Suburb Profile Report for Merrimac QLD (4226)

Merrimac House: Median price $530,000, Annual capital growth 2.76%, Number of sales 69, Weekly median advertised rent $530

Merrimac Unit: Median price $351,500, Annual capital growth 2.32%, Number of sales 90, Weekly median advertised rent $443

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Source: CoreLogic RP Data
  • Median price
  • Number of sales

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

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If you compare the increase in value of investment property in Merrimac, 4226 to the rest of Australia, it performed quite well. The median increase in value, or capital gain property investors experienced for this QLD suburb was 1.73%.

Over the longer term, Merrimac has seen property prices show investors a 11.58% return over the last 3 years. This is worse than over the last 12 months

The most recent median price for Merrimac is $530000, with sellers offering an average of -4.93% off the asking price.

Using the current median advertised rental of $530 and the average annual increase in value of a median property of 2.76%, investors should hope to achieve an overall return of 5.20%

With a capital gain of -2.36% for the last 12 months, Merrimac, 4226 has performed for property investments than its average annual 2.32% property growth over the last 5 years.

Merrimac,4226 was ranked 996 in Australia by increase in median property value over the quarter.

Vendor discounting in Merrimac is giving property investors an average Vendor Discount of around -3.92%. This puts suburb at number 221th in QLD when ranking the most discounted suburbs.

At number 248 in a list of fastest selling suburbs, Merrimac is in the TOP 20% of suburbs in Australia with an average of days on market 59.6571 for properties listed there.

Situated 72.65km from the CBD, Merrimac is one of Gold Coast (C) localities in the postcode 4226.

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On the western fringe of the Gold Coast, Merrimac’s properties for sale have been harder to come by over the past 12 months.

Real Estate Investar’s figures show that since the corresponding period last year, the number of properties on the market in Merrimac has dipped by nearly a quarter.

This fall in stock could come down to two things: either buyers have taken notice of market movements and have looked to swoop in, or vendors have become content to sit and reap capital growth.

The median house price in Merrimac currently sits at a relatively affordable $470,000 and has shown good signs of growth in recent times, increasing by 24% in the past three years.

Units in the suburb haven’t been performing as well, though: their median price has gone backwards by 16% in the past five years.

The differing performance of houses and units can also be seen in their time on market, with houses taking 45 days to sell, and units 90.
Metrics i HOUSE UNIT
$530,000 $351,500
2.02% -1.82%
1.73% -2.36%
2.76% 2.32%
$530 $443
69 90
5.20% 6.55%
50.453125 59.6571428571429

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

DSR Score for property investment : Good (H), Very good (U)
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Demographics
Total population 6320
Median household income ($/weekly) 1229
Median age of persons 34
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 1842
Average household size 2.7
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    5-14 years 868 13.7
    25-34 years 965 15.3
    35-44 years 955 15.1
    45-54 years 781 12.4
    55-64 years 591 9.3
    Others 2161 34.2
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Registered Married 1902 45.1
    Not Married 1782 42.2
    Defacto Relationship 534 12.7
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 3794 66.1
    South Korea 90 1.6
    Papua New Guinea 622 10.8
    United Kingdom 323 5.6
    Other 285 5.0
    Others 629 11.0
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 141 2.6
    Christianity 3809 70.1
    Islam 25 0.5
    Other Religious Groups 26 0.5
    No Religion 1414 26.0
    Others 17 0.3
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $600-$799 205 11.1
    $1,000-$1,249 211 11.4
    $1,250-$1,499 202 10.9
    $1,500-$1,999 316 17.0
    $2,000-$2,499 196 10.6
    Others 724 39.1
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Employed, worked full-time 1791 40.8
    Not in the labour force 1212 27.6
    Employed, worked part-time 982 22.4
    Unemployed, looking for work 212 4.8
    Employed, away from work 193 4.4
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Professionals 460 15.5
    Technicians & trades workers 489 16.5
    Community & personal service workers 376 12.7
    Clerical & administrative workers 437 14.7
    Sales 413 13.9
    Others 794 26.7
    Occupation
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Pre-school 89 6.1
    Infants/Primary 533 36.6
    Secondary 447 30.7
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 126 8.6
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 211 14.5
    Others 52 3.6
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 3674 65.7
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 1872 33.5
    Flat, unit or apartment 43 0.8
    House or flat attached to a shop, office 7 0.1
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 0 0.0
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Rented 836 41.6
    Being purchased 834 41.5
    Fully owned 334 16.6
    Other tenure type 4 0.2
    Tenure Type
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