Suburb Profile Report for Highgate Hill QLD (4101)

Highgate Hill House: Median price $1,026,000, Annual capital growth 4.31%, Number of sales 30, Weekly median advertised rent $500

Highgate Hill Unit: Median price $532,500, Annual capital growth 3.03%, Number of sales 38, Weekly median advertised rent $390

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Source: CoreLogic RP Data
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  • Number of sales

Source: Monthly data update for Feb 2020 as supplied by CoreLogic. Data is reported to the period ending Nov 2019. Please note that property sales data is routinely updated, so may change retrospectively.

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Property investors who have had real estate in Highgate Hill, 4101 should be pleased with this QLD suburb’s performance compared to the rest of the country. Over the last year it has seen median house prices increase in value by 15.93%

While Highgate Hill,4101 ranked number 14th in QLD for increase in median house value (annualised) increase, it is ranked 526th over the last 5 years.

Investment property in Highgate Hill has done around average for investors when compared to the country as a whole over the last 12 months, with an increase in the median house price of 0.47%

Over the longer term, Highgate Hill has seen property prices show investors a -9.13% return over the last 3 years. This is an improvement over the last 12 months

Vendor discounting in Highgate Hill is giving property investors an average Vendor Discount of around -7.26%. This puts suburb at number 64th in QLD when ranking the most discounted suburbs.

In the last year 38 properties changed hands in Highgate Hill, which puts it as the 143th most active market in QLD when comparing the number of sales per suburb.

Advertised rents are around the $390 mark per week – giving a return of 3.81% based on the median price in Suburb

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Highgate Hill has had a pretty average year for property investment returns compared to the rest of QLD, giving investors a capital gain of -0.13% to date.
Data for the last quarter indicates that, in the short term at least, the capital value growth rate for property investors in Highgate Hill has fallen somewhat when compared to the 5 year average annual rate.
When looking to buy, or assessing what properties are really achieving at sale, it's essential for property investors to take into account what discounts are being offered in Highgate Hill, 4101. Typically our figures indicate that -9.95% is being offered, which puts this QLD suburb at 1478th most discounted overall in Australia.
Residents and property investors in Highgate Hill have been waiting around 121.51 days to sell a property.
Highgate Hill, 4101’s gross rental yield is 3.38%
Selling points:
  • Location (Brisbane inner city)
  • Vacancy rate 2.3%1 (March 2013)
  • Rental return 5.87%2 (South Brisbane units over the last 12 months)
  • Median rent at $465 per week3 (South Brisbane units)
  • Increasing population growth
  • Strong demand
South Brisbane is Australia No. 1 investment pick by ‘Your Investment Property’ magazine, due to the high demand for inner city rentals with a very low supply of rental stock. 
Most sought-after properties: Apartments
Most common properties: Apartments and Houses
Top amenities:  Southbank Parklands, Mater Hospital, Brisbane State High, Griffith Conservatorium of Music, Southbank TAFE, Gallery of Modern Art, QUT and Griffith Universities, Queensland Museum, Qld Performing Arts Centre
Local industry and business: Variety
Best streets: Boundary St (South Brisbane)
Public transport: Extremely well serviced transport infrastructure including train stations, priority busways, ferry services and both pedestrian and bicycle bridges to the CBD.
Main arteries:
  • Go Between bridge (completed 2010) linking South Brisbane with the Inner City Bypass and the Airport Link Tunnel
  • $63 million ‘Kurilpa’ pedestrian and bicycle bridge connecting South Brisbane to the Central Business District
  • $40 million upgrade to the ‘Goodwill’ pedestrian/bicycle bridge from South Brisbane to Queensland University of Technology


Metrics i HOUSE UNIT
$1,026,000 $532,500
12.75% 0.00%
15.93% 0.47%
4.31% 3.03%
$500 $390
30 38
2.53% 3.81%
89.9411764705882 85.2962962962963

Source: Monthly data update for Feb 2020 as supplied by CoreLogic. Data is reported to the period ending Nov 2019. Please note that property sales data is routinely updated, so may change retrospectively.

DSR Score for property investment : Balanced (H), Balanced (U)
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Total population 5823
Median household income ($/weekly) 1380
Median age of persons 34
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 2000
Average household size 2.3
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    20-24 years 703 12.1
    25-34 years 1297 22.3
    35-44 years 900 15.5
    45-54 years 765 13.1
    55-64 years 529 9.1
    Others 1629 28.0
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not Married 2597 57.3
    Registered Married 1336 29.5
    Defacto Relationship 598 13.2
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 3447 64.1
    Hong Kong 225 4.2
    Papua New Guinea 179 3.3
    United Kingdom 278 5.2
    Other 432 8.0
    Others 815 15.2
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 292 5.7
    Christianity 2484 48.7
    Hinduism 91 1.8
    Islam 68 1.3
    No Religion 2090 41.0
    Others 78 1.5
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $400-$599 174 8.2
    $800-$999 164 7.7
    $1,000-$1,249 198 9.3
    $1,500-$1,999 277 13.0
    $2,500-$2,999 217 10.2
    Others 1096 51.6
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Employed, worked full-time 2043 43.2
    Not in the labour force 1227 25.9
    Employed, worked part-time 1058 22.3
    Unemployed, looking for work 245 5.2
    Employed, away from work 161 3.4
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Managers 371 11.4
    Professionals 1254 38.5
    Community & personal service workers 323 9.9
    Clerical & administrative workers 429 13.2
    Sales 276 8.5
    Others 603 18.5
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Infants/Primary 281 17.4
    Secondary 285 17.6
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 122 7.5
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 829 51.2
    Other type of educational institution 68 4.2
    Others 34 2.1
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 2686 50.9
    Flat, unit or apartment 2346 44.4
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 236 4.5
    House or flat attached to a shop, office 13 0.2
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 0 0.0
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Rented 1316 57.0
    Being purchased 496 21.5
    Fully owned 483 20.9
    Other tenure type 12 0.5
    Tenure Type
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