Top performing housing markets in Australia over last decade are in Sydney and Melbourne

Top performing housing markets in Australia over last decade are in Sydney and Melbourne
15/12/2017 , by , in INTERNATIONAL

Sydney and Melbourne have experienced the strongest property value growth over the past decade while the other capital cities have generally seen comparatively moderate value increases.

The latest research from real estate firm CoreLogic reveals that the region that has recorded the greatest increase in dwelling values over the past decade is Wyndham in Melbourne where prices are 129.9% higher at $540,000.

Wyndham is an outer south western region of Melbourne which has seen substantial new housing development occur over the past decade and this was followed by Pennant Hills Epping in the Hills District of Sydney with a rise of 126.2% to $1.7 million.

When analysing the regions with the greatest value increases, the top 10 regions nationally are all located in either Sydney or Melbourne while Katherine in the Northern Territory is the only region outside of New South Wales or Victoria to have recorded value growth in excess of 50% over the past decade.

The firm’s report says that this highlights how much stronger value growth has been in Sydney and Melbourne relative to other capital cities over the past decade.

The research also reveals how weak the housing market in Perth has been over the past decade, despite the mining boom supporting strong capital gains over the first half of the decade.

Serpentine Jarrahdale has been the strongest region for growth in Western Australia with a rise of 17.5% with every other region of the state recording growth over the decade of less than 5%.

Looking specifically at regions outside of the capital cities, again, most of the best performing regions are in New South Wales and Victoria. Indeed, the top 15 regions have all recorded value increases over the past decade in excess of all of the capital city regions outside of Sydney and Melbourne while 13 of the top 15 regional markets for value growth over the past decade are located in either New South Wales or Victoria.

The top two regional markets for value growth over the past decade, Dapto Port Kembla with a rise 89.7% and Wollongong with an increase of 77.8% are both located in the Wollongong region directly south of Sydney.

Overall the data highlights the strength of value growth in Sydney and Melbourne over recent years. Furthermore, it details just how moderate growth has generally been outside of these two cities.

‘Between them, Sydney and Melbourne account for an estimated 40.3% of the national population and 58.3% of the total value of dwellings nationally. Given this, it really highlights the extent to which the performance of the Sydney and Melbourne housing markets will drive the national headline growth figures,’ the report concludes.

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