Suburb Profile Report for Waratah West NSW (2298)

Waratah West House: Median price $500,000, Annual capital growth 5.44%, Number of sales 55, Weekly median advertised rent $400

Waratah West Unit: Median price $415,000, Annual capital growth N/A, Number of sales 17, Weekly median advertised rent $400

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

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

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Investment property in Waratah West has done poorly for investors when compared to the country as a whole over the last 12 months, with an increase in the median house price of -7.83%

Over the longer term, Waratah West has seen property prices show investors a 10.93% return over the last 3 years. This is worse than over the last 12 months

Property investors looking for a bargain in Waratah West should be aiming for at least -7.04% off the asking price, which is the average vendor discount being achieved at the moment.

Residents and property investors in Waratah West have been waiting around 59.381 days to sell a property.

While Waratah West,2298 ranked number 514th in NSW for increase in median house value (annualised) increase, it is ranked 519th over the last 5 years.

Situated 117.34km from the CBD, Waratah West is one of Newcastle (C) localities in the postcode 2298.

Metrics i HOUSE UNIT
$500,000 $415,000
-0.99% -5.68%
-7.83% N/A
5.44% N/A
$400 $400
55 17
4.16% 5.01%
59.3809523809524 N/A

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

DSR Score for property investment : Good (H), Balanced (U)
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Demographics
Total population 2676
Median household income ($/weekly) 954
Median age of persons 31
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 1700
Average household size 2.5
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    5-14 years 252 9.4
    20-24 years 412 15.4
    25-34 years 427 16.0
    35-44 years 302 11.3
    45-54 years 282 10.5
    Others 1001 37.4
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not Married 1189 55.4
    Registered Married 757 35.3
    Defacto Relationship 200 9.3
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 2098 81.6
    Croatia 50 1.9
    Malta 63 2.5
    United Kingdom 68 2.6
    Other 103 4.0
    Others 188 7.3
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 31 1.2
    Christianity 1696 68.2
    Islam 85 3.4
    Other Religious Groups 20 0.8
    No Religion 637 25.6
    Others 19 0.8
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $400-$599 132 14.3
    $600-$799 110 11.9
    $800-$999 93 10.1
    $1,000-$1,249 87 9.4
    $1,500-$1,999 111 12.0
    Others 390 42.3
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not in the labour force 968 44.1
    Employed, worked full-time 641 29.2
    Employed, worked part-time 412 18.8
    Unemployed, looking for work 114 5.2
    Employed, away from work 62 2.8
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Professionals 244 21.9
    Technicians & trades workers 171 15.3
    Community & personal service workers 143 12.8
    Clerical & administrative workers 121 10.9
    Sales 144 12.9
    Others 292 26.2
    Occupation
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Pre-school 33 3.8
    Infants/Primary 159 18.3
    Secondary 147 16.9
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 54 6.2
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 449 51.5
    Others 29 3.3
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 2462 94.1
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 109 4.2
    Flat, unit or apartment 45 1.7
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 0 0.0
    Improvised home, tent, sleepers out 0 0.0
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Rented 366 36.9
    Fully owned 338 34.1
    Being purchased 284 28.7
    Other tenure type 3 0.3
    Tenure Type
Census 2011, ABS
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