Suburb Profile Report for Howard QLD (4659)

Howard House: Median price $250,000, Annual capital growth 1.41%, Number of sales 26, Weekly median advertised rent $265

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Source: CoreLogic RP Data
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  • Number of sales

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

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At number 417th in the list of Australian suburbs ordered by increase in median house value over the last year, Howard, 4659 is in the top 20% with a property value increase of 11.11% recorded in median house prices.

Across a shorter period, Howard, 4659 has seen a median price increase of 0.00% over the last quarter.

Sellers are offering property buyers an average discount of -8.55% to buyers in Howard at the moment, which is less than average for the rest of QLD.

On average over the past year, suburb has had 2.17 sales per month, which equates to 26 per year.

Howard is 200th on a list of best yielding suburbs for rents in QLD with a 5.51% return

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Howard, QLD – A buzzing agricultural hub

Postcode: 4659

Median house price: $250,000

Three-year growth: 14%

Rental yield: 6%

Originally established as a coal mining town, the suburb of Howard in Queensland’s Fraser Coast region has since taken a more agricultural direction, with its economy supported by sugar plantations and citrus orchards.

The suburb has benefited from the fascination of backpackers with Hervey Bay and Fraser Island. It has some notable attractions of its own, including Brooklyn House, a historic colonial residence; the Burrum and District Museum; and St Matthews Church. The Bruce Highway runs through to the suburb, as does the North Coast railway line, making Howard a great location for those who commute to work.

Metrics i HOUSE UNIT
$250,000 N/A
0.00% N/A
11.11% N/A
1.41% N/A
$265 N/A
26 N/A
5.51% N/A
100.65 N/A

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

DSR Score for property investment : Good (H), Below average (U)
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Demographics
Total population 1363
Median household income ($/weekly) 607
Median age of persons 51
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 1196
Average household size 2.3
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    5-14 years 172 12.6
    35-44 years 165 12.1
    45-54 years 189 13.9
    55-64 years 229 16.8
    65-74 years 214 15.7
    Others 395 29.0
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Registered Married 478 49.1
    Not Married 390 40.0
    Defacto Relationship 106 10.9
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 1069 85.9
    Greece 14 1.1
    Papua New Guinea 29 2.3
    United Kingdom 96 7.7
    Other 12 1.0
    Others 24 1.9
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Christianity 859 74.4
    No Religion 278 24.1
    Buddhism 11 1.0
    Australian Aboriginal Traditional Religions 3 0.3
    Other Religious Groups 3 0.3
    Others 0 0.0
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $300-$399 81 17.0
    $400-$599 113 23.7
    $600-$799 73 15.3
    $800-$999 57 12.0
    $1,000-$1,249 28 5.9
    Others 124 26.1
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not in the labour force 632 62.1
    Employed, worked full-time 186 18.3
    Employed, worked part-time 117 11.5
    Unemployed, looking for work 49 4.8
    Employed, away from work 33 3.2
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Technicians & trades workers 52 15.5
    Community & personal service workers 42 12.5
    Sales 45 13.4
    Machinery operators & drivers 42 12.5
    Labourers 47 14.0
    Others 107 31.9
    Occupation
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Pre-school 22 11.6
    Infants/Primary 84 44.2
    Secondary 58 30.5
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 16 8.4
    Other type of educational institution 6 3.2
    Others 4 2.1
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 1168 95.7
    Flat, unit or apartment 40 3.3
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 6 0.5
    House or flat attached to a shop, office 4 0.3
    Improvised home, tent, sleepers out 3 0.2
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Fully owned 237 44.6
    Rented 161 30.3
    Being purchased 129 24.3
    Other tenure type 4 0.8
    Tenure Type
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