airport west

3042, Victoria

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airport west Suburb Profile & Review

Situated next to Essendon Airport, which is no longer used as a major commercial airport, Airport West is only twenty minutes from the CBD. Previously an aviation industrial area, the suburb has developed into a residential space for growing families.

McNamara Avenue north of Roberts Road has a selection of shops popular with locals, but if serious shopping is needed, then Airport West has its own Westfield Shoppingtown. This complex houses 167 stores including a cinema, and major retailers such as Coles, Kmart and Target. If that isn't enough, Essendon DFO is just five minutes away.

Tram route 59 travels from Airport West to Elizabeth Street in the city. Nine bus routes serve the suburb, and residents have access to three major freeways: the Western Ring Road, the Calder and the Tullamarine.

airport west Demographic Data

$ 550,000 Median House Price

19 Minutes Average Commute

40 Median Age

6,959 Population

51.29 % Female

48.71 % 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 airport west, Victoria.

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airport 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.

airport west Median House Prices

  • 2008 $ 385,100
  • 2009 $ 420,000
  • 2010 $ 455,000
  • 2011 $ 570,000
  • 2012 $ 550,000

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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airport 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 airport 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 airport west property price predictions.

airport west Market Property Types

  • 78 % Seperate House
  • 10 % Semi Detached
  • 13 % 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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airport 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.

airport west Income & Mortgage Stats

  • $ 1,141 Median Weekly Household Income
  • $ 1,863 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 airport 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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airport 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.

airport west Sold Property Prices

airport west Real Estate Experts

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airport west Restaurants

  • Skyways Tavern113 Matthews Aveairport west VIC 304203 9338 1300
  • DeganiShop 207a, Westfield Airport West, 29-35 Louis Streetairport west VIC 304203 9408 7763
  • Airport West Fish & Chips Shop77 Mcnamara Ave airport west VIC 304203 9335 2430

airport west Cafes

  • Mio PostoWestfield Airport West, 29-35 Louis Stairport west VIC 304203 9330 4899
  • H CafeWestfield Airport West, 29-35 Louis Stairport west VIC 304203 9335 6758
  • DeganiWestfield Airport West, 29-35 Louis Stairport west VIC 304203 9408 7763

airport west Schools

  • St. Christophers Primary SchoolRoberts Roadairport west VIC 3042(03) 9338 3591Catholic Primary School
  • Niddrie Primary SchoolWatt Streetairport west VIC 3042(03) 9379 6587State Primary School
  • Essendon Keilor College Niddrie CampusPeters Streetairport west VIC 3042(03) 9375 8400State Secondary College

airport west Childcare

  • Airport Day Nursery79 McIntosh Streetairport west VIC 3042
  • Bimbi Day Care63-69 McNamara Avairport west VIC 3042
  • Airport West Child Care Co-op4 Clydesdale Roadairport west VIC 3042

airport west Kindergarten and Preschools

  • Airport West Kindergarten97 McNamara Avenueairport west VIC 3042

airport west Sporting Centres and Clubs

  • Airport West Tennis Clubairport west VIC 3042Tennis Club & Courts
  • Indoor Soccerairport west VIC 3042Indoor Sports Venue

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