Suburb Profile Report for Bruce ACT (2617)

Bruce House: Median price $727,000, Annual capital growth 1.98%, Number of sales 19, Weekly median advertised rent $650

Bruce Unit: Median price $376,000, Annual capital growth 0.31%, Number of sales 110, Weekly median advertised rent $445

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Source: CoreLogic RP Data
  • Median price
  • Number of sales

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 investors who have had real estate in Bruce, 2617 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 -6.07%

Over the longer term, Bruce has seen property prices show investors a -4.66% return over the last 3 years. This is worse than over the last 12 months

Often selling an investment property can take time, and in Bruce the average time real estate has been on the market is 51.8462 days.

Bruce is 18th on a list of best yielding suburbs for rents in ACT with a 4.65% return

At number 923th in the list of Australian suburbs ordered by increase in median house value over the last year, Bruce, 2617 is in the BOTTOM 40% with a property value increase of -1.57% recorded in median house prices.

Comparing Bruce,2617 ‘s 5year and quarterly average capital gain offered to property investors, it performed better across the longer period

Our latest figures would indicate that property sellers in Bruce are currently offering property investors an average price cut of -3.66% below the asking price at the moment.

Advertised rents are around the $445 mark per week – giving a return of 6.15% based on the median price in Suburb

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February 2016

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Located within the popular Belconnen district northwest of Canberra, Bruce is a prominent suburb 9km from Canberra’s CBD, featuring family homes of different sizes and styles and pockets of high-density apartment blocks and townhouses.

Enveloping a business hub dominatedby the University of Canberra, the Australian Institute of Sport and the Canberra Instituteof Technology, Bruce is home to thousands of students, ensuring ongoing rental demand.

And its recent price growth has seen developers scrambling to meet the needs of the influx of renters.

Real estate agent Peter Norton-Baker from Century 21 Capital in Forrest says that while Bruce’s growth over the past 12 months has been admirable, the new apartment developments haven’t had a positive impact, evidenced by a flatlined unit value in the past year.

This is despite the fact that the average age of Bruce’s residents is 26, and half its population attend one of Bruce’s many educational institutes.

“It’s firm for houses but not so good for apartments. There’s a glut of apartments,” confirms Norton-Baker.

That said, he believes the market will be strong in 2016. Bruce’s top-billing homes have a price tag of $1.5m, while at the entry-level end properties are priced from the low $300,000s.

Metrics i HOUSE UNIT
$727,000 $376,000
-0.82% 5.92%
-6.07% -1.57%
1.98% 0.31%
$650 $445
19 110
4.65% 6.15%
51.8461538461539 64.8823529411765

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), Very good (U)
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Demographics
Total population 6389
Median household income ($/weekly) 2080
Median age of persons 26
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 2167
Average household size 2.4
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    15-19 years 658 10.3
    20-24 years 1683 26.3
    25-34 years 1505 23.5
    35-44 years 560 8.8
    45-54 years 475 7.4
    Others 1510 23.6
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not Married 1742 46.1
    Registered Married 1553 41.1
    Defacto Relationship 487 12.9
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 3426 62.7
    Croatia 489 9.0
    Indonesia 171 3.1
    United Kingdom 135 2.5
    Other 394 7.2
    Others 846 15.5
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 256 4.9
    Christianity 2585 49.5
    Hinduism 174 3.3
    Islam 224 4.3
    No Religion 1911 36.6
    Others 73 1.4
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $1,500-$1,999 233 13.8
    $2,000-$2,499 190 11.2
    $2,500-$2,999 228 13.5
    $3,000-$3,499 168 9.9
    $4,000 or more 198 11.7
    Others 676 39.9
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Employed, worked full-time 2181 44.4
    Not in the labour force 1308 26.6
    Employed, worked part-time 1003 20.4
    Employed, away from work 230 4.7
    Unemployed, looking for work 192 3.9
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Managers 488 14.3
    Professionals 1183 34.6
    Community & personal service workers 437 12.8
    Clerical & administrative workers 510 14.9
    Sales 337 9.9
    Others 460 13.5
    Occupation
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Infants/Primary 219 9.6
    Secondary 177 7.7
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 157 6.9
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 1623 71.1
    Other type of educational institution 56 2.5
    Others 52 2.3
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 2076 47.0
    Flat, unit or apartment 1172 26.5
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 1171 26.5
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 0 0.0
    Improvised home, tent, sleepers out 0 0.0
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Rented 922 49.4
    Being purchased 524 28.1
    Fully owned 375 20.1
    Other tenure type 44 2.4
    Tenure Type
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