Suburb Profile Report for Byron Bay NSW (2481)

Byron Bay House: Median price $1,575,000, Annual capital growth 9.76%, Number of sales 68, Weekly median advertised rent $850

Byron Bay Unit: Median price $810,000, Annual capital growth 6.64%, Number of sales 90, Weekly median advertised rent $650

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Source: Monthly data update for Oct 2019 as supplied by CoreLogic. Data is reported to the period ending Jul 2019. Please note that property sales data is routinely updated, so may change retrospectively.

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If you compare the increase in value of investment property in Byron Bay, 2481 to the rest of Australia, it performed quite well. The median increase in value, or capital gain property investors experienced for this NSW suburb was 5.00%.

Taking the average capital gain, or increase in median house value, Byron Bay,2481 has racked up an average of 5.00% over the period. This ranks it number 48th in the whole country for real estate investors looking at median house price increases.

State is the 2nd most discounted Australian state or territory in this month’s figures with an average Vendor Discount of -7.34% offered to property buyers. Sellers in Byron Bay itself are offering an average vendor discount of -14.10% to real estate investors.

Advertised rents are around the $850 mark per week – giving a return of 2.81% based on the median price in Suburb

At number 487th in the list of Australian suburbs ordered by increase in median house value over the last year, Byron Bay, 2481 is in the top 40% with a property value increase of 1.95% recorded in median house prices.

A 38.46% growth in median value for property investors in Byron Bay,2481 puts this suburb at number 65th in terms of best performing suburbs in NSW

Our latest figures would indicate that property sellers in Byron Bay are currently offering property investors an average price cut of -6.82% below the asking price at the moment.

Situated 623.73km from the CBD, Byron Bay is one of Byron (A) localities in the postcode 2481.

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Byron Bay has made quite an ascent from quiet surfer town in the 70s to its current status as a tourist and seachanger mecca, and its property market has reaped the benefits.

The boom started at the beginning of 1987, and Byron Bay’s median went on to almost triple in just over eight years, reaching $158,769 by March 1992 according to Residex figures. After a year-long flat spell, Byron Bay then went on to record an impressive 61 consecutive quarters of growth.

December 2006 to September 2008 saw the median rise by a staggering $199,220, to reach $911,054. Interestingly this coincided with a period of intense population growth, with the Byron LGA’s resident numbers swelling by 803 in two years according to ABS stats. (The figure for the previous two years was just 173.)

The GFC then saw the median drop and stagnate at around the $900,000 mark for a year and a half, before once again hitting a historic high in June 2010 of $915,336. September 2010 did see a quarterly drop of just under $2,000, but it looks like Byron Bay has survived the worst the downturn. 

Raine & Horne Byron Bay principal Sophie Christou, believes that the pairing of a strong interstate demand and a short supply of properties will keep the local market healthy.

“Forty-two per cent of our owners are either interstaters of from overseas,” says Christou. “We’ve got a very green council, so not a lot gets approved and that contributes to capital growth.”

Metrics i HOUSE UNIT
$1,575,000 $810,000
-3.08% 3.18%
5.00% 1.95%
9.76% 6.64%
$850 $650
68 90
2.81% 4.17%
131.410256410256 77.921568627451

Source: Monthly data update for Oct 2019 as supplied by CoreLogic. Data is reported to the period ending Jul 2019. Please note that property sales data is routinely updated, so may change retrospectively.

DSR Score for property investment : Balanced (H), Good (U)
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Total population 4958
Median household income ($/weekly) 871
Median age of persons 42
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 1733
Average household size 2.2
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    5-14 years 399 8.0
    25-34 years 805 16.2
    35-44 years 672 13.6
    45-54 years 803 16.2
    55-64 years 762 15.4
    Others 1518 30.6
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not Married 2040 57.7
    Registered Married 1048 29.7
    Defacto Relationship 445 12.6
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 3519 77.3
    Papua New Guinea 142 3.1
    United Kingdom 313 6.9
    United States of America 65 1.4
    Other 187 4.1
    Others 325 7.1
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 195 4.6
    Christianity 2071 49.1
    Judaism 33 0.8
    Other Religious Groups 63 1.5
    No Religion 1819 43.2
    Others 33 0.8
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $300-$399 161 9.4
    $400-$599 223 13.0
    $600-$799 223 13.0
    $800-$999 202 11.8
    $1,000-$1,249 164 9.6
    Others 740 43.2
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not in the labour force 1473 36.9
    Employed, worked part-time 1084 27.2
    Employed, worked full-time 1062 26.6
    Unemployed, looking for work 218 5.5
    Employed, away from work 153 3.8
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Managers 355 15.4
    Professionals 521 22.7
    Technicians & trades workers 323 14.1
    Community & personal service workers 321 14.0
    Sales 234 10.2
    Others 544 23.7
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Infants/Primary 259 27.9
    Secondary 209 22.5
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 127 13.7
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 217 23.4
    Other type of educational institution 59 6.4
    Others 56 6.0
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 2843 67.1
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 1028 24.3
    Flat, unit or apartment 203 4.8
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 109 2.6
    House or flat attached to a shop, office 52 1.2
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Rented 811 42.9
    Fully owned 635 33.6
    Being purchased 420 22.2
    Other tenure type 25 1.3
    Tenure Type
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