Suburb Profile Report for Armidale NSW (2350)

Armidale House: Median price $353,000, Annual capital growth 2.48%, Number of sales 332, Weekly median advertised rent $360

Armidale Unit: Median price $245,000, Annual capital growth 1.94%, Number of sales 38, Weekly median advertised rent $260

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Source: CoreLogic RP Data
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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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With a capital gain of -1.94% for the last 12 months, Armidale, 2350 has performed for property investments than its average annual 2.48% property growth over the last 5 years.

Taking the average capital gain, or increase in median house value, Armidale,2350 has racked up an average of -1.94% over the period. This ranks it number 2947th in the whole country for real estate investors looking at median house price increases.

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 Armidale, 2350. Typically our figures indicate that -6.62% is being offered, which puts this NSW suburb at 1348th most discounted overall in Australia.

Property investors should expect to get $360 weekly from the median priced house in this suburb.

Investment property in Armidale has done around average for investors when compared to the country as a whole over the last 12 months, with an increase in the median house price of 0.00%

Armidale,2350 has offered an average of 0.00% return per annum in house price rises to property investors over the last three years.

Property buyers and investors in Armidale 2350 should be seeing an average reduction in asking price of around -6.29% . This means that Armidale is holding prices well when compared to other suburbs in NSW.

At number 1349 in a list of fastest selling suburbs, Armidale is in the bottom 10% of suburbs in Australia with an average of days on market 162.368 for properties listed there.

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Armidale serves as the regional hub for the New England tablelands. Location-wise, it’s slightly closer to Brisbane than Sydney, and is around 100km northeast of Tamworth.  It has its own airport, with regular flights to Sydney, as well as rail and bus links. It is also the major retail centre for the northern tablelands, with three shopping malls.

The city centre has been undergoing major upgrades since 2003. Key industries are education – Armidale is home to the University of New England – retail and professional services, offering a range of employment opportunities.

The city is also earmarked as one of the NSW government’s ‘Evocities’, as well as a testing ground for the National Broadband Network. This, combined with the benefits of further infrastructure investment in the region as part of independent MP Tony Windsor’s agreement with the Labor Party, is likely to spur further population growth – the population of north-west NSW is increasing by around 5,000 people per year – and demand for housing. Property analyst Michael Matusik believes Armidale is in an upswing phase.

“[It has] a shortage of property for rent,” says Matusik. “Sales volumes are also increasing.”

As an investment proposition, Armidale looks very strong on paper. There are a wide range of houses, with a number of character homes dating back to the Victorian period. However, properties are still very affordable. Rental yields are also strong – and, like other university towns, could offer potential for cash flow positive student accommodation.

Metrics i HOUSE UNIT
$353,000 $245,000
-1.94% 6.06%
-1.94% 0.00%
2.48% 1.94%
$360 $260
332 38
5.30% 5.52%
107.168949771689 162.368421052632

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 : Below average (H), Balanced (U)
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Total population 22467
Median household income ($/weekly) 986
Median age of persons 34
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 1470
Average household size 2.4
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    5-14 years 2958 13.2
    25-34 years 2518 11.2
    35-44 years 2477 11.0
    45-54 years 2903 12.9
    55-64 years 2461 11.0
    Others 9151 40.7
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not Married 6644 45.0
    Registered Married 6551 44.4
    Defacto Relationship 1565 10.6
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 18336 87.2
    Croatia 248 1.2
    Papua New Guinea 219 1.0
    United Kingdom 601 2.9
    Other 661 3.1
    Others 963 4.6
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 282 1.4
    Christianity 14522 71.8
    Islam 353 1.7
    Other Religious Groups 126 0.6
    No Religion 4826 23.9
    Others 120 0.6
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $400-$599 896 12.5
    $600-$799 859 12.0
    $800-$999 715 10.0
    $1,000-$1,249 675 9.4
    $1,500-$1,999 867 12.1
    Others 3145 43.9
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not in the labour force 6765 39.7
    Employed, worked full-time 5536 32.5
    Employed, worked part-time 3358 19.7
    Unemployed, looking for work 797 4.7
    Employed, away from work 591 3.5
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Managers 1117 11.8
    Professionals 2427 25.6
    Technicians & trades workers 1130 11.9
    Community & personal service workers 1072 11.3
    Clerical & administrative workers 1296 13.7
    Others 2439 25.7
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Pre-school 406 5.4
    Infants/Primary 1811 24.3
    Secondary 1727 23.2
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 648 8.7
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 2760 37.0
    Others 99 1.3
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 16548 86.9
    Flat, unit or apartment 1602 8.4
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 812 4.3
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 52 0.3
    House or flat attached to a shop, office 28 0.1
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Rented 2925 37.7
    Fully owned 2595 33.4
    Being purchased 2188 28.2
    Other tenure type 53 0.7
    Tenure Type
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