Murrumbidgee, NSW, leads top 25 best performing areas for median house price increases over past 20 years

Murrumbidgee, NSW, leads top 25 best performing areas for median house price increases over past 20 years
Murrumbidgee, NSW, leads top 25 best performing areas for median house price increases over past 20 years

The council areas of NSW's Murrumbidgee, Queensland's Issac and Victoria's  Monash, Whitehorse and Boroondara are among the best nationwide for median house price growth over the past two decades, according to CoreLogic.

A new report from CoreLogic states over the 20 years to December 2016, median selling prices of houses nationally have increased at a compound annual rate of 7.2 percent, indicating that property prices have, on average, doubled over ten years. 

"While the national growth rate is strong, the rate of growth has varied dramatically between the states and territories and within different regions of each state and territory," CoreLogic said.

"The first table within this release highlights the 25 council areas across the country that have seen the greatest compound annual increase in median house prices over the past 20 years. 

"Note that data for the Northern Territory is not available for 20 years and as a result has been excluded from the analysis."

Council Area

State

Median Price

20 yr growth pa

Murrumbidgee

NSW

$167,000

13%

Issac

QLD

$140,000

11%

Monash

VIC

$1,100,000

10%

Whitehorse

VIC

$1,081,000

10%

Boroondara

VIC

$1,910,000

10%

Glen Eira

VIC

$1,328,500

10%

Maribyrnong

VIC

$781,500

10%

Yarra

VIC

$1,210,000

10%

Darebin

VIC

$840,000

10%

Banana

QLD

$190,000

10%

Bayside

VIC

$1,658,750

9%

Boorowa

NSW

$235,000

9%

Manningham

VIC

$1,170,000

9%

Stonnington

VIC

$1,810,000

9%

Kingston

VIC

$851,000

9%

Nannup

WA

$372,000

9%

Port Phillip

VIC

$1,550,000

9%

Liverpool

NSW

$750,000

9%

Byron

NSW

$800,000

9%

Greater Dandenong

VIC

$600,000

9%

Maroondah

VIC

$745,000

9%

Waverley

NSW

$2,625,000

9%

Hobsons Bay

VIC

$771,000

9%

Moreland

VIC

$740,000

9%

Moonee Valley

VIC

$955,500

9%

The Murrumbidgee council area in the Riverina areas of New South Wales has seen the greatest increase in median house prices over the past 20 years at 13.0 percent pa. 

Isaac, located in the coal mining heartland of Queensland’s Bowen Basin, in second place is an interesting one because 3-4 years ago house prices were substantially higher due to the mining boom but they have fallen by -22.4 percent pa over the past five years as the mining boom has unwound. 

Elsewhere on the top 25 list; New South Wales and Victorian council areas feature heavily, especially those located within Sydney and Melbourne. 

These tables highlight how the increases in prices in Sydney and Melbourne have outstripped those of the rest of the country. 

In Sydney in particular, this has occurred despite the fact that prices generally fell between 2003 and 2009.

The second table highlights the 25 council areas nationally that have seen the lowest annual increases in median house prices over the past 25 years. 

Not one of these council areas is situated in a capital city highlighting that there is often a divide between the performance of capital city and regional housing markets. 

Most of these council areas are in regional areas linked to single industries such as mining or agriculture.

Council Area

State

Median price

20 yr growth pa

Coolgardie

WA

$87,500

0.4%

Yilgarn

WA

$58,500

0.5%

Dundas

WA

$33,000

1%

Paroo

QLD

$50,000

1%

Unincorporated SA

SA

$46,000

2%

East Pilbara

WA

$150,500

2%

Hay

NSW

$120,000

2%

Kimba

SA

$70,000

3%

Morawa

WA

$60,000

3%

Burdekin

QLD

$175,000

3%

Quilpie

QLD

$87,500

3%

Walgett

NSW

$80,000

3%

Buloke

VIC

$82,750

3%

Blackall Tambo

QLD

$75,000

3%

Central Highlands

QLD

$190,000

3%

Bruce Rock

WA

$70,250

3%

Roebourne

WA

$291,000

3%

Cassowary Coast

QLD

$250,000

3%

Yarriambiack

VIC

$90,000

3%

Southern Mallee

SA

$99,000

4%

Tatiara

SA

$142,000

4%

Gannawarra

VIC

$160,000

4%

Douglas

QLD

$405,000

4%

Berri and Barmera

SA

$181,000

4%

North Burnett

QLD

$146,000

4%

The past, of course, is no indicator of future performance, but the data provides a good insight into the areas which are likely to see stronger price growth in the future.

Regions that have diverse economies and are not reliant on single or a handful of industries are likely to see higher levels of housing demand. 

Subsequently, these areas also tend to see greater increases in selling prices due to the heightened level of housing demand.

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