Suburb Profile Report for St Kilda VIC (3182)

St Kilda House: Median price $1,000,000, Annual capital growth 4.70%, Number of sales 109, Weekly median advertised rent $710

St Kilda Unit: Median price $500,000, Annual capital growth 2.39%, Number of sales 364, Weekly median advertised rent $430

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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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With a capital gain of -10.31% for the last 12 months, St Kilda, 3182 has performed for property investments than its average annual 4.70% property growth over the last 5 years.

Comparing St Kilda,3182 ‘s 5year and quarterly average capital gain offered to property investors, it performed less well across the longer period

The most recent median price for St Kilda is $1000000, with sellers offering an average of -6.75% off the asking price.

The VIC suburb of St Kilda, 3182 is in the Port Phillip (C) local government area.

At number 874th in the list of Australian suburbs ordered by increase in median house value over the last year, St Kilda, 3182 is in the BOTTOM 50% with a property value increase of -3.85% recorded in median house prices.

When looking at the potential capital gains offered to property investors over the last 3 years, St Kilda comes in at number 291th in VIC.

Vendor discounting in St Kilda is giving property investors an average Vendor Discount of around -6.65%. This puts suburb at number 105th in VIC when ranking the most discounted suburbs.

With the median price for a house in St Kilda being $500000 and the advertised rent reaching $430 the gross rental yield for property investors calculates out to be 4.47%

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Next to Balaclava, St Kilda is a popular lifestyle suburb with strong historical capital growth rates that’s right on the bay, but also within 10km of Melbourne’s CBD. Apartments dominate the market, and WBP’s Sean Thomson suggests that it’s this section of the market that investors will want to target. 

“For an investor, with the way that lifestyles are changing in those areas, I’d suggest looking at one- or two-bedroom apartments and staying in boutique style blocks of six to 20 apartments and where the land value is quite substantial,” he says.

“Within those boutique blocks, look for something that is unique,” advises Thomson. “This could be the position within the block, the floor plan or the condition of the property.”

He adds that modern high rise apartments tend to be quite small, and that the body corporate fees in high rises can be quite high.

“There could be lifts, cleaning, swimming pools and services that as an investor you don’t need to be forking out for. The land component per unit is also small compared to a boutique development.”

He also suggests looking at the more picturesque St Kilda and St Kilda West, rather than heading inland to St Kilda East.

“St Kilda West backs up to Middle Park, and you’re in close proximity to Fitzroy Street – one of the main streets in St Kilda where a lot of cafés, restaurants and amenities are – and the Bay area,” he says. “It’s got the bay on one side, and parkland on the other. It’s a stunning location with easy access to the city by light rail.”

Metrics i HOUSE UNIT
$1,000,000 $500,000
2.04% -2.39%
-10.31% -3.85%
4.70% 2.39%
$710 $430
109 364
3.69% 4.47%
65.280701754386 70.3611111111111

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 : Above average (H), Above average (U)
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Total population 17796
Median household income ($/weekly) 1461
Median age of persons 33
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 2121
Average household size 1.7
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    20-24 years 1702 9.6
    25-34 years 6295 35.4
    35-44 years 3199 18.0
    45-54 years 2182 12.3
    55-64 years 1477 8.3
    Others 2940 16.5
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not Married 7774 57.1
    Defacto Relationship 3023 22.2
    Registered Married 2819 20.7
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 9959 62.6
    Italy 470 3.0
    Papua New Guinea 772 4.9
    United Kingdom 1208 7.6
    Other 1237 7.8
    Others 2259 14.2
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 385 2.6
    Christianity 6781 45.1
    Hinduism 376 2.5
    Judaism 546 3.6
    No Religion 6577 43.8
    Others 360 2.4
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $1,000-$1,249 748 9.3
    $1,250-$1,499 665 8.3
    $1,500-$1,999 1053 13.2
    $2,000-$2,499 723 9.0
    $2,500-$2,999 1028 12.8
    Others 3789 47.3
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Employed, worked full-time 8390 56.5
    Not in the labour force 2927 19.7
    Employed, worked part-time 2467 16.6
    Unemployed, looking for work 594 4.0
    Employed, away from work 464 3.1
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Managers 1765 15.6
    Professionals 4223 37.3
    Technicians & trades workers 1096 9.7
    Community & personal service workers 993 8.8
    Clerical & administrative workers 1504 13.3
    Others 1741 15.4
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Infants/Primary 409 15.4
    Secondary 288 10.9
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 398 15.0
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 1234 46.5
    Other type of educational institution 214 8.1
    Others 109 4.1
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Flat, unit or apartment 10746 71.4
    Separate house 2204 14.6
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 1984 13.2
    House or flat attached to a shop, office 118 0.8
    Improvised home, tent, sleepers out 3 0.0
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Rented 5441 63.9
    Being purchased 1914 22.5
    Fully owned 1119 13.1
    Other tenure type 38 0.4
    Tenure Type
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