carrum downs

3201, Victoria

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carrum downs Suburb Profile & Review

Carrum Downs is a large and affordable suburb particularly well-suited to families with pets. Many of its parks and reserves have playgrounds and dog-friendly leash-free areas.

The suburb has several separate shopping districts, so wherever you are, retail therapy won't be far away. The Carrum Downs Regional Shopping Centre has a Woolworths supermarket and forty other retail stores. There is a nice strip on Dandenong-Frankston Road which comprises an IGA supermarket and a few specialty stores. And the Coles supermarket located at the corner of McCormicks Road and Ballarto Road is complemented by twenty-two other stores.

Community infrastructure in the area is strong. There are four preschools, three primary schools, a secondary school, and a campus of Flinders Christian College (which teaches years Prep to Year 12). The Monash University Peninsula campus is also only ten minutes away in nearby Frankston. Public transport is offered by two bus routes, while the closest railway stations are Kananook and Seaford stations on the Frankston line. There are freeways in every direction, and it takes just forty minutes to reach the city on the EastLink or the Monash.

carrum downs Demographic Data

$ 345,000 Median House Price

39 Minutes Average Commute

34 Median Age

19,122 Population

50.89 % Female

49.11 % 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 carrum downs, Victoria.

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carrum downs 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.

carrum downs Median House Prices

  • 2008 $ 257,000
  • 2009 $ 275,000
  • 2010 $ 296,057
  • 2011 $ 330,000
  • 2012 $ 345,000

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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carrum downs 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 carrum downs 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 carrum downs property price predictions.

carrum downs Market Property Types

  • 85 % Seperate House
  • 9 % Semi Detached
  • 4 % Flat or Unit
  • 2 % 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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carrum downs 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.

carrum downs Income & Mortgage Stats

  • $ 1,183 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 carrum downs

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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carrum downs 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.

carrum downs Sold Property Prices

carrum downs 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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carrum downs Restaurants

  • Vespa's1255 Frankston-Dandenong Roadcarrum downs VIC 320103 9775 1455
  • Shanikas 11 Levida Drivecarrum downs VIC 320103 9708 2355
  • Monta Verde129 Hall Road carrum downs VIC 320103 9782 9989

carrum downs Cafes

  • Geo's Coffee Bar1095 Frankston-Dandenong Roadcarrum downs VIC 320103 9782 1177
  • Gardens Cafe76 Frankston Gardens Drivecarrum downs VIC 320103 9775 0103
  • Choco Bean Cafe Carrum Downs335 Ballarto Roadcarrum downs VIC 320103 9773 5774

carrum downs Schools

  • St. Joachim Primary SchoolBroderick Roadcarrum downs VIC 3201(03) 9785 2633Catholic Primary School
  • Flinders Christian Community College Carrum Downs Campus100 Ballarto Roadcarrum downs VIC 3201(03) 9785 0000Private School
  • Banyan Fields Primary School90 Cadles Roadcarrum downs VIC 3201(03) 9782 1333State Primary School

carrum downs Childcare

  • ABC Learning CentreFrankston-Dandenong Rdcarrum downs VIC 3201
  • Little Starters CCC50 Brunnings Rdcarrum downs VIC 3201
  • Kids Island ELC191 Lyrebird Drcarrum downs VIC 3201

carrum downs Kindergarten and Preschools

  • Botany Park Preschool53 Lyrebird Drivecarrum downs VIC 3201
  • Bowerbird Kindergarten136-138 Lyrebird Drivecarrum downs VIC 3201
  • Kids Island ELC191 Lyrebird Drcarrum downs VIC 3201

carrum downs Sporting Centres and Clubs

  • Carrum Downscarrum downs VIC 3201Cricket Club
  • Frankston Australian Clay Target Clubcarrum downs VIC 3201Gun Club
  • Frankston Field & Game Clubcarrum downs VIC 3201Gun Club

carrum downs Retirement Villages

  • Avondrust Village carrum downs VIC 3201
  • Carrum Downs Retirement Villagecarrum downs VIC 3201
  • Village Lifecarrum downs VIC 3201

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