Suburb Profile Report for Doncaster VIC (3108)

Doncaster House: Median price $1,156,000, Annual capital growth 6.89%, Number of sales 220, Weekly median advertised rent $555

Doncaster Unit: Median price $580,000, Annual capital growth 2.59%, Number of sales 204, Weekly median advertised rent $470

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Source: CoreLogic RP Data
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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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VIC has seen average median house prices change by -1.79% which means that Doncaster, 3108 has not done well for property investors by showing a capital gain of -14.37% over the last year

Taking the average capital gain, or increase in median house value, Doncaster,3108 has racked up an average of -14.37% over the period. This ranks it number 3207th in the whole country for real estate investors looking at median house price increases.

Property investors looking for a bargain in Doncaster should be aiming for at least -10.52% off the asking price, which is the average vendor discount being achieved at the moment.

Doncaster is 566th on a list of best yielding suburbs for rents in VIC with a 2.50% return

With a capital gain of 3.94% for the last 12 months, Doncaster, 3108 has performed for property investments than its average annual 2.59% property growth over the last 5 years.

Over the longer term, Doncaster has seen property prices show investors a 0.17% return over the last 3 years. This is an improvement over the last 12 months

Property investors looking for a bargain in Doncaster should be aiming for at least -8.19% off the asking price, which is the average vendor discount being achieved at the moment.

A $470 per week rent on the median house gives suburb investors a gross yield of circa 4.21%, without taking into account capital value appreciation, which has been averaging out at 2.59%.

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Selling points: Doncaster is a wonderful suburb to call home. Doctors and specialists, schools and day care facilities, sports facilities, wonderful night venues and social clubs, a fabulous array of restaurants, gorgeous parks and open spaces, as well as quick access to the CBD via the Eastern Freeway, are only some of the reasons we experience great demand from both new residents and investors. Modern new homes blend nicely with older style homes, and residents enjoy Doncaster's easy and pleasurable lifestyle.

There is a great sense of community and pride in Doncaster and we consider our Manningham sister suburbs of Templestowe/Bulleen etc to be part of this wonderful spirit. The area embraces all nationalities, ages and religions, with a variety of places of worship, social clubs, sports clubs, learning courses, libraries and fitness, swimming facilities. Westfield Shoppingtown is a major shopping, dining and entertainment hub that caters to a varied demographic. The area had greater Melbourne's lowest crime rate, with just fewer than three crimes for every 100 residents in 2011.

Most sought after properties: Low maintenance three-bed, two-bath modern town house accommodation is a stand-out among the diverse range of properties.

Most common properties: Brick veneer three-bedroom family homes on 650m2 to 750m2 are well represented in the suburb.

Top amenities: The local public high schools are listed as some of the state’s finest, together with Westfield Shoppingtown being a go-to destination for locals and residents of surrounding suburbs. Manningham Council in the heart of Doncaster has also just completed the construction of an architectural gem resembling Melbourne’s Federation Square in some ways: The Manningham City Square (MC2), which is set to become a hub of activity with art galleries, cafes, weekend markets, cultural centres and much more. 

Local industry and business: An abundance of retail, hospitality, professional services and small businesses all come together to provide ample employment opportunities for local residents.

Recent changes: There has been much change and development with the previously mentioned Manningham City Square, Westfield Shoppingtown extension and upgrade. The rezoning of the Doncaster Hill Precinct has seen the construction of 10 storey apartment blocks, with many more either in planning or currently under way, creating a real hub of activity in the heart of Doncaster. 

Best streets: The area surrounding Westfield Shoppingtown will become more desirable in future years, with strong support for a local rail extension to come into the zone, great current bus services, easy access to the Eastern Freeway and a huge amount of development in the Doncaster Hill precinct. These represent great growth opportunities for many years to come.

Public transport: Very good bus services with dedicated lanes, a park and ride facility, easy CBD access and hopefully a rail service in the not too distant future.

Main arteries: With seamless access to the Eastern Freeway, the CBD is less than 15 minutes away and you can enjoy a freeway drive to the beaches of Mornington Peninsula within 40 minutes. Melbourne’s MCG, theatres and famous cultural streets such as Lygon St, Brunswick St and Chapel St are all easily accessible. 

Metrics i HOUSE UNIT
$1,156,000 $580,000
-0.34% 0.87%
-14.37% 3.94%
6.89% 2.59%
$555 $470
220 204
2.50% 4.21%
85.375 109.087719298246

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 : Below average (H), Balanced (U)
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Total population 18359
Median household income ($/weekly) 1242
Median age of persons 44
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 2000
Average household size 2.6
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    25-34 years 2202 12.0
    35-44 years 2337 12.7
    45-54 years 2422 13.2
    55-64 years 2244 12.2
    65-74 years 2218 12.1
    Others 6937 37.8
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Registered Married 8280 55.7
    Not Married 6031 40.6
    Defacto Relationship 560 3.8
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 9273 52.5
    Croatia 1966 11.1
    Hong Kong 795 4.5
    Malta 634 3.6
    Other 1079 6.1
    Others 3903 22.1
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 1061 6.2
    Christianity 10599 62.1
    Hinduism 270 1.6
    Islam 364 2.1
    No Religion 4398 25.8
    Others 372 2.2
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $400-$599 620 10.0
    $600-$799 563 9.1
    $800-$999 596 9.6
    $1,500-$1,999 722 11.6
    $2,500-$2,999 538 8.7
    Others 3165 51.0
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not in the labour force 6530 43.0
    Employed, worked full-time 4990 32.8
    Employed, worked part-time 2720 17.9
    Unemployed, looking for work 490 3.2
    Employed, away from work 465 3.1
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Managers 1169 14.3
    Professionals 2410 29.5
    Technicians & trades workers 866 10.6
    Clerical & administrative workers 1210 14.8
    Sales 909 11.1
    Others 1615 19.7
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Pre-school 283 6.8
    Infants/Primary 1114 26.9
    Secondary 1070 25.8
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 326 7.9
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 1163 28.1
    Others 190 4.6
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 13807 78.2
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 2623 14.8
    Flat, unit or apartment 1224 6.9
    House or flat attached to a shop, office 12 0.1
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 0 0.0
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Fully owned 3422 50.8
    Being purchased 1768 26.3
    Rented 1386 20.6
    Other tenure type 159 2.4
    Tenure Type
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