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Blackwater - SUBURB PROFILE REPORT
POSTAL CODE: QLD, 4717

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Property investors enjoyed capital gains of 10.71% over the last 12 months in BLACKWATER, translating to lower returns compared with its peers in QLD.

Figures from the previous quarter show that capital gains for real estate buyers in BLACKWATER are low, as opposed to average gains per annum over the past five years.

The suburb posted a 72.22% growth in median prices over a three-year period. This is considerably higher than the gains it recorded over the past year.

This number can mean, real estate investors could earn a rental income of $320 based on current median home prices for the suburb.

On average, rents on listings have reached the $320 mark, reflecting a 10.74% increase in returns based on the current median price in BLACKWATER.

BLACKWATER, 4717 ranks 798th in QLD in terms of median property value increase and capital gains, based on year-to-date figures.

While it ranks 3rd on the list of best yielding suburbs for rental properties in QLD, posting a 10.74% return.

Surburb overview

Blackwater is a town and locality in Queensland, situated 836 kilometres from Brisbane and 190 kilometres from Rockhampton. The town derives its name from local water holes, which contain black water that could be spotted in the area. It was registered as a suburb in 1886.

Blackwater has a young population, with a median age set at 29 years old. The inhabitants’ ethnicity is diverse, composed of residents coming from Australia, New Zealand, England, Philippines, Scotland, Germany, Papua New Guinea, South Africa and Malaysia. As a coal-mining town, majority of Blackwater’s workforce is composed of skilled tradespeople, such as machinery operators, technicians, and labourers.

Real estate types

Nearly 90 per cent of dwelling spaces in Blackwater are separate or detached houses, while the rest come in the form of flats or apartments, semi-detached row or town house, and other types. Real estate listings for Blackwater typically involve parcels of land and acreages, vacant lots and old properties in mature neighbourhoods, and housing and land packages in new developments.

Prices fluctuate between $80,000 and a whopping $1.5 million based on recent market data. Though prices are impacted by the resources downturn in the mining region, rental yields are showing the opposite, up by nearly 13 per cent in the past year.

Data report can be found below

Blackwater
KEY PROPERTY DATA REPORT HOUSE UNIT
Median Price $155,000 N/A
GROWTH REPORT
Median Quarterly 3.33% N/A
Median 12 month 10.71% N/A
Median 3 years 72.22% N/A
Median 5 years 29.17% N/A
10 years average annual 5.88% N/A
Weekly media advert. rent $320 N/A
Time on Market 111.0 days N/A
Gross Rental Yield Percent 10.74% N/A
demographics (median values)*
Total Population
5149
Weekly Household Income
1951
Household Size
2.90
Age
29
Monthly Loan Repayment
1083
* Australian Bureau of Statistics (May 2021) 2016 Census DataPacks[https://datapacks.censusdata.abs.gov.au/datapacks/],ABS Website, accessed 2016.
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