3186, Victoria

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brighton Suburb Profile & Review

Recognised for the iconic bathing boxes that decorate Dendy Street Beach, Brighton is home to some of Melbourne's wealthiest citizens. Grand historic manors and modern mansions are nestled side by side on beautiful tree-lined streets. Exclusive private schools such as Brighton Grammar School, Xavier College's Kostka Hall junior campus and Star of the Sea College can be found in the area.

On Bay Street, enjoy a walk down memory lane in one of many antique stores, or stroll Church Street for fashionable cafes and clothing boutiques. Visit the cinemas at Dendy Brighton and The Brighton Bay, or take a dip at Middle Brighton Beach and stop in at the Baths cafe and Restaurant for lunch overlooking the city.

Gardenvale, North Brighton, Middle Brighton, and Brighton Beach railway stations all provide frequent train services to Flinders Street on the Sandringham line, while trams service the eastern edge of the suburb, and bus routes travel to all surrounding suburbs. Beach Road is also a popular cycling route along the coastline.

brighton Demographic Data

$ 1,705,000 Median House Price

22 Minutes Average Commute

44 Median Age

21,257 Population

53.08 % Female

46.92 % Male




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 brighton, Victoria.

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brighton 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.

brighton Median House Prices

  • 2008 $ 1,600,000
  • 2009 $ 1,572,000
  • 2010 $ 1,685,000
  • 2011 $ 1,800,000
  • 2012 $ 1,705,000

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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brighton 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 brighton 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 brighton property price predictions.

brighton Market Property Types

  • 62 % Seperate House
  • 17 % Semi Detached
  • 21 % Flat or Unit
  • 0 % 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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brighton 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.

brighton Income & Mortgage Stats

  • $ 2,200 Median Weekly Household Income
  • $ 3,000 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 brighton

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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brighton 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.

brighton Sold Property Prices

brighton 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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Where is The Property Market Heading?

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Property Market Trends in Melbourne Which Could Affect Prices

In this final edition we look at what how the Melbourne property market has fared and what whether we are likely to see any changes in property prices, demand for property and economic drivers.

New Research Shows Consumers Who Don’t Own A Home Could Be Worse Off in Retirement

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brighton Restaurants

  • White Rabbit Restaurant118 Church St brighton VIC 318603 9553 8344
  • Vivace Restaurant and Functions317 Bay St brighton VIC 318603 9596 9511
  • The Fishtank20 Church St brighton VIC 318603 9592 0697

brighton Cafes

  • Martin St Cafe and Providore147 Martin Stbrighton VIC 318603 9530 8010
  • Philippa's608 Hampton Streetbrighton VIC 318603 9592 7340
  • Saloop Cafe151 Martin Stbrighton VIC 318603 9596 6944

brighton Schools

  • Xavier College Kostka Hall47 South Roadbrighton VIC 3186(03) 9592 2127Catholic Secondary School
  • Xavier College Billilla Annex47 South Roadbrighton VIC 3186(03) 9592 2127Catholic Secondary School
  • St. Joan of Arc Primary School30 Dendy Streetbrighton VIC 3186(03) 9592 3840Catholic Primary School

brighton Childcare

  • ABC Learning Centre43 Cochrane Stbrighton VIC 3186
  • Bambini Early Learning Ctr15 Asling Stbrighton VIC 3186
  • Brighton Beach Child Care Centre21 New Streetbrighton VIC 3186

brighton Kindergarten and Preschools

  • Brighton Baptist Kindergarten40 Outer Cresbrighton VIC 3186
  • Brighton Child Care & Kinder247 New Stbrighton VIC 3186
  • Brighton Grammar Kindergarten29-31 Grosvenor Stbrighton VIC 3186

brighton Sporting Centres and Clubs

  • Brighton93 Outer Cresbrighton VIC 3186Squash Court
  • Royal Brighton Yacht Clubbrighton VIC 3186Boating Club
  • Elsternwick Parkbrighton VIC 3186Tennis Club & Courts

brighton Retirement Villages

  • Brighton Lodgebrighton VIC 3186
  • Brighton on Baybrighton VIC 3186
  • Montclaire Hostelbrighton VIC 3186

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