Suburb Profile Report for Derby WA (6728)

Derby House: Median price $130,000, Annual capital growth -5.85%, Number of sales 23, Weekly median advertised rent $330

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Over the last year, property investments in Derby, 6728 have given investors a capital gain of -29.73%. This compares very badly with the -1.91% for WA as a whole.

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

When looking to buy, or assessing what properties are really achieving at sale, it's essential for property investors to take into account what discounts are being offered in Derby, 6728. Typically our figures indicate that -30.81% is being offered, which puts this WA suburb at 9th most discounted overall in Australia.

Derby is 5th on a list of best yielding suburbs for rents in WA with a 13.20% return

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While the bulk of Western Australia’s recent successes on the property front have been in the Pilbara region, Kimberley has been making a name for itself of late, and Derby is most certainly one to watch there.Full summary

While the bulk of Western Australia’s recent successes on the property front have been in the Pilbara region, Kimberley has been making a name for itself of late, and Derby is most certainly one to watch there.

What it’s got going for it, says Crawford Realty sales consultant Morgan Crawford, is a whole slew of government and resource related projects that are in the pipeline.

“There are quite a few government projects that have been proposed – a new prison for example. And if you have a look at RP Data you’ll notice that the rental market has tightened up hugely, and rental prices have jumped up 10-15% in the last six months,” he says.

Fuelling this rental growth is an extremely low vacancy rate. In fact, Derby’s vacancy rate has been at 0% for more than two years according to SQM Research figures.

As well as the construction of the $150m Derby Regional Prison, Derby’s property market is expected to benefit from the expansion of the Kimberley diamond and iron ore mines on Koolan and Cockatoo Islands, the proposed $550m Deep Water Port Facility at Point Torment, the proposed Browse Basin Gas Project and resource giant Inpex's $25bn Ichthys LNG venture.

Metrics i HOUSE UNIT
$130,000 N/A
-13.04% N/A
-35.00% N/A
-5.85% N/A
$330 N/A
23 N/A
120.46667 N/A

Source: CoreLogic

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DSR Score for property investment : Below average (H), Balanced (U)
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Total population 4865
Median household income ($/weekly) 1519
Median age of persons 31
Median housing loan repayment ($/monthly) 1733
Average household size 2.8
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    5-14 years 525 10.8
    20-24 years 458 9.4
    25-34 years 1208 24.8
    35-44 years 869 17.9
    45-54 years 586 12.0
    Others 1218 25.0
    Age Group
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not Married 793 46.0
    Registered Married 564 32.7
    Defacto Relationship 367 21.3
    Social Marital Status
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Australia 2405 58.8
    Papua New Guinea 99 2.4
    Sri Lanka 107 2.6
    United Kingdom 93 2.3
    Other 1270 31.0
    Others 117 2.9
    Country of Birth
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Buddhism 26 1.0
    Christianity 1882 70.8
    Islam 12 0.5
    Australian Aboriginal Traditional Religions 14 0.5
    No Religion 714 26.9
    Others 11 0.4
    Religious Affiliation
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    $1,000-$1,249 69 9.5
    $1,250-$1,499 64 8.8
    $1,500-$1,999 117 16.1
    $2,000-$2,499 70 9.6
    $2,500-$2,999 75 10.3
    Others 332 45.7
    Gross Household Income (Weekly)
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Not in the labour force 1975 56.5
    Employed, worked full-time 1022 29.3
    Employed, worked part-time 299 8.6
    Employed, away from work 127 3.6
    Unemployed, looking for work 70 2.0
    Person Characteristics
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Professionals 283 19.5
    Technicians & trades workers 216 14.9
    Community & personal service workers 203 14.0
    Clerical & administrative workers 182 12.5
    Labourers 198 13.6
    Others 369 25.4
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Pre-school 49 8.6
    Infants/Primary 299 52.6
    Secondary 95 16.7
    Technical or Further Educational Institution 61 10.7
    University or other Tertiary Institutions 51 9.0
    Others 13 2.3
    Type of Educational Institution Attending
  • Census Count Percent(%)
    Separate house 2300 90.1
    Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse 102 4.0
    Flat, unit or apartment 23 0.9
    Caravan, cabin, houseboat 101 4.0
    House or flat attached to a shop, office 25 1.0
    Others 3 0.1
    Dwelling Structure
    Census Count Percent(%)
    Rented 497 61.0
    Being purchased 169 20.7
    Fully owned 149 18.3
    Other tenure type 0 0.0
    Tenure Type
Census 2011, ABS
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