Suburb Profile Report for Yellow Rock NSW (2777)

Yellow Rock House: Median price $742,500, Annual capital growth 6.86%, Number of sales 11, Weekly median advertised rent N/A

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Source: CoreLogic RP Data
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Source: Monthly data update for Jan 2021 as supplied by CoreLogic. Data is reported to the period ending Oct 2020. Please note that property sales data is routinely updated, so may change retrospectively.

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Yellow Rock has had a very poor year for property investment returns compared to the rest of NSW, giving investors a capital gain of -3.88% to date .

Yellow Rock,2777 was ranked 994 in Australia by increase in median property value over the quarter.

Situated 56.46km from the CBD, Yellow Rock is one of Blue Mountains (C) localities in the postcode 2777.

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Looking at the local market, Bartons Real Estate principal Mark Barton believes that value for money is one of Yellow Rock’s big draws.

“What you get in the township of Springwood for $450,000, in Yellow Rock will get you a substantially larger, newer house with more amenities,” he explains.

Yellow Rock’s property market spiked in 1987, with its median rising by a fraction under 6% during the year’s third quarter, according to Residex figures. This heralded a long period of consistently strong growth, with the median rising from $25,877 in March 1987 to $312,265 by June 2004.

Over the next four years Yellow Rock’s general trend was one of growth, underlined by big quarterly fluctuations. But the wheels really came off during the second half of 2008, with the median dropping by more than $25,000 between June 2008 and March 2009. However, Yellow Rock’s GFC hangover has been cured somewhat, with its September 2010 median of $408,131 signifying an all-time high.

Barton points out that Yellow Rock is a small, owner-occupier dominated,  market that sees low sales numbers when growth is slow.“When the market’s going backwards, what you can buy in Springwood is the same sort of price, so everybody tends to come into the town,” he says.

“So limited sales happen in those areas, and some months the average will be $450,000 because only one cottage was sold, and then another month it could be $350,000 because just another one sold.”

Until the once in a generation financial troubles kicked in, Barton believes that Yellow Rock’s growth, was fuelled by continuous demand for its picturesque rural setting. And for treechangers that are after a good dose of nature that’s not too far from the nearest town, Yellow Rock ticks all the right boxes.  

“It’s sort of like a satellite town of Springfield on the escarpment of the mountain,” says Barton. “The road that takes you there ducks along the tops of the ridges, and goes through three or four valleys and Creek areas, before you end up a few kilometres from the main road at Yellow Rock. On the way you’ve got large acreages with big houses on them.”

Metrics i HOUSE UNIT
$742,500 N/A
4.58% N/A
-3.88% N/A
6.86% N/A
11 N/A

Source: Monthly data update for Jan 2021 as supplied by CoreLogic. Data is reported to the period ending Oct 2020. Please note that property sales data is routinely updated, so may change retrospectively.

DSR Score for property investment : Good (H), Above average (U)
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Total population 918
Median household income ($/weekly) 1794
Median age of persons 35
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 1733
Average household size 3.1
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    5-14 years 138 15.1
    25-34 years 95 10.4
    35-44 years 118 12.9
    45-54 years 195 21.3
    55-64 years 100 10.9
    Others 269 29.4
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Registered Married 399 59.6
    Not Married 213 31.8
    Defacto Relationship 58 8.7
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 809 89.3
    Greece 6 0.7
    Papua New Guinea 7 0.8
    United Kingdom 45 5.0
    Other 20 2.2
    Others 19 2.1
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Christianity 676 76.0
    No Religion 204 22.9
    Buddhism 9 1.0
    Hinduism 0 0.0
    Islam 0 0.0
    Others 0 0.0
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $400-$599 20 7.8
    $1,000-$1,249 20 7.8
    $1,500-$1,999 45 17.6
    $2,000-$2,499 36 14.1
    $3,000-$3,499 28 10.9
    Others 107 41.8
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Employed, worked full-time 321 45.9
    Employed, worked part-time 169 24.1
    Not in the labour force 157 22.4
    Employed, away from work 37 5.3
    Unemployed, looking for work 16 2.3
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Managers 63 12.0
    Professionals 109 20.8
    Technicians & trades workers 76 14.5
    Clerical & administrative workers 87 16.6
    Labourers 52 9.9
    Others 138 26.3
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Pre-school 24 8.5
    Infants/Primary 92 32.4
    Secondary 83 29.2
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 35 12.3
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 40 14.1
    Others 10 3.5
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 880 99.3
    Flat, unit or apartment 3 0.3
    Improvised home, tent, sleepers out 3 0.3
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 0 0.0
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 0 0.0
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Being purchased 172 59.3
    Fully owned 83 28.6
    Rented 29 10.0
    Other tenure type 6 2.1
    Tenure Type
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