3132, Victoria

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mitcham Suburb Profile & Review

Mitcham is a tranquil suburb surrounded by parks and reserves, nestled between Ringwood and Blackburn. The main shopping district can be found at the intersection of Mitcham and Whitehorse roads, where locals enjoy a supermarket, retailers, cafes and fast food stores.

The suburb is situated perfectly in the outer metropolitan area of Melbourne and residents are spoilt for choice when it comes to transport. There are two train stations, Mitcham and Heatherdale, served by the Belgrave and Lilydale lines. It takes about forty minutes to reach the city on the train. Thanks to the Eastern Freeway, Mitcham is only a thirty minute drive out of Melbourne. In the other direction you will find the Dandenongs and the Yarra Valley.

Mullauna College is the prominent secondary school in Mitcham. There are also four primary schools. For a bit of culture, Schwerkolt Cottage is an attraction from the 1880s found near the Yarran Dheran bushland. It is now a local history museum surrounded by barbeque facilities, a children's playground and walking tracks.

mitcham Demographic Data

$ 587,500 Median House Price

27 Minutes Average Commute

38 Median Age

14,811 Population

51.25 % Female

48.75 % 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 mitcham, Victoria.

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mitcham 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.

mitcham Median House Prices

  • 2008 $ 461,500
  • 2009 $ 465,088
  • 2010 $ 503,000
  • 2011 $ 533,000
  • 2012 $ 587,500

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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mitcham 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 mitcham 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 mitcham property price predictions.

mitcham Market Property Types

  • 72 % Seperate House
  • 22 % Semi Detached
  • 6 % 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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mitcham 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.

mitcham Income & Mortgage Stats

  • $ 1,424 Median Weekly Household Income
  • $ 1,896 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 mitcham

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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mitcham 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.

mitcham Sold Property Prices

mitcham 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

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mitcham Restaurants

  • Sapporo Japanese Restaurant1/432 Mitcham Rd mitcham VIC 313203 9873 2032
  • Pho Minh Long475 Whitehorse Rdmitcham VIC 313203 9872 4551
  • Piyada Thai Restaurant580 Whitehorse Rdmitcham VIC 313203 9873 7002

mitcham Cafes

  • Mr Mitchum630 Ground Floor Building 1 Mitcham Rdmitcham VIC 313203 9874 6873
  • Miss Polly26 Brittania Mallmitcham VIC 313203 9873 8246
  • Cafe Mitch443 Whitehorse Roadmitcham VIC 313203 9874 6308

mitcham Schools

  • St. Johns Primary School494 Whitehorse Roadmitcham VIC 3132(03) 9874 1575Catholic Primary School
  • Nadrasca Adult Training8 Witt Streetmitcham VIC 3132(03) 9872 3922Specialist School
  • Antonio Park Primary School631-639 Whitehorse Roadmitcham VIC 3132(03) 9874 4371State Primary School

mitcham Childcare

  • Bucatini Restaurant & Bar454 Whitehorse Roadmitcham VIC 3132
  • Little League Professional CC694-696 Whitehorse Rdmitcham VIC 3132
  • Lucknow Street Childrens Service Ctr37 Lucknow Streetmitcham VIC 3132

mitcham Kindergarten and Preschools

  • Dr Stanley Cochrane Memorial Preschool257 Mitchammitcham VIC 3132
  • Heatherdale Preschool12 Purches Streetmitcham VIC 3132
  • Lucknow Street Childrens Service Ctr37 Lucknowmitcham VIC 3132

mitcham Sporting Centres and Clubs

  • Mitchammitcham VIC 3132Bowling Club
  • Heatherdale Tennis Clubmitcham VIC 3132Tennis Club & Courts
  • Walker Parkmitcham VIC 3132Tennis Club & Courts

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