Suburb Profile Report for Bowen Hills QLD (4006)

Bowen Hills Unit: Median price $363,000, Annual capital growth -1.17%, Number of sales 55, Weekly median advertised rent $420

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Source: CoreLogic RP Data
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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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Investment property in Bowen Hills has done pretty 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 -9.65%

When looking at the potential capital gains offered to property investors over the last 3 years, Bowen Hills comes in at number 278th in QLD.

The most recent median price for Bowen Hills is $363000, with sellers offering an average of -9.18% off the asking price.

Advertised rents are around the $420 mark per week – giving a return of 6.02% based on the median price in Suburb

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The inner-city suburbs of Brisbane have had a well-documented struggle as a result of the number of new apartments that have popped up in recent years, and Bowen Hills is no exception.

In this suburb just 3km north of the Brisbane CBD, tenants are unlikely to struggle to find rental accommodation – its vacancy rate is currently 6.65%, according to Real Estate Investar.

There has been some improvement in the rental market though, as the vacancy rate has fallen from the 8.19% of 12 months ago.

Landlords who do manage to find a tenant are at least seeing decent rental returns, with yields currently sitting at 5%.

Investors will be hoping yields don’t fall any time soon, with capital growth conditions being relatively poor at the moment.

The median unit price currently sits at $426,000 and has only grown 3% in the last three years. The last 12 months alone have seen prices fall by 2%.
Metrics i HOUSE UNIT
N/A $363,000
N/A -1.17%
N/A -9.65%
N/A -1.17%
N/A $420
N/A 55
N/A 6.02%
N/A 104.72

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 : Poor (H), Below average (U)
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Demographics
Total population 1744
Median household income ($/weekly) 1458
Median age of persons 31
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 2100
Average household size 1.8
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    20-24 years 270 15.5
    25-34 years 581 33.3
    35-44 years 289 16.6
    45-54 years 187 10.7
    55-64 years 148 8.5
    Others 270 15.5
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not Married 858 62.0
    Registered Married 301 21.8
    Defacto Relationship 224 16.2
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 995 62.8
    Indonesia 50 3.2
    Papua New Guinea 82 5.2
    United Kingdom 61 3.8
    Other 144 9.1
    Others 253 16.0
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 64 4.3
    Christianity 839 55.9
    Hinduism 38 2.5
    Islam 26 1.7
    No Religion 505 33.6
    Others 30 2.0
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $200-$299 51 6.8
    $600-$799 60 8.0
    $1,500-$1,999 116 15.4
    $2,000-$2,499 65 8.6
    $2,500-$2,999 93 12.4
    Others 367 48.8
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Employed, worked full-time 802 53.2
    Not in the labour force 353 23.4
    Employed, worked part-time 242 16.0
    Unemployed, looking for work 60 4.0
    Employed, away from work 51 3.4
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Managers 148 13.5
    Professionals 340 31.1
    Technicians & trades workers 112 10.2
    Community & personal service workers 109 10.0
    Clerical & administrative workers 165 15.1
    Others 221 20.2
    Occupation
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Infants/Primary 26 8.2
    Secondary 33 10.4
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 51 16.1
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 172 54.3
    Other type of educational institution 29 9.1
    Others 6 1.9
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Flat, unit or apartment 1099 72.1
    Separate house 232 15.2
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 172 11.3
    House or flat attached to a shop, office 19 1.2
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 3 0.2
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Rented 593 72.8
    Being purchased 156 19.1
    Fully owned 60 7.4
    Other tenure type 6 0.7
    Tenure Type
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