ACT suburbs fail the ‘family friendly’ test

Property, housing, belconnen, house, houses, building, homeTHE high cost of Canberra housing contributed to not one ACT suburb making the national list of the top 100 suburbs for family living.

Compiled by by RP Data for Aussie Home Loans, the national report  – “Top 100 Suburbs For Family Living” – found that Melbourne suburbs made up 31 per cent of the top 100 “family friendly” suburbs of Australia, followed by Brisbane (22 per cent), Sydney (21 per cent), Adelaide (12 per cent), Hobart (9 per cent), Perth (4 per cent) and Darwin (1 per cent). 

None  of Canberra’s suburbs gained a rating because of a combination of higher housing prices and a scarcer number of amenities compared with other cities.

The Top 100 list from a total of about 3800 suburbs across Australia analysed, ranked suburbs on a range of factors, including house prices, block size, average number of bedrooms, historic capital gains and proximity to local amenities.

The Hobart suburb of Kingston ranked number one in the Top 100 report, as it provides the best combination of affordable home prices ($350,000 median price); an average block size of 828 square metres and an average 3.3 bedrooms per house, as well as proximity to amenities such as schools and shopping centres.

RP Data research director Tim Lawless said, “Obviously housing affordability played a big part in the report and that is why Sydney suburbs were ranked behind Melbourne and Brisbane. Another interesting statistic in our analysis that that almost half the top 20 suburbs of Melbourne are located within 25 kilometres of the CBD.

“Meanwhile suburbs in Sydney’s Blue Mountains – located approximately 50 kilometres from the CBD – featured heavily in the city’s top 20 suburbs, while suburbs within the Moreton Bay council area were most populous across the Brisbane Top 20.”

Five of NSW’s regional suburbs, including Goulburn, featured in the Top 10 regional suburbs for family living, followed by four in Victoria and one in Queensland, with the leading regional suburb in Australia being Orange in NSW, followed by the Victorian suburbs of Wallan and Bacchus Marsh.

Based on median prices, Adelaide emerged as Australia’s most affordable mainland capital city, with 15 of the top 20 suburbs having a median price of under $400,000, while Hobart won the top spot with a median price of $350,000 – less than half Sydney prices.

Top 100 metro suburbs for families

Rank, suburb, state, council name, median house price, average land, avg num bedrooms

1 KINGSTON TAS Kingborough Greater Hobart $350,000 828 3.3

2 MORAYFIELD QLD Moreton Bay Brisbane $310,000 1,607 3.6

3 LAUDERDALE TAS Clarence Greater Hobart $330,000 772 3.1

4 BYFORD WA Serpentine-Jarrahdale Perth $439,000 1,114 3.7

5 TAYLORS LAKES VIC Brimbank Melbourne $495,000 762 3.7

6 ABERFOYLE PARK SA Onkaparinga Adelaide $369,000 785 3.5

7 THE GAP QLD Brisbane Brisbane $569,000 753 3.6

8 DIAMOND CREEK VIC Nillumbik Melbourne $498,000 833 3.5

9 BELAIR SA Mitcham Adelaide $480,000 1,382 3.5

10 COCKATOO VIC Cardinia Melbourne $335,000 1,622 3.3

11 LENAH VALLEY TAS Hobart Greater Hobart $370,000 827 3.4

12 KENMORE QLD Brisbane Brisbane $558,000 995 3.7

13 RINGWOOD NORTH VIC Maroondah Melbourne $602,000 872 3.7

14 SANDY BAY TAS Hobart Greater Hobart $588,600 759 3.8

15 BANKSIA PARK SA Tea Tree Gully Adelaide $340,500 888 3.4

16 GREENVALE VIC Hume Melbourne $540,000 855 3.9

17 FLAGSTAFF HILL SA Onkaparinga Adelaide $436,000 821 3.7

18 UPWEY VIC Yarra Ranges Melbourne $415,000 1,310 3.4

19 ALBANY CREEK QLD Moreton Bay Brisbane $487,500 812 3.7

20 HIGHBURY SA Tea Tree Gully Adelaide $385,000 799 3.5

21 CLAREMONT TAS Glenorchy Greater Hobart $240,000 779 3.2

22 EATONS HILL QLD Moreton Bay Brisbane $529,500 1,508 3.9

23 MOOROOLBARK VIC Yarra Ranges Melbourne $430,000 812 3.4

24 BEACONSFIELD VIC Cardinia Melbourne $480,250 981 3.8

25 FORESTVILLE NSW Warringah Sydney $910,000 770 3.8

26 LINDISFARNE TAS Clarence Greater Hobart $359,000 846 3.3

27 BRAY PARK QLD Moreton Bay Brisbane $344,250 658 3.3

28 CHIRNSIDE PARK VIC Yarra Ranges Melbourne $450,000 786 3.5

29 LANGWARRIN VIC Frankston Melbourne $384,500 826 3.4

30 GEILSTON BAY TAS Clarence Greater Hobart $344,000 991 3.3

31 BELLAMACK NT Palmerston Darwin $282,500 867 3.7

32 WARRANDYTE VIC Manningham Melbourne $621,500 1,380 3.8

33 MCLAREN VALE SA Onkaparinga Adelaide $375,000 840 3.4

34 HOPPERS CROSSING VIC Wyndham Melbourne $316,750 637 3.4

35 ELTHAM VIC Nillumbik Melbourne $622,050 1,059 3.6

36 NORTH ROCKS NSW The Hills Shire Sydney $751,000 819 3.8

37 MONTROSE VIC Yarra Ranges Melbourne $440,000 1,181 3.5

38 BEECROFT NSW Hornsby Sydney $1,041,250 1,024 4.0

39 POORAKA SA Salisbury Adelaide $303,500 590 3.3

40 CASTLE HILL NSW The Hills Shire Sydney $874,000 898 4.1

41 REDBANK PLAINS QLD Ipswich Brisbane $286,000 800 3.3

42 ALEXANDRA HILLS QLD Redland Brisbane $392,500 864 3.4

43 NARANGBA QLD Moreton Bay Brisbane $430,000 984 3.8

44 HAPPY VALLEY SA Onkaparinga Adelaide $352,500 843 3.3

45 BLAXLAND NSW Blue Mountains Sydney $457,250 1,010 3.6

46 SOMERVILLE VIC Mornington Peninsula Melbourne $375,000 781 3.4

47 CRAIGIEBURN VIC Hume Melbourne $350,000 481 3.4

48 ALDGATE SA Adelaide Hills Adelaide $605,000 3,005 3.6

49 WEST PENNANT HILLS NSW The Hills Shire Sydney $941,500 1,012 4.1

50 SUNBURY VIC Hume Melbourne $355,000 740 3.4

51 COLLINGWOOD PARK QLD Ipswich Brisbane $295,000 751 3.5

52 CHAPEL HILL QLD Brisbane Brisbane $610,000 788 3.8

53 MARSDEN QLD Logan Brisbane $307,500 891 3.3

54 CARLINGFORD NSW The Hills Shire Sydney $797,000 809 4.0

55 FLOREAT WA Cambridge Perth $1,201,000 797 3.7

56 WEST PYMBLE NSW Ku-ring-gai Sydney $965,000 965 3.9

57 THORNLANDS QLD Redland Brisbane $525,000 1,195 3.9

58 TURRAMURRA NSW Ku-ring-gai Sydney $1,118,500 1,140 4.1

59 KATOOMBA NSW Blue Mountains Sydney $350,000 976 3.0

60 FERNTREE GULLY VIC Knox Melbourne $437,750 778 3.4

61 WHEELERS HILL VIC Monash Melbourne $736,500 801 4.0

62 DONVALE VIC Manningham Melbourne $688,000 1,109 3.8

63 CAPALABA QLD Redland Brisbane $415,000 1,404 3.5

64 HAWTHORN VIC Boroondara Melbourne $1,260,000 792 3.4

65 MODBURY NORTH SA Tea Tree Gully Adelaide $330,000 681 3.2

66 BRIGHTON VIC Bayside Melbourne $1,750,000 775 3.8

67 BELLBIRD PARK QLD Ipswich Brisbane $328,750 1,144 3.5

68 NARELLAN NSW Camden Sydney $388,500 755 3.5

69 BELGRAVE VIC Yarra Ranges Melbourne $410,000 1,440 3.3

70 LILYDALE VIC Yarra Ranges Melbourne $452,500 873 3.4

71 LOGANHOLME QLD Logan Brisbane $355,500 944 3.3

72 PAKENHAM VIC Cardinia Melbourne $330,000 600 3.4

73 ROSEVILLE NSW Ku-ring-gai Sydney $1,482,000 902 3.9

74 ELTHAM NORTH VIC Nillumbik Melbourne $611,160 1,052 3.6

75 BELLMERE QLD Moreton Bay Brisbane $330,000 1,076 3.6

76 BALWYN VIC Boroondara Melbourne $1,467,900 849 4.1

77 DECEPTION BAY QLD Moreton Bay Brisbane $285,000 756 3.3

78 FORRESTFIELD WA Kalamunda Perth $420,000 778 3.5

79 EPPING NSW Parramatta Sydney $1,100,000 830 4.0

80 BLACKHEATH NSW Blue Mountains Sydney $365,000 953 3.2

81 ILLAWONG NSW Sutherland Shire Sydney $851,250 939 4.1

82 TEMPLESTOWE VIC Manningham Melbourne $819,500 1,095 4.1

83 FIG TREE POCKET QLD Brisbane Brisbane $790,000 1,375 4.0

84 WINMALEE NSW Blue Mountains Sydney $430,000 1,101 3.5

85 FAULCONBRIDGE NSW Blue Mountains Sydney $430,000 1,357 3.4

86 WANNEROO WA Wanneroo Perth $454,500 811 3.6

87 HUNTERS HILL NSW Hunters Hill Sydney $1,705,000 788 3.9

88 LAWSON NSW Blue Mountains Sydney $340,000 1,301 3.4

89 BIRKDALE QLD Redland Brisbane $463,000 840 3.6

90 EMERALD VIC Cardinia Melbourne $441,450 2,010 3.3

91 HAZELBROOK NSW Blue Mountains Sydney $353,750 1,132 3.3

92 BLACKMANS BAY TAS Kingborough Greater Hobart $405,000 1,053 3.4

93 HEALESVILLE VIC Yarra Ranges Melbourne $370,000 1,410 3.2

94 DEER PARK VIC Brimbank Melbourne $345,000 525 3.2

95 HALLETT COVE SA Marion Adelaide $388,000 673 3.5

96 PETRIE QLD Moreton Bay Brisbane $360,000 823 3.4

97 SPRINGWOOD NSW Blue Mountains Sydney $450,000 1,199 3.6

98 MORPHETT VALE SA Onkaparinga Adelaide $280,000 662 3.2

99 JINDALEE QLD Brisbane Brisbane $465,000 698 3.6

100 SOUTH ARM TAS Clarence Greater Hobart $330,000 956 3.2

 

 

 

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