sunshine west

3020, Victoria

Real Estate & Property Information

Median
Price Rank
367

sunshine west Suburb Profile & Review

Sunshine West is an industrial suburb predominantly populated by young professionals and non-English speaking communities. The two major retail precincts are Sunshine Plaza, and Sunshine Marketplace, which features a Village Cinemas Megaplex and the only Intencity Gaming Complex in Melbourne's West.

A Victoria University campus centred on business, trade and retail can be found on Ballarat Road. Sunshine Hospital, part of Western Health, is located on Furlong Road. For recreation, the Sunshine Leisure Centre and the Sunshine World Gym contain fitness facilities and swimming pools, while the suburb's footy and cricket teams are based at Chaplin Reserve and Dempster Park. The West Sunshine Community Centre is used as a meeting space by various local organisations. It contains an indoor stadium, a tennis court, childcare facilities, a playground and a courtyard.

Perfectly placed for access to the West Gate Freeway, Sunshine is also well catered to in terms of public transport. From Ardeer Station, it is a brisk journey to Southern Cross Station.

sunshine west Demographic Data

$ 395,500 Median House Price

24 Minutes Average Commute

37 Median Age

16,743 Population

50.28 % Female

49.72 % Male

4528 NO OF FAMILIES

1.9 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 sunshine west, Victoria.

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sunshine west 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.

sunshine west Median House Prices

  • 2008 $ 259,000
  • 2009 $ 305,000
  • 2010 $ 349,975
  • 2011 $ 405,000
  • 2012 $ 395,500

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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sunshine west 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 sunshine west 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 sunshine west property price predictions.

sunshine west Market Property Types

  • 93 % Seperate House
  • 3 % 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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sunshine west 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.

sunshine west Income & Mortgage Stats

  • $ 945 Median Weekly Household Income
  • $ 1,491 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 sunshine west

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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sunshine west 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.

sunshine west Sold Property Prices

sunshine west 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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sunshine west Cafes

  • Time Out CafeUnit 1A, 121 Fairbairn Roadsunshine west VIC 302003 9312 3292

sunshine west Schools

  • Marian College196 Glengala Roadsunshine west VIC 3020(03) 9363 1711Catholic Secondary School
  • St. Pauls Primary SchoolLinks Streetsunshine west VIC 3020(03) 9363 1568Catholic Primary School
  • Isik College Sunshine Campus515 Fitzgerald Roadsunshine west VIC 3020Ê(03) 9363 5300Private School

sunshine west Childcare

  • Glen Gala Childrens Centre2 David Drsunshine west VIC 3020
  • Killeen Street Child Care Centre23 Killeen Streetsunshine west VIC 3020
  • Rose Garden CCC19 Link Rdsunshine west VIC 3020

sunshine west Kindergarten and Preschools

  • Fairbairn Road Kindergarten26-30 Fairbairn Roadsunshine west VIC 3020
  • Glen Gala Childrens Centre2 David Drsunshine west VIC 3020
  • Ridgeway Parade Preschool125 Ridgeway Paradesunshine west VIC 3020

sunshine west Sporting Centres and Clubs

  • Sunshine Heightssunshine west VIC 3020Tennis Club & Courts
  • St. Pauls Bocce Clubsunshine west VIC 3020
  • Western Suburbssunshine west VIC 3020Soccer Club

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