Surf Coast Shire, VIC

The Surf Coast Shire is a local government area in Victoria’s Barwon South West district, in the state’s south-western corner. As the name suggests the LGA is known for its beaches and surfing where the major economic activity is tourism. It is a beautiful place to visit all year round, with an abundance of scenic attractions including national parks, rugged coastline, rolling hillsides and picturesque valleys.

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The Surf Coast Shire region in Victoria has become one of the most sought after destinations for home buyers looking to escape the city hustle. Surf Coast has a diverse economy with a significant manufacturing base and includes many national and international companies operating in the region. It is also a great place for retirees and families. The local property market has been performing quite well as of late, but as with many other locations in the country it has been struggling to keep up with the demand for quality housing.

The demand is primarily from the residents employed in the following occupations – Professionals (25.1 %), Managers (16.5 %), Technicians and Trades Workers (14.8 %), Clerical and Administrative Workers (11.0 %), and Community and Personal Service Workers (10.9 %) are the most common jobs in Surf Coast. The typical weekly personal income for Surf Coast residents aged 15 years and older is $722 which is above the state average.

The Surf Coast Shire real estate market is experiencing a range of factors that are impacting it. As with many other markets, the most significant factors are the supply of housing, population growth, financial stability of buyers, interest rates, buyers’ affordability and finance available for mortgage.

In Surf Coast, 92.1 % of occupied private homes are detached houses, 5.8 % are semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses, or other dwellings, 1.3 % are flats or apartments, and 0.4 % are other dwellings. Majority of the local residents prefer traditional stand-alone family homes.

A lot of people, especially those who reside in or near the Surf Coast Shire, are wondering if they should invest in the local property market. If you’re among those people, consider exploring the interactive dashboard with sale and rental prices before making your investment decision.

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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.

Rent 

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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.

Yield 

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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.

Buy 

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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.

Rent 

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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.

Yield 

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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 Surf Coast Shire, VIC

What other property markets are there near Surf Coast Shire, VIC?

Surf Coast Shire is surrounded by 3 other council areas – Colac Otway, Golden Plains, Greater Geelong.

Suburbs/localities in this Local Government Area: Gnarwarre 3221, Aireys Inlet 3231, Jan Juc 3228, Bambra 3241, Barrabool 3221, Lorne 3232, Modewarre 3240, Moggs Creek 3231, Moriac 3240, Mount Duneed 3217, Mount Moriac 3240, Bellbrae 3228, Bells Beach 3228, Paraparap 3240, Benwerrin 3235, Torquay 3228, Wensleydale 3241, Winchelsea South 3241, Wurdiboluc 3241, Boonah 3235, Big Hill 3231, Breamlea 3227, Buckley 3240, Anglesea 3230, Connewarre 3227, Deans Marsh 3235, Eastern View 3231, Fairhaven 3231, Freshwater Creek 3217, Gherang 3240

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