Whitsunday Regional, QLD

The Whitsunday Region is an Australian local government region in North Queensland. The Whitsunday LGA property market has some of the most sought after real estate in Queensland. There are many factors that contribute to this.

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This dashboard provides an overview of the most important trends in the Whitsunday property market, including sales and price figures, as well as what these trends might mean for property investors and home buyers in the area.

Let’s start with the foundational statistics. On average 83.5% of private homes in Whitsunday are inhabited, while 16.5% are vacant. This is primarily due to tourism-driven economy which is dependant on domestic and international travellers. Most of the vacant properties are holiday accommodation rented out via outlets such as Airbnb with no permanent tenants. If you are a property investor looking for opportunities in this market, then holiday accommodation is an option that you may wish to consider.

As far as dwelling types are concerned, separate homes account for 79.1% of occupied private housing in Whitsundays. While semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses and other buildings – 8.1%, flats or apartments – 8.6%.

In Whitsunday, the typical weekly personal income for persons aged 15 and up is $685, which is on par with the state average. This provide for a good pool of potential tenants in this market, however you should pay attention to seasonality in this LGA due to high dependency on tourism industry.

A new wave of buyers and sellers is reshaping the Whitsunday market, with the most significant changes in the last few years. These new residents are looking for more affordable properties close to work, schools, or transport links – as well as a lifestyle that better reflects their values, which may include living in closer proximity to nature or embracing sustainable housing options.

Explore the data further and evince insights with the help our interactive dashboard designed for property investors and home buyers in Whitsunday region.

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Capital Growth Heatmap

Property Market Snapshot

This page provides an overview of the LGA real estate market. The data in this snapshot illustrates typical price, median rent and gross yield metrics for this council area. You are able to drill down to suburb-level data and charts which visualise these 3 key metrics as well as other important indicators in the dashboard section that follows.

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Typical Price for houses in this council area. Percent changes indicate Year on Year growth or decline in house values. Council area house prices are calculated by averaging Typical Price of all suburbs within the area. Typical Price is a more accurate metric than Median Price.

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Median Weekly Rent for houses in this council area. Percent changes indicate Year on Year growth or decline in rental prices. Calculated via median value formula applied to rental prices from online listings.

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Yearly Gross Yield for houses in this council area. Calculated by multiplying the Median Rent by 52 and dividing the resulting value by Typical Price. Percent changes indicate Year on Year growth or decline in Gross Yield for houses.

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Typical Price for units in this council area. Percent changes indicate Year on Year growth or decline in unit values. Council area house prices are calculated by averaging Typical Price of all suburbs within the area. Typical Price is a more accurate metric than Median Price.

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Median Weekly Rent for units in this council area. Percent changes indicate Year on Year growth or decline in rental prices. Calculated via median value formula applied to rental prices from online listings.

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Yearly Gross Yield for units in this council area. Calculated by multiplying the Median Rent by 52 and dividing the resulting value by Typical Price. Percent changes indicate Year on Year growth or decline in Gross Yield for units.

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Property Market in Whitsunday Regional, QLD

What other property markets are there near Whitsunday Regional, QLD?

Whitsunday Regional is surrounded by 2 other council areas – Mackay, Burdekin.


How many people live in Whitsunday Regional, QLD?

There are approximately 34000 people living in roughly 16000 dwellings in total, with an average household size of 2.4.

What are current and planned infrastructure projects in Whitsunday Regional, QLD?

Notable infrastructure projects include Shute Harbour Restoration Project, Proserpine Entertainment Centre redevelopment, Flagstaff Hill Cultural & Conference Centre, Works for Queensland, Disaster Recovery Projects.

What major retailers are there in Whitsunday Regional, QLD?

The main retail centres are Whitsunday Shopping Centre, Whitsunday Plaza, Reef Plaza Shopping Centre, Fresh Fields Shopping Plaza.

What is the main industry in Whitsunday Regional, QLD?

Such sectors as Accommodation and Food Services, Retail Trade, Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Mining, Health Care and Social Assistance make up the largest part of the employment.

What are the dominant demographic groups in Whitsunday Regional, QLD?

Among approximately 34000 people in Whitsunday Regional males and females make roughly 52% and 48% respectively. The median age of people is 38 years. Children aged 0-14 years account for approximately 18% of the population, and those aged 65+ years account for 15%.

How is unemployment rate trending in Whitsunday Regional, QLD?

Among approximately 17000 people employed, roughly 62% work full-time, 26% work part-time, and an estimated 7% are unemployed.

Suburbs/localities in this Local Government Area: Flametree 4802, Foxdale 4800, Glen Isla 4800, Goorganga Creek 4800, Goorganga Plains 4800, Gregory River 4800, Gumlu 4805, Gunyarra 4800, Guthalungra 4805, Hamilton Plains 4800, Hideaway Bay 4800, Jubilee Pocket 4802, Kelsey Creek 4800, Airlie Beach 4802, Lake Proserpine 4800, Lethebrook 4800, Mandalay 4802, Mount Coolon 4804, Mount Julian 4800, Mount Marlow 4800, Mount Pluto 4800, Mount Rooper 4802, Mount Wyatt 4804, Myrtlevale 4800, Newlands 4804, Palm Grove 4800, Pauls Pocket 4800, Preston 4800, Proserpine 4800, Riordanvale 4800, Shute Harbour 4802, Silver Creek 4800, Springlands 4804, Strathdickie 4800, Sugarloaf 4800, Thoopara 4800, Bogie 4805, Whitsundays 4802, Wilson Beach 4800, Woodwark 4802, Scottville 4804, Bowen 4805, Brandy Creek 4800, Breadalbane 4800, Cannon Valley 4800, Cannonvale 4802, Cape Conway 4800, Cape Gloucester 4800, Andromache 4800, Collinsville 4804, Conway 4800, Conway Beach 4800, Crystal Brook 4800, Dingo Beach 4800, Dittmer 4800

1 thought on “Whitsunday Regional, QLD”

  1. The Whitsunday region is a popular tourist destination with many people buying property in the area with the intention of using it as a holiday home.

    In my opinion, this is great for existing homeowners in the region, who are able to sell their properties when they are looking to retire. But for prospective buyers it can be difficult to find a suitable property at an affordable price in the liveable suburbs here (not the low value locations away from the tourist hotspots).

    This is because there is strong demand on homes in the popular locations, with not enough supply coming on the market, which has led to increased competition and higher prices. However the cheaper suburbs are in reverse i.e. there is more supply and less demand. Not all suburbs in Whitsundays are equally good investment areas, be sure to do your due diligence and don’t be fooled by low prices in suburbs like Collinsville.

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