3214, Victoria

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corio Suburb Profile & Review

Corio is a large residential and industrial suburb located in north Geelong. It is just under an away hour from Melbourne and fifteen minutes from the centre of Geelong. The Corio Shopping Centre features two supermarkets, a Kmart and over 100 specialty stores. There are also a number of fast food outlets, cafes and clothing boutiques.

There are many schools in the Corio area, which adds to its family-friendly appeal. Children under twelve have the option to attend three different primary schools: Corio South, Corio West and St Francis Xavier Catholic Primary School. Corio Bay Senior College caters to older students, while Geelong Grammar School's Middle (5-8) and Senior (10-12) school campus is to the north-east of the suburb. Both boarders and day students are enrolled there.

Due to the creation of the Geelong Bypass, Corio has become a significantly quieter area. Thoroughfare traffic no longer passes through the suburb. Corio Station is on the Geelong Melbourne train route and the journey takes just under an hour.

corio Demographic Data

$ 228,000 Median House Price

50 Minutes Average Commute

34 Median Age

15,072 Population

51.55 % Female

48.45 % 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 corio, Victoria.

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corio 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.

corio Median House Prices

  • 2008 $ 175,000
  • 2009 $ 179,500
  • 2010 $ 197,001
  • 2011 $ 225,000
  • 2012 $ 228,000

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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corio 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 corio 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 corio property price predictions.

corio Market Property Types

  • 93 % Seperate House
  • 2 % Semi Detached
  • 5 % 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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corio 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.

corio Income & Mortgage Stats

  • $ 842 Median Weekly Household Income
  • $ 1,192 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 corio

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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corio 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.

corio Sold Property Prices

corio 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.

corio Related Local Blog Posts

Immigrants Are Pushing House Prices Higher

Much of Australia’s history and success has been built on the back immigration but are the current intake levels too high and how are they impacting prices?

Hangover Stock Brings About Buying Opportunities

This week Melbourne’s auction market has been tested with over 1200 properties reportedly going under the hammer over the weekend. Although both Domain and the REIV show clearance rates at nearly 70%, this on the surface seems good but in actual fact is 10% down for the same time last year. Speaking to a number of agents around town confirms….

Where is The Property Market Heading?

There has been a lot of “white noise” surrounding the Sydney and Melbourne property market over the last few months and it has taken me a while to determine which way things were actually going to go. Is the Australian property market heading down the gurgler or is this just a glitch?

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

New Research released last week by Roy Morgan shows that people who don’t own a home have become worse off in terms of their net wealth and are jeopardising their retirement.

Is Australian Housing Heading for a Hard Landing or a Financial Cliff?

From my experience and talking with real estate agents the Melbourne market has softened no doubt, but are we heading towards a financial cliff?

corio Cafes

  • Corio Bay Roadhouse Cafe383 Melbourne Rdcorio VIC 321403 5275 1207
  • Muffin BreakCorio Shopping Centre, Cnr Bacchus Marsh & Purnell Rdcorio VIC 321403 5275 7171
  • Coffee'n All CorioShop 14, 83a Bacchus Marsh Rdcorio VIC 321403 5274 9929

corio Schools

  • St. Francis Xavier Primary SchoolBacchus Marsh Roadcorio VIC 3214(03) 5275 1974Catholic Primary School
  • Nelson Park School (Hendy Campus)Hendy Streetcorio VIC 3214(03) 5275 7543Specialist School
  • Scope95 Hendy Streetcorio VIC 3214(03) 5221 5444Specialist School

corio Childcare

  • City Learning & Care Corio116 Purnell Roadcorio VIC 3214
  • Rose Garden CCC3-5 Purnell Rdcorio VIC 3214

corio Kindergarten and Preschools

  • Corio Kindergarten152 Purnell Roadcorio VIC 3214
  • Corio South Norlane KinderVermont Avenuecorio VIC 3214
  • William Hovell Preschool28 Hendy Streetcorio VIC 3214

corio Sporting Centres and Clubs

  • Little Athletics Centres, Goldsworthy Reservecorio VIC 3214Athletics Club
  • Coriocorio VIC 3214Baseball Club
  • Corio Sailing Club (Limeburners Bay)corio VIC 3214Boating Club

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