Suburb Profile Report for Ballajura WA (6066)

Ballajura House: Median price $425,000, Annual capital growth 0.64%, Number of sales 197, Weekly median advertised rent $360

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Ballajura has had a pretty average year for property investment returns compared to the rest of WA, giving investors a capital gain of -2.30% to date .

Comparing Ballajura,6066 ‘s 5year and quarterly average capital gain offered to property investors, it performed less well across the longer period

Using the current median advertised rental of $360 and the average annual increase in value of a median property of 0.64%, investors should hope to achieve an overall return of 4.40%

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North and inland from Perth, Ballajura combines city access with affordable suburban living. The suburb suits families particularly well, thanks largely to schools and amenities such as parklands, playgrounds and bush reserves.
The suburb is characterised by relativley new brick and tile homes, on blocks of varying size. Rental returns of 5-6% are available for investors and medians are growing nicely in line with the overall Perth market.
Recent developments have been happening thick and fast and the shopping situation in neighbouring Malaga is continuing to improve.
the suburb is serviced by frequent buses and motorists enjoy main roads in all directions providing quick access to the coast, Swan Valley and the Perth CBD.Full summary

Selling points: Ballajura is a good combination of location and value for money.  It’s very central for the Northern suburbs with affordable housing that is not too old (early '80s are the oldest properties).  Well designed for families with schools and amenities. 

It also offers a good combination of capital growth and rental return.  Growth rates for the area have been fairly close to the overall Perth growth rates.  Rental returns are currently over 5% for most properties with some pushing the 6% mark. 

Most sought after properties: The strongest demand are the entry level houses, three by ones and also the smaller four-bed properties.

Most common properties: Brick and tile, cement slab construction.  Mostly built between 1980 and late 1990s.  A large amount are the smaller 100-160m2 of living properties, but there are larger properties too that move into the 200 and some even in the 300m2 of living range.

Top amenities: School selection is fantastic: three state primary schools, one private primary school and one high school.  Shopping in bordering Malaga is getting better all the time with everything from multiple electrical shops to a massive Bunnings, multiple furniture shops, renovation shops (like plumbing, lighting), etc.  There is becoming less and less reason to need to travel for shopping.  Whiteman Park is one of the best parks in the state.  Massive bush reserves, great grassed areas with playgrounds, antique train and tram lines through the park, toddler pool; all free of charge.

Local industry and business: Bordering Malaga is a commercial/industrial suburb with the above mentioned retail shops plus a number of factory/warehouse/service type small (and some larger) businesses.  The list would be too extensive but everything from smash repairers, to laser tag, to battery specialist shops are in Malaga.

Recent changes: The biggest recent development was the Hepburn Avenue extension, which has given Ballajura a much better route to the freeway and the coast and has eased traffic on the alternate roads.

Best streets: The Lakes area of Ballajura offers a higher standard of property for a reasonable increase in price.  North Ballajura remains popular due to location and block size and type of dwelling.

Public transport: The bus system in Ballajura is well run: frequent buses to a good variety of locations.

Main arteries: Hepburn Avenue, Marangaroo Drive and Beach Road all provide good access west to the coast and freeway.  Reid Highway and Marshall Road work very well for heading east to the Swan Valley.  Alexander Drive is perfect for a straight run south into the City.

Metrics i HOUSE UNIT
$425,000 N/A
-0.93% N/A
-2.30% N/A
0.64% N/A
$360 N/A
197 N/A
4.40% N/A

Source: CoreLogic

DSR Score for property investment : Balanced (U), Above average (H)
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Total population 18952
Median household income ($/weekly) 1496
Median age of persons 34
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 1733
Average household size 3.1
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    5-14 years 3011 15.9
    15-19 years 1811 9.6
    25-34 years 2145 11.3
    35-44 years 2868 15.1
    45-54 years 3259 17.2
    Others 5857 30.9
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Registered Married 7023 50.5
    Not Married 5730 41.2
    Defacto Relationship 1161 8.3
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 11805 65.0
    Papua New Guinea 502 2.8
    United Kingdom 1337 7.4
    Viet Nam 745 4.1
    Other 1131 6.2
    Others 2631 14.5
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 1079 6.2
    Christianity 11249 64.2
    Hinduism 132 0.8
    Islam 1049 6.0
    No Religion 3823 21.8
    Others 195 1.1
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $1,000-$1,249 491 9.3
    $1,250-$1,499 484 9.2
    $1,500-$1,999 828 15.7
    $2,000-$2,499 664 12.6
    $2,500-$2,999 497 9.4
    Others 2323 43.9
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Employed, worked full-time 6139 43.2
    Not in the labour force 3956 27.9
    Employed, worked part-time 2941 20.7
    Employed, away from work 651 4.6
    Unemployed, looking for work 511 3.6
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Professionals 1215 12.5
    Technicians & trades workers 1755 18.0
    Clerical & administrative workers 1643 16.9
    Sales 1083 11.1
    Labourers 1090 11.2
    Others 2947 30.3
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Pre-school 268 5.3
    Infants/Primary 1730 34.3
    Secondary 1695 33.6
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 486 9.6
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 762 15.1
    Others 109 2.2
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 17779 97.4
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 284 1.6
    Flat, unit or apartment 197 1.1
    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 3173 53.6
    Fully owned 1575 26.6
    Rented 1148 19.4
    Other tenure type 28 0.5
    Tenure Type
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