Burnie City Council, TAS

Burnie is one of Tasmania’s fastest-growing regional cities. It is situated in the beautiful Huon Valley, in the state’s northern region. Along with its beautiful scenery, Burnie offers many attractions for visitors and locals alike, including shops, cafes, restaurants, galleries and museums.

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Burnie also has a strong property market that has seen significant growth in recent years. With demand for housing continuing to grow strongly in the area, it is an opportune time to purchase an investment property or your first home.

Burnie is home to the coastal cities of Devonport and Burnie. The region covers a total area of 3435 km2. The region’s defining features are the mountains of the Tamar Range, the coast of the Tamar and the Tamar Estuary. The city center of Burnie has an urban area population of 34,822 residents and is the second largest in Tasmania. Due to its natural beauty, the region is popular for tourism, agriculture and fisheries, and it has a rich agricultural history.

Burnie’s beautiful scenery, stunning surroundings and warm climate make it a popular holiday destination for many Tasmanian residents and tourists. With this in mind, it is no surprise to find that Burnie’s property market is particularly strong in the summer months and slow during the colder winter months. Whilst the historical year-on-year growth is only in the high single digits, this is a small price to pay for a beautiful seaside city with such good investment potential. Burnie is one of the safest areas in the state, with crime rates below the state average which places no major issues for families living or buying property. If you want to buy your first home, Burnie may be the right option for you.

Strict planning controls and a unique geographical position mean Burnie is not known for commercial developments. These qualities have helped create a luxury property market in the area. Burnie’s affluent central and northern areas are the most popular with homebuyers. Meanwhile, the southern region attracts the most investor attention.

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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 Burnie City Council, TAS

What LGAs neighbour Burnie City Council, TAS?

Burnie City Council is surrounded by 1 other council area – Waratah-Wynyard.

How many people live in Burnie City Council, TAS?

The Population of Burnie City is approximately 20000, with a relatively high population density of roughly 32 persons per square km.

What are current and planned infrastructure projects in Burnie City Council, TAS?

One of the projects is installation of expanded bulk minerals export facility and a new ship loader which will enable to transfer bulk commodities to container ships.The Australian Government has committed $64 million.

What major retailers are there in Burnie City Council, TAS?

The CBD of Burnie has several national retailers such as Target, Kmart, The Reject Shop and Best & Less. Just outside the CBD there are other major retailers such as Harvey Norman and Bunnings Warehouse; further away there is Spotlight, Supercheap Auto and Godfreys. Among the supermarkets there are IGA, Woolworths and Coles.

What is the main industry in Burnie City Council, TAS?

Heavy manufacturing, forestry, and farming make up the key industries for Burnie. The site of the Burnie port and its role in forestry provides a main source of revenue for this location.

What are the dominant demographic groups in Burnie City Council, TAS?

There are approximately 9000 dwellings with an average household size of 2.28. Among nearly 19000 people living in Burnie females and males are approximately 52% and 48% respectively.

How is unemployment rate trading in Burnie City Council, TAS?

Among roughly 8000 people employed, there are approximately 42% working part-time and 56% working full-time.

Suburbs/localities in this Local Government Area: Chasm Creek 7321, Cooee 7320, Downlands 7320, East Cam 7321, East Ridgley 7321, Emu Heights 7320, Hampshire 7321, Havenview 7320, Highclere 7321, Hillcrest 7320, Montello 7320, Mooreville 7321, Natone 7321, Ocean Vista 7320, Oonah 7325, Park Grove 7320, Parklands 7320, Acton 7320, Ridgley 7321, Romaine 7320, Round Hill 7320, Shorewell Park 7320, South Burnie 7320, Stowport 7321, Tewkesbury 7321, Upper Burnie 7320, Upper Natone 7321, Upper Stowport 7321, West Mooreville 7321, West Ridgley 7321, Wivenhoe 7320, Brooklyn 7320, Burnie 7320, Camdale 7320

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