Suburb Profile Report for Clarkson WA (6030)

Clarkson House: Median price $397,500, Annual capital growth 1.09%, Number of sales 222, Weekly median advertised rent $330

Clarkson Unit: Median price $315,000, Annual capital growth -2.29%, Number of sales 17, Weekly median advertised rent $300

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Source: CoreLogic RP Data
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Source: CoreLogic

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Investment property in Clarkson has done poorly for investors when compared to the country as a whole over the last 12 months, with an increase in the median house price of -3.05%

The five-year average increase in median property values for Clarkson,6030 has given property investors a potential capital gain of 3.25% across each of those five years.

If you compare the increase in value of investment property in Clarkson, 6030 to the rest of Australia, it performed poorly. The median increase in value, or capital gain property investors experienced for this WA suburb was -12.50%.

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

Clarkson is 34th on a list of best yielding suburbs for rents in WA with a 4.95% return

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Clarkson is located 30 minutes north of Perth, on the other side of the popular Joondalup and five minutes form the beach at Mindarie.
Clarkson has always been popular with buyers, managing to perform well even as neighbouring suburbs falter.
Affordable three and four-bedroom homes characterise the suburb, while apartments close to the train station are sought after for investors.
A modern shopping district and restaurant strip has enhanced the cosmopolitan feel of the area, which is mostly populated by tradespeople, retailers and professionals that commute to Perth.
CBD access is made possible by main roads and the northern train line, which currently ends in Clarkson, but is scheduled to be extended in the near future.Full summary

Selling points: Clarkson is the sleeping giant of the northern suburbs, just only 30 minutes from the Perth CBD.  Properties are young and have fantastic depreciation value.  Infrastructure is coming along and Clarkson has its own station on the northern train line that provides easy access to the Joondalup Shopping District and Perth CBD.  It is a five-minute drive to the local beaches and Mindarie Marina. Even in challenging times Clarkson has always experienced higher numbers of sales than neighbouring suburbs.

Most sought after properties: Three and four-bedroom homes up to $350,000 have good rental returns. Four-bedroom homes in the Somerly area priced between $400,000 and $500,000 also sell well. Apartments near the train station up to $320,000 in price are very attractive to investors.

Most common properties: Has a good cross section of homes but characterised mainly by four-bedroom, two-bathroom houses.

Top amenities: The Ocean Keys Commercial Shopping District, local tavern and restaurants have created a cosmopolitan lifestyle for residents of Clarkson. The suburb has several schools and is close to the beach.

Local industry and business: Most residents commute to the city or are self-employed tradespeople.  However, many work in the Ocean Keys Shopping Centre precinct also.

Recent changes: The launch of the Somerly Estate around the 2004-05 period created an area that residents aspired to live in.

Best streets: The Somerly Estate, Observatory Drive and surrounding streets are elevated, which attract higher sales prices.  These areas generally only get local traffic too.

Public transport: The northern train line ends in Clarkson, which is also serviced by buses going through the suburb to the station.  Traffic congestion should ease in the coming years thanks to a planned extension.

Main arteries: The much anticipated extension of the Mitchell Freeway into Clarkson should add to the value of investments in the area. 


Metrics i HOUSE UNIT
$397,500 $315,000
-1.73% -7.08%
-3.05% -12.50%
1.09% -2.29%
$330 $300
222 17
4.32% 4.95%

Source: CoreLogic

DSR Score for property investment : Balanced (H), Balanced (U)
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Total population 11687
Median household income ($/weekly) 1481
Median age of persons 28
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 2000
Average household size 2.8
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    0-4 years 1189 10.2
    5-14 years 1734 14.8
    25-34 years 2257 19.3
    35-44 years 1953 16.7
    45-54 years 1397 12.0
    Others 3157 27.0
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Registered Married 3466 44.6
    Not Married 3073 39.6
    Defacto Relationship 1224 15.8
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 6016 55.9
    Papua New Guinea 657 6.1
    South Africa 382 3.6
    United Kingdom 1972 18.3
    Other 772 7.2
    Others 955 8.9
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 213 2.1
    Christianity 6142 60.0
    Hinduism 116 1.1
    Islam 334 3.3
    No Religion 3343 32.7
    Others 83 0.8
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $1,000-$1,249 339 10.0
    $1,250-$1,499 321 9.5
    $1,500-$1,999 552 16.4
    $2,000-$2,499 446 13.2
    $2,500-$2,999 347 10.3
    Others 1371 40.6
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Employed, worked full-time 3740 46.5
    Not in the labour force 2032 25.3
    Employed, worked part-time 1512 18.8
    Employed, away from work 389 4.8
    Unemployed, looking for work 372 4.6
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Professionals 810 14.4
    Technicians & trades workers 1142 20.2
    Community & personal service workers 634 11.2
    Clerical & administrative workers 809 14.3
    Labourers 684 12.1
    Others 1561 27.7
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Pre-school 194 7.0
    Infants/Primary 1075 39.0
    Secondary 702 25.5
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 315 11.4
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 377 13.7
    Others 93 3.4
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 9832 92.2
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 684 6.4
    Flat, unit or apartment 153 1.4
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 0 0.0
    Improvised home, tent, sleepers out 0 0.0
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Being purchased 2000 52.7
    Rented 1393 36.7
    Fully owned 390 10.3
    Other tenure type 12 0.3
    Tenure Type
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