Suburb Profile Report for Freshwater QLD (4870)

Freshwater House: Median price $535,000, Annual capital growth 1.77%, Number of sales 34, Weekly median advertised rent $470

Freshwater Unit: Median price $275,000, Annual capital growth 1.16%, Number of sales 33, Weekly median advertised rent $315

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Source: CoreLogic RP Data
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  • Number of sales

Source: CoreLogic

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Freshwater is in the bottom 20% in QLD when comparing median price capital growth over the last year. Freshwater gave property investors a dismal capital gain figure when compared to the rest of the state, with -7.36%.

Over the longer term, Freshwater has seen property prices show investors a 10.08% return over the last 3 years. This is worse than over the last 12 months

State is the 3rd most discounted Australian state or territory in this month’s figures with an average Vendor Discount of -6.74% offered to property buyers. Sellers in Freshwater itself are offering an average vendor discount of -9.11% to real estate investors.

The QLD suburb of Freshwater, 4870 is in the Cairns local government area.

With a capital gain of -1.79% for the last 12 months, Freshwater, 4870 has performed for property investments than its average annual 1.16% property growth over the last 5 years.

When looking at the potential capital gains offered to property investors over the last 3 years, Freshwater comes in at number 121th in QLD.

Property buyers and investors in Freshwater 4870 should be seeing an average reduction in asking price of around -5.07% . This means that Freshwater is holding prices well when compared to other suburbs in QLD.

Residents and property investors in Freshwater have been waiting around 87.43 days to sell a property.

A $315 per week rent on the median house gives suburb investors a gross yield of circa 5.96%, without taking into account capital value appreciation, which has been averaging out at 1.16%.

Metrics i HOUSE UNIT
$535,000 $275,000
-3.95% -1.79%
-7.36% -1.79%
1.77% 1.16%
$470 $315
34 33
4.57% 5.96%
94.75 87.43

Source: CoreLogic

DSR Score for property investment : Balanced (H), Above average (U)
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Demographics
Total population 2103
Median household income ($/weekly) 1354
Median age of persons 39
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 1700
Average household size 2.4
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    5-14 years 290 13.8
    25-34 years 248 11.8
    35-44 years 356 16.9
    45-54 years 346 16.5
    55-64 years 293 13.9
    Others 570 27.1
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Registered Married 658 43.4
    Not Married 616 40.6
    Defacto Relationship 242 16.0
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 1583 79.3
    South Korea 25 1.3
    Papua New Guinea 78 3.9
    United Kingdom 145 7.3
    Other 68 3.4
    Others 97 4.9
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 47 2.5
    Christianity 1166 62.0
    Islam 4 0.2
    Other Religious Groups 6 0.3
    No Religion 654 34.8
    Others 3 0.2
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $600-$799 82 10.9
    $800-$999 71 9.5
    $1,250-$1,499 78 10.4
    $1,500-$1,999 98 13.1
    $2,000-$2,499 75 10.0
    Others 345 46.1
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Employed, worked full-time 753 47.2
    Not in the labour force 391 24.5
    Employed, worked part-time 330 20.7
    Employed, away from work 65 4.1
    Unemployed, looking for work 56 3.5
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Managers 159 13.9
    Professionals 313 27.3
    Technicians & trades workers 144 12.6
    Community & personal service workers 134 11.7
    Clerical & administrative workers 156 13.6
    Others 239 20.9
    Occupation
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Pre-school 34 6.9
    Infants/Primary 189 38.3
    Secondary 136 27.6
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 33 6.7
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 81 16.4
    Others 20 4.1
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 1335 67.4
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 335 16.9
    Flat, unit or apartment 302 15.2
    House or flat attached to a shop, office 10 0.5
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 0 0.0
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Being purchased 316 37.4
    Rented 280 33.1
    Fully owned 250 29.6
    Other tenure type 0 0.0
    Tenure Type
Census 2011, ABS
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