Suburb Profile Report for East Melbourne VIC (3002)

East Melbourne House: Median price $2,665,000, Annual capital growth 8.69%, Number of sales 23, Weekly median advertised rent $935

East Melbourne Unit: Median price $722,500, Annual capital growth 6.17%, Number of sales 63, Weekly median advertised rent $525

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Source: CoreLogic RP Data
  • Median price
  • 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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If you compare the increase in value of investment property in East Melbourne, 3002 to the rest of Australia, it performed poorly. The median increase in value, or capital gain property investors experienced for this VIC suburb was -26.33%.

Across a shorter period, East Melbourne, 3002 has seen a median price increase of 6.60% over the last quarter.

In the last year 23 properties changed hands in East Melbourne, which puts it as the 553th most active market in VIC when comparing the number of sales per suburb.

Giving property investors a an unimpressive capital gain of -8.49% for the last year, East Melbourne, 3002 is the 1136th highest performer in Australia in this respect.

The five-year average increase in median property values for East Melbourne,3002 has given property investors a potential capital gain of 30.18% across each of those five years.

The most recent median price for East Melbourne is $722500, with sellers offering an average of -9.44% off the asking price.

The VIC suburb of East Melbourne, 3002 is in the Melbourne (C) local government area.

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Selling points: East Melbourne has enjoyed consistent capital growth, is very tightly held and is at close proximity to major hospitals, universities and the CBD. Transport includes easy access to tram, train and bus services, major arterials or alternatively a brisk walk to the city centre.  With a warm and welcoming community, East Melbourne also boasts rich parklands, open green spaces and wide, landscaped streets. Locals also enjoy access to the very best in fine dining, sporting facilities, shopping and art and cultural events.

Most sought after properties: Two-bedroom houses and large two-bedroom apartments are the most popular. There is also good demand for larger, more expensive homes comprising of three bedrooms or more. 

Most common properties: Grand Victorian townhouses and art deco buildings. 

Top amenities: Melbourne’s specialist medical facilities are nearby, while multiple transport options at your doorstep provide easy access to major sporting complexes.

Local industry and business: Major hospitals, sporting complexes, car dealerships, and cafes/restaurants. 

Recent changes: Council is committed to the preservation and upkeep of parks, gardens and streetscapes, in this premier suburb. There has been little recent development aside from the prestigious Mercy Hospital (The Clarendon) and upgrading of transport hubs. 

Best streets: Gipps and Grey St are heavily concentrated with grand Victorian terraces; Powlett St is wide, with large land allotments and prestigious and ornate homes; while Clarendon St features prestige apartments and overlooks Fitzroy Gardens.

Public transport: Excellent transport options are available within walking distance, as well as access to low floor trams. 

Main arteries: There is freeway access via the Eastern & M1, Victoria Parade takes you directly into the CBD and Punt Rd leads to St Kilda Beach and the bay.

Metrics i HOUSE UNIT
$2,665,000 $722,500
6.60% -19.72%
-26.33% -8.49%
8.69% 6.17%
$935 $525
23 63
1.82% 3.78%
53.6153846153846 44.7

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 : Above average (H), Above average (U)
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Total population 4714
Median household income ($/weekly) 1989
Median age of persons 36
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 2383
Average household size 1.8
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    25-34 years 1478 31.4
    35-44 years 650 13.8
    45-54 years 560 11.9
    55-64 years 615 13.0
    65-74 years 392 8.3
    Others 1019 21.6
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not Married 1745 48.7
    Registered Married 1252 34.9
    Defacto Relationship 587 16.4
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 2925 69.6
    Malta 72 1.7
    Papua New Guinea 155 3.7
    United Kingdom 258 6.1
    Other 191 4.5
    Others 600 14.3
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 100 2.5
    Christianity 2200 54.8
    Hinduism 51 1.3
    Islam 28 0.7
    No Religion 1581 39.4
    Others 51 1.3
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $1,250-$1,499 165 8.3
    $1,500-$1,999 252 12.7
    $2,500-$2,999 385 19.4
    $3,000-$3,499 159 8.0
    $4,000 or more 206 10.4
    Others 821 41.3
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Employed, worked full-time 2190 55.0
    Not in the labour force 886 22.2
    Employed, worked part-time 666 16.7
    Employed, away from work 133 3.3
    Unemployed, looking for work 108 2.7
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Managers 523 17.5
    Professionals 1459 48.8
    Community & personal service workers 175 5.8
    Clerical & administrative workers 418 14.0
    Sales 162 5.4
    Others 255 8.5
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Infants/Primary 71 10.0
    Secondary 66 9.3
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 57 8.0
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 453 63.6
    Other type of educational institution 44 6.2
    Others 21 2.9
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Flat, unit or apartment 2607 66.6
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 1077 27.5
    Separate house 221 5.6
    House or flat attached to a shop, office 12 0.3
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 0 0.0
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Rented 1193 56.0
    Fully owned 513 24.1
    Being purchased 414 19.4
    Other tenure type 12 0.6
    Tenure Type
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