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3350, Victoria

Real Estate & Property Information

Median
Price Rank
542

ballarat Suburb Profile & Review

When someone first struck gold in Ballarat in 1851, it attracted thousands of settlers, all determined to stake a claim and make it big. Today, Ballarat is Victoria's third largest city, located an hour and a half north-west of Melbourne.

Ballarat is known for its heritage, culture and tourism. Sovereign Hill in Golden Point is a famous open-air museum fashioned after a Ballarat mining settlement. Ballarat also draws visitors to its countless annual cultural festivals, including the Begonia Festival and the Ballarat Agricultural Show. Due to the region's superb music scene, Karova Lounge on the corner of Camp and Field streets was named the Best Entertainment Venue in Victoria in 2010.

Shopping is available in abundance; from Bridge Mall, a delightful pedestrian mall boasting over one hundred specialty stores, to Central Square Shopping Centre and Wendouree Village. Sports grounds and recreation centres can be found in most suburbs, though Eureka Stadium is perhaps the most well-known for hosting pre-season AFL matches.

Ballarat is also home to two universities, the University of Ballarat and a campus of the Australian Catholic University, in addition to numerous public and private schools.

ballarat Demographic Data

$ 278,000 Median House Price

77 Minutes Average Commute

37 Median Age

93,501 Population

52.00 % Female

48.00 % Male

23939 NO OF FAMILIES

1.9 AVG CHILDREN PER FAMILY

0.9 AVG MOTOR VEHICLE PER DWELLING

What this means

The following data, without any explanation, is just that, raw data. So in order to help you research the property market, we have outlined what this demographic and real estate information means and how it can be interpreted to help you make a smarter decision when buying or selling your next house or unit in ballarat, Victoria.

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ballarat Demographic Data

The demographic data below has been supplied by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), which is a government body. It is based on Census data collected every 5 years on the Australian population. Although it is dated 2011, this is the latest data available and should give property investors, property buyers and sellers a very good idea when researching or reviewing their suburb.

It’s important to note when looking at this data that you don’t just use it on its own. Consider this demographic and real estate data as a whole and seek advice from a professional when thinking of buying or selling your next property.

ballarat Median House Prices

  • 2008 $ 222,000
  • 2009 $ 227,000
  • 2010 $ 239,000
  • 2011 $ 265,000
  • 2012 $ 278,000

What this means

Median values are the most accepted measure of property values in the real estate industry in Australia. The median is the midpoint (the middle) figure when all the sold property prices over a particular period of time are ordered from their lowest to their highest value.

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ballarat 5 Year Median House Prices

Here we have outlined the median value for all sales for each year over a period of 5 years. This is a more realistic timeframe when gauging how houses and units in ballarat have performed, and it usually indicates how they will perform in the future.

Median values less than 3 months old are often not always accurate (due to incomplete data) and therefore cannot be relied upon for long-term ballarat property price predictions.

ballarat Market Property Types

  • 86 % Seperate House
  • 6 % Semi Detached
  • 8 % Flat or Unit
  • 1 % Other Dwelling

What this means

The property type in your suburb will help you identify the density of the area. The greater the number of flats, units and apartments, the more likely it is the suburb has a higher density of living and occupants are more reliant on public transport, cafes, restaurants, convenience stores and amenities, infrastructure and less reliant on their own vehicle for transport.

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ballarat Market Property Types

Typically, inner city suburbs within 10km of the CBD are comprised of apartments and semi-detached homes, while middle ring suburbs have semi-detached and detached properties. Rural properties would most likely fall under the “other” category.

This ABS Property Type data combined with Population Density and Family Composition figures gives a good indication of the type of people living in an area and therefore what type of property (1-2 bed apartment or house) would be an ideal investment or property to live in.

ballarat Income & Mortgage Stats

  • $ 988 Median Weekly Household Income
  • $ 1,307 Median Monthly Mortgage

What this means

This is one of the most compelling statistics in this section because it has a profound impact on real estate prices. It should always be considered when buying or selling property in ballarat

Experts believe mortgage stress occurs in real estate when property owners are spending over 30% of their gross income on their mortgage repayments. These figures show weekly income and monthly mortgages.

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ballarat Income & Mortgage Stats

To calculate the percentage of income paid towards a mortgage for the suburb of Melbourne, multiply the mortgage payment (e.g. $2450) by 12 then divide this figure by the weekly income (e.g. $1200) multiplied by 52 (weeks) to look like this ($2450 x12/$1200 x 52) x 100 = 47%

Any figure above 30% usually indicates that the suburb you intend to buy in may have property owners with a high incidence of mortgage stress. In terms of maintaining or growing property values in the future and trying to secure a strong property price when selling, this could have an impact, especially in an economic or local industry downturn.

ballarat Sold Property Prices

ballarat Real Estate Experts

In each suburb we have identified real estate agents who are active local experts. Our goal is to have a network of real estate agents that have been reviewed by previous clients for future buyers and sellers to rely on when making their next property move or even when they just wanting real estate advice.

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