Suburb Profile Report for Bentley WA (6102)

Bentley House: Median price $475,000, Annual capital growth 1.72%, Number of sales 73, Weekly median advertised rent $345

Bentley Unit: Median price $315,000, Annual capital growth -0.67%, Number of sales 28, Weekly median advertised rent $310

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

Source: CoreLogic

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Bentley is in the bottom 40% in WA when comparing median price capital growth over the last year. Bentley gave property investors a disappointing capital gain figure when compared to the rest of the state, with -5.00%.

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

In the last year 73 properties changed hands in Bentley, which puts it as the 163th most active market in WA when comparing the number of sales per suburb.

Property investors should expect to get $345 weekly from the median priced house in this suburb.

Bentley, 6102 ranked 94th in WA when comparing growth in median property values or capital gain over the last 12 months. Bentley is one of 1662 in our list for WA

Taking the average capital gain, or increase in median house value, Bentley,6102 has racked up an average of -16.22% over the period. This ranks it number 1725th in the whole country for real estate investors looking at median house price increases.

Situated 8.23km from the CBD, Bentley is one of Canning localities in the postcode 6102.

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Bentley is situated 8km south-east of the Perth CBD, and is a top pick from Perth for its combination of affordability, rental yield and growth potential.Full summary

Bentley is situated 8km south-east of the Perth CBD, and is a top pick from Perth for its combination of affordability, rental yield and growth potential.

As well as providing easy road and rail access to the Perth CBD and western beach suburbs, Bentley is home to the main campus of the Curtin University of Technology and a technology park. Access to the CBD is by rail or bus: the nearest train station is in neighbouring Welshpool, while bus and car access is via the Albany Highway. Access to Perth airport is also provided by the Leach Highway, which also runs westward to the coastal beaches.

The suburb has plentiful amenities, with a small shopping plaza on the corner of Albany Highway and Ashburton Street, and the lifestyle suburbs of Victoria Park and Kensington are also nearby. The presence of Bentley Hospital also provides further employment opportunities.

The suburb has a high proportion of students, thanks to the presence of Curtin University, Canning College and the Bentley campus of Swan TAFE. Many of these are international students, often from south-east Asia. Otherwise, the professions of residents are mixed, with both white-collar and blue-collar workers. The location is also favourable for fly-in, fly-out workers, due to the proximity to the airport. Bentley is also experiencing significant population growth, with SQM Research projecting a 4% annual increase over the next few years. This will inevitably put pressure on housing, and is likely to result in rental and capital growth.

Median unit prices are cheaper than neighbouring suburbs, and vacancy rates are very low.

Metrics i HOUSE UNIT
$475,000 $315,000
2.70% -1.56%
-5.00% -16.22%
1.72% -0.67%
$345 $310
73 28
3.78% 5.12%

Source: CoreLogic

DSR Score for property investment : Poor (H), Below average (U)
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Total population 9302
Median household income ($/weekly) 734
Median age of persons 29
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 1800
Average household size 2.3
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    20-24 years 1966 21.1
    25-34 years 1818 19.5
    35-44 years 868 9.3
    75-84 years 737 7.9
    85 years and over 714 7.7
    Others 3199 34.4
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not Married 4316 66.4
    Registered Married 1776 27.3
    Defacto Relationship 410 6.3
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 3117 37.4
    Croatia 571 6.8
    Malta 867 10.4
    United Kingdom 540 6.5
    Other 1253 15.0
    Others 1993 23.9
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 791 9.9
    Christianity 4079 51.1
    Hinduism 249 3.1
    Islam 921 11.5
    No Religion 1803 22.6
    Others 142 1.8
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $300-$399 403 13.8
    $400-$599 429 14.7
    $600-$799 284 9.8
    $1,000-$1,249 238 8.2
    $1,500-$1,999 224 7.7
    Others 1332 45.8
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not in the labour force 3672 49.6
    Employed, worked full-time 1702 23.0
    Employed, worked part-time 1348 18.2
    Unemployed, looking for work 467 6.3
    Employed, away from work 217 2.9
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Professionals 686 21.0
    Technicians & trades workers 429 13.1
    Community & personal service workers 454 13.9
    Clerical & administrative workers 436 13.3
    Labourers 470 14.4
    Others 792 24.2
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Infants/Primary 292 9.6
    Secondary 241 7.9
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 352 11.6
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 2015 66.3
    Other type of educational institution 86 2.8
    Others 53 1.7
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 3289 44.3
    Flat, unit or apartment 2428 32.7
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 1712 23.0
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 0 0.0
    Improvised home, tent, sleepers out 0 0.0
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Rented 1872 60.4
    Being purchased 504 16.3
    Fully owned 478 15.4
    Other tenure type 246 7.9
    Tenure Type
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