Singles Dominate Melbourne Bayside

Singles dominate Melbourne Bayside

Inner Bayside Melbourne is the hotspot according to Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV) analysis of the 2011 Census data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Bayside suburbs of St Kilda, St Kilda West, Carlton, Elwood and South Yarra have the highest proportion ofsingle person households in Melbourne along with Carlton says REIV Policy and Public Affairs Manager Robert Larocca. In St Kilda, St Kilda West, Carlton, Elwood and South Yarra at least one in three homes has only one resident.

These trends have an important impact on development and demand for housing, he continues. New developments clearly respond to this demographic trend by building residences more suited to single people, Larocca says.

Interestingly, the data also shows that the further the suburb is from the CBD, the less likely it is that only one person will be residing in the home, with one exception – the Belgrave/Lilydale train line, where most suburbs have a higher than average proportion of lone–resident households.

“At the other end of the spectrum are the growth suburbs: Point Cook, Greenvale, Roxburgh Park, Doreen, Narre Warren South and Narre Warren North, for instance. In those suburbs less than 10 per cent of homes only have one resident. The growth suburbs are obviously highly populated by growing families,” Mr Larocca concluded.


% of lone-person dwellings*

St Kilda


St Kilda West






South Yarra




St Kilda East






East Melbourne


*ABS/REIV: suburbs with more than 15% vacant dwellings on Census night generally excluded.


Inner City Hotspots like St Kilda Make the Hot 100

The inner-city suburbs of Melbourne contain more investment hotspot opportunities than other inner-city markets, according to Australian Property Investor’s 2011 Top 100 Hot Spot survey.

According to the report, 17 out of the 100 hotspots are within a few kilometres of the Melbourne CBD.

The Bayside or inner-south region of Melbourne has six hotspots, including the fashionable café and nightspot localities of St Kilda and St Kilda East.

St Kilda’s tightly held properties, high prices, beach access and entertainment precinct make it a hotspot, according to experts.

For more info on this, check out  this article.

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