Suburb Profile Report for Brighton QLD (4017)

Brighton House: Median price $615,000, Annual capital growth 4.47%, Number of sales 215, Weekly median advertised rent $430

Brighton Unit: Median price $450,000, Annual capital growth -0.63%, Number of sales 13, Weekly median advertised rent $380

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Source: CoreLogic RP Data
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  • Number of sales

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

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With a capital gain of 11.82% for the last 12 months, Brighton, 4017 has performed for property investments than its average annual 4.47% property growth over the last 5 years.

When looking at the potential capital gains offered to property investors over the last 3 years, Brighton comes in at number 361th in QLD.

Vendor discounting in Brighton is giving property investors an average Vendor Discount of around -4.19%. This puts suburb at number 485th in QLD when ranking the most discounted suburbs.

At number 622 in a list of fastest selling suburbs, Brighton is in the TOP 20% of suburbs in Australia with an average of days on market 42.5066 for properties listed there.

Renters in Suburb are facing rents around $22360 per annum or $430 every week.

Property value increases in Brighton have tracked close to the QLD average of 6.15% over the last 12 months.

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

In the last year 13 properties changed hands in Brighton, which puts it as the 349th most active market in QLD when comparing the number of sales per suburb.

Renters in Suburb are facing rents around $19760 per annum or $380 every week.

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Brisbane suburb Brighton – the northernmost suburb of the city proper – is a largely suburban area. It’s 19km north of the CBD: while Brighton itself is only linked to the city proper by road, there's a rail station in Sandgate to assist commuters evade the morning rush hour.

It's adjacent to popular beach suburbs Sandgate and Shorncliffe. While Brighton itself is largely residential, and amenities are limited to a few corner stores along the main drag of Brighton Terrace, there are plentiful amenities just a few minutes’ walk away in Sandgate. There is a primary school to the north of the suburb, and with more schools located in Sandgate and on the border with inland neighbour Deagon.

It’s very much a family suburb, with well over half of residents married, and freestanding houses making up 90% of properties in Brighton. Indeed, it’s the promise of pleasant yet affordable coastal living, while still within reach of more ‘lifestyle’ suburbs.

Landlords are also likely to find the sums appealing: while properties are more affordable than Sandgate and Shorncliffe, rents are comparable to its more expensive neighbours and vacancy rates are low.

Like much of Brisbane, it's seen subdued capital growth in recent months; however, it's likely to see renewed growth as the Queensland economy recovers – especially thanks to the allure of affordable beachside living. Look for properties in streets beachside of Brighton Terrace and towards the south of the suburb, or overlooking the Deagon Wetlands: these tend to be most desirable.

Metrics i HOUSE UNIT
$615,000 $450,000
6.96% -8.63%
11.82% 5.26%
4.47% -0.63%
$430 $380
215 13
3.64% 4.39%
42.5065789473684 N/A

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

DSR Score for property investment : Good (U), Very good (H)
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Total population 9011
Median household income ($/weekly) 1309
Median age of persons 40
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 1972
Average household size 2.5
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    5-14 years 1129 12.5
    25-34 years 1030 11.4
    35-44 years 1511 16.8
    45-54 years 1372 15.2
    55-64 years 1046 11.6
    Others 2923 32.4
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Registered Married 3157 47.5
    Not Married 2658 40.0
    Defacto Relationship 828 12.5
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 7067 81.5
    Papua New Guinea 389 4.5
    Philippines 52 0.6
    United Kingdom 586 6.8
    Other 193 2.2
    Others 380 4.4
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 82 1.0
    Christianity 5985 71.7
    Islam 27 0.3
    Other Religious Groups 46 0.6
    No Religion 2183 26.2
    Others 20 0.2
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $400-$599 332 10.8
    $600-$799 268 8.7
    $1,500-$1,999 441 14.4
    $2,000-$2,499 307 10.0
    $2,500-$2,999 271 8.8
    Others 1447 47.2
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Employed, worked full-time 2892 42.1
    Not in the labour force 2186 31.8
    Employed, worked part-time 1274 18.5
    Employed, away from work 291 4.2
    Unemployed, looking for work 225 3.3
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Managers 468 10.5
    Professionals 917 20.6
    Technicians & trades workers 657 14.7
    Clerical & administrative workers 784 17.6
    Labourers 467 10.5
    Others 1167 26.2
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Pre-school 116 6.2
    Infants/Primary 756 40.2
    Secondary 510 27.1
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 177 9.4
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 270 14.4
    Others 52 2.8
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 7986 94.8
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 267 3.2
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 134 1.6
    Flat, unit or apartment 33 0.4
    House or flat attached to a shop, office 4 0.0
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Being purchased 1331 40.1
    Fully owned 1126 33.9
    Rented 847 25.5
    Other tenure type 17 0.5
    Tenure Type
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