Suburb Profile Report for North Melbourne VIC (3051)

North Melbourne House: Median price $1,283,000, Annual capital growth 5.07%, Number of sales 68, Weekly median advertised rent $550

North Melbourne Unit: Median price $530,000, Annual capital growth 9.57%, Number of sales 221, Weekly median advertised rent $470

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Source: CoreLogic RP Data
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Source: Monthly data update for Jan 2022 as supplied by CoreLogic. Data is reported to the period ending Oct 2021. Please note that property sales data is routinely updated, so may change retrospectively.

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Property investors who have had real estate in North Melbourne, 3051 should be relatively pleased with this VIC suburb’s performance compared to the rest of the country. Over the last year it has seen median house prices increase in value by 17.86%

North Melbourne,3051 was ranked 519 in Australia by increase in median property value over the quarter.

North Melbourne, 3051 is offering VIC ‘s 376th most discounted properties when looking at the average discount being offered by vendors. This puts it in the bottom 10% of discounts offered by this VIC.

Renters in Suburb are facing rents around $28600 per annum or $550 every week.

With a capital gain of 28.07% for the last 12 months, North Melbourne, 3051 has performed for property investments than its average annual 9.57% property growth over the last 5 years.

Data for the last quarter indicates that, in the short term at least, the capital value growth rate for property investors in North Melbourne has increased when compared to the 5 year average annual rate.

Property buyers and investors in North Melbourne 3051 should be seeing an average reduction in asking price of around -4.17% . This means that North Melbourne is holding prices well when compared to other suburbs in VIC.

Situated 2.02km from the CBD, North Melbourne is one of Melbourne (C) localities in the postcode 3051.

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North Melbourne being an established high density structured suburb,  being approximately 2 kms north-west of the Melbourne Central Business District.  It offers an abundance of diversity. In present times  North Melbourne continues to undergo restoration which is noted for an abundance of Victorian architecture, commercial and older style industrial areas.  The suburb of North Melbourne is bounded by The CityLink Freeway to the west,  Victoria Street to the South.
At number 2655th in the list of Australian suburbs ordered by increase in median house value over the last year, North Melbourne, 3051 is in the BOTTOM 40% with a property value increase of -2.10% recorded in median house prices.
North Melbourne, 3051 has offered an average of -2.10% return per annum in house price rises to property investors over the last three years. Sellers are offering property buyers an average discount of -9.48% to buyers in North Melbourne at the moment, which is less than average for the rest of VIC.
At number 1992 in a list of fastest selling suburbs, North Melbourne is just in the bottom half of suburbs in Australia with an average of days on market 104.45 for properties listed there.
Using the current median advertised rental of $500 and the average annual increase in value of a median property of 7.01%, investors should hope to achieve an overall return of 3.71%
Selling points:  Predominant  housing types are old Victorian-style terrace dwellings warehouses, and some low-rise apartments.  In the 1990’s many of the older style factories and warehouses were converted into today’s fashionable loft – style apartments.
Most common properties:  Victorian style dwellings, As Is or renovated. 
Top amenities:   Mixture of Primary and Secondary Schools, Churches, local  library, recreational and sporting facilities with Melbourne University being within close proximity. 
Local industry and business:  Mixture of retail, cafe’s and commercial precinct, fast food stores and supermarkets, hospitals With the main shopping precinct, being Errol Street.  With the “Queen Victoria Market” being a well known tourist attraction. 
Recent changes:  Gentrification of North Melbourne, capitalising on the close proximity to the Central Business District, and easy access to  Universities. 
Best streets:  Errol Street,  Victoria Street, Abbotsford Street and Queensberry Street. 
Public transport: Infrastructure, West Melbourne Train Station, tram services and bus routes. 
Main arteries: CityLink 


Metrics i HOUSE UNIT
$1,283,000 $530,000
11.79% 11.79%
17.86% 28.07%
5.07% 9.57%
$550 $470
68 221
3.47% 2.63%
0 32.9347826086957

Source: Monthly data update for Jan 2022 as supplied by CoreLogic. Data is reported to the period ending Oct 2021. Please note that property sales data is routinely updated, so may change retrospectively.

DSR Score for property investment : Above average (H), Balanced (U)
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Total population 11755
Median household income ($/weekly) 1229
Median age of persons 29
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 2000
Average household size 2.1
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    20-24 years 1967 16.7
    25-34 years 3424 29.1
    35-44 years 1492 12.7
    45-54 years 1103 9.4
    55-64 years 852 7.2
    Others 2918 24.8
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not Married 5171 60.6
    Registered Married 2101 24.6
    Defacto Relationship 1255 14.7
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 5641 54.1
    Croatia 856 8.2
    Malta 386 3.7
    United Kingdom 364 3.5
    Other 1143 11.0
    Others 2037 19.5
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 740 7.4
    Christianity 3530 35.5
    Hinduism 169 1.7
    Islam 1019 10.2
    No Religion 4374 43.9
    Others 123 1.2
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $400-$599 326 7.9
    $1,000-$1,249 309 7.5
    $1,500-$1,999 439 10.6
    $2,000-$2,499 355 8.6
    $2,500-$2,999 402 9.7
    Others 2314 55.8
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Employed, worked full-time 3857 41.3
    Not in the labour force 2903 31.1
    Employed, worked part-time 1689 18.1
    Unemployed, looking for work 582 6.2
    Employed, away from work 300 3.2
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Managers 709 12.1
    Professionals 2459 42.0
    Community & personal service workers 572 9.8
    Clerical & administrative workers 738 12.6
    Sales 468 8.0
    Others 907 15.5
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Infants/Primary 429 12.2
    Secondary 423 12.1
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 336 9.6
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 2057 58.7
    Other type of educational institution 177 5.0
    Others 83 2.4
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Flat, unit or apartment 5245 52.8
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 4135 41.7
    Separate house 470 4.7
    House or flat attached to a shop, office 76 0.8
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 0 0.0
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Rented 3056 67.1
    Being purchased 807 17.7
    Fully owned 666 14.6
    Other tenure type 28 0.6
    Tenure Type
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