3122, Victoria

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hawthorn Suburb Profile & Review

Hawthorn has a certain old-fashioned charm. Located fifteen minutes from the city, its narrow streets are full of Victorian cottages and Edwardian mansions, though there are plenty of high-rise apartment blocks as well.

Find coffee shops, cafes, restaurants and bars on Glenferrie Road, or boutiques, organic health food stores and hairdressers in Auburn Village. Porgie and Mr Jones is a whimsical all-day breakfast cafe on Auburn Road. Head to Central Gardens for a barbeque, where the kids can climb the giant rocket in the playground. From Hawthorn, Glenferrie or Auburn Station catch a train into the city on the Belgrave/Lilydale or Alamein lines, or jump on one of the trams running along Glenferrie Road.

Hawthorn has a healthy student population due to the sheer number of schools in the suburb. Scotch College is one of the most respected private schools in Victoria. The Swinburne University and TAFE campus attracts a number of live-in university students who frequent the many pubs in the area.

hawthorn Demographic Data

$ 1,305,000 Median House Price

16 Minutes Average Commute

31 Median Age

21,177 Population

50.75 % Female

49.25 % 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 hawthorn, Victoria.

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hawthorn 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.

hawthorn Median House Prices

  • 2008 $ 1,085,000
  • 2009 $ 1,297,500
  • 2010 $ 1,158,875
  • 2011 $ 1,332,000
  • 2012 $ 1,305,000

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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hawthorn 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 hawthorn 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 hawthorn property price predictions.

hawthorn Market Property Types

  • 33 % Seperate House
  • 13 % Semi Detached
  • 53 % 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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hawthorn 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.

hawthorn Income & Mortgage Stats

  • $ 1,628 Median Weekly Household Income
  • $ 2,193 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 hawthorn

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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hawthorn 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.

hawthorn Sold Property Prices

hawthorn 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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hawthorn Restaurants

  • Zen Japanese Restaurant388 Burwood Rd hawthorn VIC 312203 9818 0116
  • Viet Star750 Glenferrie Rd hawthorn VIC 312203 9818 5090
  • Thai Saffron223 Riversdale Rd hawthorn VIC 312203 9818 1932

hawthorn Cafes

  • Ellery & Co46 Church Sthawthorn VIC 312203 9853 3533
  • La Tropezienne780 Glenferrie Roadhawthorn VIC 312203 9818 1895
  • Coffee Hit81 Church Streethawthorn VIC 312203 9819 9012

hawthorn Schools

  • Swinburne UniversityJohn Streethawthorn VIC 3122(03) 9214 8000Adult Multicultural Education Service
  • St. Josephs Primary School571 Glenferrie Roadhawthorn VIC 3122(03) 9818 7570Catholic Primary School
  • Rossbourne School131 Power Streethawthorn VIC 3122(03) 9819 4611Specialist School

hawthorn Childcare

  • Glenferrie Early Childhood Centre586 Glenferrie Roadhawthorn VIC 3122
  • Hawthorn Community House Child Care Services39 William Sthawthorn VIC 3122
  • Swinburne Community CC32-36 Park Streethawthorn VIC 3122

hawthorn Kindergarten and Preschools

  • Manresa Kindergarten84 Lynch Streethawthorn VIC 3122
  • Robert Cochrane KindergartenMinona Streethawthorn VIC 3122
  • West Hawthorn Preschool39 Brook Streethawthorn VIC 3122

hawthorn Sporting Centres and Clubs

  • St. Stephenshawthorn VIC 3122Athletics Club
  • Hawthorn Rowing Clubhawthorn VIC 3122Boating Club
  • Xavier Rowing Clubhawthorn VIC 3122Boating Club

hawthorn Retirement Villages

  • AVEO Lisson Grovehawthorn VIC 3122
  • Hawthorn Terrace Hawthorn Easthawthorn VIC 3122
  • Rylands of Hawthornhawthorn VIC 3122

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