Suburb Profile Report for Chinchilla QLD (4413)

Chinchilla House: Median price $240,000, Annual capital growth -1.88%, Number of sales 151, Weekly median advertised rent $300

Chinchilla Unit: Median price $143,000, Annual capital growth 12.24%, Number of sales 25, Weekly median advertised rent $240

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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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Giving property investors a an unimpressive capital gain of 7.87% for the last year, Chinchilla, 4413 is the 3061th highest performer in Australia in this respect.

While Chinchilla,4413 ranked number 1022th in QLD for increase in median house value (annualised) increase, it is ranked 888th over the last 5 years.

The most recent median price for Chinchilla is $240000, with sellers offering an average of -6.80% off the asking price.

Renters in Suburb are facing rents around $15600 per annum or $300 every week.

Chinchilla has had a very poor year for property investment returns compared to the rest of QLD, giving investors a capital gain of -7.74% to date .

Across a shorter period, Chinchilla, 4413 has seen a median price increase of -4.67% over the last quarter.

LACK OF BUYER INTEREST may well be the reason that Chinchilla is offering property investors an average of -4.64. This rate of discount on properties puts Suburb at number 174th in terms of most discounted suburbs in QLD

Chinchilla is 11th on a list of best yielding suburbs for rents in QLD with a 8.73% return

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Once an agricultural centre, Chinchilla has grown into a diverse economic powerhouse with gas and coal exploration, the development of a power station and primary industry in grains, cotton and broad acre farming.

Located 300km from Brisbane, Chinchilla lies in the heart of the coal-rich Surat Basin. Significant coal seam gas exploration, massive LNG infrastructure projects and upgrades to gas pipes and rail links are just a few of the major projects that are fuelling growth in this area.

“With an estimated 250 years’ worth of viable coal resources, Chinchilla is considered Australia’s future energy hub,” says the Surat Basin Corporation website.

The town has ample amenities and has a number of schools from primary to tertiary. It has its own well-equipped hospital providing maternity and emergency wards and other medical facilities.

Chinchilla residents enjoy a wide range shopping and entertainment amenities in the main thoroughfare, including three major car dealers and an IGA Supermarket. All the four major banks and some smaller lenders have branches in the area.

While many regional areas in Queensland suffer from drought, Chinchilla has more than sufficient water supply for both its current and future needs, thanks to the Chinchilla Weir built in 1973. The Charley’s Creek Weir provides backup and additional water for gardening and other uses.

Chinchilla also provides other high quality facilities such as a 700-seat auditorium, cinemas and the Chinchilla Aquatic Centre.

Chinchilla is positioning itself as a tree change destination, as well as a base for business looking to take advantage of the booming coal and gas mining sector in the area – as well as the long list of other industries.

Chinchilla's population has been growing strongly over the past five years – a staggering 5% growth per annum according to SQM Research. The majority of residents own their homes (41%), while 39% are paying their mortgage and 20% are renting.

Rental demand is very high in Chinchilla, thanks to the ever-growing list of companies moving into the area. According to SQM Research, the monthly vacancy rate sits at around 2%. Rental yields are also very high.

No doubt as construction activity ramps up and workers start coming into the area, house prices and rents are likely to escalate.

Metrics i HOUSE UNIT
$240,000 $143,000
-4.95% -4.67%
7.87% -7.74%
-1.88% 12.24%
$300 $240
151 25
6.50% 8.73%
70.298969072165 93.1875

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 (H), Above average (U)
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Total population 5487
Median household income ($/weekly) 1327
Median age of persons 34
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 1517
Average household size 2.5
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    5-14 years 820 14.9
    25-34 years 800 14.6
    35-44 years 725 13.2
    45-54 years 679 12.4
    55-64 years 520 9.5
    Others 1944 35.4
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Registered Married 1876 52.4
    Not Married 1266 35.4
    Defacto Relationship 436 12.2
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 4750 92.0
    Papua New Guinea 109 2.1
    Philippines 37 0.7
    United Kingdom 84 1.6
    Other 52 1.0
    Others 131 2.5
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Christianity 4100 82.0
    Hinduism 9 0.2
    Islam 17 0.3
    Other Religious Groups 11 0.2
    No Religion 853 17.1
    Others 7 0.1
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $400-$599 173 10.0
    $1,250-$1,499 172 10.0
    $1,500-$1,999 254 14.7
    $2,000-$2,499 155 9.0
    $2,500-$2,999 170 9.8
    Others 802 46.5
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Employed, worked full-time 1765 45.0
    Not in the labour force 1197 30.5
    Employed, worked part-time 692 17.6
    Employed, away from work 175 4.5
    Unemployed, looking for work 96 2.4
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Professionals 325 12.3
    Technicians & trades workers 507 19.3
    Clerical & administrative workers 348 13.2
    Machinery operators & drivers 319 12.1
    Labourers 377 14.3
    Others 756 28.7
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Pre-school 65 5.9
    Infants/Primary 557 50.9
    Secondary 310 28.3
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 91 8.3
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 56 5.1
    Others 15 1.4
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 4593 93.1
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 85 1.7
    Flat, unit or apartment 201 4.1
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 29 0.6
    House or flat attached to a shop, office 18 0.4
    Others 9 0.2
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Rented 676 35.8
    Fully owned 642 34.0
    Being purchased 545 28.9
    Other tenure type 25 1.3
    Tenure Type
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