Suburb Profile Report for Macquarie ACT (2614)

Macquarie House: Median price $1,010,000, Annual capital growth 22.77%, Number of sales 29, Weekly median advertised rent $0

Macquarie Unit: Median price $510,000, Annual capital growth 0.90%, Number of sales 42, Weekly median advertised rent $220

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Source: CoreLogic RP Data
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  • Number of sales

Source: Monthly data update for Jan 2022 as supplied by CoreLogic. Data is reported to the period ending Oct 2021. Please note that property sales data is routinely updated, so may change retrospectively.

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Property investors who have had real estate in Macquarie, 2614 should be unhappy with this ACT suburb’s performance compared to the rest of the country. Over the last year it has seen median house prices decrease in value by -8.57%

The five-year average increase in median property values for Macquarie,2614 has given property investors a potential capital gain of 214.75% across each of those five years.

Our latest figures would indicate that property sellers in Macquarie are currently offering property investors an average price cut of 0.00% below the asking price at the moment.

In the last year 29 properties changed hands in Macquarie, which puts it as the 82th most active market in ACT when comparing the number of sales per suburb.

A $0 per week rent on the median house gives suburb investors a gross yield of circa 0.00%, without taking into account capital value appreciation, which has been averaging out at 22.77%.

Property value increases in Macquarie have tracked just lower than the ACT average of -0.88% over the last 12 months.

Comparing Macquarie,2614 ‘s 5year and quarterly average capital gain offered to property investors, it performed less well across the longer period

When looking to buy, or assessing what properties are really achieving at sale, it's essential for property investors to take into account what discounts are being offered in Macquarie, 2614. Typically our figures indicate that -8.16% is being offered, which puts this ACT suburb at 40th most discounted overall in Australia.

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Selling points: Just 7km to Canberra’s CBD; 2km to Westfield Belconnen Mall; Jamison Shopping Centre; Median House Price in Macquarie is $494,000 (Canberra median house price $515,000); 8% growth to June 2012; Unit Median Price in Macquarie $415,000 (Canberra median unit price $419,000); Median average rent (advertised) $440 per week at a 4.4% Gross rental yield.

Most sought after properties: Three-bed houses with a garage close to one of the schools are in high demand. Also apartments and townhouses.

Most common properties: Three to four-bedroom homes, especially those with renovation potential.

Top amenities: Public primary school and Canberra High School. Jamison Centre, including Coles, Aldi and several small stores.  Big Splash Water Park – and public swimming pool. Local Macquarie shops with pharmacy, cafe, dog groomer, Vietnamese restaurant and more.

Local industry and business: Most residents are commuters to either the city or Belconnen town centre.

Recent changes: the building of apartments and townhouses. Also, the development of Jamison Inn Tavern site into apartments.

Best streets: The Cul-de-sacs off Castlereagh and Erskine Streets are quiet and well located to public open space.

Public transport: Public transport is easily accessible from the Jamison Centre. Park and ride buses are available. Bus Route 10 direct to the city also available, as well as Route 73, 74 and 942.

Main arteries: Belconnen Way to city; Bindubi St links to William Hovell to connect to Caswell Drive (Tuggeranong Parkway); and the Gungahlin Drive Extension.

Metrics i HOUSE UNIT
$1,010,000 $510,000
-10.70% -10.62%
-8.57% -3.17%
22.77% 0.90%
$0 $220
29 42
0.00% 7.88%
0 94.0892857142857

Source: Monthly data update for Jan 2022 as supplied by CoreLogic. Data is reported to the period ending Oct 2021. Please note that property sales data is routinely updated, so may change retrospectively.

DSR Score for property investment : Good (U), Good (H)
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Total population 2557
Median household income ($/weekly) 1535
Median age of persons 35
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 2000
Average household size 2.4
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    5-14 years 258 10.1
    20-24 years 243 9.5
    25-34 years 420 16.4
    35-44 years 390 15.3
    45-54 years 326 12.8
    Others 918 35.9
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not Married 932 47.5
    Registered Married 842 42.9
    Defacto Relationship 189 9.6
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 1742 70.8
    Croatia 108 4.4
    United Kingdom 123 5.0
    Viet Nam 44 1.8
    Other 162 6.6
    Others 282 11.5
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 79 3.4
    Christianity 1232 53.6
    Hinduism 27 1.2
    Islam 51 2.2
    No Religion 872 37.9
    Others 37 1.6
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $1,000-$1,249 77 8.3
    $1,250-$1,499 78 8.4
    $1,500-$1,999 115 12.4
    $2,000-$2,499 86 9.2
    $2,500-$2,999 110 11.8
    Others 465 49.9
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Employed, worked full-time 856 42.0
    Not in the labour force 650 31.9
    Employed, worked part-time 389 19.1
    Employed, away from work 88 4.3
    Unemployed, looking for work 56 2.7
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Managers 193 14.5
    Professionals 458 34.5
    Technicians & trades workers 119 9.0
    Community & personal service workers 138 10.4
    Clerical & administrative workers 202 15.2
    Others 217 16.4
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Pre-school 33 5.0
    Infants/Primary 162 24.4
    Secondary 151 22.7
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 86 13.0
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 219 33.0
    Others 13 2.0
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 2037 83.9
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 219 9.0
    Flat, unit or apartment 173 7.1
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 0 0.0
    Improvised home, tent, sleepers out 0 0.0
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Rented 397 39.8
    Being purchased 303 30.4
    Fully owned 292 29.3
    Other tenure type 6 0.6
    Tenure Type
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