3053, Victoria

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carlton Suburb Profile & Review

Carlton is a bustling hub of activity. The suburb's Italian roots are present in the many restaurants and cafes that line Lygon Street, the birthplace of Melbourne's cafe culture. Drop in for a hot chocolate at Koko Black, or enjoy a casual lunch at the beloved Lygon Food Store. This renowned streetscape is also home to an eclectic range of retail stores and the Cinema Nova, Melbourne's favourite locale for arthouse and Australian films. The Carlton Gardens provide peaceful surrounds away from the chaos of the city, and here visitors can enjoy trades fairs and markets at the Royal Exhibition Building, or trips to the IMAX at the Melbourne Museum. Even the Melbourne Zoo is just a stone's throw away in neighbouring Parkville.

Carlton is greatly influenced by its lively tertiary student population due to the proximity of the University of Melbourne and RMIT. Two primary schools are also located within the suburb, Carlton Gardens Primary School and Carlton Primary School.

The CBD is just a short walk away, though there are numerous public transport options available in the area. Trams run through the city along Swanston Street, while the route 1 and route 8 trams continue past the University of Melbourne into Carlton North. The closest railway station is Melbourne Central, which is a short walk or tram ride away in the CBD.

carlton Demographic Data

$ 785,000 Median House Price

6 Minutes Average Commute

25 Median Age

13,509 Population

51.95 % Female

48.05 % 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 carlton, Victoria.

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carlton 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.

carlton Median House Prices

  • 2008 $ 785,000
  • 2009 $ 705,000
  • 2010 $ 631,125
  • 2011 $ 900,000
  • 2012 $ 785,000

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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carlton 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 carlton 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 carlton property price predictions.

carlton Market Property Types

  • 3 % Seperate House
  • 19 % Semi Detached
  • 78 % 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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carlton 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.

carlton Income & Mortgage Stats

  • $ 634 Median Weekly Household Income
  • $ 1,900 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 carlton

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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carlton 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.

carlton Sold Property Prices

carlton 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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carlton Restaurants

  • Casa Farro161 Nicholson St carlton VIC 305303 9347 2112
  • Ying Thai 2110 Lygon Street carlton VIC 305303 9639 1697
  • Trotters400 Lygon Streetcarlton VIC 305303 9347 5657

carlton Cafes

  • Lygon Food Store263 Lygon Streetcarlton VIC 305303 9347 6279
  • Seasons Provedore199 Lygon Streetcarlton VIC 305303 9347 3585
  • Animal Orchestra163 Grattan Stcarlton VIC 305303 9349 4944

carlton Schools

  • Carlton Primary Schoolcnr.Drummond and Palmerston Streetscarlton VIC 3053(03) 9347 6022State Primary School
  • Carlton Gardens Primary School215 Rathdowne Streetcarlton VIC 3053(03) 9663 6502State Primary School
  • Melbourne Business School200 Leicester Streetcarlton VIC 3053(03) 9349 8100University

carlton Childcare

  • ABC Early Childhood 281 State Routecarlton VIC 3053For babies and toddlers from about 1 months to about 5 years281 State Route
  • Tommaso Fiaschi CCC65 Station Stcarlton VIC 3053
  • Central Carlton Childrens Ctr483 Drummond Stcarlton VIC 3053

carlton Sporting Centres and Clubs

  • CV Premier Cricketcarlton VIC 3053Cricket Club
  • Carlton Gardens T. Clubcarlton VIC 3053Tennis Club & Courts
  • RMITcarlton VIC 3053Tennis Club & Courts

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