Suburb Profile Report for Bibra Lake WA (6163)

Bibra Lake House: Median price $510,000, Annual capital growth 1.55%, Number of sales 62, Weekly median advertised rent $410

Bibra Lake Unit: Median price $295,000, Annual capital growth -1.62%, Number of sales 11, Weekly median advertised rent $350

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Source: CoreLogic RP Data
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Source: Monthly data update for Nov 2019 as supplied by CoreLogic. Data is reported to the period ending Aug 2019. 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 Bibra Lake, 6163 to the rest of Australia, it performed somewhat poorly. The median increase in value, or capital gain property investors experienced for this WA suburb was -5.56%.

A -14.00% growth in median value for property investors in Bibra Lake,6163 puts this suburb at number 401th in terms of best performing suburbs in WA

State is the most discounted Australian state or territory in this month’s figures with an average Vendor Discount of -8.58% offered to property buyers. Sellers in Bibra Lake itself are offering an average vendor discount of -6.49% to real estate investors.

Advertised rents are around the $410 mark per week – giving a return of 4.18% based on the median price in Suburb

At number 1179th in the list of Australian suburbs ordered by increase in median house value over the last year, Bibra Lake, 6163 is in the BOTTOM 30% with a property value increase of -9.37% recorded in median house prices.

While Bibra Lake,6163 ranked number 7th in WA for increase in median house value (annualised) increase, it is ranked 30th over the last 5 years.

With the median price for a house in Bibra Lake being $295000 and the advertised rent reaching $350 the gross rental yield for property investors calculates out to be 6.17%

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On the surface, Bibra Lake would seem like a fish out of the water. Its $460,000 median house price is almost belittled by its direct neighbours such as Leeming, Murdoch and Jandakot, which are all priced above $600,000.

Delve a little closer to Bibra Lake’s shores and the difference becomes even more remarkable. Some 15km from the Perth CBD, Bibra Lake houses are not substantially smaller or worse placed than any neighbouring areas. There are no landfill sites, noisy thoroughfare traffic or public housing to justify the gapping difference in prices – at least not anymore. Once a light industrial area, the suburb’s industry is being scaled back and in its place a popular residential suburb is emerging. Lately, houses are being sold fairly quickly here – just 71 days on the market. Those properties that are within the hands of owners are tightly held, only 0.12% of properties in the suburb are on the market.

The real kicker for the suburb is that, despite being cheaper than its neighbours, it is actually closer to the majority of recreational facilities within this region of Perth. Bibra Lake is the location for several major private recreation facilities, including Adventure World Theme Park, a bungee jumping tower, an ice arena, paintball and laser tag operations and, not least of all, a lake with a surrounding green area popular with families.

Greg Chapman, a real estate agent within the area, says another thing to consider is that the area will soon be the location of the new Fiona Stanley Hospital – which he says should be enough to get investors excited as hospital staff search for properties close to their workplace.

Kickers: 

  • Low supply
  • Rising demand
  • Popular recreational area
  • Soon to be built hospital
Metrics i HOUSE UNIT
$510,000 $295,000
-5.20% 11.32%
-5.56% -9.37%
1.55% -1.62%
$410 $350
62 11
4.18% 6.17%
70.8461538461538 N/A

Source: Monthly data update for Nov 2019 as supplied by CoreLogic. Data is reported to the period ending Aug 2019. Please note that property sales data is routinely updated, so may change retrospectively.

DSR Score for property investment : Above average (H), Above average (U)
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Demographics
Total population 5954
Median household income ($/weekly) 1525
Median age of persons 39
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 1733
Average household size 2.6
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    5-14 years 812 13.6
    25-34 years 648 10.9
    35-44 years 855 14.4
    45-54 years 953 16.0
    55-64 years 706 11.9
    Others 1981 33.3
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Registered Married 2375 52.5
    Not Married 1782 39.4
    Defacto Relationship 371 8.2
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 4044 70.0
    Papua New Guinea 149 2.6
    Singapore 80 1.4
    United Kingdom 638 11.0
    Other 261 4.5
    Others 608 10.5
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 89 1.6
    Christianity 3952 70.9
    Islam 32 0.6
    Other Religious Groups 24 0.4
    No Religion 1451 26.0
    Others 24 0.4
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $300-$399 150 7.7
    $400-$599 189 9.8
    $1,500-$1,999 226 11.7
    $2,000-$2,499 209 10.8
    $2,500-$2,999 241 12.4
    Others 921 47.6
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Employed, worked full-time 1999 42.5
    Not in the labour force 1365 29.0
    Employed, worked part-time 982 20.9
    Employed, away from work 238 5.1
    Unemployed, looking for work 118 2.5
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Managers 370 11.5
    Professionals 652 20.3
    Technicians & trades workers 553 17.2
    Community & personal service workers 332 10.3
    Clerical & administrative workers 533 16.6
    Others 775 24.1
    Occupation
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Pre-school 91 6.1
    Infants/Primary 540 36.1
    Secondary 383 25.6
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 121 8.1
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 326 21.8
    Others 34 2.3
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 5465 95.7
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 174 3.0
    Flat, unit or apartment 57 1.0
    House or flat attached to a shop, office 12 0.2
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 0 0.0
    Others 0 0.0
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Being purchased 1003 46.8
    Fully owned 817 38.1
    Rented 312 14.6
    Other tenure type 11 0.5
    Tenure Type
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