Suburb Profile Report for Maribyrnong VIC (3032)

Maribyrnong House: Median price $942,000, Annual capital growth 5.26%, Number of sales 93, Weekly median advertised rent $520

Maribyrnong Unit: Median price $497,000, Annual capital growth 2.01%, Number of sales 109, Weekly median advertised rent $415

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Source: CoreLogic RP Data
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  • 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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Over the last year, property investments in Maribyrnong, 3032 have given investors a capital gain of -5.71%. This compares badly with the -1.79% for VIC as a whole.

The five-year average increase in median property values for Maribyrnong,3032 has given property investors a potential capital gain of 25.60% across each of those five years.

Sellers are offering property buyers an average discount of -7.00% to buyers in Maribyrnong at the moment, which is less than average for the rest of VIC.

At number 2096 in a list of fastest selling suburbs, Maribyrnong is just in the bottom half of suburbs in Australia with an average of days on market 82.7213 for properties listed there.

A $520 per week rent on the median house gives suburb investors a gross yield of circa 2.87%, without taking into account capital value appreciation, which has been averaging out at 5.26%.

Over the last year, property investments in Maribyrnong, 3032 have given investors a capital gain of 5.97%. This compares favourably with the 0.68% for VIC as a whole.

When looking at the potential capital gains offered to property investors over the last 3 years, Maribyrnong comes in at number 246th in VIC.

Maribyrnong, 3032 is offering VIC ‘s 181th most discounted properties when looking at the average discount being offered by vendors. This puts it in the bottom 30% of discounts offered by this VIC.

In the last year 109 properties changed hands in Maribyrnong, which puts it as the 51th most active market in VIC when comparing the number of sales per suburb.

Maribyrnong is 145th on a list of best yielding suburbs for rents in VIC with a 4.34% return

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Selling points: Maribyrnong is surrounded by parklands and the Maribyrnong River; along with having a multicultural diversity of shops and restaurants. Don’t forget the bonus of being situated within 8km of the CBD.

Most sought after properties: Three-bedroom homes with a double lock-up garage in the early to mid $600,000 range, close to transport, and parklands.

Most common properties: Maribyrnong can be characterised into three different parts.  The old established pocket (tightly held), which comprises both weather board and brick homes on large parcels of land; then the three different estates of double storey homes, such as Waterford Green, Riverbank Estate, and the most popular Edgewater.

Top amenities: Highpoint Shopping Centre (one of the biggest shopping malls in Victoria), which is being upgraded to comprise more car parking and a new set of trendy shops and cafes. The Maribyrnong Aquatic centre, Maribyrnong College and three primary schools are also close at hand.

Local industry and business: Highpoint Shopping Centre features more than 400 stores covering all major brands, along with a homemaker centre.

Recent changes: The $300 million development at Highpoint Shopping Centre will add an additional 30,000 square metres, making it one of the largest shopping centres in Australia on completion.  The addition of the Edgewater Estate drove the prices of Maribyrnong upwards, and most of the expensive homes sold in Maribyrnong over the last three years have been from Edgewater.

Best streets: The best streets to buy in are the ones close to St Margaret’s Primary and Maribyrnong College. These include The Esplanade, Macedon St, Pridham St, and Kellaway Street.

Public transport: Tram 82 leads to Footscray train station and Moonee Ponds train station.  Tram 57 leads to Elizabeth Street in the City.  There are also bus routes that lead to the same destinations.

Main arteries: You have main roads such as Ballarat Rd and Dynon Rd that get you access to the Docklands and the Melbourne CBD. 

Metrics i HOUSE UNIT
$942,000 $497,000
2.50% 8.52%
-5.71% 5.97%
5.26% 2.01%
$520 $415
93 109
2.87% 4.34%
82.7213114754098 81.2794117647059

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 : Balanced (H), Balanced (U)
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Total population 10164
Median household income ($/weekly) 1636
Median age of persons 32
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 2167
Average household size 2.7
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    5-14 years 1047 10.3
    20-24 years 1090 10.7
    25-34 years 2242 22.1
    35-44 years 1670 16.4
    45-54 years 1310 12.9
    Others 2805 27.6
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Registered Married 3536 45.5
    Not Married 3502 45.1
    Defacto Relationship 729 9.4
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 5310 55.8
    Croatia 515 5.4
    Indonesia 251 2.6
    Viet Nam 1125 11.8
    Other 629 6.6
    Others 1687 17.7
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 1189 12.9
    Christianity 5208 56.4
    Hinduism 244 2.6
    Islam 222 2.4
    No Religion 2276 24.7
    Others 91 1.0
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $1,000-$1,249 282 8.7
    $1,250-$1,499 248 7.6
    $1,500-$1,999 480 14.8
    $2,000-$2,499 361 11.1
    $2,500-$2,999 387 11.9
    Others 1485 45.8
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Employed, worked full-time 3809 48.0
    Not in the labour force 2096 26.4
    Employed, worked part-time 1409 17.7
    Unemployed, looking for work 324 4.1
    Employed, away from work 304 3.8
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Managers 762 13.8
    Professionals 1477 26.7
    Technicians & trades workers 563 10.2
    Clerical & administrative workers 896 16.2
    Sales 549 9.9
    Others 1277 23.1
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Pre-school 138 5.7
    Infants/Primary 656 26.9
    Secondary 503 20.6
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 224 9.2
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 798 32.7
    Others 118 4.8
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 5499 58.1
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 2206 23.3
    Flat, unit or apartment 1757 18.6
    House or flat attached to a shop, office 4 0.0
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 0 0.0
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Being purchased 1403 40.0
    Rented 1102 31.4
    Fully owned 986 28.1
    Other tenure type 17 0.5
    Tenure Type
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