Suburb Profile Report for West Ballina NSW (2478)

West Ballina House: Median price $600,000, Annual capital growth 3.13%, Number of sales 41, Weekly median advertised rent $515

West Ballina Unit: Median price $360,000, Annual capital growth 1.51%, Number of sales 17, Weekly median advertised rent $400

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

Source: CoreLogic

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With a capital gain of 11.94% for the last 12 months, West Ballina, 2478 has performed for property investments than its average annual 3.13% property growth over the last 5 years.

Taking the average capital gain, or increase in median house value, West Ballina,2478 has racked up an average of 11.94% over the period. This ranks it number 2120th in the whole country for real estate investors looking at median house price increases.

Our latest figures would indicate that property sellers in West Ballina are currently offering property investors an average price cut of -6.09% below the asking price at the moment.

On average over the past year, suburb has had 3.42 sales per month, which equates to 41 per year.

Using the current median advertised rental of $515 and the average annual increase in value of a median property of 3.13%, investors should hope to achieve an overall return of 4.46%

Investment property in West Ballina 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 -9.32%

Data for the last quarter indicates that, in the short term at least, the capital value growth rate for property investors in West Ballina has increased when compared to the 5 year average annual rate.

At number 445th of NSW’s most discounted properties, West Ballina is in the TOP 10% of the state/territory when listing in order of most discounted to least.

At number 1324 in a list of fastest selling suburbs, West Ballina is in the bottom 20% of suburbs in Australia with an average of days on market 116.83 for properties listed there.

West Ballina is 35th on a list of best yielding suburbs for rents in NSW with a 5.78% return

Metrics i HOUSE UNIT
$600,000 $360,000
1.87% -13.25%
11.94% -9.32%
3.13% 1.51%
$515 $400
41 17
4.46% 5.78%
85.78 116.83

Source: CoreLogic

DSR Score for property investment : Good (H), Good (U)
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Demographics
Total population 2971
Median household income ($/weekly) 794
Median age of persons 50
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 1733
Average household size 2.3
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    5-14 years 305 10.3
    35-44 years 298 10.0
    45-54 years 362 12.2
    55-64 years 466 15.7
    65-74 years 476 16.0
    Others 1065 35.8
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Registered Married 1094 47.9
    Not Married 986 43.1
    Defacto Relationship 206 9.0
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 2540 90.3
    Papua New Guinea 40 1.4
    Thailand 15 0.5
    United Kingdom 105 3.7
    Other 16 0.6
    Others 98 3.5
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 47 1.7
    Christianity 2261 81.9
    Islam 5 0.2
    Other Religious Groups 7 0.3
    No Religion 438 15.9
    Others 4 0.1
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $300-$399 122 11.2
    $400-$599 189 17.3
    $600-$799 158 14.5
    $800-$999 142 13.0
    $1,000-$1,249 99 9.1
    Others 383 35.0
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not in the labour force 1270 53.7
    Employed, worked full-time 569 24.0
    Employed, worked part-time 369 15.6
    Unemployed, looking for work 88 3.7
    Employed, away from work 70 3.0
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Professionals 126 12.5
    Technicians & trades workers 145 14.4
    Community & personal service workers 126 12.5
    Clerical & administrative workers 129 12.8
    Labourers 140 13.9
    Others 342 33.9
    Occupation
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Pre-school 46 8.5
    Infants/Primary 164 30.4
    Secondary 191 35.4
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 77 14.3
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 50 9.3
    Others 12 2.2
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 2053 72.9
    Flat, unit or apartment 417 14.8
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 191 6.8
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 150 5.3
    House or flat attached to a shop, office 7 0.2
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Fully owned 560 46.8
    Rented 393 32.9
    Being purchased 229 19.1
    Other tenure type 14 1.2
    Tenure Type
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