Mackenzie has emerged as Brisbane’s most popular suburb for families with children, according to an exclusive report compiled by Australia’s leading mortgage broker, Aussie Home Loans and CoreLogic.
The Aussie/CoreLogic Most Popular Suburbs for Families report found that 70.6 per cent of all Mackenzie’s households are families with children, with typical house values at $793,000 and entry level prices at $730,000. Located 12.5km from the Brisbane GPO, Mackenzie’s typical block size is larger than most suburbs closer to the city at 1,100 square metres.
The study took into account census data, median house and unit values, average land area and sales over the 2017 calendar year.
Chief Executive of Aussie, Mr James Symond, said “Unlike the southern capital cities, Brisbane’s top suburbs for families with kids are broadly spread across the metropolitan area, with five of the top 20 located south of the city, four in Ipswich and three in both Moreton Bay South and Brisbane West.
“Brisbane is a very family friendly city as it has a broad range of suburbs with large blocks of land located close to the city centre at relatively affordable prices,” he added.
Only one suburb within 10 kms of the city made Brisbane’s top 20. Fig Tree Pocket – where 64.3 per cent of households are families with children – has a median house value just above $1 million.
The most affordable suburb within the inner city top 20 is Tingalpa, where 45.9 per cent of households are families with kids and the typical house is valued at $547,000 with entry level prices just over $500,000.
Mr Symond concluded “There is no doubt the distance from the GPO is a key factor in the position of families with kids in Brisbane, however there are broad areas of the city that continue to be popular and accessible to families.”
Download the FREE report at www.aussie.com.au/popularfamilysuburbs