Suburb Profile Report for St Kilda VIC (3182)

St Kilda House: Median price $1,222,500, Annual capital growth 7.57%, Number of sales 83, Weekly median advertised rent $710

St Kilda Unit: Median price $512,500, Annual capital growth 2.10%, Number of sales 397, Weekly median advertised rent $440

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

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At number 38th in the list of Australian suburbs ordered by increase in median house value over the last year, St Kilda, 3182 is in the top 10% with a property value increase of 32.16% recorded in median house prices.

Over the longer term, St Kilda has seen property prices show investors a 2.07% return over the last 3 years. This is an improvement over the last 12 months

LACK OF BUYER INTEREST may well be the reason that St Kilda is offering property investors an average of -6.90. This rate of discount on properties puts Suburb at number 259th in terms of most discounted suburbs in VIC

Advertised rents are around the $710 mark per week – giving a return of 3.02% based on the median price in Suburb

St Kilda, 3182 ranked 208th in VIC when comparing growth in median property values or capital gain over the last 12 months. St Kilda is one of 2099 in our list for VIC

St Kilda,3182 has offered an average of 0.10% return per annum in house price rises to property investors over the last three years.

Our latest figures would indicate that property sellers in St Kilda are currently offering property investors an average price cut of -7.07% below the asking price at the moment.

At number 597 in a list of fastest selling suburbs, St Kilda is just in the top half of suburbs in Australia with an average of days on market 77.6857 for properties listed there.

Situated 5.79km from the CBD, St Kilda is one of Port Phillip (C) localities in the postcode 3182.

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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
$1,222,500 $512,500
21.04% 2.50%
32.16% 0.10%
7.57% 2.10%
$710 $440
83 397
3.02% 4.46%
71.0540540540541 77.6857142857143

Source: Monthly data update for Feb 2020 as supplied by CoreLogic. Data is reported to the period ending Nov 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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