Suburb Profile Report for Kingston ACT (2604)

Kingston Unit: Median price $515,000, Annual capital growth 2.02%, Number of sales 238, Weekly median advertised rent $520

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Kingston has had a pretty average year for property investment returns compared to the rest of ACT, giving investors a capital gain of 0.00% to date .

While Kingston,2604 ranked number 36th in ACT for increase in median house value (annualised) increase, it is ranked 46th over the last 5 years.

Property investors looking for a bargain in Kingston should be aiming for at least -2.10% off the asking price, which is the average vendor discount being achieved at the moment.

With the median price for a house in Kingston being $515000 and the advertised rent reaching $520 the gross rental yield for property investors calculates out to be 5.25%

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Regarded as one of the most populated suburbs in Canberra, the suburb of Kingston had a tough run in March 2017 with a vacancy rate of almost 6%, but a year later, it recovered with the rate dropping to 3%Full summary

Vacancies tighten considerably

Postcode: 2604

Median unit price: $518,950

Vacancy rate: 3.0%

Three-year growth: -1.2%

Regarded as one of the most populated suburbs in Canberra, the suburb of Kingston had a tough run in March 2017 with a vacancy rate of almost 6%, but a year later, it recovered with the rate dropping to 3%.

In terms of growth, the suburb has been on a bit of a losing streak, with negative growth being recorded since 2015. The median apartment value has fallen to below $520,000 following a drop of 1.9% in the period of March 2017-2018.

Nonetheless, Kingston offers landlords an opportunity to profit off an average rental yield of 5% at an average weekly rent rate of $500. Units are also being sold at an average discount rate of only 4.7%, suggesting that there is reasonable demand.

 

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Metrics i HOUSE UNIT
N/A $515,000
N/A 0.88%
N/A 0.00%
N/A 2.02%
N/A $520
N/A 238
N/A 5.25%
N/A 85.29

Source: CoreLogic

DSR Score for property investment : Below average (H), Good (U)
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Demographics
Total population 2978
Median household income ($/weekly) 2502
Median age of persons 32
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 2492
Average household size 1.9
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    20-24 years 228 7.7
    25-34 years 1117 37.5
    35-44 years 449 15.1
    45-54 years 349 11.7
    55-64 years 298 10.0
    Others 537 18.0
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not Married 1181 51.1
    Registered Married 701 30.3
    Defacto Relationship 431 18.6
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 1963 72.8
    Indonesia 39 1.4
    Papua New Guinea 48 1.8
    United Kingdom 197 7.3
    Other 145 5.4
    Others 303 11.2
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 55 2.1
    Christianity 1384 53.5
    Hinduism 31 1.2
    Islam 24 0.9
    No Religion 1052 40.7
    Others 41 1.6
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $1,500-$1,999 195 15.5
    $2,000-$2,499 128 10.2
    $2,500-$2,999 272 21.6
    $3,000-$3,499 161 12.8
    $4,000 or more 132 10.5
    Others 369 29.4
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Employed, worked full-time 1659 66.1
    Not in the labour force 406 16.2
    Employed, worked part-time 290 11.6
    Employed, away from work 110 4.4
    Unemployed, looking for work 44 1.8
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Managers 428 20.7
    Professionals 939 45.5
    Technicians & trades workers 101 4.9
    Community & personal service workers 128 6.2
    Clerical & administrative workers 318 15.4
    Others 149 7.2
    Occupation
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Infants/Primary 74 12.4
    Secondary 66 11.0
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 72 12.0
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 344 57.4
    Other type of educational institution 23 3.8
    Others 20 3.3
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Flat, unit or apartment 2053 78.7
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 290 11.1
    Separate house 265 10.2
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 0 0.0
    Improvised home, tent, sleepers out 0 0.0
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Rented 883 64.3
    Being purchased 287 20.9
    Fully owned 204 14.8
    Other tenure type 0 0.0
    Tenure Type
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