3049, Victoria

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westmeadows Suburb Profile & Review

Westmeadows is a residential suburb built around the original Broadmeadows Village site on the Moonee Ponds Creek. This means there are some superb historic buildings in the area. The suburb is also full of beautiful parks such as Willowbrook Reserve, which is home to great sporting facilities. There is a definite multicultural feeling about Westmeadows, and just under a quarter of residents were born overseas. This diverse mix of cultures includes Italian, Turkish, Lebanese and Greek communities.

Westmeadows's only primary school is on Riddell Street. Gladstone Park primary and secondary schools and Penola Catholic College are all in neighbouring suburbs less than ten minutes away.

There is easy access to the city via the Tullamarine Freeway and CityLink Tollway. DFO Essendon, Westfield Airport West and the Broadmeadows Shopping Centre are all conveniently located in surrounding suburbs for shopping fanatics. And those searching for public transport will find that a number of bus routes head to and from Broadmeadows Station, where commuters can then catch a thirty minute train into the city.

westmeadows Demographic Data

$ 398,750 Median House Price

22 Minutes Average Commute

39 Median Age

5,524 Population

51.32 % Female

48.68 % 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 westmeadows, Victoria.

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westmeadows 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.

westmeadows Median House Prices

  • 2008 $ 267,500
  • 2009 $ 300,000
  • 2010 $ 340,000
  • 2011 $ 412,500
  • 2012 $ 398,750

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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westmeadows 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 westmeadows 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 westmeadows property price predictions.

westmeadows Market Property Types

  • 85 % Seperate House
  • 14 % Semi Detached
  • 1 % 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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westmeadows 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.

westmeadows Income & Mortgage Stats

  • $ 1,234 Median Weekly Household Income
  • $ 1,600 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 westmeadows

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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westmeadows 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.

westmeadows Sold Property Prices

westmeadows 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.

westmeadows Related Local Blog Posts

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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?

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westmeadows Restaurants

  • Westmeadows Tavern10 Ardlie Stwestmeadows VIC 304903 9333 1646
  • Sheesh Grill255 Mickleham Rdwestmeadows VIC 304903 9330 3050
  • Lazy Moe's161 Mickleham Roadwestmeadows VIC 304903 9335 1666

westmeadows Cafes

  • Mayflour CakesShop 4, 38 Fawkner Street westmeadows VIC 30490413 688 852
  • Madison's Wood Fired Cafe13 Fawkner Streetwestmeadows VIC 304903 9310 5517

westmeadows Schools

  • Westmeadows Primary SchoolRiddell Streetwestmeadows VIC 3049(03) 9309 4350State Primary School

westmeadows Childcare

  • Cooinda Early Learning Centre19 Bent Stwestmeadows VIC 3049

westmeadows Kindergarten and Preschools

  • Westmeadows KindergartenArdlie Streetwestmeadows VIC 3049

westmeadows Sporting Centres and Clubs

  • Hume Citywestmeadows VIC 3049Soccer Club
  • Westmeadows TCwestmeadows VIC 3049Tennis Club & Courts
  • Willowbrook Reserve, Westmeadows T. Clubwestmeadows VIC 3049Tennis Club & Courts

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