pakenham south

3810, Victoria

Real Estate & Property Information

Median
Price Rank
434

pakenham south Suburb Profile & Review

Once an area known for its dairy farms, vineyards and orchards, Pakenham is still often viewed as a regional suburb. Located on the edge of West Gippsland, Pakenham's new estates are proving popular with young families eager to leave the rat race behind.

A fifty minute drive along the Monash Freeway will bring you into Melbourne's city centre. As the terminus for the Pakenham line, Pakenham Station provides limited express services to the City Loop during peak times. The number of shopping centres in the area greatly reduces the need to shop out of Pakenham. In the town centre you will find an Aldi and a Safeway, while the Heritage Springs Shopping Centre and Lakeside Shopping Centre boast cafes, butchers, bakeries and fashion boutiques. The Pakenham Central Marketplace is a newly completed major shopping centre featuring a Woolworths, Big W and Dick Smith.

The Cardinia Cultural Centre on Lakeside Boulevard is an attraction for theatre performances and comedy festivals, while Cardinia LiFE, a sports and aquatic centre, is a facility for team sports, group fitness and social activities. There are many private and public schools in Pakenham, including Beaconhills College Valley Campus and Pakenham Secondary College.

pakenham south Demographic Data

$ 352,000 Median House Price

51 Minutes Average Commute

47 Median Age

235 Population

45.96 % Female

54.04 % Male

64 NO OF FAMILIES

1.7 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 pakenham south, Victoria.

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pakenham south 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.

pakenham south Median House Prices

  • 2008 $ 275,000
  • 2009 $ 285,000
  • 2010 $ 310,000
  • 2011 $ 340,000
  • 2012 $ 352,000

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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pakenham south 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 pakenham south 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 pakenham south property price predictions.

pakenham south Market Property Types

  • 97 % Seperate House
  • 0 % Semi Detached
  • 0 % Flat or Unit
  • 4 % 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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pakenham south 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.

pakenham south Income & Mortgage Stats

  • $ 1,357 Median Weekly Household Income
  • $ 1,907 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 pakenham south

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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pakenham south 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.

pakenham south Sold Property Prices

pakenham south 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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