Suburb Profile Report for Footscray VIC (3011)

Footscray House: Median price $826,000, Annual capital growth 6.41%, Number of sales 108, Weekly median advertised rent $500

Footscray Unit: Median price $402,500, Annual capital growth 2.72%, Number of sales 164, Weekly median advertised rent $360

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Source: CoreLogic RP Data
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  • Number of sales

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

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VIC has seen average median house prices change by -1.69% which means that Footscray, 3011 has not done well for property investors by showing a capital gain of -6.14% over the last year

Across a shorter period, Footscray, 3011 has seen a median price increase of -2.82% over the last quarter.

The most recent median price for Footscray is $826000, with sellers offering an average of -5.46% off the asking price.

Residents and property investors in Footscray have been waiting around 70.12 days to sell a property.

Footscray has had a quite poor year for property investment returns compared to the rest of VIC, giving investors a capital gain of -4.17% to date .

A 0.63% growth in median value for property investors in Footscray,3011 puts this suburb at number 232th in terms of best performing suburbs in VIC

State is the 6th most discounted Australian state or territory in this month’s figures with an average Vendor Discount of -6.24% offered to property buyers. Sellers in Footscray itself are offering an average vendor discount of -5.21% to real estate investors.

Often selling an investment property can take time, and in Footscray the average time real estate has been on the market is 78.3208 days.

Renters in Suburb are facing rents around $18720 per annum or $360 every week.

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The former industrial zone of Footscray holds a long history of development that shows no sign of slowing down soon.

The area screams affordability and with the continued gentrification of the area, there is significant potential for further capital growth.

Compared to other inner city suburbs like Carlton North ($600,000) and Ascot Vale ($455,000), Footscray offers a much more affordable price for units.

Situated 5km west of Melbourne’s CBD, Footscray is well serviced by public transport, shopping centres, parks and recreational centres.

A wide variety of schooling is available, Victoria University maintains two campuses in the area and a multicultural hub provides a wide variety of dining options.

All of these aspects are appealing to a young professional demographic in a big way.

The Maribyrnong City Council continues to put a lot of effort into infrastructure development including rejuvenating Footscray’s Barkly Street Village and other projects like the McNab Avenue Development.

Metrics i HOUSE UNIT
$826,000 $402,500
-2.82% -1.83%
-6.14% -4.17%
6.41% 2.72%
$500 $360
108 164
3.15% 4.65%
70.12 78.3207547169811

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

DSR Score for property investment : Above average (H), Good (U)
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Demographics
Total population 13202
Median household income ($/weekly) 1059
Median age of persons 32
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 1950
Average household size 2.3
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    20-24 years 1608 12.2
    25-34 years 3522 26.7
    35-44 years 2042 15.5
    45-54 years 1445 10.9
    55-64 years 1023 7.7
    Others 3562 27.0
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not Married 5202 54.3
    Registered Married 3297 34.4
    Defacto Relationship 1086 11.3
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 5414 47.1
    Croatia 640 5.6
    Indonesia 966 8.4
    Viet Nam 1239 10.8
    Other 1212 10.5
    Others 2025 17.6
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 1474 13.3
    Christianity 4359 39.3
    Hinduism 836 7.5
    Islam 838 7.5
    No Religion 3400 30.6
    Others 198 1.8
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $400-$599 457 10.2
    $600-$799 425 9.5
    $1,000-$1,249 451 10.1
    $1,250-$1,499 401 9.0
    $1,500-$1,999 511 11.4
    Others 2233 49.9
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Employed, worked full-time 3731 37.0
    Not in the labour force 3411 33.9
    Employed, worked part-time 2013 20.0
    Unemployed, looking for work 587 5.8
    Employed, away from work 332 3.3
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Professionals 1648 27.1
    Technicians & trades workers 646 10.6
    Community & personal service workers 617 10.2
    Clerical & administrative workers 841 13.8
    Labourers 718 11.8
    Others 1606 26.4
    Occupation
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Infants/Primary 486 15.3
    Secondary 430 13.5
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 468 14.7
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 1400 44.1
    Other type of educational institution 289 9.1
    Others 105 3.3
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 5900 52.6
    Flat, unit or apartment 3613 32.2
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 1645 14.7
    House or flat attached to a shop, office 63 0.6
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 0 0.0
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Rented 2649 55.9
    Being purchased 1127 23.8
    Fully owned 932 19.7
    Other tenure type 31 0.7
    Tenure Type
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