Suburb Profile Report for East Perth WA (6004)

East Perth House: Median price $1,090,000, Annual capital growth 0.80%, Number of sales 18, Weekly median advertised rent $650

East Perth Unit: Median price $470,000, Annual capital growth -0.99%, Number of sales 352, Weekly median advertised rent $430

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Source: CoreLogic RP Data
  • Median price
  • Number of sales

Source: Monthly data update for Jul 2021 as supplied by CoreLogic. Data is reported to the period ending Apr 2021. Please note that property sales data is routinely updated, so may change retrospectively.

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If you compare the increase in value of investment property in East Perth, 6004 to the rest of Australia, it performed poorly. The median increase in value, or capital gain property investors experienced for this WA suburb was -9.36%.

When looking at the potential capital gains offered to property investors over the last 3 years, East Perth comes in at number 31th in WA.

Often selling an investment property can take time, and in East Perth the average time real estate has been on the market is 101.6 days.

Using the current median advertised rental of $650 and the average annual increase in value of a median property of 0.80%, investors should hope to achieve an overall return of 3.10%

Property value increases in East Perth have tracked close to the WA average of 4.62% over the last 12 months.

While East Perth,6004 ranked number 48th in WA for increase in median house value (annualised) increase, it is ranked 29th over the last 5 years.

Property buyers and investors in East Perth 6004 should be seeing an average reduction in asking price of around -5.35% . This means that East Perth is holding prices well when compared to other suburbs in WA.

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July 2015



Sitting pretty by the Swan River, East Perth is a picturesque inner city suburb located just 2km from the Perth CBD.

A fast-growing suburb dominated by units and apartments, it is also known as a mecca for young and rich professionals who enjoy the convenience of being close to the city.

The Claisebrook Cove area is a major attraction in the suburb, thanks to its excellent recreational offering.

It’s an exclusive residential area with some houses fetching multi-million dollars.

However, the unit market remains affordable at $567,500.

While this price tag may seem hefty, East Perth’s track record of solid long-term growth means its resale potential is strong.

However, recently, there appear to be a large number of vacant properties according to Real Estate Investar, which put the suburb’s vacancy rate at a hefty 8%.

Terrace Road, Hay Street and Hill Street are among the most popular streets in the suburb and where many residents prefer to live.

Top amenities: East Perth is renowned for its many cafes and restaurants. Outdoor activities are plenty and very popular on the river. You can join aYoga or Pilates group, or a Fitness Boot Camp to stay in shape. There are plenty of schools, shops and supermarkets close by, making East Perth a great place to live for all ages including families.

Local industry and business: There is a huge diversity of business in East Perth, mostly small businesses such as florists, fashion retailers, beauty salons, coffee shops, art galleries, real estate agents and accountants. Most of Perth’s largest employers are in the heart of the city, just a few kilometres away, with most of the major mining companies, accounting and law firms, banks and retail giants based there. There is no major manufacturing industry in East Perth or immediate surrounds, which means no pollution and noise, although with freeway access so close, these industrial hubs are never far away, so employment opportunities are endless.

Public transport: Public transport here is great. Free cat bus services run daily every 20 minutes throughout Perth, taking you to your favourite East Perth locations, or to one of two train stations nearby, which can get you just about anywhere up and down the coast.

Main arteries: Peth city is pretty much at your front door. A five-minute cat bus ride or drive will take you right to the centre. Close access to freeways means the popular city beach and Cottesloe beach are only a 15-minute drive, as well as quick access to surrounding suburbs.

Metrics i HOUSE UNIT
$1,090,000 $470,000
13.25% 4.44%
-9.36% 3.30%
0.80% -0.99%
$650 $430
18 352
3.10% 4.76%
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Source: Monthly data update for Jul 2021 as supplied by CoreLogic. Data is reported to the period ending Apr 2021. Please note that property sales data is routinely updated, so may change retrospectively.

DSR Score for property investment : Poor (H), Balanced (U)
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Total population 8184
Median household income ($/weekly) 1813
Median age of persons 32
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 2392
Average household size 1.9
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    20-24 years 980 12.0
    25-34 years 2746 33.6
    35-44 years 1120 13.7
    45-54 years 937 11.4
    55-64 years 940 11.5
    Others 1461 17.9
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not Married 2955 49.7
    Registered Married 2053 34.5
    Defacto Relationship 940 15.8
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 2678 39.0
    Malta 310 4.5
    Papua New Guinea 254 3.7
    United Kingdom 696 10.1
    Other 909 13.2
    Others 2020 29.4
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 435 6.5
    Christianity 3523 52.9
    Hinduism 272 4.1
    Islam 326 4.9
    No Religion 1963 29.5
    Others 141 2.1
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $1,000-$1,249 242 7.5
    $1,500-$1,999 384 11.9
    $2,000-$2,499 245 7.6
    $2,500-$2,999 649 20.2
    $4,000 or more 249 7.7
    Others 1448 45.0
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Employed, worked full-time 3501 54.1
    Not in the labour force 1505 23.3
    Employed, worked part-time 1007 15.6
    Unemployed, looking for work 253 3.9
    Employed, away from work 207 3.2
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Managers 722 15.3
    Professionals 1729 36.7
    Technicians & trades workers 465 9.9
    Community & personal service workers 417 8.8
    Clerical & administrative workers 643 13.6
    Others 737 15.6
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Infants/Primary 105 7.8
    Secondary 113 8.3
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 271 20.0
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 703 51.9
    Other type of educational institution 134 9.9
    Others 28 2.1
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Flat, unit or apartment 5112 79.1
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 810 12.5
    Separate house 485 7.5
    House or flat attached to a shop, office 57 0.9
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 0 0.0
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Rented 2133 61.2
    Being purchased 817 23.4
    Fully owned 527 15.1
    Other tenure type 10 0.3
    Tenure Type
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