Suburb Profile Report for Altona VIC (3018)

Altona House: Median price $850,000, Annual capital growth 6.95%, Number of sales 139, Weekly median advertised rent $423

Altona Unit: Median price $545,000, Annual capital growth 5.72%, Number of sales 51, Weekly median advertised rent $390

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Altona has had a very poor year for property investment returns compared to the rest of VIC, giving investors a capital gain of -8.11% to date .

Across a shorter period, Altona, 3018 has seen a median price increase of -7.61% over the last quarter.

At number 96th of VIC’s most discounted properties, Altona is in the bottom 20% of the state/territory when listing in order of most discounted to least.

In the last year 139 properties changed hands in Altona, which puts it as the 168th most active market in VIC when comparing the number of sales per suburb.

Advertised rents are around the $422.5 mark per week – giving a return of 2.58% based on the median price in Suburb

If you compare the increase in value of investment property in Altona, 3018 to the rest of Australia, it performed poorly. The median increase in value, or capital gain property investors experienced for this VIC suburb was -9.17%.

The five-year average increase in median property values for Altona,3018 has given property investors a potential capital gain of 17.08% across each of those five years.

The most recent median price for Altona is $545000, with sellers offering an average of -4.81% off the asking price.

Residents and property investors in Altona have been waiting around 64.3 days to sell a property.

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The home of the popular Altona Beach, the suburb of Altona is making waves as a fast growing suburb near the CBD.Full summary

The home of the popular Altona Beach, the suburb of Altona is making waves as a fast growing suburb near the CBD.

Both the house and unit markets have recorded price increases over the past 12 months, continuing a trend observed over the past five years. Houses performed considerably better with 13.6% growth, bringing the median price to over $850,000. 

Altona is a large suburb that accommodates both a residential side and an industrial pocket, which generates many employment opportunities. Commuters also have their pick of three railway stations, as well as buses and a weekday shuttle service. There are also many primary and secondary schools. 

Aside from the beach, the Hobsons Bay Coastal Trail is another nature-based attraction for cyclists. There are several parks and gardens as well. Melbourne Ballpark is situated just west of the suburb. 

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Metrics i HOUSE UNIT
$850,000 $545,000
-7.61% -12.20%
-8.11% -9.17%
6.95% 5.72%
$423 $390
139 51
2.58% 3.72%
68.64 64.3

Source: CoreLogic

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DSR Score for property investment : Above average (H), Above average (U)
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Demographics
Total population 9918
Median household income ($/weekly) 1136
Median age of persons 42
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 1790
Average household size 2.3
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    25-34 years 1359 13.7
    35-44 years 1513 15.3
    45-54 years 1370 13.8
    55-64 years 1220 12.3
    65-74 years 927 9.3
    Others 3529 35.6
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Registered Married 3734 47.3
    Not Married 3425 43.4
    Defacto Relationship 739 9.4
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 6449 68.2
    Indonesia 242 2.6
    Netherlands 254 2.7
    United Kingdom 712 7.5
    Other 413 4.4
    Others 1387 14.7
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 197 2.2
    Christianity 6211 67.9
    Hinduism 157 1.7
    Islam 148 1.6
    No Religion 2324 25.4
    Others 105 1.1
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $300-$399 349 9.3
    $400-$599 407 10.8
    $600-$799 366 9.7
    $800-$999 348 9.3
    $1,500-$1,999 455 12.1
    Others 1832 48.8
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not in the labour force 3144 39.2
    Employed, worked full-time 3047 38.0
    Employed, worked part-time 1326 16.6
    Unemployed, looking for work 256 3.2
    Employed, away from work 238 3.0
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Managers 541 11.7
    Professionals 1079 23.4
    Technicians & trades workers 659 14.3
    Community & personal service workers 414 9.0
    Clerical & administrative workers 812 17.6
    Others 1102 23.9
    Occupation
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Pre-school 133 7.2
    Infants/Primary 593 32.3
    Secondary 441 24.0
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 171 9.3
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 382 20.8
    Others 117 6.4
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 7412 78.4
    Flat, unit or apartment 1154 12.2
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 864 9.1
    House or flat attached to a shop, office 19 0.2
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 0 0.0
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Fully owned 1783 44.1
    Rented 1225 30.3
    Being purchased 1021 25.2
    Other tenure type 16 0.4
    Tenure Type
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