clayton

3168, Victoria

Real Estate & Property Information

Median
Price Rank
165

clayton Suburb Profile & Review

Clayton is home to the main campus of Monash University, the largest university in Australia. It is also one of the major centres of science and technology research in Australia. CSIRO, the Australian Synchrotron, Bosch and Monash Medical Centre (one of Melbourne's largest hospitals) all have facilities within the suburb. For obvious reasons, a high proportion of residents are students, and the median age is quite young.

Due to the abundance of educational facilities, there is an extensive bus network. The Cranbourne and Pakenham train lines pass through Clayton Station and Westall Station in Clayton South.

On Clayton Road you will find the suburb's vibrant and popular shopping strip, which features over 150 retail stores, restaurants and takeaway shops. The Clayton Public Library and the Clayton Aquatic and Health Club are just behind these shops.

clayton Demographic Data

$ 605,000 Median House Price

25 Minutes Average Commute

27 Median Age

15,543 Population

48.02 % Female

51.98 % Male

2987 NO OF FAMILIES

1.6 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 clayton, Victoria.

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clayton 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.

clayton Median House Prices

  • 2008 $ 450,000
  • 2009 $ 527,500
  • 2010 $ 560,000
  • 2011 $ 669,000
  • 2012 $ 605,000

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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clayton 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 clayton 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 clayton property price predictions.

clayton Market Property Types

  • 53 % Seperate House
  • 23 % Semi Detached
  • 25 % 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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clayton 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.

clayton Income & Mortgage Stats

  • $ 953 Median Weekly Household Income
  • $ 1,800 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 clayton

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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clayton 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.

clayton Sold Property Prices

clayton 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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clayton Restaurants

  • Warung Gudeg276 Clayton Roadclayton VIC 316803 9558 6409
  • Wah Kee338 Clayton Rd clayton VIC 316803 9544 5156
  • Ping's Dumpling Kitchen330 Clayton Roadclayton VIC 316803 9558 8831

clayton Cafes

  • Clayton Gourmet Cafe1459a Centre Rdclayton VIC 316803 9543 7775
  • Zouki Cafe246 Clayton Roadclayton VIC 316803 9594 6666
  • The Kitchen Synch800 Blackburn Rdclayton VIC 316803 8540 4122

clayton Schools

  • Dixon House2 Dixon Streetclayton VIC 3168(03) 9543 8911Adult Multicultural Education Service
  • St. Peters Primary School16 Mary StreetÊclayton VIC 3168(03) 9544 3032Catholic Primary School
  • John Monash Science SchoolBuilding 84 Monash Universityclayton VIC 3168(03) 9905 1002State Secondary College

clayton Childcare

  • ABC Learning Centre42 Prince Charles Streetclayton VIC 3168
  • CSIRO Care ClaytonBayview Avenueclayton VIC 3168
  • Kanooka Child Care Centre29-31 Kanooka Groveclayton VIC 3168

clayton Kindergarten and Preschools

  • Clayton PreschoolCooke Streetclayton VIC 3168

clayton Sporting Centres and Clubs

  • Monash University, Clayton Campusclayton VIC 3168Baseball Club
  • Oakleigh (W), Monash Uniclayton VIC 3168Baseball Club
  • Clayton District Clayton Resclayton VIC 3168Cricket Club

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