Suburb Profile Report for Frankston VIC (3199)

Frankston House: Median price $623,500, Annual capital growth 7.91%, Number of sales 639, Weekly median advertised rent $380

Frankston Unit: Median price $430,000, Annual capital growth 6.67%, Number of sales 356, Weekly median advertised rent $310

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Source: CoreLogic RP Data
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Source: CoreLogic

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Over the last year, property investments in Frankston, 3199 have given investors a capital gain of 15.45%. This compares favourably with the 8.91% for VIC as a whole.

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

LACK OF BUYER INTEREST may well be the reason that Frankston is offering property investors an average of -5.20. This rate of discount on properties puts Suburb at number 299th in terms of most discounted suburbs in VIC

With the median price for a house in Frankston being $623500 and the advertised rent reaching $380 the gross rental yield for property investors calculates out to be 3.17%

VIC has seen average median house prices change by 7.73% which means that Frankston, 3199 has done well for property investors by showing a capital gain of 21.13% over the last year

Frankston,3199 has offered an average of 21.13% return per annum in house price rises to property investors over the last three years.

Vendor discounting in Frankston is giving property investors an average Vendor Discount of around -5.12%. This puts suburb at number 102th in VIC when ranking the most discounted suburbs.

Using the current median advertised rental of $310 and the average annual increase in value of a median property of 6.67%, investors should hope to achieve an overall return of 3.75%

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Frankston offers access to the beach, city, higher education and shopping, with a market full of affordable housing. Popular with Melbourne CBD commuters looking to put their kids in quality schools, Frankston has a newly developed foreshore precinct, an express rail line to the city and a range of sought after properties.
A significant number of residents commute to the Melbourne CBD for work. Frankston itself has always been a popular regional area for white collar workers, retail and tourism.
Major arterials and other infrastructure, constructed over the past 10 years, have played a major role in buyers flocking to the area.
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Selling points: Frankston has :many attributes that make it a great place to live. The four best features for buying property in the area are simple: the beach, transport (we have a train line direct to the Melbourne CBD), affordability of housing and an abundance of local infrastructure - schools, hospitals, university, shopping centres).

Most sought after properties: Investors that I have dealt with generally look for three-bed homes with two bathrooms and garaging. Properties within the Frankston High School zone are the most popular. 

Most common properties: Large detached homes, units – both new and older type, apartments, acreage and waterfront. 

Top amenities: High quality public schools such as Frankston High School are highly regarded. The Frankston foreshore has recently been updated with new cafés and restaurants, new boat ramp facilities and several new major housing projects, putting Frankston well and truly in the media spotlight.

Local industry and business: A significant number of residents commute to the Melbourne CBD for work. Frankston itself has always been a popular regional area for white collar workers, retail and tourism. A major recent announcement by our local MLA outlined a further 750 jobs in Frankston, with South East Water opening a new regional office. 

Recent changes: There have been huge inroads in terms of major arterials being built, while billions of dollars in infrastructure investment over the past 10 years has played a major role in buyers (both occupiers and investors) flocking to the once-ridiculed peninsula suburb. 

Best streets: Gould St (waterfront) has always been a premier street in Frankston, while the acreage properties in and around Humphries Rd and Overport Rd at Frankston South are considered great value by families looking for a lifestyle change. A typical two-third acre property, with four or five bedrooms, two-three bathrooms, tennis court, swimming pool and garage will sell for anywhere between $800k - $1.4 million…compare this with other Bayside suburbs along the waterfront for value. 

Public transport: Being the last stop on the Metropolitan line is a huge advantage to commuters. An adequate bus system and reasonable taxi operation mean Frankston is well-serviced in transportation.  

Main arteries: The billion-dollar East Link arterial is set to open in mid-2013. This major project will allow a smoother flow of traffic through Frankston and towards the Mornington Peninsula. From Frankston, there is not one traffic light until you reach the Melbourne CBD.  Keep in mind that once commuters utilise the East Link, local traffic is tipped to be reduced by over 30%.

Metrics i HOUSE UNIT
$623,500 $430,000
2.55% 5.65%
15.45% 21.13%
7.91% 6.67%
$380 $310
639 356
3.17% 3.75%
40.17 37.09

Source: CoreLogic

DSR Score for property investment : Good (H), Good (U)
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Total population 35009
Median household income ($/weekly) 954
Median age of persons 38
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 1495
Average household size 2.3
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    5-14 years 3716 10.6
    25-34 years 5081 14.5
    35-44 years 4635 13.2
    45-54 years 4563 13.0
    55-64 years 4325 12.4
    Others 12690 36.2
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not Married 13076 50.2
    Registered Married 10060 38.6
    Defacto Relationship 2913 11.2
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 24351 74.5
    Indonesia 422 1.3
    Papua New Guinea 889 2.7
    United Kingdom 2884 8.8
    Other 1243 3.8
    Others 2883 8.8
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 458 1.5
    Christianity 19295 62.6
    Islam 307 1.0
    Other Religious Groups 272 0.9
    No Religion 10177 33.0
    Others 297 1.0
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $400-$599 1588 12.4
    $600-$799 1548 12.1
    $800-$999 1388 10.9
    $1,000-$1,249 1382 10.8
    $1,500-$1,999 1552 12.2
    Others 5305 41.6
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not in the labour force 10315 38.1
    Employed, worked full-time 9561 35.3
    Employed, worked part-time 4975 18.4
    Unemployed, looking for work 1188 4.4
    Employed, away from work 1041 3.8
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Professionals 2559 16.4
    Technicians & trades workers 2747 17.6
    Community & personal service workers 1805 11.6
    Clerical & administrative workers 2197 14.1
    Sales 1754 11.3
    Others 4515 29.0
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Pre-school 585 8.2
    Infants/Primary 2283 32.2
    Secondary 1797 25.3
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 1017 14.3
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 1050 14.8
    Others 361 5.1
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 27044 83.6
    Flat, unit or apartment 3523 10.9
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 1763 5.5
    House or flat attached to a shop, office 7 0.0
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 3 0.0
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Rented 5364 39.1
    Being purchased 4256 31.0
    Fully owned 4045 29.5
    Other tenure type 65 0.5
    Tenure Type
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