Suburb Profile Report for Ferntree Gully VIC (3156)

Ferntree Gully House: Median price $685,000, Annual capital growth 6.69%, Number of sales 280, Weekly median advertised rent $430

Ferntree Gully Unit: Median price $528,000, Annual capital growth 5.53%, Number of sales 128, Weekly median advertised rent $400

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

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Ferntree Gully has had a quite poor year for property investment returns compared to the rest of VIC, giving investors a capital gain of -7.43% to date .

Ferntree Gully,3156 was ranked 1577 in Australia by increase in median property value over the quarter.

The most recent median price for Ferntree Gully is $685000, with sellers offering an average of -8.04% off the asking price.

Using the current median advertised rental of $430 and the average annual increase in value of a median property of 6.69%, investors should hope to achieve an overall return of 3.26%

With a capital gain of -11.26% for the last 12 months, Ferntree Gully, 3156 has performed for property investments than its average annual 5.53% property growth over the last 5 years.

When looking at the potential capital gains offered to property investors over the last 3 years, Ferntree Gully comes in at number 229th in VIC.

Property investors looking for a bargain in Ferntree Gully should be aiming for at least -7.13% off the asking price, which is the average vendor discount being achieved at the moment.

Property investors should expect to get $400 weekly from the median priced house in this suburb.

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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
$685,000 $528,000
0.74% 2.52%
-7.43% -11.26%
6.69% 5.53%
$430 $400
280 128
3.26% 3.94%
55.5921052631579 65.0229885057471

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

DSR Score for property investment : Good (H), Very 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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