Suburb Profile Report for Kilsyth VIC (3137)

Kilsyth House: Median price $710,000, Annual capital growth 7.87%, Number of sales 160, Weekly median advertised rent $400

Kilsyth Unit: Median price $550,500, Annual capital growth 7.34%, Number of sales 73, Weekly median advertised rent $375

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At number 1130th in the list of Australian suburbs ordered by increase in median house value over the last year, Kilsyth, 3137 is in the top 30% with a property value increase of 10.28% recorded in median house prices.

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

LACK OF BUYER INTEREST may well be the reason that Kilsyth is offering property investors an average of -5.17. This rate of discount on properties puts Suburb at number 362th in terms of most discounted suburbs in VIC

Investment property in Kilsyth has done not badly for investors when compared to the country as a whole over the last 12 months, with an increase in the median house price of 8.15%

Taking the average capital gain, or increase in median house value, Kilsyth,3137 has racked up an average of 8.15% over the period. This ranks it number 241th in the whole country for real estate investors looking at median house price increases.

Kilsyth, 3137 is offering VIC ‘s 268th most discounted properties when looking at the average discount being offered by vendors. This puts it in the bottom 20% of discounts offered by this VIC.

Often selling an investment property can take time, and in Kilsyth the average time real estate has been on the market is 30.21 days.

Advertised rents are around the $375 mark per week – giving a return of 3.54% based on the median price in Suburb

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Kilsyth’s claim to fame is that it was found to be Australia’s happiest suburb based on the results of a Sunday Telegraph survey back in 2009. What it’s got going for it is a scenic and quiet location, with the Dandenong Ranges providing a stunning backdrop – and it's commutable from the Melbourne CBD.Full summary

Kilsyth’s claim to fame is that it was found to be Australia’s happiest suburb based on the results of a Sunday Telegraph survey back in 2009. What it’s got going for it is a scenic and quiet location, with the Dandenong Ranges providing a stunning backdrop – and it's commutable from the Melbourne CBD.

Being around 30km from the city centre, the drive to the CBD takes around an hour via the Eastern Freeway. Or it’s a 45-minute train ride from the city via the nearby Croydon railway station. All of which makes Kilsyth popular with families who need adequate access to the CBD, but don’t want the bright lights of the city right on their doorstep.

“There are a lot of nature trails, swimming pools, cycling tracks and family friendly amenities,” explains Hocking Stuart Mooroolbark director Ken Chappell. “There are some good schools nearby, such as Kilsyth Primary and the Pembroke Secondary College. There are also private schools nearby such as Bilanook.”

What helped Kilsyth into Your Investment Property's top 100 in 2011 was a combination of its relative affordability compared to neighbouring suburbs, solid historical growth figures and an excellent supply to demand ratio.

The demographics here are good, too, with the Maroondah/Croydon Statistical Local Area showing an average annual population growth rate of over 1% over the past four years, and the average weekly family income in Kilsyth just beating the statewide average at last count ($1,196 vs $1,134).

Kilsyth’s median house price is relatively affordable in comparison to neighbouring Croydon, Montrose and Mooroolbark, and Chappell thinks that Kilsyth looks like a good option for investors chasing the ripple effect.

“Kilsyth will catch up with areas like Croydon. People start looking a couple of suburbs further in, then choose Kilsyth when they see what they can get for their money,” he says.

In terms of amenities, Kilsyth has branches or ATMs for all of the big four banks, there are three Coles supermarkets and an IGA all within a 3km radius, eight schools in the near vicinity, and a handful of pubs and cinemas all within 5km. There are parks dotted around the suburb, the largest of which is the Dorset Recreational Reserve and public golf course.

Renters accounted for 14% of all residents at last count during the 2006 Census, and SQM predicts that this figure will remain pretty solid over the next decade or so.

Chappell suggests purchasing good four-bedroom homes to capitalise on Kilsyth’s family oriented rental market. He suggests that properties areas just off the main road with access to shopping facilities will be snapped up.

“Hawthory Road, Durham Road and Cambridge Road are all within walking distance of schools and the Churinga shopping centre,” he says. “There are also townhouse developments that are attracting investors, with a fair bit happening on Cambridge Road. These developments are eight to twelve townhouses and they rent very quickly.”

Metrics i HOUSE UNIT
$710,000 $550,500
0.00% 1.66%
10.28% 8.15%
7.87% 7.34%
$400 $375
160 73
2.93% 3.54%
36.42 30.21

Source: CoreLogic

DSR Score for property investment : Very good (U), Very good (H)
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Total population 10043
Median household income ($/weekly) 1104
Median age of persons 39
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 1603
Average household size 2.4
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    5-14 years 1100 11.0
    25-34 years 1406 14.0
    35-44 years 1280 12.7
    45-54 years 1316 13.1
    55-64 years 1258 12.5
    Others 3684 36.7
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Registered Married 3526 46.9
    Not Married 3243 43.1
    Defacto Relationship 747 9.9
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 7817 81.0
    New Zealand 181 1.9
    Papua New Guinea 125 1.3
    United Kingdom 795 8.2
    Other 173 1.8
    Others 561 5.8
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 81 0.9
    Christianity 5838 64.2
    Islam 27 0.3
    Other Religious Groups 53 0.6
    No Religion 3086 33.9
    Others 14 0.2
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $400-$599 407 11.7
    $600-$799 360 10.4
    $800-$999 350 10.1
    $1,500-$1,999 458 13.2
    $2,000-$2,499 353 10.2
    Others 1543 44.5
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Employed, worked full-time 3090 38.9
    Not in the labour force 2826 35.6
    Employed, worked part-time 1535 19.3
    Employed, away from work 286 3.6
    Unemployed, looking for work 205 2.6
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Professionals 679 13.8
    Technicians & trades workers 986 20.1
    Community & personal service workers 538 11.0
    Clerical & administrative workers 795 16.2
    Labourers 535 10.9
    Others 1375 28.0
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Pre-school 154 7.4
    Infants/Primary 726 35.0
    Secondary 593 28.6
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 271 13.1
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 248 12.0
    Others 80 3.9
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 7837 84.1
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 324 3.5
    Flat, unit or apartment 1141 12.2
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 5 0.1
    House or flat attached to a shop, office 6 0.1
    Others 4 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Being purchased 1576 42.2
    Fully owned 1349 36.1
    Rented 749 20.1
    Other tenure type 59 1.6
    Tenure Type
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