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Best of the Best Report 2021

Australia’s Best of the Best 2021 suburbs revealed


CoreLogic’s annual Best of the Best 2021 report is the most comprehensive overview of top performing residential markets and provides suburb-level insights across a variety of measures to reveal Australia’s strongest performers over the year.

Australia’s housing market recorded outstanding capital growth over 2021, with the estimated value of residential real estate $9.4 trillion by year's end; a new record high.

It was a record-breaking 2021; property values surged 22.2% nationally, for the largest annual increase since 1989. The report reveals the top suburbs nationally, highlighting the standout performers in each capital city and rest of state regions across the below metrics.

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What is included?

Top 5 sales

Including address, price and sale date (dwellings) and highest total value of sales (houses & units)

Median values

Top 10 highest and lowest median values (houses & units) and highest 12-month change in median values (houses & units)


Top 10 highest 12-month change in rents (houses & units) and Top 10 highest gross rental yields (houses & units)