Median age of persons 32
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 2050
Average household size 2.3
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    5-14 years 198 9.3
    20-24 years 272 12.7
    25-34 years 482 22.5
    35-44 years 288 13.5
    45-54 years 250 11.7
    Others 649 30.3
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not Married 832 51.1
    Registered Married 533 32.7
    Defacto Relationship 264 16.2
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 1452 71.0
    Croatia 86 4.2
    Papua New Guinea 29 1.4
    United Kingdom 91 4.5
    Other 126 6.2
    Others 260 12.7
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 93 4.8
    Christianity 917 47.8
    Hinduism 16 0.8
    Islam 51 2.7
    No Religion 824 42.9
    Others 19 1.0
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $400-$599 62 8.0
    $1,000-$1,249 63 8.1
    $1,500-$1,999 103 13.3
    $2,000-$2,499 90 11.6
    $2,500-$2,999 85 11.0
    Others 373 48.1
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Employed, worked full-time 774 44.4
    Not in the labour force 528 30.3
    Employed, worked part-time 325 18.6
    Employed, away from work 70 4.0
    Unemployed, looking for work 47 2.7
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Managers 168 14.4
    Professionals 441 37.7
    Technicians & trades workers 108 9.2
    Community & personal service workers 109 9.3
    Clerical & administrative workers 197 16.8
    Others 147 12.6
    Occupation
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Pre-school 27 4.4
    Infants/Primary 129 21.2
    Secondary 95 15.6
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 54 8.9
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 289 47.5
    Others 15 2.5
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 1233 62.2
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 463 23.3
    Flat, unit or apartment 287 14.5
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 0 0.0
    Improvised home, tent, sleepers out 0 0.0
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Rented 410 48.2
    Fully owned 227 26.7
    Being purchased 207 24.4
    Other tenure type 6 0.7
    Tenure Type
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