Suburb Profile Report for Woolloongabba QLD (4102)

Woolloongabba House: Median price $912,500, Annual capital growth 4.14%, Number of sales 56, Weekly median advertised rent $548

Woolloongabba Unit: Median price $436,000, Annual capital growth 0.28%, Number of sales 88, Weekly median advertised rent $400

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

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At number 878th in the list of Australian suburbs ordered by increase in median house value over the last year, Woolloongabba, 4102 is in the top 30% with a property value increase of 21.26% recorded in median house prices.

If we look at median property appreciation over just the last three months, Woolloongabba has given property investors a paper return of 4.58%. This puts Suburb as 387 on a list of fastest fasting appreciating suburbs in QLD

On average over the past year, suburb has had 4.67 sales per month, which equates to 56 per year.

A $547.5 per week rent on the median house gives suburb investors a gross yield of circa 3.12%, without taking into account capital value appreciation, which has been averaging out at 4.14%.

Investment property in Woolloongabba 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 6.34%

Woolloongabba,4102 has offered an average of 6.34% return per annum in house price rises to property investors over the last three years.

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 Woolloongabba, 4102. Typically our figures indicate that -4.72% is being offered, which puts this QLD suburb at 345th most discounted overall in Australia.

Using the current median advertised rental of $400 and the average annual increase in value of a median property of 0.28%, investors should hope to achieve an overall return of 4.77%

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Woolloongabba’s only around 3km south of the Brisbane CBD, and it’s this inner-city location, combined with the area’s regeneration, that makes it worth keeping an eye on.

The area has hit a slow patch in terms of capital growth, says PRDnationwide analyst Josh Brown, but he pegs it as a suburb that’s well worth going into now to pick up a unit – as the market conditions dictate that buyers can bargain hard on the price and hold for long-term growth.

“A large portion of this suburb was also declared an Urban Development Area in April 2010, which will transform the region and provide strong capital growth for investors who are willing to hold the property for a number of years,” he says.

In the meantime, the average unit yield is holding up well and Brown expects this figure to rise as the city’s rental market tightens. Census data indicates that 50% of the suburb’s occupants are renters, and SQM Research predicts that this number will increase to 56% over the next five years.

Hot Property Specialists’ Liz Wilcox notes that, as Woolloongabba’s becoming a higher density urban precinct, there’s a lot of new unit stock coming on to the market and it’s these newer properties that investors should be targeting.

“The old boxes don’t get such good rental returns, as there are a lot of young professional tenants in that area and they’re looking for more modern properties,” she says.

Woolloongabba has a couple of train stations within walking distance (Buranda and Dutton Park), while the Pacific Motorway takes bus users and motorists to the heart of the city. Amenities are plentiful and of course the world famous Gabba cricket ground can be found a couple of kilometres north of central Woolloongabba towards Kangaroo Point.

Metrics i HOUSE UNIT
$912,500 $436,000
4.58% 2.71%
21.26% 6.34%
4.14% 0.28%
$548 $400
56 88
3.12% 4.77%
24.6571428571429 62.6

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

DSR Score for property investment : Above average (U), Above average (H)
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Demographics
Total population 4788
Median household income ($/weekly) 1330
Median age of persons 31
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 2200
Average household size 2.3
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    20-24 years 754 15.7
    25-34 years 1219 25.5
    35-44 years 696 14.5
    45-54 years 539 11.3
    55-64 years 369 7.7
    Others 1212 25.3
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not Married 2171 59.4
    Registered Married 992 27.1
    Defacto Relationship 491 13.4
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 2628 60.6
    Indonesia 148 3.4
    Papua New Guinea 149 3.4
    United Kingdom 177 4.1
    Other 366 8.4
    Others 868 20.0
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 247 6.0
    Christianity 2052 50.1
    Hinduism 145 3.5
    Islam 113 2.8
    No Religion 1464 35.8
    Others 72 1.8
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $300-$399 131 7.9
    $400-$599 133 8.1
    $1,500-$1,999 226 13.7
    $2,000-$2,499 140 8.5
    $2,500-$2,999 154 9.3
    Others 864 52.4
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Employed, worked full-time 1606 41.8
    Not in the labour force 1087 28.3
    Employed, worked part-time 821 21.4
    Unemployed, looking for work 192 5.0
    Employed, away from work 132 3.4
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Managers 259 10.1
    Professionals 811 31.7
    Technicians & trades workers 254 9.9
    Community & personal service workers 272 10.6
    Clerical & administrative workers 346 13.5
    Others 615 24.1
    Occupation
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Infants/Primary 203 15.9
    Secondary 139 10.9
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 131 10.3
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 690 54.1
    Other type of educational institution 79 6.2
    Others 33 2.6
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 2642 62.4
    Flat, unit or apartment 1408 33.3
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 171 4.0
    House or flat attached to a shop, office 12 0.3
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 0 0.0
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Rented 1060 60.3
    Being purchased 396 22.5
    Fully owned 291 16.5
    Other tenure type 12 0.7
    Tenure Type
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