3048, Victoria

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coolaroo Suburb Profile & Review

Though it was not actually used for filming, Coolaroo is affectionately known as the Kerrigan family's home in the Australian classic, The Castle. It is both a suburban and industrial area, and the Ford Motor Company, Visy and Greer industry plants employ dozens of locals.

Progress Reserve is situated in the centre of the suburb and provides residents with luscious parkland. There are two schools in Coolaroo, St Mary's Coptic Orthodox College P-12 and Coolaroo South Primary School. Shopping centres are found in neighbouring Meadow Heights and Dallas, and both are less than a ten minute drive away.

Coolaroo is only half an hour from the city along the Tullamarine Freeway and CityLink Tollway. The suburb also has the luxury of two train stations to choose from: Coolaroo Station on the Craigieburn line on the western boundary of the suburb, and Upfield Station on the Upfield line to the east of the suburb.

coolaroo Demographic Data

$ 304,000 Median House Price

27 Minutes Average Commute

36 Median Age

3,261 Population

50.90 % Female

49.10 % 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 coolaroo, Victoria.

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coolaroo 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.

coolaroo Median House Prices

  • 2008 $ 200,000
  • 2009 $ 220,000
  • 2010 $ 265,000
  • 2011 $ 316,250
  • 2012 $ 304,000

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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coolaroo 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 coolaroo 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 coolaroo property price predictions.

coolaroo Market Property Types

  • 96 % Seperate House
  • 2 % Semi Detached
  • 2 % 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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coolaroo 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.

coolaroo Income & Mortgage Stats

  • $ 797 Median Weekly Household Income
  • $ 1,250 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 coolaroo

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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coolaroo 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.

coolaroo Sold Property Prices

coolaroo 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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coolaroo Restaurants

  • Roxy Kebabs1a/2-10 Reservoir Drive coolaroo VIC 304803 9309 2001
  • HIYC Cafe & Restaurant1-15 Motto Drivecoolaroo VIC 304803 8351 8044
  • Coolaroo HotelCnr Barry Road and Maffra Streetcoolaroo VIC 304803 9309 3211

coolaroo Cafes

  • Cafe On MaffraShop 20, 30-34 Maffra Streetcoolaroo VIC 304803 9302 2653
  • Lisa & Michelle's Foodworks CafeShop 51, Dinah Paradecoolaroo VIC 304803 9309 5299
  • Roxy Kebab and CafeUnit 1a, 2-10 Reservoir Drivecoolaroo VIC 304803 9309 2001

coolaroo Schools

  • Coolaroo South Primary SchoolBushfield Crescentcoolaroo VIC 3048(03) 9309 1664State Primary School
  • St. Marys Coptic Orthodox College19-35 Thorpdale Avenuecoolaroo VIC 3048(03) 9302 2788Private School

coolaroo Childcare

  • Westmere Childrens Services Ctr490-492 Barry Roadcoolaroo VIC 3048

coolaroo Kindergarten and Preschools

  • Coolaroo South Kindergarten52-72 Bushfield Crcoolaroo VIC 3048
  • Westmere Crescent Kindergarten38 Westmere Crescentcoolaroo VIC 3048

coolaroo Sporting Centres and Clubs

  • Coolaroo Skate Parkcoolaroo VIC 3048Skate Park Facility

coolaroo Retirement Villages

  • Melba Valecoolaroo VIC 3048

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