Suburb Profile Report for Ferntree Gully VIC (3156)

Ferntree Gully House: Median price $690,000, Annual capital growth 6.48%, Number of sales 286, Weekly median advertised rent $440

Ferntree Gully Unit: Median price $532,750, Annual capital growth 5.44%, Number of sales 129, Weekly median advertised rent $400

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Source: Monthly data update for Mar 2020 as supplied by CoreLogic. Data is reported to the period ending Dec 2019. 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 Ferntree Gully, 3156 should be relatively unhappy with this VIC suburb’s performance compared to the rest of the country. Over the last year it has seen median house prices decrease in value by -4.83%

Taking the average capital gain, or increase in median house value, Ferntree Gully,3156 has racked up an average of -4.83% over the period. This ranks it number 2115th in the whole country for real estate investors looking at median house price increases.

Vendor discounting in Ferntree Gully is giving property investors an average Vendor Discount of around -7.91%. This puts suburb at number 140th in VIC when ranking the most discounted suburbs.

Property investors should expect to get $440 weekly from the median priced house in this suburb.

Giving property investors a an unimpressive capital gain of -8.15% for the last year, Ferntree Gully, 3156 is the 1193th highest performer in Australia in this respect.

Comparing Ferntree Gully,3156 ‘s 5year and quarterly average capital gain offered to property investors, it performed less well across the longer period

LACK OF BUYER INTEREST may well be the reason that Ferntree Gully is offering property investors an average of -6.24. This rate of discount on properties puts Suburb at number 76th in terms of most discounted suburbs in VIC

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Selling points: Ferntree Gully is a great suburb within the City of Knox. Housing around 10,000 dwellings, Ferntree Gully residents are part of the gateway to the Dandenongs, enjoying the picturesque scenery and lush flora of the surrounding National Parks.  Many community groups meet in Ferntree Gully where it is a great place for picnics and exercise. With local shopping centres servicing the tight knit community, and the choice of various primary and secondary schools in the area, great public transport options, and Eastlink within an easy commute, every resident has fantastic facilities close at hand.


Most sought-after properties: 

Properties that suit the first home buyer and property investors are the greatest in demand. At a lower price level offering greater “value for money” than neighbouring Wantirna South, Wheelers Hill and Lysterfield, the suburb of Ferntree Gully has always been well sought after.


Most common properties:  

Typically, 3 bedroom homes of the area have 1 bathroom and 1 living area, and the larger family homes consist of 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 2 living areas, generally on an average block size of 730sqm. Larger blocks are always sought after for the purpose of subdividing, where new unit developments are common. 


Top amenities: 

Eastlink (Scoresby Freeway), Ferntree Gully Shopping Centre, Mountain Gate Shopping Centre, Tim Neville Arboretum, The 1000 steps walk, William Angliss Hospital and First National Real Estate Stevenson Ferris (of course!)


Local industry and business:

Several industries blend well together in Ferntree Gully with a great mix of residential, commercial, industrial, retail, office, schools and recreation facilities close at hand in respective zones.


Recent changes: 

The addition of Eastlink allows for direct non-stop access to the City within 40 minutes and access to popular beaches and holiday spots within 45 minutes in the other direction.


Best streets: Knox Bridge estate.



Public transport: Numerous bus services with access to Knox City Shopping Centre, various schools, shops, whilst linking with neighbouring suburbs. Ferntree Gully Train station, Upper Ferntree Gully Train Station on hand as well.


Main arteries: Eastlink (Scoresby Freeway), Ferntree Gully Road, Burwood Highway

Metrics i HOUSE UNIT
$690,000 $532,750
0.73% 1.91%
-4.83% -8.15%
6.48% 5.44%
$440 $400
286 129
3.32% 3.90%
52.6122448979592 62.2380952380953

Source: Monthly data update for Mar 2020 as supplied by CoreLogic. Data is reported to the period ending Dec 2019. Please note that property sales data is routinely updated, so may change retrospectively.

DSR Score for property investment : Very good (H), Good (U)
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Total population 25585
Median household income ($/weekly) 1277
Median age of persons 38
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 1700
Average household size 2.6
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    5-14 years 3119 12.2
    25-34 years 3564 13.9
    35-44 years 3836 15.0
    45-54 years 3610 14.1
    55-64 years 3225 12.6
    Others 8231 32.2
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Registered Married 9590 49.1
    Not Married 8150 41.8
    Defacto Relationship 1777 9.1
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 19199 77.5
    Indonesia 262 1.1
    Papua New Guinea 312 1.3
    United Kingdom 1674 6.8
    Other 711 2.9
    Others 2626 10.6
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 552 2.4
    Christianity 15032 64.0
    Hinduism 210 0.9
    Other Religious Groups 189 0.8
    No Religion 7332 31.2
    Others 163 0.7
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $400-$599 795 9.4
    $1,000-$1,249 863 10.2
    $1,250-$1,499 824 9.7
    $1,500-$1,999 1348 15.9
    $2,000-$2,499 913 10.8
    Others 3750 44.2
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Employed, worked full-time 8588 42.4
    Not in the labour force 6315 31.2
    Employed, worked part-time 3972 19.6
    Employed, away from work 748 3.7
    Unemployed, looking for work 629 3.1
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Managers 1327 10.0
    Professionals 2250 16.9
    Technicians & trades workers 2435 18.3
    Clerical & administrative workers 2295 17.2
    Sales 1332 10.0
    Others 3672 27.6
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Pre-school 441 7.6
    Infants/Primary 2008 34.4
    Secondary 1695 29.0
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 669 11.5
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 768 13.2
    Others 258 4.4
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 22650 92.4
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 1014 4.1
    Flat, unit or apartment 816 3.3
    House or flat attached to a shop, office 32 0.1
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 0 0.0
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Being purchased 4350 47.2
    Fully owned 3096 33.6
    Rented 1700 18.4
    Other tenure type 70 0.8
    Tenure Type
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