Suburb Profile Report for Mount Barker SA (5251)

Mount Barker House: Median price $423,000, Annual capital growth 3.60%, Number of sales 273, Weekly median advertised rent $355

Mount Barker Unit: Median price $296,500, Annual capital growth 3.20%, Number of sales 49, Weekly median advertised rent $295

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Source: CoreLogic

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Giving property investors a an unimpressive capital gain of 0.71% for the last year, Mount Barker, 5251 is the 3065th highest performer in Australia in this respect.

When looking at the potential capital gains offered to property investors over the last 3 years, Mount Barker comes in at number 209th in SA.

Property buyers and investors in Mount Barker 5251 should be seeing an average reduction in asking price of around -5.73% . This means that Mount Barker is holding prices well when compared to other suburbs in SA.

Property investors should expect to get $355 weekly from the median priced house in this suburb.

Mount Barker is in the bottom 30% in SA when comparing median price capital growth over the last year. Mount Barker gave property investors a disappointing capital gain figure when compared to the rest of the state, with -3.58%.

Mount Barker,5251 was ranked 739 in Australia by increase in median property value over the quarter.

State is the 3rd most discounted Australian state or territory in this month’s figures with an average Vendor Discount of -6.23% offered to property buyers. Sellers in Mount Barker itself are offering an average vendor discount of -5.24% to real estate investors.

At number 1110 in a list of fastest selling suburbs, Mount Barker is in the bottom 30% of suburbs in Australia with an average of days on market 95.81 for properties listed there.

Advertised rents are around the $295 mark per week – giving a return of 5.17% based on the median price in Suburb

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Mount Barker is one of the more sought after areas in the Adelaide Hills. It offers a blend of city and country lifestyle, providing opportunities for residents to easily access Adelaide, as well as the quieter regional life of the Hills.Full summary

Selling points: Mount Barker is the hub of The Adelaide Hills. Country towns surround the area, so people can choose whether they wish to live close to all facilities or be out of town in the country.  This opens up many doors for investors, with properties reaching 10% return in some areas. We always have good demand for rental properties throughout The Adelaide Hills and our vacancy rates are often 0%.

Most sought after properties: We have a huge range of demographics within our area; from people who want a unit, to those looking for a small acreage to rent; or even a prestige home.  New homes will enable the investor to claim high depreciation rates whilst an older home may need more maintenance.

Most common properties: Mount Barker offers homes built in the early settlement era right through to new builds, so there is a huge range of homes to choose from.  Areas like Hahndorf, Aldgate and Stirling offer plenty of character.

Top amenities: Mount Barker offers both public and private education and is the central hub for secondary schooling.  Whilst there are numerous private primary schools, Cornerstone College and St Francis de Sales offer superb secondary education.  The shopping facilities in Mt Barker are consistent with rural cities across Australia, with further development scheduled in the near future.  Numerous restaurants have also opened up with Hahndorf now being well known for the array of specialty cafés and restaurants.  Sporting clubs are also a huge draw card to the area – all of which are professionally run by passionate locals.

 Local industry and business: Small business is the major employer of the local economy.

Recent changes: Mount Barker has changed enormously in the last 10 years with major housing developments, shopping developments, parks and walkways.  It is one of the fastest growing townships within Australia.

Best streets: If you are looking for a home to live in, you would most probably look at the areas of Martindale Estate, Dalmeny Park or Waterford Estate in Mount Barker.  Hahndorf, Aldgate and Stirling offer more of a community / country feel and also offer better capital growth.  Whilst if you were looking to purchase an investment property, you may consider staying within the hub of Mt Barker, close to all facilities.  Mt Barker offers lower prices and a strong demand for rental properties.  If you want returns of 10% with some calculated risk, head to Murray Bridge.  This area offers strong demand, low prices yet high rental yields, however capital gain will be much lower than that of Mount Barker and surrounds.

Public transport: The bus services run to Adelaide all day and to most schools in the Adelaide Hills and the city.  The public transport has improved greatly over the past 10 years.

Main arteries: Mount Barker is only 20 minutes by car on the South Eastern Freeway from Adelaide.  We are also only 45 minutes from the south coast and the Fleurieu Peninsula, which boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in South Australia.  The Murray River is just 45 minutes away, offering a fantastic area for water sports.

Metrics i HOUSE UNIT
$423,000 $296,500
-2.53% 1.37%
0.71% -3.58%
3.60% 3.20%
$355 $295
273 49
4.36% 5.17%
89.16 95.81

Source: CoreLogic

DSR Score for property investment : Above average (H), Above average (U)
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Total population 11808
Median household income ($/weekly) 1102
Median age of persons 36
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 1625
Average household size 2.5
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    5-14 years 1656 14.0
    25-34 years 1486 12.6
    35-44 years 1714 14.5
    45-54 years 1557 13.2
    55-64 years 1376 11.7
    Others 4020 34.0
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Registered Married 4237 49.9
    Not Married 3384 39.8
    Defacto Relationship 878 10.3
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 9666 84.8
    Greece 90 0.8
    Papua New Guinea 111 1.0
    United Kingdom 910 8.0
    Other 170 1.5
    Others 449 3.9
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 90 0.8
    Christianity 6912 64.1
    Islam 41 0.4
    Other Religious Groups 90 0.8
    No Religion 3636 33.7
    Others 22 0.2
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $400-$599 511 12.5
    $600-$799 423 10.4
    $1,000-$1,249 408 10.0
    $1,500-$1,999 564 13.8
    $2,000-$2,499 408 10.0
    Others 1768 43.3
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Employed, worked full-time 3390 37.8
    Not in the labour force 2924 32.6
    Employed, worked part-time 1973 22.0
    Employed, away from work 356 4.0
    Unemployed, looking for work 321 3.6
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Managers 663 11.6
    Professionals 1041 18.2
    Technicians & trades workers 867 15.2
    Community & personal service workers 631 11.0
    Clerical & administrative workers 898 15.7
    Others 1616 28.3
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Pre-school 156 5.4
    Infants/Primary 1209 41.8
    Secondary 772 26.7
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 295 10.2
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 385 13.3
    Others 72 2.5
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 10447 93.5
    Flat, unit or apartment 379 3.4
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 315 2.8
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 27 0.2
    House or flat attached to a shop, office 7 0.1
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Being purchased 1781 40.6
    Rented 1486 33.8
    Fully owned 1043 23.7
    Other tenure type 82 1.9
    Tenure Type
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