Suburb Profile Report for Cockatoo VIC (3781)

Cockatoo House: Median price $553,100, Annual capital growth 7.63%, Number of sales 76, Weekly median advertised rent $365

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Property investors who have had real estate in Cockatoo, 3781 should be pleased with this VIC suburb’s performance compared to the rest of the country. Over the last year it has seen median house prices increase in value by 25.70%

Across a shorter period, Cockatoo, 3781 has seen a median price increase of 2.90% over the last quarter.

State is the 7th most discounted Australian state or territory in this month’s figures with an average Vendor Discount of -5.04% offered to property buyers. Sellers in Cockatoo itself are offering an average vendor discount of -3.44% to real estate investors.

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House prices in this suburb have been increasing steadily over the past five years, with the April 2017 quarter alone recording a 10% rise. Nonetheless, Cockatoo’s distance from the Melbourne CBD makes it so that even significant jumps in price keep the median value below $450,000.Full summary

Cockatoo, VIC – Community makes this mountainside suburb
Median house price: $440,000
Three-year growth: 20.55%
Rental yield: 4.14%

Nestled in the Dandenong Ranges between the suburbs of Emerald and Gembrook, Cockatoo is quickly growing as a residential town. 

House prices have been increasing steadily over the past five years, with the April 2017 quarter alone recording a 10% rise. Nonetheless, Cockatoo’s distance from the Melbourne CBD makes it so that even significant jumps in price keep the median value below $450,000.

Due to growing demand, vendors are unloading houses at an average discount rate of just 3.7%. Some of this demand is likely coming from investors, who are here for the suburb’s rental yield of 4%.

Cockatoo’s appeal lies in its well-served community. Residents have access to a supermarket, cafes and restaurants along McBride Street, through which the Puffing Billy train passes. The local sports complex is well equipped with courts and an indoor stadium. Naturally, its scenic location is maximised – Cockatoo continues to be a destination for bushwalkers.

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Metrics i HOUSE UNIT
$553,100 N/A
2.90% N/A
25.70% N/A
7.63% N/A
$365 N/A
76 N/A
3.43% N/A
15.46 N/A

Source: CoreLogic

DSR Score for property investment : Very good (H), Good (U)
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Demographics
Total population 4400
Median household income ($/weekly) 1305
Median age of persons 36
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 1517
Average household size 2.9
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    5-14 years 703 16.0
    25-34 years 461 10.5
    35-44 years 781 17.7
    45-54 years 746 17.0
    55-64 years 503 11.4
    Others 1207 27.4
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Registered Married 1525 49.7
    Not Married 1126 36.7
    Defacto Relationship 418 13.6
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 3532 85.5
    New Zealand 47 1.1
    Papua New Guinea 57 1.4
    United Kingdom 264 6.4
    Other 67 1.6
    Others 166 4.0
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 34 0.9
    Christianity 1902 49.5
    Judaism 13 0.3
    Other Religious Groups 38 1.0
    No Religion 1849 48.1
    Others 9 0.2
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $600-$799 116 9.0
    $1,000-$1,249 178 13.8
    $1,250-$1,499 133 10.3
    $1,500-$1,999 204 15.8
    $2,000-$2,499 151 11.7
    Others 506 39.3
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Employed, worked full-time 1404 44.2
    Not in the labour force 870 27.4
    Employed, worked part-time 664 20.9
    Employed, away from work 128 4.0
    Unemployed, looking for work 110 3.5
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Managers 263 12.0
    Professionals 316 14.4
    Technicians & trades workers 472 21.5
    Clerical & administrative workers 274 12.5
    Labourers 277 12.6
    Others 594 27.0
    Occupation
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Pre-school 96 8.3
    Infants/Primary 418 36.0
    Secondary 389 33.5
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 107 9.2
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 110 9.5
    Others 41 3.5
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 4046 99.7
    House or flat attached to a shop, office 5 0.1
    Flat, unit or apartment 3 0.1
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 3 0.1
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 0 0.0
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Being purchased 919 65.4
    Fully owned 319 22.7
    Rented 155 11.0
    Other tenure type 13 0.9
    Tenure Type
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