Suburb Profile Report for West Wollongong NSW (2500)

West Wollongong House: Median price $660,000, Annual capital growth 6.95%, Number of sales 43, Weekly median advertised rent $500

West Wollongong Unit: Median price $525,500, Annual capital growth 11.12%, Number of sales 24, Weekly median advertised rent $350

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

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

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NSW has seen average median house prices change by -4.21% which means that West Wollongong, 2500 has not done well for property investors by showing a capital gain of -10.20% over the last year

The five-year average increase in median property values for West Wollongong,2500 has given property investors a potential capital gain of 38.22% across each of those five years.

LACK OF BUYER INTEREST may well be the reason that West Wollongong is offering property investors an average of -7.38. This rate of discount on properties puts Suburb at number 789th in terms of most discounted suburbs in NSW

With the median price for a house in West Wollongong being $660000 and the advertised rent reaching $500 the gross rental yield for property investors calculates out to be 3.94%

If you compare the increase in value of investment property in West Wollongong, 2500 to the rest of Australia, it performed very well. The median increase in value, or capital gain property investors experienced for this NSW suburb was 13.01%.

Across a shorter period, West Wollongong, 2500 has seen a median price increase of -7.81% over the last quarter.

Property buyers and investors in West Wollongong 2500 should be seeing an average reduction in asking price of around -7.88% . This means that West Wollongong is holding prices well when compared to other suburbs in NSW.

Using the current median advertised rental of $350 and the average annual increase in value of a median property of 11.12%, investors should hope to achieve an overall return of 3.46%

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Popularity keeps apartment demand strong 

Median unit price: $455,000

Three-year growth: 46.77%

Rental yield: 4.00%

Tucked away in the innermost western corner of Wollongong City, the suburb of West Wollongong is a perpetually popular dwelling.

The suburb recorded nearly 23% growth in the past year, in line with a very strong positive growth trend over the past five years. Average annual growth in the unit market is at a high 8.26%, indicating that this suburb’s demand shows no signs of slowing down.

Buyers are drawn to West Wollongong’s excellent location in the city, as well as its proximity to many amenities. The University of Wollongong is just a stone’s throw away, and the suburb itself is the site of a well-stocked commercial strip.

Thus, it’s easy to see how vendors are able to sell apartments at just slightly under the listing price, with the average discount rate coming in at only 2.74%. 

Metrics i HOUSE UNIT
$660,000 $525,500
3.13% -7.81%
-10.20% 13.01%
6.95% 11.12%
$500 $350
43 24
3.94% 3.46%
42.7857142857143 97.8947368421053

Source: Monthly data update for Nov 2019 as supplied by CoreLogic. Data is reported to the period ending Aug 2019. 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 4447
Median household income ($/weekly) 1068
Median age of persons 35
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 1928
Average household size 2.5
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    5-14 years 568 12.8
    25-34 years 644 14.5
    35-44 years 617 13.9
    45-54 years 552 12.4
    55-64 years 437 9.8
    Others 1630 36.6
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Registered Married 1608 49.1
    Not Married 1421 43.4
    Defacto Relationship 246 7.5
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 3132 74.8
    Croatia 109 2.6
    Egypt 52 1.2
    United Kingdom 195 4.7
    Other 226 5.4
    Others 474 11.3
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 69 1.7
    Christianity 3013 73.8
    Hinduism 34 0.8
    Islam 109 2.7
    No Religion 838 20.5
    Others 19 0.5
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $400-$599 183 11.7
    $600-$799 161 10.3
    $1,000-$1,249 143 9.1
    $1,500-$1,999 179 11.5
    $2,000-$2,499 153 9.8
    Others 744 47.6
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not in the labour force 1327 39.5
    Employed, worked full-time 1166 34.7
    Employed, worked part-time 635 18.9
    Unemployed, looking for work 136 4.0
    Employed, away from work 98 2.9
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Managers 199 10.5
    Professionals 519 27.4
    Technicians & trades workers 294 15.5
    Community & personal service workers 213 11.2
    Clerical & administrative workers 278 14.7
    Others 394 20.8
    Occupation
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Pre-school 104 8.3
    Infants/Primary 385 30.8
    Secondary 214 17.1
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 137 11.0
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 380 30.4
    Others 31 2.5
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 3215 76.6
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 582 13.9
    Flat, unit or apartment 383 9.1
    House or flat attached to a shop, office 18 0.4
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 0 0.0
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Fully owned 590 35.3
    Being purchased 540 32.3
    Rented 538 32.2
    Other tenure type 5 0.3
    Tenure Type
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